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Protecting our youth

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Forum to focus on cyberbullying
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A teenager sends an inappropriate picture of herself to a friend, and the picture is forwarded electronically to others, stretching far beyond the intended viewer.
Family Counseling Center Director Sharon Kilcoyne said this is not an uncommon scenario as technology becomes rampant.

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Rolling Hills prepares meals

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Volunteers offer assistance in Covington
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By Laura Sloan
laura@rustonleader.com
Rolling Hills Ministries has sent dozens of volunteers into areas damaged by Hurricane Isaac.
David Abernathy, director of Rolling Hills Ministries, said the ministry has feeding, shower and generator units working out of First Baptist Church of Covington.  

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Jury to review budget requests, property value appeals

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A number of local entities are seeking to increase the amount of funding they would receive from the Lincoln Parish Police Jury for 2013.
Among those requesting increases are Trailblazer, Lincoln Total Community Action, Bayou Lake D’Arbonne Commission, Sparta Ground Water Commission, Department of Veterans Affairs, Coordinating and Development Corporation, Lincoln Parish Coroner and Third Judicial District Court.

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School board enters third-year deficit

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The Lincoln Parish School Board begins a third consecutive year with a deficit, which Business Manager George Murphy said could get them a negative mark by the state.
The board voted unanimously to approve the budget at last week’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. The beginning budget will include $66,641,585 in revenues and $67,872,539 in expenditures. This creates a deficit of $1,230,954, leaving the ending fund balance at $32,628,556 in reserves. Murphy said that $16,134,152 is the amount of that which is unreserved, undedicated fund balances.

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Big changes coming to DART

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Some years ago, Louisiana’s domestic violence programs adopted a new strategy for working with victims of family violence.  It was simple but effective:  Hire someone from each parish, someone who has an understanding of that parish’s unique culture, to advocate on behalf of local victims.  After all, nobody understands a parish like a native. This pattern of service, true grassroots organizing, had already been successfully employed in other states.

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Creek 2-0, Kittens gain ‘W’

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Cougars thump JHHS, Grambling rattles LaSalle
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Cedar Creek High remained perfect, Jerald Kennedy made a successful debut and Ruston High is still looking for its first victory.
Those were the storylines left in the aftermath of the second weekend of football action for Lincoln Parish teams.

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Tech, Houston set multiple NCAA records

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HOUSTON – Louisiana Tech’s 56-49 win over Houston Saturday was so much of a showcase between two prolific offenses that the teams combined to set several NCAA records.
Tech and Houston combined to set NCAA records for most combined plays run in a regulation game (209) and most combined first downs recorded in a game (78).

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Watch out for neighborhoods with LPSO help

Whether leaving the house for a week, hour or minute, many of us would like to know the places where we lay our heads at night are being kept safe and sound from anyone looking to do us harm.
With the invention of home security systems, many people are left feeling protected from harm, but just in case the extra security measures fail, it is nice to know there are people looking out for others’ homes and property.

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U.S. Rep.'s story inspires hope

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Unless you have been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you are quite aware the Democrats wrapped up their convention last week, while the Republicans took to the stage the week before that.
All the pomp and circumstance, campaign promises and endless opposition bashing dominated the air waves — as well as Facebook. I don’t know if I care anymore about who wins or loses, but rather when the circus will be over. I’m quite jaded at this point. Yet, in all the hoopla that surrounds the conventions, I did find one inspirational moment of substance that Democrats and Republicans alike can agree was quite moving.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GRAMBLING, LA

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GRAMBLING, LA
Separate sealed bids will be received by the Engineer on behalf of the MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL at 100 W. Carolina Avenue, Suite B, Ruston, LA 71270, for the construction of the project described as follows:
Water Production and Distribution System Rehabilitation, Water Well #4-REBID

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