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Animal auction bids on success

“We sold everything that we had,” Kennedy said. “Two animals (a bull and a heifer) were scratched from the sale, so we sold 62 all together. It was the best sale we’ve ever had — best attendance, strongest bidders and the highest grossing year we’ve ever had.”
He attributed some of the success of the sale to the students who helped bring it to life.
“The student help was probably the best we’ve had,” Kennedy said. “They helped with the setting up.”
During the sale student workers cleaned stalls, led animals into the auction arena or worked on a number of other activities.

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Thanks for gift of music

With the focus of most school curricula being on basic subjects and perhaps not including an exposure to classical music or music at all, these concerts may well represent the only taste of this segment of the performing arts that younger students may get.
While a sampling of all types of music may be provided by some parents as part of a well-rounded education, no matter what takes place at school, many children grow up in homes in which that is not the case.

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The small matters do matter

“I just had to come over here and tell you what your child just did,” I said. This comment in itself was extremely well received because I had mistaken the grandmother for the mother.
But I was far from finished.
“Your grandchild just held the door open for me coming out of the store and when I thanked her, she replied, ‘Yes, ma’am, you are welcome.’” The grandmother beamed. She told me how hard it was to teach children good manners and respect for their elders when there were so many negative influences in modern society.

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Fire department ready for rating

The first part of the rating process began Monday as Ford and PIAL’s Randy Loe met to tour the 20 fire stations scattered throughout the parish that the department uses to cover the 499 square miles in their district.   
Department equipment and training is one part of the evaluation, one that Ford thinks will help improve the parish’s rating.

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Passing stars at Squire Creek

Ty Detmer, the former Heisman Trophy winner from Brigham Young University, is No. 2 in total career passing and total offense yards in NCAA annals.
Former Louisiana Tech University record-setter Tim Rattay is No. 4 in passing and No. 5 in total offense.
And ex-Bulldogs’ star Luke McCown is No. 4 in total offense and No. 5 in passing.

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SGA debate offers chance for learning

In an unprecedented move by the Student Government Association’s Supreme Court, Smith was removed from office after an appeal was made by Babcock supporter Tyler Landry. Smith then appealed and won his case. Not to be deterred, Babcock, Landry and Tech student Heather Bowden continued the appeals process to determine whether or not the proper election and appeals process had been carried out.
The situation reached the Academic Review Board last week, and the group chose to uphold the decision made by the Student Organization Committee the previous week.

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A good job is hard to find

As a college graduate with two bachelor’s degrees, I felt fairly confident I would find a job quickly. So did many of my peers. Boy, were we wrong!
It took me three months to find a job that dealt with journalism.
Several of my friends who graduated last May just recently found work, while others chose to go back to school in hopes of getting a well-paying job after acquiring a master’s degree. All of us, though, learned one thing: finding a job takes patience and persistence.

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Local teen killed in one-vehicle wreck

The teenager was between Hico and Dubach in Lincoln Parish traveling west near milepost 0.7 at about 11 p.m. when the wreck occurred. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
“He was the sole occupant in the vehicle — why he ran off (the road) we don’t know,” Clary said.
Matthew’s mother, Donna Doss, is principal at Dubach High School, while his father Tommy Doss has been active with the Lincoln Parish SCAT (Sheriff’s Community Action Team), an arm of LPNET, (Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team) since 2004.

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