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Date

March 10th

Cardwell to face sentencing

In total, Cardwell could face up to 12 years of imprisonment in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center or the state penitentiary.
Upon sentencing, he may appeal his sentence.
He initially was charged with five counts of indecent behavior with two juveniles and one count of distribution of material harmful to minors between Aug. 20, 2006, and Nov. 30, 2006.
When Cardwell appeared in court in January, Judge R. Wayne Smith told him that by entering a guilty plea, he was making a contractual waiver of his rights to a trial by jury and representation by an attorney.

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Rest and refreshment

“Jennifer Rothschild encourages women in the faith,” Leachman said. “She’s comical, authentic — she’s the real deal. She has struggled with raising children and with having a disability. She’s walked a road that many of us have not had to travel down but has so many positive things to say about her journey with God, and those are things that women need to hear.”
The conference also will welcome speaker Rebecca Hogg, former resident of Ruston who now resides in Richmond, Va. Hogg was an overseas worker in Central Asia for five years in a city of 15 million people.

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Techsters tough it out

Or one turnover, missed shot or mishandled rebound.
Or an injury.
Or an overload of youth and inexperience.
All of which has added up to a stress-inducing, baffling and — yes — disappointing season for Long, his players and loyal fan base.
‘Toughest year’

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Performance scores show progress

What does this mean? In a time when test scores make a huge difference in the lives of students and teachers alike, we often find ourselves wondering if they are truly representative of the learning taking place in the state’s schools.
Those thoughts, while valid, do not change the simple fact that this is how our schools are measured.
Our district accountability officer sees a positive future ahead of us with this year’s increase as evidence of how effective the work being done now truly is in preparing our students for post-secondary education and life in the work force.

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Bulldogs powered by pride

The fans loved it, too.
After Lathan swished it through for a 58-53 Tech lead in the final six minutes, then pointed over to an approving bench, the Bulldogs’ fans roared their approval.
That’s the type of play they’ve come to enjoy and appreciate in an otherwise tough season.
Save for a miracle bordering on the Miracle Mets of the 1969 National League pennant race, Tech is due for an early exit from next week’s WAC postseason tournament. The odds are simply against a squad that is loaded with youth and inexperience.

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Dean will have fans in Canton

Dean is the first player out of Ruston High and second from Tech (the other being Terry Bradshaw) to be presented with the highest honor available in the pro game. He graduated from RHS in 1971 after an All-State and all-district career as a defensive lineman (while also doubling up on the offensive interior) before then reaping All-American and All-Southland honors at Tech.
He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, 1981 National Football Conference Player of the Year and two-time member of the San Francisco 49ers’ Super Bowl championship squads during his pro career.

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A pretty town fit for movies

In fact, Lincoln Parish is home to many pretty little towns, just like you see in the movies.
The man who summed up Ruston in those three simple words was James Chambliss, an Alabama-based movie producer in town this week.
He took a driving tour of our neck of the woods with Downsville Mayor Reggie Skains, scouting locations for future films.
There are pretty little towns everywhere, he said, and the market for them in movies and television is there — we just have to tap into it.

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Time to plan spring parties

Invitations
First, invitations must be chosen in ample time before the party.
“When planning a party, it’s best to know a month ahead of time so you can research what you want and get them ordered,” said Sharla McClusky, owner of Dixie Chic Designs.
She suggests that for a casual party, the invitations should be sent out at least two weeks before the event.

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When schools succeed, funds follow

With the approval of these three renewals, the school system won’t have to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to pay its bills. The parish can remain competitive in the important areas of teacher salary and benefits, which is critical to attracting and keeping highly qualified teachers in our classrooms.

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A snowy day for Lincoln Parish

due to weather, according to the Lincoln Parish School Board office.

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