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April 29th

Dance into summer arts opportunities

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council can help.
The regional arts nonprofit organization has scheduled a series of summer camps for kids in grades 1-6.
The camps will be at locations throughout north Louisiana, including Lincoln, Jackson, Union, Claiborne and Bienville parishes.
Each camp is a week long and offers instruction each day in two-dimensional art (painting, drawing), three-dimensional art (hands-on crafts) and drama.

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Area musical history rides in

In the 1950s, north Louisiana was a haven for the country rock scene with such artists as The Residents, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Steppenwolf cropping up.
While many of the younger generation residents in the area may not be familiar with the music, those who grew up here with the music remember and the artists still have a following.
“They (Europeans) really relish this music (Giles and Hawkins),” said David Anderson, contributing author for Shreveport Sounds. “British and German record labels released a four CD set of the stars of the Louisiana Hayride.”

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Police hunt for possible shooter at GSU

Officers have so far been unable to apprehend him or those responsible for multiple fistfights that broke out on campus after 11 a.m. Friday and prompted the campus closure at 3:30 p.m. Gunshots or sounds resembling them were reported at about 1 p.m. Campus reopened at 8 a.m. Saturday.
“We’re still in the process of investigating this,” said GSU Police Chief Jefferson Walker. “We’ve gotten some disinformation, and we’re checking it out.”
Walker said the events of Friday originated on Thursday at The End Zone, an establishment on La. 146 in northern Jackson Parish.

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Tech press box earns rave reviews

But the new facility can comfortably seat 30 people, which includes two radio broadcast positions, a booth that can be used for television or LaTechTV.com, and ample seating for print and other media.
There are 16 high-speed internet connections spread throughout the box and multiple phone lines that can be used as either analog or ISDN connections.

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Governor's commitment a huge step

Graphic Packaging, one of the bigger users of the aquifer, is taking the right steps to be a good citizen of the business community in northeastern Louisiana.
The significance of this project, absolutely vital to the future of our area, cannot be understated. Advancements made in treating wastewater have made it possible for a unique filtration system to turn once-unsuitable water into a source adequate for Graphic’s purposes. Those advancements directly and positively impact the health of the Sparta.

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We can all pitch in for Sparta health

Think of it as a vast underground reservoir filled with water. All of us here in Lincoln Parish are 100 percent dependent on the Sparta for our drinking water. So are people in 13 other parishes in north Louisiana. Without the Sparta, we’d have to go to a lot of trouble to get water to use for drinking, cooking, cleaning, watering and everything else.

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April 28th

State softball tournament

Both parish squads, among Louisiana’s best each year, can move into Saturday’s semi-final rounds with wins and keep their hopes alive of making it to championship games Saturday night.
Ruston is the defending champion for its classification, having upset traditional power St. Amant in last year’s tournament before going on to edge Bossier City Airline High 4-3 for the title.

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Toleration can aid prosperity

One of the lucky breaks for early Christianity was the very desirable “corporation” status granted by the Roman Emperor to many Christian households or meeting places.

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April 25th

Jindal supports Sparta project

The goal of the project is to eliminate the Graphic Packaging plant’s use of water from the Sparta aquifer. The plant, which produces cardboard packaging for food and drink, uses 10 million gallons a day from the aquifer and 10 million gallons a day from the Ouachita River.
“This is certainly great news,” Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. “But, that does not lessen the need for all of us to find an alternative water source and continue to conserve and look for other solutions.”

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Jindal supports Sparta project

The goal of the project is to eliminate the Graphic Packaging plant’s use of water from the Sparta aquifer. The plant, which produces cardboard packaging for food and drink, uses 10 million gallons a day from the aquifer and 10 million gallons a day from the Ouachita River.
“This is certainly great news,” Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. “But, that does not lessen the need for all of us to find an alternative water source and continue to conserve and look for other solutions.”

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