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Girls, dolls awaken American history

“It’s the first year we’ve done this, so we really weren’t sure of what we were doing, but we just did our best and faked the rest,” Givens said. “We had a tremendous response and it’s really ended up running great, and everyone seems to be having a wonderful time. We ended up with more girls than we expected to have putting this together on fairly short notice.
“But with this kind of success in the first one, you can look for an even bigger and better event next year.”

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Resolution in Grambling needed now

Goodness knows the taxpayers of Grambling have waited. So has the greater parish community, who is watching from beyond the ropes as these two parties slug it out in public meetings, television reports and columns of newsprint.
A public and regularly scheduled council meeting on the eve of their Friday court date was a hollow, yet tense, reminder of the problems that are ever-present in Grambling’s government.
Community members continue to turn out for these meetings, hoping perhaps that people will put their personal issues and hang-ups aside long enough to take some lessons in

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Camp Ruston makes impact

I loved learning new facts about the war each year and reading books like Friedrich by Hans Richter and memoirs like Night by Elie Wiesel and The Diary of Anne Frank.
These works of literature actually deepened my respect for those who suffered through World War II.
Reading books and watching documentaries about the war made me thirsty for more.

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Techsters’ rally falls short

Speaking of four in a row, that’s how many weekend series in the league that Tech has dropped since WAC competition tipped off last month. The Techsters were hoping to pin down their first sweep after outlasting Idaho 70-60 at the TAC Friday night.
But Boise State outscored their conference rivals 7-2 in the final 30 seconds to win their third game in a row against Tech in Ruston.

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Black educators’ spirits shine

Before taking on this job, Lewis, who was named KTVE Educator of the Week in December, served as the first female principal at Lincoln Center Elementary, a local alternative school.
As Lewis makes time to provide counsel and encouragement to individual students, she gives a listening ear, lots of hugs and a lesson in the importance of hitting the books.

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Hope remains even during tough times

Slowly but surely, homes are selling at a quicker pace and for a higher average price than in years past. That’s not news you’ll read in many newspapers, but it’s happening here in Lincoln Parish.
Fortunately, our local economy has been buffered from the worst of the global economic meltdown that is shuttering manufacturing plants and sending workers in all professions home with pink slips in hand.
Although Lincoln Parish by no means is immune from the crisis sweeping the nation, we have been spared the worst of it so far.

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Now more than ever, lend a hand

And, after months of relative insulation from the recession that has been pummeling the nation, Ruston and Lincoln Parish are starting to get that bitter taste of anxiety.
There’s talk of cuts up to 30 percent at our local universities. Area businesses are taking a hit, although many not as badly as in other markets. If you’ve noticed that your newspaper has been considerably smaller in recent months, that’s a direct result of fewer businesses buying advertising.
Everyone is cutting back, either by choice or out of necessity, and it’s no fun.

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Lady Techsters stop Idaho

“The team fed off of Tarkeisha tonight,” said coach Chris Long. “She was everywhere, defending and keeping the basketball alive for us and really energizing everybody on the team. It was good to have her back out there.”
Wysinger had been “day-to-day” with her recovery from an early season knee injury, but had practiced during the week and was listed as “probable” to play as game time neared.
Then, when she did get out on the court, one could sense an immediate uplifting from her teammates.

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Krewe turns to Tech

“We were approached by the krewe because they knew we were architects and designers,” Brooks said. “They asked if we’d be interested, and we said we’d be absolutely interested.”
It started in late August with models, sketches and a presentation to the krewe’s leadership, and the pro bono job began once a design was set.

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