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Plan to give during DART radiothon

The current economic hardships faced by families and the state and federal government may result in dramatic cuts to funding for domestic abuse prevention programs. In 2008, more than 200 new clients — primarily women — sought services in Lincoln Parish alone. This number is in addition to carry-over clients from the previous year.
That makes this year’s DART radiothon especially crucial for raising funds to keep the services intact and available to those who need them.

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Sun protection goes designer

While there will always be a place for high-quality sunscreen on body parts exposed to the sun, covering up elsewhere — ideally with clothing designed to absorb or shield the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation — can minimize a person’s skin cancer risk significantly.

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’Dogs: High expectations

At the same time, their fans are exhibiting a Mardi Gras-like excitement.
On the players’ part, it’s a calm confidence that could translate into even more success in 2009.
For the fans, it’s called high expectations.
Not since Tech won a WAC title in its first year as a member and played in the Humanitarian Bowl in 2001 has there been as much enthusiasm enveloping the program.

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STEM program blasts off

A couple of years ago, the first STEM course — physical science — was launched at Ruston High School. Last fall, three courses, including STEM robotics, were added at RHS, and a STEM seed class was started at I.A. Lewis School.
This fall, three more courses will be included in the STEM program at Ruston High, and a couple of STEM courses will trickle down to the lower grades.
In this fall’s STEM physics class, which is funded through a portion of the NASA grant, the curriculum to be written by a Tech engineering professor will probably include the use of robotics and other equipment.

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Conquering the fear of distance

I’m afraid to move too far away from home.
Of course, no one likes to admit to being afraid of something, but I find it especially hard to confess that I’m afraid to venture outside of my comfort zone.
Up until now, I had been able to convince myself that I wasn’t scared to move to a new city. After all, I’ve lived all over the state of Louisiana. But that’s just it — I’ve never crossed the state line.

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Principal moves should be positive

Ruston Elementary Principal Sonja Walker has been tapped to lead I.A. Lewis, and Bridget Henderson also is departing as principal of Glen View. These principals have done good work at their schools and look forward to new challenges ahead.

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Red squad blanks White

That’s the reward for being No. 1 in the spring-ending showdown and the losers have to “pay” up.
“Make it well done and have some A-1 and Heinz 57 steak sauce ready,” grinned Williams when asked how his liked his steaks.
Meanwhile, senior defensive lineman D’Anthony “Boo” Smith and the rest of the White unit will have to munch down on hot dogs. Such is what the losing team will be served when their spring-closing supper is held at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center.

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Rivalries heat up for T-Day game

Kickoff time is set for 1 p.m. for the free-of-charge meeting that will consist of four 10-minute quarters and a 15-minute halftime.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun because spring is a good time to not only start preparing for the next season, but also to have the players enjoy the experiences of being involved with the T-Day game,” Dooley said. “The players get into the draft process of picking players for both teams, and the coaches enjoy seeing who they might have on their team, as well as who might be the media coach on their side.

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