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May 4th, 2016

Desegregation case may end

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Milstead: We’re excited to close this

The Lincoln Parish School Board soon may see an end to a decades old desegregation case.

Information about the case could possibly reach the media within the next few weeks, parish schools Superintendent Mike Milstead said Tuesday.

Milstead’s comments came after the school board spent 30 minutes in executive session discussing the information.

“We’re excited to be closing this out soon,” Milstead said.

The parish school system has been under court orders since the 1960s when schools were order to desegregate.

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Parishes to help youth

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Lincoln and Union Parishes will begin a community mentor program that teaches universal principles of scripture to at-risk students toward a life of purpose.
Teach One to Lead One will take at-risk students on a 14-week program teaching principles based from Christian scripture.
Lori Salierno-Maldonado, CEO of Teach One to Lead One, said the program will take the students one day a week for 14 weeks and teach the students the principles: respect, integrity, self-control, courage, humility, excellence, compassion, enthusiasm, teamwork and honor.

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Students artworks displayed

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I.A. Lewis sixth grader Roselyn Benenett, 12, is pictured with her artwork “Riverbank at Sunset” for the Art Without Walls exhibit at the Rawle Enterprise Center on Louisiana Tech University’s campus. Art Without Walls is artwork created by selected students from Lincoln Parish public schools presented in a partnership between Lincoln ACHIEVE, the Rawle Enterprise Center and local artist Frank Kelley Jr. The projects titled “Geometrics Through the Arts” will be on display from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday.

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Book covers Peach Fest pageant

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Following 11 years of research, a new book titled “The History of the Louisiana Peach Festival & Pageant” book will be available online beginning Monday.

Author Linda Sivils said copies of the book can be purchased from BBOTW.com, Infinity Publishing.com and Amazon.com.

The book is written chronologically, reporting information regarding the Louisiana Peach Festival and the beauty pageants associated with the festival since 1951.

“You learn who the pageant queens were and what the festival is about in many different ways,” she said.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Warhawks

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Louisiana Tech will open a four-game home stand when the Bulldogs host Interstate-20 foe Louisiana-Monroe in a midweek non-conference meeting slated for 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
The Bulldogs are 27-14 overall, the program’s best record through 41 games since the 2007 season. Tech enters the game with a 15-5 record in midweek games including a 7-1 victory over ULM earlier this season in Monroe. The Diamond ’Dogs have won six straight meetings over the Warhawks.

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Second annual TECHSPYs held

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Louisiana Tech’s athletics stars took the stage at Howard Auditorium Tuesday night as the second annual TECHSPYs were held. Pictured above from left to right is Lady Techsters soccer player Kendall Ayers, Male Student-Athlete of the Year and Bulldogs running back Kenneth Dixon and Tech Faculty Athletics Representative Donna Thomas. Pictured below from left to right is Tech Assistant AD for Sports Medicine Gerald Jordan, Female Student-Athlete of the Year and Lady Techsters track and field standout Mia Adams, and Tech offenseive tackle Shane Carpenter.

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Aggies advance in Class B playoffs

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Garrett Willingham (batting) and the seventh-seeded Choudrant Aggies advanced to the Class B baseball quarterfinals Tuesday with a 2-1 win at Hornbeck. Choudrant will next take on No. 2 seed Glenmora on Friday.

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Cougars to host C.C. Eagles

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Catcher Eli Brown and the ninth-seeded Cedar Creek Cougars will play host to top-seeded Centrai Catholic High School Eagles in Class 1A baseball quarterfinals action at 6 p.m. Thursday at Cougars Field. Admission for the game will be $9.

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Lady Techsters to host Ole Miss at 5 p.m. today

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With the regular season quickly coming to an end, Louisiana Tech (29-18) will welcome Ole Miss (36-17) to the Lady Techster Softball Complex at 5 p.m. today for the final home game of the 2016 season.
Tech enters the contest as one of the hottest teams in Conference USA, having won four consecutive weekend series, all against division opponents.
Ole Miss currently sits just below .500 in SEC play, but boosts an impressive 36 wins to this point.

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Celebrate Mental Health Month all year

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May is Mental Health Month.
It is a special opportunity to spread awareness and come together to provide support and strength to the 1 in 5 people affected by mental illness and their families.
Let our community continue to learn the facts, support these persons and their families, and advocate for comprehensive, effective services each and every month.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
Friends, co-workers, significant others, and even a member of your family — anyone can struggle with a mental health condition.

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