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April 10th, 2014

FBC Celebration Choir presents Easter musical

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First Baptist Church’s Celebration Choir will present its Easter drama/musical to area residents at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 200 S. Trenton St.
Under the direction of Wayne Bridges, FBC worship minister, more than 60 participants — including singers, cast and crew — will perform in drama and music in an evening of live worship entitled, “The Living Lord’s Supper.”
“Easter in January”— 2014 was the initial start of the choir’s rehearsals, when, according to Bridges, they sang through the entire musical selections, inviting all FBC members to come and sing with them.

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Weyerhaeuser donates diapers

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Weyerhaeuser recently held “Operation Diaper Drive” in which Arcadia OSB associates collected a total of 12,442 diapers of all sizes and donated them to two local nonprofit organizations, Life Choices of North Central Louisiana and Christian Community Action. Weyerhaeuser’s cellulose fibers business uses a renewable resource to produce biodegradable fluff pulp that is used in many of the diapers sold today. 

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Relay for Life set for Friday

There are many things Lincoln Parish residents could plan to do this weekend — the Relay for Life event scheduled for Friday evening should be at the top of the list.
Not only is the event sure to be jam-packed with fun activities, proceeds will be going towards an important cause — the fight against cancer.
Lincoln Parish Relay for Life event chair Brittany Copponex said the idea behind the event was originally started in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt, an oncologist based out of Tacoma, Wash.

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Boys and girls and hearts

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Have you ever had something or someone pull at your heart? I didn’t understand what it meant when someone would use the phrase, “pulls at my heart” until I started spending time around teenagers. When I went to the Boys and Girls Club annual Pro Day event last Saturday — I felt the tug all over again.
Around this time last year a very good friend of my stepfather’s asked me to come teach at the school he is headmaster over. I have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and he was desperate for a teacher because the computer program they were using just wasn’t “cutting the mustard” anymore.

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April 9th

GSU police make drug bust

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An ongoing investigation by the Grambling State University Police Department has resulted in the arrest of two GSU students.
Warrants for two non-student suspects have been issued. The investigation resulted in the seizure of several pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $12,000. In addition to the seizure of the narcotics, the GSU police department seized a semi-automatic handgun and drug paraphernalia.

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Guice: The best is yet to be

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Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice said Tuesday his team has a clear understanding of the challenges they face and a plan in place to meet those challenges.
“The wheels are already in motion, and we have great hope and optimism for the future,” Guice told about 800 people gathered in Tech’s Howard Auditorium for his official investiture as the university’s 14th president.

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Courthouse construction

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met Tuesday night to discuss beginning the application process to construct a new courthouse, as well as several other items.
Before the regular meeting, the Public Property and Buildings Committee met at 6 p.m. to discuss a capital outlay request to the state that, if approved, would pay for 75 percent of a new courthouse building for Lincoln Parish.

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Durrett Sr. steps up in Simsboro

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The Simsboro Town Council met Monday night to discuss an appointment to the Lincoln Parish Fire District and approve the minutes for the month of March, among other things.
Mayor Willie Hendricks opened the meeting and after no corrections were made, minutes were approved.
The next item up was the announcement of Richard Durrett Sr. as the newly appointed representative to the Lincoln Parish Fire District.
“Our current representative, Richard Durrett Jr. has taken on a new assignment,” Hendricks said. “We are lucky to have his father, Richard Durrett Sr. stepping forward.

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GSU proudly presents success by faculty, students

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue and first lady Dorothy Pogue warmly received guests as they entered the Thomas Jefferson Room at the Claiborne Building for an evening reception.
GSU director of bands Larry Pannell and other faculty musicians serenaded guests as they mingled, dining on crab cakes, shrimp and crawfish pasta, bruschetta on toast and finger sandwiches. They also had an assortment of fresh fruits, cheeses and desserts — and GSU’s signature cookies.

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Bienville student art on display

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the exhibit of artwork by Talented Art students from Bienville Parish Schools now through May 16.
The exhibit is in the lobby of the historic Dixie Center for the Arts. The range of artwork that the students have created includes sculpture, painting, drawing, animation, ink and mixed media.

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