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November 1st, 2013

Dickson celebrates 100 years

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Mildred Mall Dickson will celebrate her 100th birthday today with family and friends at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church fellowship hall. She was born in Lincoln Parish and has been a long-time resident. Mildred graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1934 with her bachelor’s degree in math and science.

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Group gallops through parish to raise funds

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Horse-drawn wagons used in cancer fight
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The fifth annual Relay for Life Wagon Train ride left Saltillo, Texas, at 8 a.m. Oct. 21 for a five-week ride.
Their final destination will be a visit with the Robertson brothers at the Duck Dynasty headquarters in West Monroe. The group stopped in Lincoln Parish on Thursday night before heading for their final destination this morning.
The wagon train ride started when founder Bob Kearney’s 26-year-old niece was diagnosed with cancer while she was expecting her first child and she could not start treatment until after she gave birth.

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Educating little ones

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White stops by to speak on early childhood pilot
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Comments from the crowd during a Thursday morning visit made one thing clear — educators and childcare providers alike are focused on giving children birth-4 years old every opportunity to succeed.
At 10 a.m. Thursday John White, state superintendent, came to discuss the Early Childhood Community Network Pilot for Lincoln, Union and Jackson parishes at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center.
White said LPECC shows what the parish has invested in their early learners.

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Tech choirs to perform

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Louisiana Tech University choirs will perform their Fall Quarter Concert titled, “Love, Laughter and Lament” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Howard Auditorium on Tech’s campus.
Tech’s Concert Choir will sing a variety of music including gospel and music from Brazil and Zambia.
The Chamber Singers will perform music by George Gershwin, John Rutter and will feature vocal soloists Lisa Maxedon, associate professor of voice, and John M. Petzet, director of choral activities.

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GSU radiothon on air today

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University is holding its second annual radiothon at KRGM-FM today, offering alumni, fans and supporters opportunities to receive special premium gifts as they contribute to the academic success of students with donations dedicated for scholarships. The radiothon also helps recruitment and retention efforts.
Last year was a success for the first ever radiothon.

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Boy Scouts to collect for CCA

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Saturday, Boy Scouts will be “Scouting for Food” around the local neighborhoods for the Christian Community Action pantry.
The Scouts will be leaving the bags on doorsteps Saturday and will pick up filled bags on Nov. 9.
Cynthia Brantly, Thunderbird district chairman for the Scouting for Food campaign, said the Thunderbird District covers Lincoln, Union and Jackson parishes.
“Scouting for Food is a national food drive for all Scouts (Cubs, Boys, Girls and Venture crews),” Brantly said.

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Holiday Arts Tour set for Nov. 21-24

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The 16th annual Holiday Arts Tour will be held from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21-24.
Tour-goers should make their first stop at the Dixie Center for the Arts to view a group exhibition, sponsored by Landry’s Vineyards, featuring each of the Holiday Arts Tour artists.
You’ll be able to see the well-crafted variety of works available, from calligraphy to photography, handmade books to oil paintings soaps to wood-turned jewelry.

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Lewis Temple CME to host native Conrad Miller

The Lewis Temple CME Church will have a homecoming celebration complimenting the Grambling State University Homecoming festivities.
At 9 a.m. Saturday the Kingdom Kidz Zone will open at 301 Main Street, Grambling, for all young people attending the Homecoming parade. The Kidz Zone will include a bounce house, lemonade stand and games.
Also at 9 a.m., the Lewis Temple Church family will be giving away blessing bags of food to all people in the area.
At 11 a.m., the domino fellowship playoff will begin for the best domino players in the parish.

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Yard of the Month

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The Ruston Garden Club has chosen the home of Walter and Amelia Faulk Rauser, 409 Westwood Drive, for the October Yard of the Month.

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Cedar Creek announce court

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Cedar Creek School has selected its homecoming court for 2013. Pictured left to right are Anna Blake, Caley Pyles, Queen Jamie Bimle, Brooke Lolley and Katie Howard. The week culminated Thursday with a Fall Festival and Homecoming Pep Rally. Those event will be followed by the homecoming game and presentation of the court at football game against Ringgold this evening.

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