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September 12th, 2013

Club news: Littera Club

Littera Club met for the first meeting of the 2013/2014 year at Grace Methodist Church. Hostesses Jean Lay, Teri Fulton, Ruth Walpole, Mildred McGehee and Carol Young had planned a Mexican Fiesta for the members. Emily Baugh had made colorful name tags in keeping with the fiesta theme. The tables were decorated using Fiestaware of all colors. Birds, dolls, and flowers in bright colors were centered on each table on colorful cloths.

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BPCC Theatre student selected for MFA playwrights workshop

Elise Birmingham, a Bossier Parish Community College performing arts-theatre student, was one of five college students in America selected to participate in the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop in Washington, D.C. this past summer.
Hand-picked by Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s (KCACTF) Artistic Director Gregg Henry, Birmingham served as an actor in the playwriting intensive workshop, which took place July 27 through Aug. 4. She was also the youngest student to participate in the entire workshop.

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Head Start helps children

The local Head Start program has been getting children ready for school since 1965.
The children and grandchildren of some of those original Head Start students have followed in their parents footsteps, benefiting from the programs available to Lincoln and Union parishes through the local program.
Currently, approximately 320 students are served by one of the two preschool centers.
Pamela Harris, former Ruston Elementary School principal, has taken the helm, and hopes to get the community more involved with the preschool program.

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La. Chicken Festival is fun for all

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I spent most of my weekends growing up on Barham Road in Dubach. When I was younger, before U.S. Highway 167 was expanded, my family scoured the hills of Barham Road. My grandparents lived on that road before I was born and will likely live there for the rest of their lives. During the weekends, my time was spent riding four-wheelers and playing on the many acres of my grandparents’ land. What we did during the weekends went hand-in-hand with what was going on in Dubach.

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Year kicks off with cookie dough sale

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From the Principal, Ms. Patrice Hilton
We have had a great start to our school year at Hillcrest Elementary!
School begins at 7:30 a.m. this year. Please be on time to start the day. Our Cookie Dough Sale ends Tuesday.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year!
Class news
Mrs. Conn’s class is off to a wonderful start in kindergarten! Her class has been learning about the numbers zero to five and sounds and letters. This is going to be a great year! Mrs. Conn stated, “My class is so sweet and very eager to learn!”

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New school off to good start

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Dubach School is off to a terrific start for the 2013-14 school year! Our parents, grandparents, and community members have been able to tour the school during our Meet and Greet, Open House and Grandparents’ Day. We are excited about the changes that have been made, and we look forward to a productive and exciting school year.
Pictured top is Nakia Dixon with his grandmother Stephanie White during Grandparents’ Day.
Pictured bottom are Terry Singleton, Thomas Singleton and Brandie Watson during the Meet and Greet.

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Locals accepted into La. School for Math, Science, Arts

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The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts welcomed 138 new students during the school’s annual matriculation ceremony held at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium located on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
The ceremony recognized students’ accomplishments, reinforced their commitment to LSMSA and encouraged them to apply the necessary diligence to persevere until reaching commencement.

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Tech set to begin C-USA play

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Louisiana Tech University officially begins its Conference USA era tonight as the Bulldogs play host to in-state league foe Tulane at 6:30 p.m. tonight in a nationally-televised matchup at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Ragsdale replaces Williams as GSU head coach

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Hours after Doug Williams was released from his position as head coach, the Grambling State University football team was out on the practice field Monday, working under the auspices of interim head coach George Ragsdale, who had been serving as the Tigers’ running backs coach.
Williams was called into GSU president Frank Pogue’s office early Wednesday morning and was informed of the president’s decision to sever their relationship.

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Tech soccer to face UALR, Grambling

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The road grind continues for Louisiana Tech this weekend as they conclude a seven-game road stretch with contests at UALR on Friday night at 7 p.m. and at Grambling State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tech (2-4-1) is beginning to find its groove offensively, scoring five goals total this past weekend versus in-state foes UL-Lafayette and McNeese State. In their previous five matches, the team only netted two goals combined.

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