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Building memories

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The Village of Choudrant will unveil its newest beautification project at 11 a.m. Friday as part of a Veterans Day celebration.
In the past year, the Choudrant Restoration and Beautification Society placed a large flagpole in downtown Choudrant, and surrounded it with memorial bricks sold to help commemorate any veterans or loved ones the buyer chooses.
CRABS president and project chairman Wayne Coker said the bricks of veterans received preferential treatment, being placed closest to the flagpole.

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Suspects selling magazines arrested

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A group of six men from all over the country was arrested by the Ruston Police Department Monday after they allegedly went door to door in different Ruston neighborhoods selling phony magazine subscriptions to area residents.

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‘A Color Study’ to exhibit at GSU

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GRAMBLING – Through Nov. 18, Grambling State University’s Dunbar Gallery will host an exhibition by senior art student CeDerrick L. Mixon titled “A Color Study.”
Mixon’s works incorporate photography, painting and mixed media assemblagé.
Mixon states, “I believe courage, motivation and resilience are the important traits that one must have to succeed or survive.”
He uses color symbolically rather than literally to represent these ideas. Wood represents a strong foundation, which is necessary for these traits to exist.

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Child safety seat event set in Union Parish

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There will be a free child safety seat check-up event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Union Parish Courthouse parking lot, 100 East Bayou St. in Farmerville.
No appointment is necessary.
Approximately three out of four child seats are not used correctly. This misuse rate can be attributed to the great variety of child seats available, the great range of children’s weights and heights and the vast array of vehicles in today’s market. These misuses span all races, educational levels and socioeconomic status.

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Grambling eyes additional streetwork

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GRAMBLING — With the town already preparing for an upgraded sidewalk and pedestrian walkway on West College Avenue in Grambling, the City Council is doing even more work to improve the condition of the street.
During the town’s Nov. 3 meeting, the council voted to hire consulting and engineering services for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that would overlay an approximate one-mile stretch of West College Avenue on Grambling State University’s campus.

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Don’t forget to say ‘thanks’

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Veterans Day is in three days — Friday, Nov. 11.
In any way you can, at any place, and in the sincere way that you can, remember and thank a veteran.  He or she has earned it. The “thanks” is more than deserved.
This is not the first time your writer has discussed this topic, and Lord willing, not the last. Part of the reason is that so much is owed, and there seems to always be a new form of inspiration.

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Encouraging healthy habits

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When it comes to being healthy, Louisiana residents don’t make the grade.
Being more active and cutting back on calories can be the beginning of a healthier lifestyle. Therefore, the Lincoln Health Foundation is sponsoring a healthy walking program with students in fourth and fifth grades and teachers at school.
Participants are being challenged to participate in a 12-week walking program taking place in February, March and April 2012.

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Parish teams open playoffs on own field

It’s now official.
Ruston and Cedar Creek will have extended football seasons, thanks to being among the schools selected for the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association state playoffs announced on Sunday.
And both will be at home and against Baton Rouge-area teams, no less, to kick off their “second season.”
Cedar Creek will play Southern Lab in a 7 p.m. Class 1A contest, while Ruston will tackle Denham Springs in a Class 5A game at the same time.
Both parish squads enjoyed winning records during the regular season which came to a conclusion on Friday night.

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Hydrangea spots can be controlled with fungicide

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The other day, when the first of the cold front moved through, I stopped for a cup of coffee at a local country store.
Several men were around the butane heater talking about the change and the amount of rain they had gotten from it. I had almost two inches in my rain gauge.  This is the most rain I have gotten since May. 

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NCLAC to host Klimt for Kids

NCLAC Arts Academy presents Klimt for Kids on Saturday. Participants are invited to join Meg Waters for a study of Gustav Klimt where they will use line, color and pattern to make a collage based on his work.
This one-day class for children ages 6-12 will meet from 10 a.m. - noon. The fee is $15 for NCLAC members, $20 for non-members. All supplies are included.
Waters graduated from Park University in Kansas City, Mo., with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Interior Design.

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