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June 29th

A prayer, an umbrella, and a little girl

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The drought that struck the farms in our area that summer was something else! Day after day, the sun beat down mercilessly, as sweat poured in agonizing rivulets from both ploughboy and plow mule. Our fields of black-eyed peas and butter beans, along with the corn, yams and Irish potatoes, seemed in imminent danger of a slow, scorching demise — (a sobering thought, since they spelled the difference between eating or not eating in the months ahead).

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’Dogs rank high in national stats

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Simoneaux’s team finishes in Top 100 for three categories
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Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team made the hits happen in 2011.
Now, the NCAA’s statistical report verifies it.
The Bulldogs (34-27) rank in the Top 100 of three different categories of the final chart, all dealing with offense.

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Hebert picks future Saints for Canton

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Ex-Tech star Roaf among favorites of ‘Cajun Cannon’
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Bobby Hebert doesn’t have a vote in the annual balloting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But if he did, there’s three names in New Orleans Saints’ history that he would circle on his ballot.
Morten Andersen.
William Roaf.
Drew Brees.
The latter, of course, is still playing.

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June 28th

Targeting the tipsy

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DWI crackdown planned for holiday weekend

Highway safety officials announced Monday that more than 87 law enforcement agencies from across Louisiana are participating in this year’s Fourth of July “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” campaign designed to save lives by keeping impaired drivers off the road.

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Sweet sounds

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Calhoun’s Neal plays Peach Fest Rodeo
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With boots, studded belt and buckle, she looked like she stepped off a country music magazine.
Her country twang made her even more down to earth as the interview with the Daily Leader started. Sixteen-year-old Chancie Neal is making her mark on Nashville but still maintaining her roots. Before making Nashville her home, she was born and raised in Calhoun.

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Bordelon to run for assessor

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Sheila G. Bordelon announces her candidacy for the office of assessor for Lincoln Parish.
A lifelong Lincoln Parish resident, Bordelon has worked in the Assessor’s Office since 1990. In 1993 she became a certified Louisiana deputy assessor after completing the education and examination requirements.

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Tainter gate project under way at lake

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Fourth of July fireworks blowout scheduled in Farmerville

FARMERVILLE — The Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Water District Board heard maintenance update reports and agreed to allow the Farmerville Chamber of Commerce to use the lake for a Fourth of July fireworks show as it held its monthly meeting last week.
One project the board reviewed was the Tainter gate project, which engineer Ron Riley said has gotten under way.

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Tree care protects power, property

It is not only important to keep trees pruned, but hydrated as well.
Two power outages in downtown Ruston over the last two weeks can be attributed to limbs from reportedly healthy trees falling on power lines.
City of Ruston forester Koby Mills said the limbs falling can be blamed on the heat and dry weather.

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Beat the heat, enjoy summer safely

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With the temperatures rising and school being out of session, many children will be spending a lot of time outside these coming months. There are many precautions that parents should take during these summer months to keep their child safe.
To keep the child safe, parents need to keep in mind sun damage, water safety and heath related illnesses when sending the child outside to play.

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Document serves as a 'guiding light'

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Great leaders took painstaking care to craft some powerful words penned to paper 235 years ago. That document we remember this upcoming week was a beacon of hope, a guiding light and jewel of inspiration — the Declaration of Independence.
It was not just another piece of paper or ordinary writing. However, becoming American was not ordinary. As we remember this turning point in history, let us review some accurate background.

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