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Crash claims lives

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1 victim from Downsville

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24, West Monroe police officers responded to the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 at the Downing Pines Road overpass in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of two victims. 

     

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Good things in bloom

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Poinsettia show, auction this week
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The colors of the season will be in full bloom as the department of agricultural sciences at Louisiana Tech University holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction at 7 p.m. Thursday at Squire Creek Country Club.
A varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction, with proceeds going to the department of agricultural science’s scholarship fund.

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Who voted in Lincoln Parish?

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It has already been reported that Republican challenger Mitt Romney carried the majority of votes in Lincoln Parish in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
Of those who voted in Lincoln Parish, 56.54 percent chose Romney and 41.89 percent voted for incumbent Barack Obama, with the other votes split among the nine other presidential candidates.
But who were the residents who showed up at the polls? Officials with the Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters Office have been able to compile demographic information about the Nov. 6 voters, as required by the federal government.

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Grambling resident devotes life to beautifying parish

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A life-long Lincoln Parish resident, Bettye Brown Giles has devoted herself in various ways to the Grambling community.
“I was born in Simsboro to George W. and Ruby Brown,” Giles said. “I have lived in Grambling for 62 years and have been married to one man (Willie M. Giles) for the past 59 years.”
Having two daughters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Giles puts her energy toward keeping the community clean during her retirement after more than 30 years with the Grambling State University bookstore.

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Judge halts voucher program in Tangipahoa

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — A New Orleans-based federal judge halted Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday, saying it conflicts with a decades-old desegregation case.
The ruling could have implications for the statewide program throughout Louisiana, since more than 30 of the 69 parish and city school districts are under federal desegregation orders, according to the Louisiana Federation of Teachers.
Many of those parishes also are participating in the voucher program, which covers 4,900 students around the state.

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Nursing home welcomes Bethlehem No. 40

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On Nov. 19, Bethlehem Chapter No. 40 gave a Thanksgiving program for residents of Alpine Nursing Home. The program consisted of song and prayer, along with arts and crafts making keepsake ornaments for the residents. The program ended with a song, “This Little Light of Mine,” with the residents joining in. The residents also shared a thankful moment giving thanks to Bethlehem Chapter No. 40.

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Enjoying plants during the holidays

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I can sense the holiday season approaching. Everything seems to be getting done in a hurry-up frenzy and all of the stores are packed with shoppers filling their carts with soon to be delicious dinners, desserts and treats. But the true mark of the season is the appearance of blooming plants that are members of the cactus family. The Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncate), the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) and the Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaetneri) are similar and most people call these the Christmas cactus.

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AJB students participate in Body Walk

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On Nov. 13, students at Alma J. Brown were “digested” through the human body. More than 130 students toured the Louisiana Body Walk, a traveling exhibit that visits elementary schools throughout Louisiana. Through a hands-on approach, the exhibit teaches children healthy habits, such as choosing nutritious foods, by showing them how their choices affect their body.

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Cameron, Patton earn honors

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Colby is Baugh Award winner, Quinton to Senior Bowl
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Quarterback Colby Cameron to wide receiver Quinton Patton.
That has become a familiar combination of offensive prowess for Louisiana Tech University’s No. 1 nationally ranked attack this season.
Now, that tandem has been recognized with prestigious national honors.
Cameron has been named the recipient of the highly-coveted Sammy Baugh Award that is presented to the nation’s top passer by The Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio.

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‘Whit’ comes to aid of Bengals’ quarterback

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Sunday’s NFL matchup of the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders provided perfect evidence of why Andrew Whitworth makes my All-Bodyguard Team.
Yep, if I had to choose five current or former athletes I’ve covered who I would want covering my back, “Big Whit” definitely makes the cut.
You probably either saw the Bengals-Raiders game live on television or checked out a replay of the mano-mano skirmish between Whitworth and Oakland defensive lineman Lamarr Houston.

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