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Quiz Bowl offers up learning experience

There was plenty of adrenaline, last minute preparations and words of encouragement right before students took the stage Feb. 25 in the Mobile Learning Theater-sponsored African-American History Quiz Bowl.
Students in the Lincoln Parish School System came out to compete in the quiz bowl at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center to test their expertise of important facts and dates in honor of Black History Month.
“I was ecstatic with how the quiz bowl turned out,” said Latoya Jones, sponsor of the Mobile Learning Theater. “I was not expecting the turnout we had, and didn’t expect it to be a live-wire event from the beginning to end.”

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Fun makes time fly

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Can it be true? Is it really March already? Man, how time flies when you’re having fun!
I’ve had some extraordinary times since last week.
Possibly the most exciting is the weekend women’s retreat, which was held at our church this past weekend. I was sorry daughter Becky didn’t get over here in time to go with me, but she has promised to go with me next year.
It was a new experience in that it was held at our church rather than at Lake Lavonencampment.

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Choudrant schools work to improve

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As standardized testing looms ever closer, many throughout the parish are concerned about what is being done to improve scores in the parish.
Last month, Lincoln Parish School Board members held a meeting in the new Choudrant Elementary School library and learned what both Choudrant Elementary and High schools were doing to improve their School Performance Scores.
Choudrant High School received a score of 117.2 , which is 2.8 points away from an A. Lisa Bastion, principal of CHS, said she and her staff are focusing on improvement.

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Local to play in Nashville

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A local man is set to perform in Nashville this weekend.
Richard Hood, a Ruston native, has performed Chet Atkins style guitar for more than a decade.
He was asked by the Country Music Hall of Fame to come to Nashville, perform His show and present a PowerPoint presentation he has created on Chet Atkins to accompany their eight month Chet Atkins exhibit.
“Ever since 1991, I have gone to a Chet Atkins guitar convention in July,” he said “After going for a couple years, I was introduced to Buster and Lorena DeVault who were friends who were friends from Chet’s boyhood. They invited me to their home and showed me his old home.”

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MOD meets for ideas

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Local team captains for the March of Dimes met Thursday to discuss upcoming fundraising plans.
Community Trust Bank’s annual crawfish boil has been set for 4-7 p.m. March 16.
David Darland, walk chair and senior vice president of Community Trust Bank, said 90 percent of the money raised by the bank came from the crawfish boil.
“We’re going to sell plates for $25 and T-shirts for $15,” he said. “Last year we sold somewhere around 3,000 pounds of crawfish and we’re shooting for 4,000 pounds this year.”

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Man charged with sex crime

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Leader News Service
A 20-year old Grambling man was charged with having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl Thursday after the Grambling Police Department investigated Facebook messages between the two.
According to a press release from the GPD, Deandre T. Coleman, 467 Stadium Drive, was arrested at approximately 7:45 a.m. Thursday after he surrendered himself over to the GPD. Coleman is charged with one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

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Dixie to host country music singer

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Jason Petty’s nostalgic look at Hank Williams and his influence on country music will amaze you! Petty, a veteran actor and singer, began portraying the country music legend in 1996 at the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and now appears in national tours. He’s received rave reviews from all major critics including The New York Times, Variety and Rolling Stone and won the Obie Award for “Outstanding Actor” in his off Broadway production.

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Parish teams seek TAC berth

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Lincoln Parish’s chances of having a participant in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball finals next week are Las Vegas friendly.
The odds greatly favor the parish, which will have three teams involved in semifinal contests of two different classifications at two different sites this weekend.
And in one of those, for Class C, it’s guaranteed that a team from the parish won’t have to be travelling very far next week to play in the tournament.

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Dubach girls stopped by Saline

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MONROE — Theodis Johnson put the full blame for Dubach High’s loss in the girls’ state basketball Class C semifinals Thursday night squarely on his broad shoulders.
Never mind that the young Lady Hornets (31-6) started off uncharacteristically slow, shot a mere 10 percent (3-of-30) from the field in the first half and might have even experienced some of the “big court” jitters that accompany reaching this deep into the postseason.
“We should have come out with more intensity and that’s my fault,” Johnson said after the District 1-C champions were edged by Saline 51-48 “We came out complacent and that’s my fault. Put the blame on me. I’m the coach.”

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