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Gun and Knife Show continues

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The spring Gun and Knife Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Ruston Civic Center. Admission to the event, put on by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, is $7. More than 100 vendors will be selling all sorts of guns and knifes, as well as gear and accessories. Antique firearms, coins, jewelry and other unique items are also for sale.

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Living Well inside

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Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner.
Residents looking for spring gardening tips or summer ideas are in for a treat with the April edition of Living Well magazine, which can be found inside.
Living Well Editor Elizabeth DeGrie said this edition is filled to the brim with good information. From ways to stay active to parenting information, there is a little bit of everything in this edition.
“Articles in this edition focus on hot topics like what’s on tap this summer at Ruston Parks and Recreation, skin cancer and the need for pet adoptions,” DeGrie said. “Being an avid reader, I’m personally most excited about the article focusing on the Lincoln Parish Library and how it has changed during its 50 years of service.”

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Marching for the babies

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On Saturday, more than 100 area residents came out to help fight for the health of babies everywhere by participating in the 2012 March for Babies, sponsored by the March of Dimes.
After engaging in a brief warm-up, participants left the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center, walking towards Joe Aillet Stadium.
The trek encompassed all of Louisiana Tech University’s main campus and ended back at the intramural center. The entire march lasted approximately 3.5 miles. Food and refreshments were awaiting the participants upon their return.

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Reforming education

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Local private schools discuss voucher bill

No one is quite certain exactly what effect the new state legislation allowing students from schools with School Performance Scores of C, D or F to use state vouchers to attend private schools will have on Lincoln Parish.
Overall, most legislators and education leaders believe it will have minimal effect, and information recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education, as well as comments from local private institution leaders, make it appear that will indeed be the case.
The leaders of the parish’s three private schools – Cedar Creek School, Bethel Christian School and New Living Word School — all say that the rigorous admission standards that are currently in place will remain in place.

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DART to hold radiothon Thursday

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On Thursday, Super 1 Foods, will play host to a 12-hour radiothon sponsored by the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team in conjunction with KRLQ 94.1 FM, The Q in an effort to raise $35,000 to combat domestic violence.
During the live broadcast, lasting from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., DART will accept donations while advocates of domestic abuse victims speak on the radio three times per hour.
According to Deb Faircloth, a community advocate with DART, the purpose of the radiothon is not only to raise money but also to spread awareness.

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Display serves as warning

The Lives Lost to Alcohol silhouettes temporarily displayed next to Temple Baptist Church serve as a reminder of the dangers of what can happen when you drink and drive.
These silhouettes are important when it comes to making people aware of those dangers, and illustrate a stark reality by the fact that each one represents an alcohol-related death in Lincoln Parish in recent years.
When talking about drinking and driving, it is easy to feel like it would never happen to us, like we would never be the victim of such a thing or get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol.

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Resident criticizes leadership

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Was he brazen or not? Recently our President challenged the Supreme Court to uphold his health care overhaul. He says this was a law passed by a “strong majority” of a democratically elected Congress. Was it? I thought it was straight down party lines. All Democrats voted for it, without even reading it; all Republicans voted against it. That doesn’t sound like a strong majority to me.
Why is our President issuing a challenge to the Supreme Court to approve what he wants? As a former social studies teacher, I always taught that Congress made the laws, the Executive Department enforced the laws, and the Supreme Court interpreted the laws. When did that change?

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A Boston-baked redneck

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Note: Fenway Park in Boston is now 100 years old. This is a piece I wrote some time ago about my visit there.
In 1991, my job had taken me to temporary quarters in a company-owned gray stone apartment in the historic Back Bay of Boston, Mass. I might as well have landed on Mars.
Before I went there, what I knew about New England couldn’t fill a crawdad hole. This was the home of Harvard, MIT, the Charles River, John, Bobby and Teddy Kennedy, for gosh sakes. I was about as far out of my element as any Southern boy could be.

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Today in history — the Civil War

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Previously we shared some stories about the Civil War, this being the 150th anniversary of the war that took so many American lives. The events leading up to the war, its cost and the remnants that remain in some circles cause your writer to share stories of that time. Today, April 29, is the anniversary of a couple of major events.
Recall that there were in succession several Southern states that seceded; eventually there were 11. Louisiana was the sixth of the first seven, seceding on Jan. 26, 1861. It was not until April 17, some two and a half months later, that Virginia seceded. This event was major. Many of the major battles of the Civil War occurred there, and the Southern capital of Richmond was there. Virginia borders the District of Columbia, and the two capitals of Eichmond and Washington were very close. Washington was in a perilous location, but it was still safe.  Safe, that is, if Maryland did not secede.

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HICO ELEMENTARY - SCHOOL NEWS

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Field trips taken to see ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ alligators

Kindergarten news
Mrs. Wagner’s kindergarten class is learning about how homes help us
survive and enjoy life. We are reading a variety of stories about homes around the world, animal homes, and tools needed to build homes. 
We are very proud that we have learned all 40 of our sight words and letters and sounds. We
are “showing what we know” everyday in the classroom.

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