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Municipalities to receive $2M

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has agreed to distribute $2 million to the parish’s municipalities out of the Solid Waste Disposal Equipment Reserve Fund.
Jury member Hazel Hunter made the motion during the Jury Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday.
“This is something the municipalities really need,” Hunter said. “We have been talking about distributing the money for two years, and with the economy the way it is, all the municipalities are in need of new equipment.”

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Dixie Gem, pageant set

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Little girls and young ladies will flaunt their Sunday best or eveningwear when the Miss Dixie Gem Peach/Miss Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen/Princess Peach Pageant opens on Saturday.
The annual event, planned at 6 p.m. at the Dixie Center for the Arts, will feature approximately 20 Princess Peach contestants and 16 Miss and Teen contestants combined.

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Parade set Saturday

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For more than 20 years, the Town of Grambling has hosted a Juneteenth Festival to honor the holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, and this year the tradition will continue beginning Friday with an Opening Flag Ceremony and the always popular Juneteenth parade Saturday.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said the ceremony will kick off the next five activity-filled days as part of the 2012 Juneteenth Heritage Festival.

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Celebrate the U.S. flag today

The red, white and blue of the American flag is a staple of the country we live in. Ask almost anyone, regardless of who they are and where they are from, and they can more than likely tell you exactly what the American flag looks like.
As one of the main symbols of our nation, the flag is something that we should all treat with respect and honor. The flag is a symbol of our unified efforts as a nation, and no matter how different we may be, we have the flag to fly to bring us together.

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Tips for a great summer body

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The days are getting hotter, and for most local residents, that means the clothes are getting fewer.
Now is the time when many people are beginning to dig into their closets and pull out their summer shorts, tank tops and swimsuits.
As age, fast food and having children steal away the bodies of our teen years or early 20s, many of us are not too eager to go the beach, picnics at the park, pools or other places were the clothing is scarce.

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Talking about kids on drugs

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I was sitting with my daughter Jessica chatting about writing this week. She turned to me and said what you ought to write about is kids on drugs. Do you know what they are doing out there? I read an article about these kids that were huffing freon from air conditioners to get high. She was so concerned, because she has a little sister growing up in this world. What will kids be getting high on next? This was a household product used to keep your air conditioner functioning.

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Things that caught my eye

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Wisconsin recall election
Gov. Scott Walker became the first governor to survive a recall election. Walker campaigned against public sector union collective bargaining excesses when he ran for governor in 2010. He won. His legislative initiative to rein in those abuses was no surprise. Neither was the vengeance with which the unions went against his legislative agenda and, when it passed, him as well. Interestingly, as soon as the recall petitions were certified, the unions campaigned against Walker on everything but collective bargaining.

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Mosley honored by SWAC

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GRAMBLING — Roderick Mosley is still being remembered.
The former Grambling State University sports information director has been recognized posthumously as the recipient of the Sports Information Director of the Year award by the Southwestern Athletic Conference for the 2011-12 season.

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GSU ‘Friends’ plan upgrade to practice turf

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s football facilities will be getting a huge facelift in the neat future.
Thanks to a newly formed group called, “Friends of Football,” the Tigers’ practice field will be undergoing several phases of upgrade that are designed to boost the prestige and image of the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champions.
Phase One of the project will consist of repairs to the current practice field, followed by the creation of an entirely new practice field that will feature a detailed irrigation system, grass fertilization and ongoing maintenance plan.

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Texas prep star picks Grambling

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GRAMBLING — C.J. White, a highly-touted pass rusher from the Metroplex area in Texas, has verbally committed to play football at defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Grambling State University.
The 6-5 and 230-pounder will enter into his final season this fall at Van Alstyne High School in Van Alstyne, Texas.
White totaled 69 tackles, four quarterback sacks and 15 quarterback hurries for the Panthers during their regular 2011 season that featured a 7-3 record and berth in the Class 3A Texas High School Athletic Association playoffs.

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