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Choudrant water well bond approved

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CHOUDRANT — With Choudrant residents set to pay approximately $3 extra at the end of September for their water bills, it was only fitting that the Village Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance at their Monday meeting to receive $425,000 in utility revenue bonds to help pay for a new water well.
The $425,000 bond was supplied by Community Trust Bank with a 3.5 percent interest rate to the village, with the last scheduled payment set for March 1, 2032.

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Outdoor paradise

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Sportsman’s Jamboree set to kick off Thursday

Avid outdoorsmen in Lincoln Parish have just a few more days to wait until one of the top events for them in the area heads back to the Thomas Assembly Center on Louisiana Tech University’s campus.
Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the Sportsman’s Jamboree will make its way to Ruston for the 33rd year in a row, bringing along with it some advice from experts and a chance to socialize with other area outdoor enthusiasts.

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Students learn ‘value’ of education

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Macy’s or Goodwill, iPhone or Go Phone and Escalade or Malibu? These were some of the choices Ruston Junior High School students were faced with during the Reality Fair held at the school on Friday.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana, funded with a $3,000 grant from Taco Bell to help prevent students from dropping out, was designed to show students in a hands-on way what life is like with various levels of education.

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Library program focuses on election

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David Anderson will present “Another Morning in America?: The 1980 U.S. Presidential Election vs. the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Parish Library Community Room as part of the monthly Historical Happenings lecture series held at the library.

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Increase helps Grambling pay back bonds

While the majority of the world, and people’s bodies, are comprised of water, many people fail to realize just how much of the substance they go through on a day-to-day basis.
From baths or showers, to washing dishes, to going to the restroom to just simply having a drink, water is everywhere, and many people think getting that water is virtually free.
Ask anyone in the business of supplying that water, on the other hand, and people will find that water is not free, and in fact, the costs for simple water and sewage are going up across the nation.

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Do as I say, not as I do

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I am a news junkie. For those who know me, it should not come as any surprise that when I leave the Leader, I go home to watch CNN and Fox News — I am an equal opportunity junkie.

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American consumption habits

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Dear EarthTalk: I read that a single child born in the U.S. has a greater effect on the environment than a dozen children born in a developing country? Can you explain why?
— Josh C., via e-mail
It is well known that Americans consume far more natural resources and live much less sustainably than people from any other large country of the world.
“A child born in the United States will create 13 times as much ecological damage over the course of his or her lifetime than a child born in Brazil,” reports the Sierra Club’s Dave Tilford.

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Back-to-school thoughts on dating violence

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Fall is fast approaching, and our high school and college campuses are charged with back-to-school energy. There is so much to do at this time of year! Dances, pep rallies, football games, club and church events — young couples can have so much fun.

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Sanders returns from Afghanistan

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The community is invited in welcoming home PFC Timothy Sanders, son of James and Angie Sanders, of Choudrant.
Timothy is a 2010 graduate of Choudrant High School and is returning home from a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, Sanders was awarded several commendations including three Army Achievement Awards, Combat Infantry Badge and the prestigious Purple Heart, given to those injured while serving their country.
Sanders’ plane is scheduled to arrive at 4:49 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Monroe Regional Airport.

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Cougars: What a comeback!

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Cedar Creek rallies from 28-7 deficit to get win
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John Elway or Eli Manning would have been proud.
Those two technicians of the last-minute comeback could identify with Cedar Creek High School’s fate going into the final quarter of Thursday night’s game against Booker T. Washington at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.
The Cougars trailed, 28-7.
Final score?
Cedar Creek 34, BTW 28.
After being dominated by the Class 2A member Lions, the Cougars rebounded with four unanswered touchdowns and a game-winning four-yard TD throw from quarterback Mark Van to wide receiver Ryan Dwyer in the second overtime.

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