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January 18th, 2014

Dedication not forgotten

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As recently as 2006, when I transferred to Louisiana Tech University, the tour for potential journalism students included a stop in Wiley Hilburn’s office to view his own personal “Hall of Fame.”
Upon that wall hung the photos of past Tech Talk editors who now work at some of the most prestigious news publications and magazines across the country.
When Ms. Sallie Rose Hollis, my then adviser and now friend, showed me those photos, I knew I’d chosen the right place to finish my studies.
And, I assume like other recruits, I was eager to earn my place on that wall.

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TEA Party hosts new programs

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On Jan.13, Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas), was the speaker for the monthly General Meeting of the North Central Louisiana TEA Party.
Sen. Guillory was born in Opelousas and graduated from J.S. Clark High School. He became active in the Civil Rights Movement during the late 1950’s then joined the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He finished college while in the Navy and was accepted into several of the nation’s top law schools. He graduated from Rutgers Law School and taught at Rutgers Law.

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I.A. Lewis

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Robotics Club
We are very proud of our newest academic team.
The I.A. Lewis Robotics Club recently finished third place in the Lego League competition held in Minden. Members of the club include Brandon Ball, Micah Colvin, Wyatt Gates, Grace Laguttata and Christian Payne.
Parent-Teacher Conference
Parents showed up to show their support for their children in December at the annual I.A. Lewis Parent-Teacher Conference Day. Over 446 conferences were held during the all-day event. Parents were able to meet individually with core teachers in all subjects.
Mentoring Program

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I.A. Lewis Honor Roll

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I.A. Lewis has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period.
Principal’s List
All A’s
Kathryn Apelgren, Zachary Atkison, Tasnia Bari, Anna Grace Bennett, Jada Booker, Baylee Brown, Grayson Hipp, Brittany Hunter, Joshua Johnston, Morgan Keen, Amara McCullough, Mary Clarie McFadden, Madeline Murphy, Brooklyn Nestrud, Taylor Peterson, Matthew Skipper, Madison Soto and James Yates
A-B Honor Roll

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Choudrant High

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Beta Club
On Dec. 3, the CHS Chapter of the of the National Beta Club held its 2012 officer installation and new member induction.
The National Beta Club is a service organization for honor students who are also recognized for their leadership potential and worthy character.
Officers for this year are president, Paisley Futch; vice-president, Rachel Danzy; secretary, Tessa Whitten; treasurer, Courtney Hammons; and reporter, Mallory Austin.

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Simsboro High Honor Roll

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Simsboro High School has released the names of those students who have made the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Andrew Cole, Samantha Eckert, Sophia Green, Madison Jones, Valerie Lay, Maritsa Olguin and Kayle Pyles
Eighth grade: Madison Griffith, Avaiyon James, Kelcie Sneed and Landon Wilhite
Ninth grade: Emma Green, Bailee Taylor and Maggie Watts
10th Grade: Allyson Cole, Katelyn Cullins, Brianne Ellis, Tierra Jones, Lillian Merritt, Omarr Mitchell, Derek Sharp and Brenda Zuniga
11th Grade: Ashleigh Cole and Sandricka Patrick

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Smarter ways to pay for a Roth IRA conversion

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The benefits of Roth IRAs are undeniable: no required minimum distributions (RMDs) for an owner and, perhaps best of all, no income tax on qualified distributions. For those investors who meet the income requirements to fund a Roth, choosing one is simple. Investors who exceed those limits but still want to access a Roth account can do so — if they prepare to manage the up-front costs.

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Third time was charm for Richardson

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Within a span of some 24 hours, West Monroe’s Krista Richardson laid her eyes on a big buck three different times.
The first two times, the buck was there and gone so quickly she had not chance for a shot.
On the third pass, the buck hung around just long enough for her to get him in her sights.
She got the big, nine-point that scored in the 170 inch range, but it took two days for the buck to be found.

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Few changes in store for hunting seasons

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Deer hunters concerned about when to schedule hunt-season vacations can get a head start this year after state biologists and game managers outlined the proposed season framework for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons during Thursday’s Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.
After establishing three new areas, new bucks-only and either-sex hunting dates for deer last February — a move that broke a 10-year string of consistent deer dates and areas — hunters won’t have to wait to schedule their time-off for the last three months of this year and next.

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January 17th

Local journalism legend dies at 75

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Wiley Hilburn’s golden pen fell silent on Thursday after a brief illness
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To some, he was an award-winning writer and columnist for North Louisiana newspapers and a renowned journalism professor and department head at Louisiana Tech University.

To others, he was “Bootsy.”

But for most of Lincoln Parish and northern Louisiana, he was the man with the golden pen, a native son filled with vast knowledge about the region where he was born and raised, and unafraid to take a stand and let his feelings be known whether they were popular or unpopular.

On Thursday, that golden pen fell silent.

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