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September 6th, 2014

Fall fishing good on Lake Claiborne

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One of the most exciting times of my life was the period in the late 1960s and early ’70s when I lived in Homer and experienced the 1967 birth of Lake Claiborne.
I remember on several November mornings when I walked out in the middle of what is now 25 feet of water to shoot wood ducks around the potholes that would eventually fill and spread to form the lake.
Once the lake filled, green willows grew in the middle of Beaver Creek. In summer, tossing a Tiny Torpedo next to the willows at daybreak was a pulse-quickening experience.

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September 5th

DART annual training event draws crowd

More than 125 attended 2014 ‘Collaboration is the Key’ event
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DART’s largest training event of the year, “Collaboration Is the Key,” recently brought in a crowd of more than 125 people to the Ruston Civic Center.
The 14th annual statewide training event has grown in reputation and expanded in its targeted audience since Wanda James, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s legal advocate and rural program supervisor, began organizing the session.

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Club News: Birthday Fellowship Club recognizes members

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Top left: Pictured is Queen James, the winner of the Birthday Fellowship Club’s Fan Drive in June.
Top right: Pictured is A.P. Butler, chairman of the Birthday Fellowship Club’s Benevolent Committee. He was recently chosen as the Fellowship’s member of the month.
Bottom: Pictured, left to right, is Lt. William Douglas, Joseph Capers Sr. and Lt. Don Gibbs. Capers was recently presented a proclamation from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department on behalf of his work and dedication as president of the birthday fellowship club.

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EMMS Youth prepare for heading back to school

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Tiffany Currie Lewis, a Lincoln Parish elementary school teacher, was the trainer at the most recent Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers youth group workshop.
Lewis used the phrase “Back to School” on a chart to help teach students spelling skills. She had students name all of the vowels and consonants, and then she had them make a list of as many words as they could using only the vowels. Then, the students made a list of words using only the consonants.

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Understanding our love languages, using them in life

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I am a hugger. Most of the time and for most of my life, I have greeted people with a hug, or a pat on the back.
For those of you who know me, you already know this about me — and you have probably heard me say that everyone needs at least 12 hugs a day. This is a “fact” that I learned in junior high school at Ceta Canyon church camp in Texas, from a minister.
I clearly remember her saying that every human being needs to be touched in a safe way of a side hug or a hand shake every day, 12 times per day, in order to remain psychologically healthy.

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Car crashes, Bible studies and overeating

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This has been an unusual week, since it started off with a really weird wreck. Thank goodness, no one was hurt, but you never saw a more messy bunch of cars.
Just listen to this:
It started out to be an unusually nice day. Granddaughter Susan had her first day off since she went on vacation. They had really worked her, both night and day, since she got back and there had been some really critically ill children, so a couple of nights she had not made it home at all.

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Couple celebrates 60 years

Submitted photo- Billy and Rosemary Knowles, of Dubach, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 31 with a surprise party held at their daughter’s home with all of the couple’s siblings and spouses in attendance. The couple was married on Aug. 27, 1954. The couple has two children Billy Don Knowles, of Dubach, and Kathy League and husband Schuyler, of Ruston. The couple also has three grandchildren — Ben Knowles, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Justin League, of Murietta, California; and Kaitlyn League, of Ruston — and one great-granddaughter — Amber League, of Murietta, California.

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Forestry BMP workshop set for Sept. 19

Trailblazer Resource, Conservation and Development and partners will be conducting a Forestry Best Management Practice — Landuser workshop Sept. 19 at the Claiborne Parish Library in Homer.
At noon, participants will travel to an outdoor location to do a field tour for the second half of the workshop; it is recommended that attendees bring their own chair. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Attendees who complete this workshop will receive six Continuing Logger Education hours.

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La. Yoga and Paddle reaches out

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Louisiana Yoga and Paddle will play host to their community service project with the second annual PLAY Festival in October.
Courtney Thibault, owner of Louisiana Yoga and Paddle, said the idea for the Peace Love Art and Yoga Festival came from an idea for a community service project for her teacher training students.
“The purpose of the festival was to do something for our community that was free and educational, a way to give back to those who already support us by coming to our classes and a way to educate others who haven’t tried yoga before,” she said.

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Public forum planned

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TEA party hosts judicial hopefuls

The goal to “inform, involve and inspire” is what the Lincoln Parish TEA Party hopes to achieve during a forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club.
“We don’t take any position with candidates,” TEA Party Coordinator Bob Flournoy said. “We just let them present their case. People can see them in person and decide what they think is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
Candidates for district judge and district attorney will be there to convey their ideas and answer questions from the audience.

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