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April 10th, 2014

NT@R/RHS: Job shadowing pays off for students

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New Tech @ Ruston juniors recently saw their education being applied as they engaged in real-world work experiences during the program’s second year of job shadowing. Each student spent a total of eight hours between two different businesses as part of the Ruston High School program criteria, something designed to help students make a solid connection between community and school while planning for their future. 

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Local teachers a sell-out show in Mass.

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Left, Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol and New Tech @ Ruston Director Missy Wooley (right) were featured presenters during the recent National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference held in Boston, Mass.

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STEM students compete in science olympiad

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As part of its ongoing STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) emphasis, the Lincoln Parish School District kept its Science Olympiad momentum going with another outstanding performance at the Region 3 Tournament held at Bossier Parish Community College.

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Simsboro High Honor Roll

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2013-14 Honor Roll List 3rd 9 Weeks
“A” Honor Roll
Seventh Grade: Samantha Eckert, Sophia Green, Madison Jones and Maritsa Olguin.
Eighth Grade: Madison Griffith, Breana Hicks, Avaiyon James and Kelcie Sneed.
Ninth Grade: Katie Durrett, Valarie Roton and Maggie Watts.
10th Grade: Calvin Baxter, Katelyn Cullins, Brianne Ellis, Tierra Jones and Lillian Merritt and Omarr Mitchell.
11th Grade:Natoria Amos, Ashleigh Cole, Emari Gipson, Raigan Talbert and LaShonda Walker.
12th Grade: James Davis, Thaddeus Hatten, Alexis Merritt and Xavier Ogunyemi, Chris Tuiel.

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FBC Celebration Choir presents Easter musical

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First Baptist Church’s Celebration Choir will present its Easter drama/musical to area residents at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 200 S. Trenton St.
Under the direction of Wayne Bridges, FBC worship minister, more than 60 participants — including singers, cast and crew — will perform in drama and music in an evening of live worship entitled, “The Living Lord’s Supper.”
“Easter in January”— 2014 was the initial start of the choir’s rehearsals, when, according to Bridges, they sang through the entire musical selections, inviting all FBC members to come and sing with them.

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Weyerhaeuser donates diapers

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Weyerhaeuser recently held “Operation Diaper Drive” in which Arcadia OSB associates collected a total of 12,442 diapers of all sizes and donated them to two local nonprofit organizations, Life Choices of North Central Louisiana and Christian Community Action. Weyerhaeuser’s cellulose fibers business uses a renewable resource to produce biodegradable fluff pulp that is used in many of the diapers sold today. 

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Relay for Life set for Friday

There are many things Lincoln Parish residents could plan to do this weekend — the Relay for Life event scheduled for Friday evening should be at the top of the list.
Not only is the event sure to be jam-packed with fun activities, proceeds will be going towards an important cause — the fight against cancer.
Lincoln Parish Relay for Life event chair Brittany Copponex said the idea behind the event was originally started in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt, an oncologist based out of Tacoma, Wash.

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Boys and girls and hearts

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Have you ever had something or someone pull at your heart? I didn’t understand what it meant when someone would use the phrase, “pulls at my heart” until I started spending time around teenagers. When I went to the Boys and Girls Club annual Pro Day event last Saturday — I felt the tug all over again.
Around this time last year a very good friend of my stepfather’s asked me to come teach at the school he is headmaster over. I have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and he was desperate for a teacher because the computer program they were using just wasn’t “cutting the mustard” anymore.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley Williams

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley Williams were held April 9, 2014 at 12 noon at Church of Christ of Haynesville, La and she was in state at 11am. Willie Mae was born in the farming community of “Norton Shop” (now Shongaloo), the third of five children born to Wade Brantley and Beatrice Roberson Brantley.

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April 9th

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING
City of Grambling, Louisiana
The City of Grambling will hold a public hearing at 5:30 PM on April 17, 2014, at the Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the City and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2014 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program. The following items will be discussed at the hearing:
A. The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;

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