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February 13th, 2014

Tech track women ranked eighth

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Louisiana Tech’s women’s track and field team has moved up one spot to eighth in the South Central Region according to the latest rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The women’s program is eighth in the region led by recent performances by Pamela Lee in the high jump and Kim Francis in the 60m hurdles. The men’s team is ranked 19th in the region led by Trey Hadnot’s 200m dominance.

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Birthday celebration set for Coach Rob

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A birthday party in honor of what would have been the 95th birthday of the late and legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie G. Robinson, pictured coaching in a College All-Star game, will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the GSU campus. There will be a raffle and a pass-throwing contest as well as DJ Twin providing music. Coach Robinson was born on Feb. 13, 1919. The museum was dedicated on Feb. 13, 2010.

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Myrtle Wall Morris

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Myrtle Wall Morris was born May 25, 1926, to Thomas & Alice Wall in Springfield, Louisiana, and has gone to be with our Lord on February 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA. Officiating the services will be Rev. Larry Ramsour and Rev. Kurt Auger. Interment will follow at Farmerville City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA.

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SUCCESSION OF DOUGLAS WADE JOHNSON

SUCCESSION OF DOUGLAS WADE JOHNSON
Docket 12355; 3rd JDC; Lincoln

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February 12th

Motorists advised not to travel

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Winter weather conditions continued into today causing multiple accidents in the Lincoln Parish area.
In an interview late Tuesday, Albert Paxton, public information officer with Louisiana State Police Troop F, said additional personnel would be out on roadways.
“We will have additional personnel out (Tuesday night) and early (today) monitoring roads and bridges,” he said. “The DOTD will also be out salting the roads and bridges where ice is accumulating.”
Paxton said he advises motorists to check travel conditions.

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An icy shut down

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Ruston and Lincoln Parish may be dealing with the effects of winter storm Pax a little longer than emergency preparedness officials first anticipated.
“It doesn’t look like it’s going to get out of here as quickly as we first thought” Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning.
Travel remained treacherous through much of Wednesday. In Ruston, the Everett, Bonner and Farmerville street railroad overpasses were closed. Interstate 20, as well as rural roads and bridges remained icy.

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LPPJ discusses repairs throughout parish

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury and the Public Works Committee met Tuesday night in a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss several agenda items.
The Public Works Committee took official action to amend the 2014 Capital Improvement Program concerning the Mitchell Road Bridge. LPPJ Administrator Courtney Hall said the committee plans to tear out the bridge and add two tank cars.
“They should start rolling in here pretty soon,” Hall said.

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Legislature to face controversy in 2014 session

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The controversial Common Core education curriculum and the possible legalization of marijuana are expected to be among the hot-button issues when the Louisiana Legislature convenes next month, local lawmakers said Monday.
“I’m going to fight till I’m dead (any attempt at) trying to reduce the penalties on marijuana,” Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, told about 30 people at the local TEA Party legislative forum.

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Choudrant Gun Raffle Winners

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Submitted photo- Locals have joined forces to help the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department by buying a raffle ticket that earns them a chance at 52 guns with a weekly raffle. For more information about the raffle, contact Celeste Butler, village clerk, at 768-4111. Pictured above is week 11 winner Shel Holbron, right, with firefighter Darrell McCain. The CFD worked with McKinney Honda to get the guns that are being raffled for the fundraiser.

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Children show us kindness

During the annual Quota International fundraiser “Timeless Traditions” held over the weekend, hundreds of girls and their mothers gathered to enjoy a tea party and an inspirational movie. But, one of those children, Emory-Cooper Leggett made a huge sacrifice for her best friend.
Emory-Cooper was the lucky winner of the American Girl Doll “Saige” that was raffled off during the event. American Girl Dolls are beloved toys that little girls around the world enjoy, and they can cost upwards of $150.

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