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June 28th, 2013

Boat racing returns to Lake D’Arbonne

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Before last weekend, there had not been a boat race held on Lake D’Arbonne since the early 1980s, but thanks to Mitch and Matt Ludwig of Ludwig Marine in Farmerville, that has changed. Deep South Racing Association held its inaugural boat races in seven different divisions last Saturday and Sunday.
“There’s a lot that goes into it,” Mitch Ludwig said. “We had to get permission from a lot of different people to make this happen.”

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Summer programs available for kids

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Here at the North Central Louisiana Arts Council we have some amazing member artists who are busy sharing their skills this summer. If you’re looking for some fun art-related activities for your children, check out these opportunities!

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PAWS of NELA’s offsite adoptions at Petco

PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will be sponsoring its monthly offsite adoption opportunity of available pets from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter this weekend.
Come see the great variety of adoptable pets at the PAWS’ offsite adoption from noon to 4 pm. on Saturday at Petco in Monroe.

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Parish’s Hall list reaches ‘50’

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NATCHITOCHES — Lincoln Parish turns “50” this weekend.
Well, in terms of providing honorees for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, that is.
When former Grambling State University basketball star James “Jimmy” Jones is recognized in ceremonies in Natchitoches on Saturday night, it will boost the parish’s representation for the state’s top honor in sports to 50.
That’s the most — by far, no less — of any parish in the state.

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Floyd to be presenter for Johnson

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NATCHITOCHES — For Ervin Johnson, it was an easy choice, a no-brainer.
When he was told that he had been chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction Class of 2013, the Jonesville native was informed that one of his first priorities was to choose a presenter.
Easy for Johnson.
“Oh, it was Coach Floyd, there wasn’t any doubt about that,” he said during a press conference held at The Landing Restaurant on Thursday afternoon. “It had to be him. Nobody else. After what he’s meant to me in my life, I didn’t have to think very long on who I was going to be choosing.”

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Williamson: Early leader in Tech AD hunt?

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One day after Bruce Van De Velde announced his resignation, speculation began as to who would be the next leader of the athletics department at Louisiana Tech University.
And the name already circulating quickly around Tech Nation is Stanley Williamson, who has strong roots to the local area.
He’s a native of Ruston, graduated from Cedar Creek High and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tech.
His wife is the former Debbie Primeaux, one of he most popular players in Lady Techsters’ basketball history.

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Tech athletes earn WAC scholastic honors

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Louisiana Tech University saw 25 of its spring sports student-athletes earn Academic All-Western Athletic Conference honors, while another 15 student-athletes earned Freshmen/Transfer Academic All-WAC honors which were released by the league office on Thursday.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least at 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

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Celebrate with good decisions

The Fourth of July is less than a week away, and some people will likely begin their celebrations over the weekend.
Gathering with friends and family, enjoying a barbecue and having a party near a refreshing body of water will be the main objective for many people over the holiday. For many, those celebrations will include alcoholic beverages.
Holidays are a time for family, and choosing to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking can leave a dark shadow on what is supposed to be a happy time.

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Marriage: A changing institution

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In recent headlines, I’m sure most have read about gay marriage being legalized in several states.
Foxnews.com, published an article of 13 Surprising Facts about the history of marriage. Stephanie Coontz, author of “Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage,” put marriage like this.
“It was a way of getting in-laws, of making alliances and expanding the family labor force.” In the beginning being married had little to do with love.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
Annual meeting of Tremont Water System July 2, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Pleasant Grove Rd., Choudrant, LA time 7:30, discussion: election of board member.
1td: June 28, 2013

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