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January 10th, 2018

Vikes should expect different Saints’ defense

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Yes, the New Orleans Saints are facing a divisional playoff game against a team it lost to by the score of 29-19 in their season opener at Minnesota.
But make no mistake, these aren’t the same two teams that faced off in September.
Quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook won’t be playing for the Vikings.
For the Saints, safety Kenny Vaccaro, linebackers Alex Anzalone and A.J. Klein and pass rusher Alex Okafor are all on injured reserve after logging a good amount of snaps in the opener.

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Sparta panel needs management authority

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In the summer of 1999, a little more than two years after the first stories appeared in this newspaper about the frightening plight of the Sparta Aquifer, the Louisiana Legislature created the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District and its board of commissioners.
The Sparta Commission was directed to “study and survey” the groundwater resources in its 16-parish area that includes Lincoln Parish; to educate people about the aquifer’s predicament; hire personnel; hold hearings; receive money and basically advocate for the Sparta’s interests.

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Take the path less traveled

A walk through the woods won’t be the same after a short visit to the Master Gardener’s Tree Identification Trail at the Lincoln Parish Park.
As part of their mission in educating the community on gardening and horticulture, the Master Gardeners thought it would be a great idea to develop a walking trail for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

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Board of Regents newest member ready to work

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The former state senator and local businessman recently appointed to the Louisiana Board of Regents said education in Louisiana is “imperative” to its future and that citizen participation can make a difference in making education stronger.
Quitman resident Randy Ewing said in a phone interview Tuesday that providing the best education possible for Louisiana students ensures they have the skills needed to be in the economy.

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Lincoln Parish School Board names president, vice president

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CHOUDRANT — Joe Mitcham and Lynda Henderson were unanimously selected to continue serving as president and vice president of the Lincoln Parish School Board.
The District 6 and District 9 board members, respectively, were voted to serve a one-year term during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at Choudrant Elementary School.
“I appreciate the vote of confidence,” said Mitcham, who will be serving his second year in a row as president.
“I appreciate the work the board does and I believe we work well together.”

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Edna Mae Melder

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Edna Mae Melder, age 86 of Ruston passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center. Mrs. Melder worked in the school system as a Cafeteria Manager.
Friends may visit with the family 5:00pm until 7:00pm Wednesday at Edmonds Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Edmonds Chapel with Rev. Todd Free officiating. Interment will be in Caney Lake Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Public forums set for enhanced school calendar

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Lincoln Parish residents will have two opportunities to attend a public forum about the enhanced school calendar for the upcoming school year at Cypress Springs and Glen View Elementary schools.
Lincoln Parish schools Superintendent Mike Milstead said the forums will take place on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25 tentatively at Trinity United Methodist Church. The times of the forums are to be determined at a later date.

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January 9th

NOTICE Parcel No. 19183055A14 Magnolia 1905, LLC c/o Documentation Department Dana Capers

NOTICE
Parcel No. 19183055A14
Magnolia 1905, LLC c/o Documentation Department
Dana Capers
North La. Development Co., LLC c/o Documentation Department
North La. Development Co., LLC
Dana Capers-Registered Agent of Magnolia 1905, LLC and North La. Development Co., LLC
Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development
THIS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION IS NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR RIGHTS OR INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LOCATED IN DUBACH, LOUISIANA MAY BE TERMINATED BY OPERATION OF LAW IF YOU DO NOT TAKE FURTHER ACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW:

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Health Hut, Center for the Blind receive Living Well Foundation grants

Two Lincoln Parish non-profit agencies, one a health-care provider and the other an education provider, have received grants from the regional Living Well Foundation.
The Health Hut and the Louisiana Center for the Blind are among the 21 agencies in eight area parishes to receive funding from the foundation.
“The services provided by these agencies and educational groups as well as many others in our market are all important to the quality of life in our communities and the health and well-being of our parishes’ populations,” foundation President/CEO Alice M. Prophit said.

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The art behind driving your vehicle

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It’s time to once again talk about the art of driving your vehicle.
Every driver has a limitless number of chances to be courteous to other drivers.
Let’s go back to the Golden Rule.
How do you feel when you want to pull into a line of traffic, but no one lets you in?
That’s exactly how the person waiting to pull into traffic feels when you just drive quickly by without letting them in.
How do you feel when the person behind you keeps honking after a light turns while you wait for an elderly person to finish crossing the intersection?

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