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April 12th, 2014

Sports Briefs

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Diamond Dogs fall to FIU: For the first time this season, Louisiana Tech did not touch home plate as the Panthers of FIU shut out the Bulldogs in the second game of the series, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The Bulldogs’ losing streak has now reached nine straight games.
GSU splits with Prairie View: Grambling State’s baseball team split a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader at Prairie View A&M Saturday, winning the opener 11-6 and falling in Game Two 15-3.

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LPDC changes good for all

In less than one year Lincoln Parish residents are sure to have noticed or at least heard of the changes implemented at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office took over the detention center in July 2013, and Sheriff Mike Stone said although it’s a major undertaking, it was a good move.
“We’re still looking at how to make the detention center better and how we can improve it even more,” he said.
“We knew that it was going to be a major undertaking, but it looks like we’ll be able to manage everything with a surplus.”

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Life-changing events do occur

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Today is my anniversary.
Now before Tom goes running to the calendar to see what he’s missed, let me clarify. Today isn’t my wedding anniversary; it’s not the day I debuted on this planet nor is it the day I graduated at any time in my life.
However, today is the anniversary of the day the course of my life changed forever. It was 23 years ago today that I unintentionally wrestled with another car as we traveled in different directions that rainy April night. And in case you missed it, my life changed forever.

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Library month prompts reading

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Sometimes I watch too much TV. Other times, a book transports me to such an interesting place with such interesting people that it would be tough to pull me away if a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse was going on outside.
Lately, I’ve been experiencing the latter phenomenon. It helps to have a good book. The one I’ve been reading is so good that it’s actually the second time I’ve read it — and I still can’t put it down!

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Most important event in history

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I believe that Easter and the Resurrection are the most important events in the history of man.
Last week I ended with the question: Was the process of His trial legal?

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Glenview: Students go green, get wet with Rotary

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Second grade students completed an in-depth study of water.  Some classes built models and performed experiments about evaporation and condensation.

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LPECC kids have a ball hunting Easter Eggs

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Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center children have recently been gathering eggs at Easter parties at various locations. The children loved hunting for the eggs. Eggs were also used in class all week for counting, sorting, and comparing activities as well as working out addition and subtraction word problems. Learning through play helps the children enjoy school as they get ready for the expectations ahead in kindergarten.
Pre-registration has been taking place this month. If you missed the school registration, please go to the Lincoln Parish School Board Office.

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LSMSA juniors begin college application

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NATCHITOCHES — Representatives from several major colleges and universities visited the campus of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts on April 9, to participate in a mini college fair for LSMSA students.
The intent of the mini college fair was to give rising seniors a jump start on the college application process.
“We meet with juniors once a week in the spring in a junior seminar class,” Leah Lentz, counselor, said. “During this class they have learned about selective admission schools, university summer programs and the many facets to applying to college.

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Local 4-H’er hones skills

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Submitted photo- Julia Trull (left) and mom, Misty Trull, recently traveled to Pollock, Louisiana to attend the annual 4-H Fashion Camp held at 4-H Grant Walker Educational Center. Youth and adult leaders came from all over the state to attend this event. 4-H members experienced two days of learning and fun. Julia created and completed five projects: a pillow, organizer, purse, headband and added a pocket to a T-shirt. 4-H members not only learn basic sewing techniques, they meet and interact with their peers while learning new sewing skills.

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Designing your retirement: the new reality

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Designing your retirement: The new reality
A new grandchild arrives. Your son moves across the country for his new job. The family home requires more maintenance than your travel-intensive lifestyle allows. A health challenge arises. Whatever the reason, expenses that significantly affect your long-term finances should trigger a meeting with your financial advisor.
What to expect from a financial checkup

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