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March 6th

NFT an example of our future

To run the risk of sounding like a prat, we may have a “silicon bayou” gathering life and vitality in our backyard.
And Ruston Economic Development Director Stuart Clason feels pretty much the same way, if the hour he spent chatting with me Friday is any indication. Tech’s Network Foundation Technologies is a prime example.
NFT’s video streaming technology is the proverbial story that writes itself. NFT (pronounced “nifty” for us lay people) has truly set itself up to boom by signing contracts with major sports leagues like the Central Hockey League and ArenaFootball2.

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Simsboro faces tough Rapides

Other contributors include senior Bennie Robinson (9.7), sophomore Antwon Baker (8.3), sophomore Dariunte Jenkins (7.1), sophomore Marcellas Anderson (6.5) and sophomore Dennis Mitchell (4.0).
Jackson is the top rebounder with eight grabs per game, Ogunyemi has a 7.0 mark and Gavin Mitchell and Robinson each are handling five boards per contest.
Gavin Mitchell is also handing out seven assists per game and Ford and Robinson have four assists each per game.

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Students learn worldly skills

“I serve food, clean up and make pasta dishes,” said the 16-year-old who hopes to be a boxer one day. “I’m going to try and get transportation to come back here and work this summer. The pay’s pretty good for a part-time job.”
LaKeytra Harris, another Career Academy GED track student, said learning to make food and finding comfortable shoes, so her back wouldn’t hurt while she stood, were early challenges of the job at McCall Dining Hall, but the skills she’s learned in class have pushed her forward.

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March 4th

Choudrant outgrows town hall

In order to move forward with the second phase of the expansion plan, the aldermen voted to allow Sanderson to sign a resolution awarding the village funds from Louisiana Capital Outlay to build a second fire station. Construction is tentatively set to begin in late summer or early fall. While the location is not yet set, Sanderson said it should be built near the Squire Creek water tower. Once construction on fire station No. 2 is complete, the police department will make its second move into offices there.

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Jones tabbed for WAC award

In the national publication’s annual “College Preview” edition that reached newsstands earlier this week, Jones is predicted to be the WAC Player of the Year winner.
The 6-5 and 205-pounder is coming off of an injury-hampered sophomore campaign in which he batted .297 with 49 hits in 165 at bats, including five home runs and 36 runs batted in.
On the mound, Jones had a 2-2 record, 6.16 earned run average and 29 strikeouts in 30.2 innings.

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Universities move to keep students safe

That is an important detail that will have an impact during an emergency situation. All students should register their important phone numbers as quickly as possible to ensure they will be informed in case of emergency.
This is a critical step taken by the university system toward keeping everyone on campus safe. The new method of notification will be used in addition to the e-mail service already in place. But the cell phone method will meet the need for urgency better than e-mail.

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Nearly time to spring forward

If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking how sudden it seems for this time to be upon us again. Well, it’s here, and I’m certainly glad about it.
Those days of not wanting to leave the house, since that would require going out into the cold, are winding down, and like many of our four-legged mammal counterparts, it’s time to come out of hibernation.

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Dubach schools rely on renewal

The utilities include electricity, water and gas at Hico Elementary and Dubach High School. The approximately $95,000 per year generated by the tax pays for six to seven months of utility bills for the two schools, she said.
The property tax renewal also pays for maintenance of school buses used in the district. Key said five buses serve Hico Elementary and Dubach High School.
“We want the buses to be maintained because of the distance our kids travel on them,” she said.

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March 3rd

Waldron has Simsboro in ‘28’

But this past weekend, it was Simsboro’s time to enjoy a dramatic comeback and advance into the annual “Top 28” state tournament.
The Tigers trailed at the end of the first quarter, at halftime and then after three quarters.
Going into the final period, it appeared that this outstanding season would be coming to a close for the state’s No. 4 ranked club.
Centerville enjoyed a double-digit lead and had momentum and the home court in their advantage.
Somebody forgot to tell the inspired, refuse-to-fold Tigers.

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Parents need to play role in education

Opportunities to teach abound and can be as simple as taking a child into the voting booth, bringing them to the public library or going on a trip.
Local schools’ parent-teacher organizations also present an opportunity to show children and their teachers that you value the learning taking place in the classroom.
In Lincoln Parish, these groups are making good things happen, which benefits our students and our educators.

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