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Lincoln schools striving to meet new standards

At last week’s first ever State of the District meeting, Lincoln Parish Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell presented several goals the system would like to see accomplished in the coming years. Some of those goals include students entering fourth grade on time, being able to read by third grade, performing at or above level in both English and math by eighth grade and graduating on time.
School officials are working to ensure these goals are met, but they can’t do it alone. Parents and community members have to help ensure local students have all the resources they need to accomplish what is asked of them.

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Commitment the key to success

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It takes a combined effort from everyone within a school family to achieve success. That means it takes the involvement, encouragement and support of teachers, staff, students and parents working together for the benefit of student improvement. There can be no doubt that within a small rural school, it is even more crucial that ALL work together toward the common goal of educating our students.
Dubach High School is one of those small rural schools that has benefited tremendously from this type of dedication, something from which last year’s growth and subsequent School Performance Score resulted. In order to evaluate the gains realized, we paused to reflect on our overall process for the 2009-10 school year.

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Student Council has food drive, art students win contest

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Principal’s List (4.0)
• Seventh grade — Enausha Abney, Grayson Allen, Tahsin Bari, Rachel Brown, Sarah Cowell, Aubriauna Crook, Brandon Drewett, Akeria Lewis, Landry Monroe, Deandria Moss, Sierra Napoleon, Martavious Scott, Madeline Williams and Holly Wyat
• Eighth grade — Daniel Alford, Gabrielle Boyce, Christopher Broom, Gabriella Harpel, Erik Martinez-Rodriguez, Landon Sims, Michael Skipper, Taryn Stark, Valerie Thomas, Brooke Warren and Lovely Wilkerson

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Kittens keep rolling along

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Grambling boosts winning streak to 12
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Grambling High took care of another opponent in boys’ basketball on Friday night.
Make it 12 consecutive wins for the No. 1 ranked team in Class 1A of the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll.
The Kittens also reached the coveted 20-victory plateau and remained unbeaten in District 1-1A action with a 72-42 win over Ringgold.

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Dumpster dog finds a home

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First, there was the white pup. I found her abandoned at the dumpster down the road fifteen or so years ago. I couldn’t leave her shivering there in the cold. I mean, it was on Christmas morning and only Ebenezer Scrooge could do that. I brought her home and appropriately, Kay and Melissa named her Holly. Christmas, you know.
We kept her a couple of stress-filled week before a kind lady working at the Ruston Daily Leader wanted her and we breathed a sigh of relief when Holly changed hands.
Last year, there was June Bug, a friendly little mongrel left at a dumpster near our hunting camp. June Bug took a liking to our digs and promptly established our spot as her home. No real problem until JB started following us to our deer stands. Seeing trouble on the horizon, I wrote an article about our plight. Fran, a lady from Homer, read the column, responded and June Bug now roams the Claiborne Parish hills.

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Richard Earl “Dick” Crawford

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Funeral services for Richard Earl “Dick” Crawford, age 74, of Calhoun, LA will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1st at First Baptist Church, Calhoun, LA. The service will be officiated by Rev. Neil Everett and Rev. Werner Aswell. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Monday, January 31st from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mr. Crawford was born on May 28th, 1936 to Bertie Aswell Crawford and William Crawford.

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Arliss Morelle Barr

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Arliss Morelle Barr, 82, of Ruston was born July 19, 1928, in the Oak Ridge community near Vernon in Jackson Parish to William Hiram and Annie Carroll Barr.  He passed away at his home in Ruston on January 28, 2011, following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Iley Barr, Archie Barr, and Robert Barr; sister Prairie Barr Hodde; and infant great-granddaughter Zoë Grace Foster.

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