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Marching to the beat

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Sgt. Timothy Clark yells at a Marine Corps recruit to give him a taste of what boot camp will be like.
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Forty-four area young adults and their parents were recently able to receive a taste of what basic training will be like in the United States Marine Corps.
Sgt. Ryan Turnage, of the U.S. Marine Corps, said Drill Instructor Family Night is an annual event. It was held this month at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.

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GSU gears up for SOARS

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GRAMBLING —High School graduation has come and gone, and prospective students can direct their attention to the colleges or universities they have been accepted to.
What will life be like while leaving home to continue one’s education? Grambling State University plans on helping the Freshman Class of 2014 make that transition as smooth as possible.

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Early days, grasshoppers return to cause chaos

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Oh, it is so hard to get up in the morning! I thought retired meant that I could sleep until 9 a.m.
Lately I have been getting up a little before 5 a.m. Yes, it is my choice, but to water the plants to do the most good I need to. It is not strange to me because I was raised on a dairy farm, and the cows would not wait.

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Protect health care, education

As the final days of the ongoing legislative session wind down, officials at Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities anxiously await to see just what their budgets will look like for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
And they wait to see if state lawmakers finally look toward the future.
Having their budgets sliced and diced is nothing new for either school.

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The challenge of irrigating the lawn

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During July and August in Louisiana our lawns suffer from heat and drought stress in most cases. Many people may welcome the dry climate because it may reduce the need for mowing the lawn. Proper irrigation is one of the most challenging aspects of lawn management.
Proper irrigation practices have taken on even more significance in recent years with the increased importance of water conservation.

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LSU, Tech mark changing times

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My first reaction was negative. My reflections dictate patience, understanding and trust.
When I recently read the headline concerning a possible merger between Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana State University, I really felt a jolt. I honestly felt a little sick.

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Tech, GSU: Key games lined up

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Bulldogs, Tigers have several ‘fan-friendly’ battles
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They may be cousins, but Doug Williams and Melvin Spears will dispense with any “family ties” on Sept. 2.
That’s when Williams will send his Grambling State University team up against Spears’ Alcorn State University squad in the annual “Port City Classic” at Independence Stadium in Shreveport.
“We used to go over to each other’s houses while growing up and our families have been close,” Williams said. “I guess our relatives will have to choose sides in September.”

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Johnson: Underrated ’Dome Patrol’ member

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State Hall of Fame-bound honoree did share of ‘dirty work’ for Saints
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When people talk about the New Orleans Saints of the late 1980s and early 1990s, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to evolve into the heart and soul of the organization’s best teams to that point in franchise history.
The term “Dome Patrol,” a moniker given to the team’s four starting linebackers, was synonymous with helmet-rattling, pad-popping tackles especially in a six-year stretch from 1987-93 in which the Saints won 70 games and made the playoffs four times.
Rickey Jackson. Sam Mills. Pat Swilling. Vaughan Johnson.

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Peach Festival fishing tournaments scheduled for adults, youngsters

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Louisiana’s Squire Creek Peach Festival sports action will start “catching” on Friday when youngsters start fishing for prizes at Lincoln Parish Park.
The popular tournament will be open free to youngsters 12 years and under and include poles and bait provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Serving as the chief sponsor is the LaCapitol Federal Credit Union, while Wal-Mart and Villege Market/Arby’s are co-sponsors.

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Carroll, Haymon exchange vows in June 18 ceremony

Millie Claire Carroll, of Ruston, and Jacob Daniel Haymon, of Pineville, were united in holy matrimony in an 11 a.m. ceremony June 18 at Douglas United Methodist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Mike Holloway.

Millie is the daughter of Dale and Claire Carroll, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Walter and Miriam Savage, of Ruston, and the late Guy and Josie Carroll.
Jacob is the son of Jon and Rhonda Haymon, of Pineville. He is the grandson of Arthur and

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