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July 4th

Pet of the week

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Charlie is a young retriever mix that is looking for a home. He is playful and might make a great pet for someone with a big backyard. His adoption fee is $50 and he is neutered and current on shots. Call 251-DOGS for more information about this fella in need of a home.

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Dedication ceremony held

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On May 14, the family of the late Richard A. “Dickie” Lewis gathered in front of the Scott Hamilton Warehouse in Dubach to dedicate a bronze memorial in his honor. His wife, Carolyn Hunter Lewis, thanked all who made the presentation including the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization (DRABO), the Revitalization Coalition, and the citizens and Town of Dubach.
“Dickie,” as he is remembered, passed away in late 2010.

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Minority mental health statistics released

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This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will run July 11.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI National), mental illness affects one in five individuals in America. African Americans are no exception.
Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental illness often results in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

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Labor and delivery — no pain, no gain

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The truth hurts and let’s face it, so does labor. However unlike many other painful things, there is something sweet and precious to gain.
While there is no getting around the pain of that, thankfully there are many options for pain relief in childbirth.

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Fourth of July to be remembered

Today is about more than barbecues and family picnics. It should also be a day of remembrance.
In April of 1775, few people living in the United States at the time wanted complete independence from Great Britain. Those that did were deemed radicals.
However, within the next year the number began to grow by leaps and bounds. Richard Henry Lee made a motion calling for the colonies’ independence on June 7, 1776, almost a month before the declaration would be signed.

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LLL 7-8 girls in All-Star tourney

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Lincoln Little League is among teams entered in the District 5 All-Star 7-8 girls’ tournament that will conclude tonight with a championship game at 8 p.m. at the LLL Complex. The Lincoln Little League representative features team members in (bottom row, from left) Preslee Fortenberry, Landri Millsaps, Gretchen Martin, Kendall Maddox, Aubrey Leggett, (middle row, from left) Landri Thomas, Amber Stevens, Gracie Duke, Skylar Barnett, Adaah Wysinger, Julianna McMillan, (top row, from left) Coach Randy Thomas, Coach Brandon Fortenberry, Coach Heather Roussell and Coach Ben Martin.

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Allick latest sad story for Tech hoops

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It’s a story the Louisiana Tech basketball program has heard too many times over the past year — the death of a former player from its teams that played in the mid 2000s.
On June 24, former Bulldog Donell Allick was shot and killed in his hometown of New Haven, Conn. He was 31 years old.

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Grambling rates No. 6 in ‘Cup’ race

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s athletics program has finished in the middle of the pack for the 2010-11 Southwestern Athletic Conference season.
In the annual rankings for the “Commissioner’s Cup” in the 10-member league, the Lincoln Parish school placed No. 6.

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Tech gridders ranked No. 94 in nation

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If a national magazine preseason poll supplies a measuring stick, Louisiana Tech University will rank among the Top 100 football programs in the country for the upcoming season.
The Bulldogs are ranked No. 93 in an early season poll announced this weekend by Sporting News magazine.

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’Dogs have solid recruiting

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Simoneaux’s team lands eight newcomers for 2012
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For Jacob Stockton, a combination of academics and being close to home proved to be a “no-brainer” in choosing where he would attend college.
He wanted to major in engineering.

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