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October 2nd

Trammell to walk for a cure

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Grace Trammell is a fourth-grade student at Cedar Creek School. She was diagnosed with diabetes at 15 months old. She manages her diabetes with an OmniPod pump.
Grace will be among the participants in the Fifth Annual Ruston Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Railroad Park, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.
Those interested in forming a team may call 866-932-9511 or email NorthLouisiana@jdrf.org.

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Angel Ministries to hold free public workshop Oct. 3

Linda Tripp, founder of Angel Ministries, in Monroe, will present a free workshop "Because of Angel Ministries” at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ouachita Council on Aging at 2407 Ferrand St., Monroe.
Angel Ministries, a non-profit foundation, helps those "who fall between the cracks" and need assistance with care, mild hyperbaric oxygen treatments, food and many other beneficial programs. A short video will be shown about the many services available through Angel Ministries. Tripp will explain how individuals and their families can access these services and become familiar with Angel Ministries.

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’Dogs succeed off the field, too

On the field, Louisiana Tech University’s football team is off to a super start.The same goes for off of the field, too.
In the past several weeks, two members of the Bulldogs’ defending Western Athletic Conference championship squad have been announced as semifinalists for major national awards for academic excellence and community service.

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Thoughts on our love affair with crime

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Last summer, the country waited with bated breath and a united desire to see if the mother of poor, sweet little Caylee Anthony would be convicted of anything in the disappearance of her daughter.
As scenes from the courtroom trickle out in reference to the sadly misguided young man who terrorized a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., several months ago, people eagerly watch to see what will happen.

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Make an offer she can't refuse

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Question: When I attempt to put my 3-and-a-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn’t have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?

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Charles Purvis Wilson, Jr.

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Charles Purvis Wilson, Jr., 93, of Nashville, Arkansas, passed September 28, 2012, at Dierks Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, October 3rd at Nashville Funeral Home, 1208 West Sunset Street in Nashville, AR. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm, until service time. Graveside Services and interment will be Thursday, October 4th, 2 pm at New Rocky Valley Cemetery on Martin Luther King Drive in Grambling, LA.

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October 1st

Maginnis delivers political assessment

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Addressing an auditorium full of Louisiana Tech University students, faculty members and individuals from the community, well known author and reporter, John Maginnis evaluated the current political climate in the state of Louisiana on Sept. 28.
To kick off Tech’s “Louisiana at 200: A Bicentennial Lecture Series,” Maginnis delivered “Our Heroes Have Always Been Governors: What makes Louisiana Politics Different” presentation.
Noting the current presidential race, Maginnis predicted that the election is still a toss-up.

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Grambling honors locals

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The Fifth Annual Community Contributions Banquet sponsored by the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce will honor a local business, individuals and two community groups Oct. 11 in the Ruston Civic Center.
“We look forward each year to this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding individuals, institutions, community groups and businesses that contribute to the vitality of our community,” said Barbara McIntyre, president of the Grambling Chamber.

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School board looks at vouchers, buses

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The Lincoln Parish School Board will finally know how they have been affected by the Louisiana Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program this week.
A report from Superintendent Danny Bell on the matter is on the agenda for the regular 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday.
School board employees had estimated a loss of $1,002,122 when initial approval for scholarships was given out. However, reports last month revealed that all students approved to attend New Living Word School, the only Lincoln Parish school approved to receive scholarship students, did not enroll there.

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Caney Lake Good Sammers

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Tall pine trees, shimmering lake, cool breezes — what better time for the Caney Lake Good Sammers to gather and take a camping trip to Shady Pines RV Park in Texarkana, Ark., on Aug. 22-25. Hosts Carolyn and Hubert Estes and JoAnn and Richard Taylor invited everyone to bring their brown bag supper and come join them.

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