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WaterFest helps raise awareness

Approximately 850 fifth-graders from Lincoln and Bienville parishes got a lesson in water conservation last week during the annual WaterFest at Lincoln Parish Park.
Presented by the Sparta Ground Water Commission, Sparta Foundation and Devon Energy, WaterFest is an educational opportunity where students learn through hands-on activities.
For many years, the Sparta Aquifer — which is the primary source of water for several North Louisiana parishes and parts of Arkansas — has been being used faster than it can naturally be replenished by rainfall. This trend has led to lower water levels in the aquifer, resulting in water quality issues, such as saltwater intrusion and lack of clarity.

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Terry: Political sign stolen from yard

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This past week, I paid for and placed a Romney/Ryan political sign in my front yard to exercise my right to show support for the presidential candidate I intend to vote for. 
However it seems that some small-minded individual or individuals do not believe that a citizen of this country should be allowed to show support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — so they came into my front yard and stole the sign. There’s no doubt that this kind of action has gone on since political yard signs were invented, and sadly this type of behavior will probably continue as long as campaigns use yard signs as a form of marketing.

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