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Aquatic Club readies for postseason meets

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The Bulldog Aquatic Club used the month of January to conclude the regular short-course swim season and prepare for the postseason.
With a meet in Alexandria sandwiched between a pair of meets in Baton Rouge recently, the local swimmers fared well in preparation for the district championships this weekend in Baton Rouge and the state championships in Sulphur Thursday through Feb. 12.
The eight-under state championships will be March 10-11 in New Orleans.

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Ellis honored with own ‘Day’

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Former Grambling State University head baseball coach Wilbert Ellis (center) was recently presented with a “Wilbert Ellis Day” proclamation by Louisiana Secretary of State Communications’ Director Sailor Jackson (right) during ceremonies held at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Ellis is the commissioner of the museum, which had the most visitors during its first year of operation than any other museum in the state system. Also helping honor Ellis, a recent inductee into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame, was former GSU football assistant coach Eddie G.

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LHSAA convention proves productive

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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association annual convention was recently held in Baton Rouge along with the Louisiana High School Athletic Directors Association and the LHSAA’s cheerleading coaches’ Clinic. All proved productive and successful.
The conference attendees enjoyed various exhibits and the annual Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony.

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Woodard opened nation's eyes

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Editor’s note: This guest column is published in recognition of Black History Month.
It is traditional to remember the well known contributions of people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman the abolitionist.
But there are other important Americans who have been buried, rather than singled out by black history. One is Isaac Woodard. He was a World War II veteran who lost his sight so that the nation could see the error of some of its ways. And it might be said that he set the motion for the modern Civil Rights movement.

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Man speaks out against alcohol sales

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This is a response to the Jan. 16 column by Mrs. Jessica Darden and the December City Council meeting:
First, I would like to address the City Council meeting held on Dec. 5. I have never been to a meeting that was any more insignificant than the one held on Dec. 5, 2011.

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Woman has concern with LPSO CAP

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I read in the paper about the new CAP program the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has started. The program is a good one, but to take two of the best investigators to do this piddly little job is beyond me. Anybody can pass out pamphlets. Give it to a rookie to do or a reserve deputy.
Then the sheriff asked us to vote on a new tax when we are protected even less. I am sure Tommy Doss and Jim Stephens are enjoying riding and visiting, but we need them out there stopping drug dealers.

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Thoughts on sports, politics

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Today is Super Bowl Sunday. For those watching, some of you might have similar thoughts to mine. There are two “New” teams in the game, New England and New York. I still think there should have been another, New Orleans. Five turnovers and a bumbled defensive scheme in the last 90 seconds against San Francisco caused the Saints’ departure from the playoffs. Many predict that New York will win, a team that was hot during the end of the season. Well, while New York was “hot” the Saints beat them 49-24. The Saints very easily could and perhaps should have been in Indianapolis.

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St. Jude worthy of supporting

Cancer is a frightening reality when an adult faces it. When a child receives the diagnosis, it can be even more terrifying.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been utilizing its pioneering research and treatment techniques to treat children with cancer and other similarly catastrophic diseases for more than 50 years. It’s the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and treats more than 260 patients each day.

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Preschoolers learn about La.

Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center is eagerly anticipating a fun-filled February. This month we will learn about our great state, Louisiana. We will explore Louisiana in depth by looking at the history of our state, state symbols, traditions, music and Louisiana cuisine.

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HICO ELEMENTARY

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The ABBIT Society
Parents and students were invited to attend the ABBIT Society Ceremony in the school auditorium on Jan. 25. The ABBIT (A’s and B’s Because I Try) students making all A’s and B’s on their report card were recognized.

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