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Identify signs of stress this month

Whether it’s trying to take your kids to school and make it to work on time or dealing with a big project you need to finish, stress pops its head up in just about every situation we have in life.
No matter what the situation, people can feel stressed out, tired and worried, and sometimes that happens before they are even dealing with the activity that makes them stressed.
For people looking to find ways to help solve their stress problems, you aren’t alone. With April set as National Stress Awareness Month, there are plenty of people out there looking to make changes in their stress levels, too.

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Local art serves as inspiration

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I am not William Shakespeare nor am I Kurt Cobain.
I realize this as I am sitting in Crescent City coffeehouse, rewriting the lyrics to the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” for the annual Shakespeare Day at Louisiana Tech, whose theme was “Smells Like Shakespearit.”
Becoming a prolific poet or a grunge rocker from the 90s would at one time have sounded pretty cool to me, but doesn’t seem very practical or economical whatsoever now.

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Dealing with desegregation

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Desegregation hit Lincoln Parish public schools full force my sophomore year at Ruston High. Before that was freedom of choice, the name given to plans developed nationwide in 1965-1970 that were aimed at integrating schools in basically segregated systems.
The idea was simple: Students could choose where they wanted to go to school, regardless of their race or the racial makeup of the school. But most schools remained segregated, including those in Lincoln Parish.

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The act of piddling is a fine art

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I will have friends call me sometimes over the weekend just to ask me, “What are you doing?” I will tell them I’m just “piddling.”
Just piddling, they say. So you mean you are doing nothing.
And wanted to know what was piddling.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
This will serve to inform the general public that there will be a sale of portable buildings that have been declared as surplus property of the Lincoln Parish School Board. This sale will be conducted on the campus of Choudrant High School at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012. The minimum price for each building will be displayed on each building. Sealed bids for the minimum posted bid and over will be accepted.

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that CHERYL DIANE MITCHELL WATSON

NOTICE IS GIVEN that CHERYL DIANE MITCHELL WATSON, Administratrix of the Succession of CAMERON EVERETT MITCHELL has, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of $71,500.00, the Succession’s undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the property described in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof.

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