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States unite to save Sparta

The water levels continue to rise, Johnson said, which is why the Union County board is requesting $300,000 of federal funds to fund a two-year extension of the study.
“We need to monitor that aquifer as long as it’s on the rise,” she said.
Because it is a bi-state project, including Morehouse, Claiborne and Union parishes in addition to the five Arkansas counties, the Union County board is seeking the support of north Louisiana stakeholders.

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Lyons’ den unveiled at Grambling

From shiny plaques and tall trophies, to newspaper clippings with bold headlines proclaiming another state or district championship for the Kittens, the room barely had any empty space left after all of the items were displayed. On the wall, in cases and surrounded by glossy photographs of the numerous GHS teams that the Grambling State University graduate has guided through the years.

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Blood giving in the red for parish

We should all hope that a situation like that doesn’t arise. The guilt we feel when we read articles that proclaim such red alerts for our local blood supply is well founded.
Instead of just thinking about it, go out and donate.
As a parish that prides itself on its generosity and thoughtfulness when it comes to others, it’s beyond belief that the situation would arise in the first place.
Blood donation has fallen by the wayside with the hustle of daily life and the concerns of politics, business, school and myriad other distractions.

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Drive-thru mentality spreads

Video games, Xbox and Wii promise virtual realities that bear uncanny resemblance to our own. Cell phones are as commonplace as Social Security numbers; however, the latter may fade into obscurity faster than the Taco Bell Chihuahua declared “Yo Quiero!” Reality has become a television show, with personal and disturbing invitations into strangers’ intimate lives, so that we may identify, or live through their experiences in addition to — or heaven forbid — replacing our own.

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Art gallery opens downtown

The desire to help local artists, to have a studio from which to work and his mom, artist Lisa Clark’s, wish to have a place to sell her jewelry and ceramics, gave way to the inception of Thousand Words.
Clark quickly found that working from a two-bedroom house was challenging.
“I needed a place to photograph,” he said. “I had gotten a lot of equipment. I just needed more space.”
Clark, who has done product shots for local artists, believes the gallery will be helpful in presenting unknown artists’ work to the public.
“I’d like to sell work for people,” he said.

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