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February 5th, 2015

Coming of age on Driskill Mt.

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This feeling only happens on a few occasions.
Some may feel it more than others, and some may go a whole lifetime unable to feel its sensation.
It can only be described as one that sucks the life out of you, yet gives you more life than you’ve ever dreamed.
Your birth, your first ball game, your first time exploration, your first love, your first heartbreak, holding on to your high school diploma and receiving your college degree are where many may have had this feeling.
It’s a burning passion deeply ingrained in our bodies.
I recently felt this feeling again.

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February 4th

Orr spends life serving country, community

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Education, military service, family and faith, can all be used to describe longtime resident of Lincoln Parish Virgil Orr.

Orr who will turn 92 years old later this week, said his age is mind-boggling.

“I’m fortunate to get to the point where I am,” he said.

During his career, Orr served as a vice president of academic affairs at Louisiana Tech University, and as a state representative.

A family filled with two daughters, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, Orr and his wife Myrtis have had a happy 70 years together.

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LPSB gets clean audit

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The Lincoln Parish School Board received a clean audit report with three suggestions for improvement during their regular board meeting on Tuesday night.
Amy Tynes, the board’s independent auditor from the firm Allen, Green and Williamson, said the report was good, but there were a few items of internal control that the board could improve. Tynes said none of the three items were serious enough to constitute a finding, and instead just required a management letter, which is designed to draw management’s attention to an issue.

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MLK award recipients announced

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Grambling State University will honor 10 recipients at the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards recognizes people who, through their service to GSU, the state, region and country, exemplify King’s character, leadership and selflessness.

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Panel to discuss social rejection

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All individuals face social rejection at some point in their lives, Julie Rutledge, Ph.D., assistant professor of family and child studies at Louisiana Tech University said.
That is one of the main reasons the university’s School of Human Ecology’s Center for Children and Families has joined with the Lincoln Parish Library to present a special screening of the documentary “Reject: The Science of Social Rejection” for the 2015 Bruce Everist Lecture.

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Residents win Choudrant Fire Department gun raffle

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Top Left: Pictured is week two winner Jody Adams with his new Ruger SR 1911.
Top Middle: Pictured is week three winner Mike Cobb with his new Beretta A-400.
Top Right: Pictured is the week four winner Robert Parrott with his new Tikka T3 Hunter in 7mm Rem Mag. Parrott also won in last year’s raffle. This is the second year the Choudrant Fire Department has held a gun raffle to help raise funds for the volunteer department. For more information call 768-4111.
Bottom Left: Pictured is week five winner Jeremy Ibert with his Remington Versamax.

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Have a heart, help the local community

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According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, the definition of volunteerism is the policy or practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational or other worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community.

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Grambling students celebrate recycling, black history month

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A globe representing key events in black history — everything from a bag of Skittles symbolizing what 17-year old Trayvon Martin was carrying when he was killed to inspirational quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. — was the people’s choice as winner of an art contest where the pieces were made entirely of recyclable materials.

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TOTS team with Lady Tigers

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Students from Glen View Elementary School’s Teams of Tomorrow (TOTs) program performed during halftime of the Grambling State Lady Tigers vs. Mississippi Valley State game Monday night. Pictured in the top photo are the TOTs and the Lady Tigers before the game. Pictured below at top left are the TOTs welcoming the Lady Tigers to the court before the game. Pictured below at top right are the TOTs and their coaches with the GSU Tiger mascot. Pictured at the bottom left and right are the TOTs during their performance.

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Six home contests for Tech

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Louisiana Tech will host six home games in the newly expanded Joe Aillet Stadium as Conference USA officials released the 2015 league schedule Monday.
The announcement comes less than a month after the Bulldogs’ 2015 non-conference schedule was cemented, guaranteeing six home games for the reigning Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl and Conference USA West Division champions.

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