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July 29th, 2014

Creek camps started

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Cedar Creeks School’s football camps continue today with the Hawg Wild Camp for sixth-12th grade linemen and the Elementary All-Star Camp for first-fifth graders.
The Playmakers Skills position camp for will be held Wednesday and Thursday.
For more information call Ben Haddox at 245-2908.

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Five inducted to Jackson Parish Sports Hall

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Norman Bradford, Jim Golden, Jimmy Walker, W. B. Tolar and Charles Scott were inducted into the Jackson Parish Sports Hall of Fame Saturday in the Family Life Center of Jonesboro’s First Baptist Church.

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Flora arrangement and lawn care

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Nothing brightens up an indoor living area more than a fresh flower display. Floral arrangements can be utilized year-round to add color, fragrance and artistic creativity to any home, especially during the holiday seasons.

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Begonia Society meets

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The North Central Louisiana Begonia Society welcomed new members at the monthly meeting July 13 in Wyly Tower at Louisiana Tech University. From left, Freda Holley, Taylor Holley, Nick Lacy and Debbie Sanders.

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Sports camps teach life skills

The saying goes that the best things in life are free.
That’s undoubtedly true in Lincoln Parish, thanks to the Eddie Robinson Football and Wilbert Ellis Baseball camps.
In a day and age where a vast majority of athletic summer camps for kids run up into the hundreds of dollars per event, the Eddie Robinson Football and Wilbert Ellis Baseball camps are conducted entirely free of charge.
These aren’t any small-time camps that are quickly thrown together.

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Plan now for fall gardening

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I see that many home gardens that were started this spring are coming to an end this year.
A few plants are still putting out but many have finished producing quality vegetables. Spring gardening has really grown in past years and many of us enjoy getting out, tilling the soil, planting and babying our vegetables until harvest. We truly enjoy that fresh, home grown flavor.
Just this week alone, I’ve heard a couple of people complain that they wouldn’t be able to eat a fresh tomato until next year because they don’t like the flavor of the tomatoes you can buy from the store.

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July 28th

RPD thwarts robbery attempt

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The willingness of an alert passer-by to make a 9-1-1 telephone call enabled law enforcement officers to quickly apprehend two suspects in a weekend armed robbery, Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers said this morning.
Timothy Gray, 22, of 502 Jackson Ave., and Jamarcus Elmore, 20, of 305 Jack Anding, both in Ruston, face two counts each of armed robbery in connection with an incident late Saturday evening at the Citgo service station at 504 South Vienna St. Both men are also charged with resisting an officer by fleeing.

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Comic Book Hero Turns 75

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The Lincoln Parish Library held a special celebration for Batman’s75th birthday at 4 p.m. Saturday in the LPL’s community room.
Youth came to view paraphernalia, books, videos, apparel and other collectible items. Activities offered were Batman trivia and a costume contest and attendees enjoyed a bat-shaped cake. Pictured right is Mary Claire McFadden, who participated in the costume contest.

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Literary classics with a twist

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While some people can’t get enough of Shakespeare or Jane Austen, others might have wondered what would happen if the authors mixed a little science fiction or fantasy into those critically acclaimed pieces of literature.
To answer such questions, the Lincoln Parish Library is back with another installment of it’s Novel Night Out event on Thursday.

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Millsap joins Team USA

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After producing an All-Star season in his first year with the Atlanta Hawks, former Louisiana Tech great Paul Millsap has received an invitation to join the Team USA basketball roster, it was announced Sunday by USAB officials.
Millsap’s addition takes the number of senior players in camp under Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to 19. Of those 19, he will attempt to claim a spot on the final 12-man roster which will represent their country at the inaugural FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain starting Aug. 30.

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