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Free Entrepreneurial training workshop on tap

An Entrepreneurial Training Workshop will be held at from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday at the newly renovated Claiborne Parish Library, located at 909 Edgewood Drive, in Homer.
This workshop is for those interested in starting their own business.
Although this workshop is free, individuals are asked to let organizers know of their intention to attend.

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December 30th

LPFD: Mobile home a total loss in fire

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A mobile home on Loraine Drive was destroyed in a fire on Monday afternoon.
According to reports, the Lincoln Parish Fire District responded to a fire that erupted at 12:22 p.m. Monday at 301 on Loraine Drive.
“The first unit on scene reported a fully involved mobile home fire, and within minutes the fire was under control,” District Chief Donnie Watson said.
“The mobile home was not being occupied at the time of the fire, and no smoke detectors were noted.”
Watson added that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Sanfords answer a higher calling

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For Lincoln Parish’s Erin and Jeff Sanford, it’s all about the calling.
The calling to each other and family. The calling to those in need. The calling to University Baptist Church. The calling to God.
Those are the things that mean to most to this couple, married for 30 years
Jeff Sanford grew up in Carthage, Texas, while Erin Sanford grew up in Houston and met and married in Longview, Texas.
It was Jeff Sanford’s mom and dad who brought the couple to Lincoln Parish 27 years ago.

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Three face burglary charges

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Three suspects in a string of residential burglaries in the northwest section of the parish have been apprehended by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
LPSO Maj. Chad Alexander, public information officer, said property is currently being recovered and additional charges for other burglaries are expected.
“The trio is expected to have committed other offenses, similar in nature, here in Lincoln Parish,” Alexander said.

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Home invasion suspect arrested

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A suspect in a July home invasion has been apprehended.
Terrance Deshun Dean, 22, of 604 E. McCallister St., was arrested by the Ruston Police Department on Monday.
Dean was charged with one count home invasion and resisting an officer — flight on foot.
RPD Deputy Chief Clint Williams said Dean was the second suspect in a July home invasion that took place in the city.

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Ring in the New Year with festive party ideas

Although New Year's Eve parties tend to be similar from year to year, hosts can explore the many ways to make their celebrations stand out from those of years past. This handy guide provides ideas to your get creative juices flowing.
· Establish a color palette. Many people equate New Year's Eve with the gold and silver hues of champagne. However, you can use any festive color for your party. Use the same colors on everything from invitations to dinnerware to take-home favors.

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Pierian Club News

Mary Ayres invited the Pierian ladies into her lovely, Christmas decorated home for their annual Christmas luncheon. 
Many “oohs” and “aahs” could be heard as members wandered from room to room exchanging comments about the beautiful tree with its Hallmark action ornaments, angels, candles, Santas and handwork pieces. 
Tables were set throughout the areas with festive dishes and centerpieces.  Kathey Roane helped with the serving and seating. 
The group was asked to come to the buffet of salads — pasta, vegetable, gelatin, and fruits — with crackers and breads. 

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Grab the best buys this January

Shopping may be the last thing on the average person's mind once the holiday season has ended. But January may be a great time to go bargain hunting.
Though sinking January temperatures can make winter seem endless, retailers already have spring on their minds when the calender turns, and many use the first month of the year to clear out inventory and make room for spring merchandise. If you're ready to shop, the following items might be available at heavy discounts.

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Bulldogs race past Muleriders, 74-52

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Alex Hamilton came into Monday night’s game in the Thomas Assembly Center averaging 15.3 points per game and 15 points was exactly what he needed to become the 38th member of the 1,000 point club at Louisiana Tech.
Stuck on 14 with 90 seconds to go in the game, it was only fitting that the junior reached the milestone on his classic three-point play in the 74-52 victory over Southern Arkansas in the final non-conference game of the season.

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Bulldogs race past Muleriders, 74-52

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Junior G Alex Hamilton leads Tech with 17, joins 1,000-point club
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Alex Hamilton came into Monday night’s game in the Thomas Assembly Center averaging 15.3 points per game and 15 points was exactly what he needed to become the 38th member of the 1,000 point club at Louisiana Tech.
Stuck on 14 with 90 seconds to go in the game, it was only fitting that the junior reached the milestone on his classic three-point play in the 74-52 victory over Southern Arkansas in the final non-conference game of the season.

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