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October 24th, 2014

Troupe Dixie gears up for spooky movie night

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What to do? Where to go? Where’s the fun?
We all find ourselves asking these questions. It’s human nature for us to yearn for something new and different yet to stick with what we know … same events, same food, same people, same time, same place. However, that same-ole-same-ole routine can certainly get boring.

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Boys and Girls club benefits LP

Our community has a plethora of organizations that give back not only to the community as a whole, but to the children within our community.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana are among those organizations.
Following are a few of the accomplishments of the club’s staff and its members.
• In 2013, Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana members achieved an overall 2.97 GPA for the 2013-14 school year.
• They awarded five Be Great Scholarships to local high school seniors.

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Women have right to contraception

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There is obviously a huge divide as to how I perceive women’s rights and specifically their right to receive contraceptives, and how Rich Lowry perceives them.
In his latest column he manages to defame the president, call all Democrats idiots, and profess his and the Republican party’s complete innocence in remarks focused on denying birth control to women.
Each instance Mr. Lowry brings up is worse than its predecessor.

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Event sparks concern for eating habits

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I try to eat healthy. I try to drink plenty of water. I try to exercise at least three times a week, though I would prefer more.
But I am just like everyone else. I’m human. I don’t always succeed at my goals and unfortunately right now I am not in a “healthy” place.
Many of you would argue that I just had a baby five months ago, which is true and that does factor into my overall wellness.
But after attending Lighten Up! Lincoln Parish on Thursday, I had a small epiphany.

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October 23rd

Man passes through Ruston as he raises awareness for mental illness, suicide

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After two suicide attempts and losing his brother to suicide, Michael Pozzi decided to embark on a journey to raise awareness.
Pozzi, who makes his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife and three daughters, began at Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, walking across the United States.
Pozzi is currently in Ruston, the Daily Leader was able to catch up with him one morning and find out a little more about the man who has been on the road for more than 50 days.

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BGCNCLA benefits entire community

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Fundraisers allow club to continue programs

Year after year the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana have provided a haven for youth to learn about everything from sports to academia.
And the community will have the opportunity to give back to the club through two fundraisers set for the coming week.
Janet Wilson, their director of marketing, said the Color of Hope Celebration has been going on for several years.

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Veterans Sought for ‘Hall of Heroes’ Exhibit

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The Lincoln Parish Library is once again seeking local veterans to be featured in a “Hall of Heroes” exhibit during the month of November in the Chautauqua Gallery of the Lincoln Parish Library.
Last year more than 100 Veterans were featured in the exhibit.
This year, the library aims to add to the existing exhibit.  

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Dubach council approves new police officer hire

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The Dubach Town Council met Monday night to discuss the hiring of a new police officer and the progress of a sidewalk renovation project in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Chief Russell Croxton recommended to the council the hiring of Caurtnai Hill, a 26-year-old Grambling University Student currently pursuing his masters in criminal justice.
“We’ve done a lot of searching and found a young man that I think would fit in,” Croxton said.

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Retirement age for judges called into question

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Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana to better inform voters about the issues that will be on the ballot.
Amendment No. 5 would eliminate the mandatory retirement age of judges
Proposed change

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Awareness helps to prevent cancers

According to the United States Surgeon General, approximately one in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon, a naturally-occurring and odorless radioactive gas that is estimated to cause more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each and every year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated Monday through Sunday as National Radon Action Week to raise awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers.

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