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January 12th, 2015

LPPJ to meet Tuesday

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After a special called meeting on Thursday to appoint a new representative for District No. 12, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet in regular session on Tuesday to discuss several proposals, as well as the election of the 2015 officers.
The 7 p.m. meeting will begin with District Attorney John Belton presiding over the 2015 election of both the president and vice president of the police jury.
All jurors are able to put their bid in for the positions.
After the election of officers, the jury will then begin business as usual.

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Seminar focuses on long-term care

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Pennington Financial LLC will host their semi-monthly “Paying for Long Term Care” seminar at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Chuck Barber, owner of Pennington Financial LLC, said all general public, CPA’s and attorneys are invited to attend. It is suggested, though not required, to make reservations by calling 866-323-4125.

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Learn about the local aquifer

North Central Louisiana TEA Party leadership team member Bob Flournoy is right when he says the Sparta Aquifer is the most important natural resource we have.
After all, the giant underground formation is the major source of drinking water for approximately 250,000 people across 16 northern Louisiana parishes, including Lincoln Parish.

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Dallas quakes deserve watchful eyes

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Dallas isn’t that far away from Lincoln Parish when looking at the big picture, and something happening there might be worth watching for consideration in our neck of the woods.
Officials in the Dallas area have begun formulating plans to handle a major earthquake after a series of small tremors have shaken things up in the “Big D” in recent weeks. The last one came Sunday night as a magnitude 2.5 quake struck near the site of Old Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.

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Stalking: A misunderstood crime

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What would you say to a friend who told you they were being stalked? Would you know what they were talking about? Would you advise them to go to the police? Perhaps you, like many others, are not fully certain as to what behaviors constitute stalking.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, so this is a perfect time to become aware of this problem. The theme — “Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.” — challenges us to fight this potentially deadly crime by learning more about it.

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Pet of the Week

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Ivy is a small black lab with a big personality and lots of energy. Ivy is about 1 1/2 years old and has been at 4 Paws for a year. She would love to have a home where she can run and play. She is always on the go and she is spayed and up-to-date on shots. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. To see all of the dogs at 4 Paws visit the shelter at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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January 10th

O.K.’s Corral: Mike Green: 2015 might be his year

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A new year has beckoned and that means 12 months of exciting, tough-to-predict happenings in the world of sports.
Here are some of our prognostications, observations and suggestions for 2015:
WELCOME ABOARD, MIKE: I might be more optimistic and hopeful than a spokesman for a Dale Carnegie course, but I believe this might finally be the year that the best men’s basketball player in Louisiana Tech University history receives a special phone call.
That person is, of course, Mike Green.

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Techsters outlast Roadrunners

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Chrisstasia Walter scored a season-high 24 points and Kelia Shelton added 23 points to lead Louisiana Tech to a hard-fought 79-74 win over UTSA Saturday night before 2,410 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.
With the win, Tech (7-7, 2-1 Conference USA) recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season. UTSA (6-10, 1-3 C-USA) lost for the third time in four league games with two in overtime and tonight’s five-point setback.

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Bulldogs beat UTSA, 84-72

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Raheem Appleby is certainly making his presence known in Conference USA after missing most of the inaugural season last year due to an ankle injury.
The senior guard led Louisiana Tech in scoring for the third straight game, notching a game-high 25 points to help the Bulldogs get their third straight league road win in an 84-72 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday evening in the Convocation Center.

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Lady Tigers take down SU

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GRAMBLING — Sometimes things don’t go as planned.
And sometimes that’s for the best.
That’s the way the ball bounced — literally — for the Lady Tigers Saturday as Grambling State University took its first Southwestern Athletic Conference win of the season by defeating rival Southern 57-56.
Trailing by one with less than 10 seconds remaining, Lady Tigers coach Nadine Domond called a timeout to set up a play.
And the last second heroics were provided by GSU’s top two scorers in the game —Monisha Neal and Bre’Nae Andrews — even if things didn’t go according to plan.

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