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March 28th, 2014

Darts for DART Tourney

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The brothers of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Louisiana Tech University are sponsoring the Fourth Annual Darts for DART Tournament, to be held Thursday at the Dawg House Sports Grill. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m., and the games begin at 8 p.m. Above, Dawg House Manager Brad Lomax, right, presents last year's tournament proceeds to Jed Dance, Kappa Sigma alumnus and founder of this tournament.

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Ruston Lions Club

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At the recent noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club, Edith Hill,  pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, gave an informative presentation of a recent mission trip to Haiti.  The sponsoring missions group is Living Waters for the World. Submitted photo

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Events to end the violence

Beginnng Saturday and throughout next week, the days are full of ways for Lincoln Parish residents to step up and help put an end to domestic violence.
The first event is sure to be a fun time for anyone who swings by Cook Park from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. The inaugural “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” will have men taking strides to understand women by literally taking a walk in her shoes — whether it be flip flops, fuzzy slippers or a pair of stilettos.

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Whose wallets are in danger?

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With Crimea’s recent hotly debated vote to be annexed into Russia, many Western countries are looking into ways to punish the superpower for what they see as a breach of international protocol.
While starting an armed conflict with Russia has been generally disregarded as an option, many Western powers are looking to hit the Russians in their wallets. Whose wallets are really being hit, though?

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Changing the scenery for inmates

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Earlier this week you may have read about the Lincoln Parish Detention Center gearing up to begin hosting educational classes for inmates.
But what you may not realize is that Lincoln Parish isn’t the first place to begin implementing such practices and certainly won’t be the last.
Unfortunately many of those incarcerated never graduated high school and a life of crime is all they have ever known.

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March 27th

Fun to run through weekend

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Lincoln Parish is playing host to a fair that opened up Wednesday afternoon. Rides are set to be available to residents through the weekend. The fair is located on U.S. Highway 167 South near the Prescription Shoppe.

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Women's History Month: Vicki Caskey

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Name: Vicki Caskey 
Number of years serving in Lincoln Parish: 5
Profession: Market manager for The Minute Magazine
Clubs/organizations/professional affiliations: Founder of Wiggin’Out Part time executive director for the Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce member of the Arcadia Service Club
Family: Married to Wayne Caskey, mother to 19-year-old daughter, Ruby 

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Burglary suspect arrested

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the Jan. 14 burglary of Lincoln Parish Water District No. 3.
Chad Alexander, LPSO public information officer, said scientific evidence gathered at the scene provided investigators with a positive lead, indicating that Jeffery Brian Davis, 43, of 805 Main St., Farmerville, was the individual responsible for this offense.
In a statement released on Wednesday, a warrant was issued for Davis’ arrest. He was located and then arrested by deputies from the Union Parish Sheriff’s Department.

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Students encouraged to succeed, not cheat

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When everything has been done in college and students move on to their own professional lives, Douglass Thomas said there’s only one thing that makes a big difference — integrity.
“I applaud everybody who is here because of hard work,” Thomas, Grambling State University’s Benjamin S. Quales Endowed Professor of History, told a GSU honors convocation audience, “but some of you are here because you cheated.”
He said those who cheated know who they are, and they should not feel honored at all because people who have “true honor live by integrity.”

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Horse show seeks youth participation

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It’s time to see live entertainment once again at the 2014 Cotton Country Open Horse Show.
The season kicked off at 6 p.m. March 21 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, located at 165 Fairgrounds Road.
This event is held all of spring and summer months and is an open horse show. Coordinators of the horse show strongly encourage youth to participate in the show.
The next show will be on April 25-26.

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