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January 22nd, 2015

Shreveport poets to read works, conduct book signing at Tech

Award-winning Shreveport poets Ashley Mace Havird and David Havird will visit Louisiana Tech University Jan. 29 to discuss and read their poetry and hold a book signing.
The two poets will speak from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in George T. Madison Hall Auditorium, Room 105. The readings are free to attend and open to the public.

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Workout for a healthier lifestyle

Weight gain and weight loss are topics of controversy for most residents.
However, 21 years ago a group of individuals dedicated to health established Healthy Weight Week.
Set for Jan. 19-25, Healthy Weight Week is a time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent weight and eating problems.
The human body cannot be shaped at will, but every individual can be accepting, healthy and happy at their natural weights.

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On the other side of the pillow

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Cereal: check. Blanket: check. Living room TV all to my own: check.
“DaDaDa, DaDaDa,” the theme song of SportsCenter on ESPN chimed.
“What’s up, sports world? My name’s Stuart Scott!” he said once the show started.
I watched, eyes wide open with such amazement as if I did not know what happened in the sports world the day before.
I was not your typical “play with toys” young boy growing up. Cartoons, action figures and comic books did not interest me.
What did interest me was a much more magical, competitive entity — sports.

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Students focus on testing, accelerated reading

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First grade news
Well, we can’t believe our school year is half gone.
We are having so much fun learning tons of new things. We have enjoyed our holiday break and got really cool things for Christmas, too.
Before we got out for Christmas, we did book studies on “Santa’s Stuck” and “The Polar Express.” They were really good books that we all enjoyed.
Then, our parents and grandparents came and helped us with center activities we called “Wrapping Up Christmas.” We had a blast. We’d also like to say a special “thank you” to all the ones who helped.

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Band, sponsors spread holiday cheer

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Band
The school band helped to spread holiday cheer by performing at home and in the community.
On Dec. 9, the band performed in Ruston at Princeton Place Nursing Home. Students played traditional holiday music, along with vocalist Kyra Hill performing her favorite carols. The program concluded with the audience singing “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World.”
On Dec. 13, the band participated, for the 27th consecutive year, in the Grambling Christmas Parade. The performers marched through the main streets of the city, ending their display of talent at Grambling Town Hall.

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January 21st

Car bursts into flames

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The Ruston Fire Department responded to a car fire at the McDonald’s restaurant on South Trenton at 7:30 a.m. today.
Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said three engine companies one rescue and one command unit responded to assist in extinguishing the fire.
“The fire was brought under control a few minutes after the fire department arrived,” he said. “No one was injured and no other property was damaged due to the fire.”
Brazzel said the owner of the vehicle said the car had multiple oil leaks and the fire began in the engine compartment.

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Car crash leads to meth arrest

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A car accident in the early morning hours today ended with two persons being arrested on drug related charges.
According to the arrest affidavit, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash at 1:45 a.m. today on U.S. Highway 80 at Gahagan Road.
The arresting officer, an agent with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, reported that upon arriving at the scene a pick-up truck was in a ditch.
The report stated the vehicle was occupied by two individuals.

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Dubach OKs sidewalk project

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The town council of Dubach met in regular session Tuesday night and adopted three resolutions and approved funding a current police officer’s training to be the full-time officer for the town.
The three resolutions were to apply for a Local Government Assistance Program grant for the water system, a transfer of franchise agreement to Media 3 to handle the cable system in the area and to allow the mayor to sign for a new sidewalk project.
The council approved all of the resolutions, including the approval of funding police officer Caurtnai Hill’s training, unanimously.

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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Newly elected District Attorney John Belton, center, helped lead the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at Grambling State University. He served as the keynote speaker and participated in the candlelight vigil march held in King’s honor.

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Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers to have first 2015 event

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The Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers is having their first gathering and Family Fun Day of 2015 on Saturday at the Lake Claiborne State Park Nature Center.
The event will feature Mardi Gras style Dutch oven cooking and a family fun game of Minute To Win It!
Cookers will light the coals around 9 a.m., and sample the cooking around noon. Dave Simons and the Claiborne Black Pots “Unplugged” Band will be entertaining everyone.

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