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April 18th, 2017

What to do with all the leftover eggs

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First let me start out by saying that wonderful news article last week on “Favorite season finally arrives” was not mine. I did get a lot of compliments. Kathy Davis, an LSU AgCenter Master Gardener, wrote the very informative news article — there was a little mix up with the Kathy’s. You will want to put Saturday on your calendar for the LSU AgCenter North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, which will be held at the Bridge Community Church. The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. and will close at 2 p.m.

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Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful event teaches children life lessons

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Luke Broom, a student in the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, helps Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center student Fiona Gao fill her bird feeder made from a plastic bottle during the annual Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful “Think Green Early” event. Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center student David Johnson works in his new book, “Super Scratch’s Third Stories,” a story focused on recycling in Lincoln Parish and provided in partnership with Lincoln ACHIEVE.

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Club News: Pierian Club

The March Pierian meeting was held at Sarah Williams’ lovely home.
Dee Colvin and Beverly Johnson were her co-hostesses. The members walked in to hear Vivian McCain calling out —“George, George, where are you? Come out right now!” She was slapping a wooden spoon in her hand, so she really meant business. Finally “George” (Kathey Roane) dressed in his play clothes, came out and began telling the wonderful story of George Rodrigue and the Blue Dog paintings.

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April 17th

Tech Division of Nursing earns state award for best program

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Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing has been tabbed as the state’s top undergraduate degree program.
The award was presented during the 16th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala honoring excellence in nursing, held earlier this month at the at L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge.
Sponsored by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation and Louisiana State Nurses Association, the gala saw Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing honored as the Nursing School of the Year for Undergraduate Degree Programs.

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Backus True Value to close its doors

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After nearly 40 of service to the community, Backus True Value is closing its doors.
Owner Jody Backus said that while the company has had the pleasure of serving Lincoln Parish in the hardware, sporting goods, rental and photo business, it is time for him to retire.
“The time has now come to start the next adventure of my life. I have been so blessed to live and raise my three boys in one of the best places on Earth,” Backus said. “I’m ready (to retire.) It’s going to be good.”

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Dubach woman faces manslaughter charges

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A Dubach woman is in custody today after she allegedly killed her boyfriend late Sunday night.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Malaysia Carter, 19, and charged her with manslaughter in the stabbing death of Melvin Peterson, 47.

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Garden of the Month

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The garden of Ida Grey Graham on Honeysuckle Lane is the selection of the Ruston Garden Club for Garden of the Month for April. The spacious garden is inviting and well maintained.

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GSU Orchesis Dance Company prepares for show

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By GSU Media Bureau
Grambling State University’s Orchesis Dance Company is preparing for its 10th year anniversary performance of the annual Dance His High Praise show in Shreveport.
The Saturday event will be held at the Strand Theatre at 7 p.m.
This year’s performance honors E. Edward Jones Sr., a civil rights leader and pastor of Shreveport’s Galilee Missionary Baptist Church for 57 years.

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Lending a hand: Why give to DART’s Radiothon?

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On May 4, shoppers at Super 1 Foods in Ruston will see a familiar sight. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day, DART staff and supporters will be set up in the front of the store, as we hold our annual Radiothon, broadcast live on the Q, 94.1 FM.
For the 16th year in a row, customers will be greeted by the friendly faces of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Louisiana Tech.
These young men defy any stereotype of fraternity life with their dedication to this project.

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The little birdie and the grave

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While enrolled in a college creative writing class, I penned a short fictional piece about a little boy who, in the vernacular, worshipped his father.
This boy wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, and literally tried to do that in his parents’ country garden. He’d tag along after his father, stretching his little legs so that his own steps would fit as closely as possible into the big impressions his father’s feet made in the dark, rich soil.
Then one day tragedy struck. At least, it was a tragedy in the little boy’s mind: He found a dead bird. The child was devastated.

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