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March 29th, 2014

Claiborne Electric to give away Kawasaki Mule

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One of Claiborne Electric’s members will leave the Co-op’s 2014 Annual Membership Meeting as the owner of a new Kawasaki Mule 4x4 utility vehicle.
The Kawasaki Mule will be featured as the grand prize at the Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting, which will take place Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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Johnson joins RLCVB board of directors

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The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to announce Debra Johnson, Executive Director of External Affairs at Grambling State University has joined the Board of Directors for the CVB.
Johnson has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and communications. Before joining Grambling State University, she was an advertising executive with Gilbreath Communications, Inc. in Houston where she oversaw advertising campaigns and marketing/public relations projects. 

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Local man receives national award

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27 rescued dogs on their way to happiness

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The Humane Society of Louisiana is thrilled to announce that their new “TransPUPtation” van is on the road bearing its inaugural adoption. Twenty-seven rescued dogs from the Deep South are headed north on their way to new homes and blissful lives.
For years, the Humane Society of Louisiana has been matching homeless dogs with loving families in the Northeast by working with numerous partners, saving the lives of thousands of pets who would otherwise die in local shelters. Because there are fewer homeless animals in Northeast communities, unwanted pets are in high demand. 

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Suddenlink plans $38M Louisiana investment program

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Suddenlink expects to make approximately $38 million in capital investments this year in Louisiana, and by the end of the year will have invested approximately $240 million in the state since 2006.
Suddenlink is the second-largest company of its kind in Louisiana, offering cable TV, high-speed Internet, phone and other services. 

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Launching off on a new independent adventure

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This has been one strange week, and I’m not just referring to the weather. I just came in from watching great grandbaby Sydney riding around out front in her toy airplane. She will be 2 years old in a month and it is hard  to believe it’s flying by so quickly. The older I get, the more I realize how life marches on at such a fast clip. It seems no time ago since I drove along just before dawn with Susan and Jonathan and Jonathan’s dad to the hospital to await Sydney’s arrival

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Christ Temple plans anniversary celebration

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After 11 years of service to the Lord, Christ Temple Baptist Church will hold a day of celebration at 3 p.m. April 6. The celebration will recognize the 11th anniversary and also celebrate the fact that the church mortgage has been paid off. Pastor Charles Chandler and the Harvest Baptist Church of Ferriday will be our special guest.
History
Christ Temple Baptist Church members and leaders believe the church has come this far by faith, leaning and depending on the Lord, trusting in his holy word. They say he never failed them yet, and there is no turning back.

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Youth4Health helps develop healthy lifestyles

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Young people and families throughout north Louisiana are discovering new ways and exciting ways to develop healthy lifestyles thanks to the “Youth4Health” community outreach program created by Louisiana Tech University’s School of Human Ecology.
Funded by a 2012 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to Heather McCollum, assistant professor of family and child studies at Tech, Youth4Health combines nutrition, physical activity, gardening and family components to address the growing challenge of childhood obesity.

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Area enjoys duck calls, dutch ovens

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Lincoln Parish and area residents have been enjoying a variety of social activities recently.
The Louisiana Callmakers and Collectors Association enjoyed its sixth annual gathering on March 15 in Jena. Established in 2008, its purpose is to preserve the rich heritage of Louisiana call making.  

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Batter’s up for Spring Buddy Ball

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Clockwise: Photo 1: William Colvin and coach Laura Smith get in some pre-game practice. Photo 2: Kaden Smith gets a tip from his dad before batting. Photo 3: Cedar Creek student Rachel Pardue is Josh Spivey’s buddy for the day. Photo 4: Josh Spivey and Amelia Edwards share a hug on opening day of the season. Photo 5: Luke Pippen enjoys a post-game treat. Photo 6: Coach Laura Smith gives a tip to Jaelyn Williams.

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