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April 4th, 2014

Breaking the silence of PTSD

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Earlier this week we learned of the second shooting to take place at Fort Hood, this time killing three and wounding 16.
In 2009, another shooter fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. This was deemed the worst shooting to ever take place on an American military base.
In reports that have been released it has been stated that both men suffered from mental illness.
My question is the terminology “mental illness” as it is associated with our military personnel. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not a terminology to throw around lightly.

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Wildwood Express sure to be a Dixie hit

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One of our biggest Dixie Center events is right around the corner. On April 12, the ninth annual Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase will take the historic stage at 6 p.m. We celebrate the life and legacy of Joe as we bring back band members who played in his original band and singers who often have a tie to Joe, and always a tie to the music he performed at the Dixie Theater every Saturday night.

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Monthly musical events planned for Tech

Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Studio is planning a variety of events for the month of April, including a performance by internationally known guest artist, an ensemble festival and a percussion clinic.
Today
Today She-e Wu, an international percussionist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Stone Theatre. Wu is an associate professor of music and chair of performance and jazz facilities at Rutgers University.
Saturday

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Dixie Dancers continue to perform

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Ruston’s Dixie Dancers have performed at various venues throughout five parishes in North Louisiana. They have 73 dances in their repertoire and have completed 342 performances. Their tap dance shows feature themes such as Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St, Patrick’s Day, Americana, Country, Cajun, Patriotic, and Christmas. For more information, contact Jane Boone at 255-7864.
Robin Stephens, seated, tap instructor, is shown with Dancers.

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April 3rd

Annual event raises awareness

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The annual DART fundraising radiothon continues until 6 p.m. at Super 1 Foods on North Trenton Street. The daylong event of education about and awareness of domestic abuse features speakers including Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark, right, interviewed by Bob Day, left, DJ with radio station KRLQ, one of the event sponsors. To make a pledge, stop by Super 1 or call 245-8923 or 245-8728.

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Approval needed by board

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Grambling aldermen meeting on tap

The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. today.
After hearing comments and presentations from Henry Shuler, of Shuler Consulting Company; Karl Johnson, of American Water and Waste Water; Chief of Police Tommy Clark; Mary Rabon; Danny Neal; Greg McCarter, with Blue Cross Insurance; and attorney Jules LeBlanc, the board will begin to address their old business.

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MedCamps host ceremony for Larkin Gibbs pavilion

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On Friday MedCamps of Louisiana and the Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture’s Design Build program will partner to break ground on the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Garden. 
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. at Camp Alabama, located at 2090 Louisiana Highway 145, Choudrant. 

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Showcase honors Dixie

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From the mid-70s through the mid-80s, the Dixie Center for the Arts was the place to be on Saturday nights.
And, on April 12, it’ll be the place to be once again as the ninth annual Joe Woods Wildwoods Express Showcase hits the stage at 6 p.m.

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Improvements in store for detention center

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The Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission discussed improvements that are in the works during a recent meeting.
First up the possible addition of a new dorm, which Warden Jim Tuten said would save the detention center approximately $700 per day.
“The new dormitory would be a trustee dorm, with additional room inside to add more beds,” Tuten said. “With the additional $110,000 spent on this dormitory we should be able to save about $440,000 annually on sending inmates to other locations.”

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Club News: DRABO makes plans

Members of the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization met recently to make plans for Spring events. There will be a huge garage sale this month and an interesting art show and sale in May.
The garage sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday in the Scott Hamilton Warehouse building at the corner of U.S. Highway 167 and East Hico Street. Residents are invited to have their own 10-by-10 space for selling items at a cost of $15 or the group welcomes the donations of items.

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