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October 23rd

Club starts after-school program

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Boys & Girls Club

Educators, mentors and parents are putting an extra emphasis on literacy skills to help America’s youth beat the odds and graduate. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is no different. With support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, BGCA has teamed up with Developmental Studies Center to implement AfterSchool KidzLit®, a proven reading enrichment program for young people in grades K-8.

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Hospital tests Pafford’s emergency flight time

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Pafford Test flight

In late September, a test flight was made from the parking lot of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center to a hospital surgery suite in El Dorado, Ark. According to John Lee with the NLMC, the flight time for the 50-mile trip was 22 minutes. Since the addition of interventional cardiologist Dr. Michael Langiulli, NLMC has teamed up with Pafford EMS and Pafford Air One.
With the ever-growing number of interventional cardiac cases, NLMC and Pafford have set forth procedures to provide medical care to patients in extreme emergency situations.

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October 22nd

Lessons to learn from Texas aquifer

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There’s no doubt the worldwide economic downturn has been felt in Lincoln Parish the past couple of years, but we’ve actually been more fortunate than much of the rest of the nation.
Think about all of the construction that’s gone on in Lincoln Parish during the past few years.
Imagine if all that construction halted. All growth and progress in the parish could quickly stagnate in these economic times.

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Tigers on prowl for a SWAC championship

Grambling State University’s football team is back in the spotlight.
After finishing among the also-rans in the Southwestern Athletic Conference for the 2009 season, the Tigers are back in the hunt for a championship.
Entering Saturday’s league game against Mississippi Valley State in Greenville, Miss., GSU is on a five-game winning streak and unbeaten in the same number of conference challenges and leading the conference’s Western Division.

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October 21st

Joining forces

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GSU, BPCC will share students
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GRAMBLNG — Looking to bolster student numbers, Grambling State University decided a teammate was in order.
GSU and Bossier Parish Community College signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow the schools to share students who need development classes to attend a four-year university.
The agreement will allow students initially accepted into GSU that need basic developmental classes to take them through BPCC. Courses will be taught on both campuses.

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School Board adopts political policy

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In accordance with state law, the Lincoln Parish School Board formally adopted a policy prohibiting School Board employees and members from advocating political candidates during official duties.
The policy encourages teachers and administrators to emphasize the importance of voting, but disallows them from attempting to sway anyone’s ballot choice.
This was a response to the Oct. 5 meeting of the school board when Superintendent Danny Bell asked that a committee be formed to deal with an incident that occurred before the Ruston mayoral election on Oct. 2.

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Pushing paper to recycling bin

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Opportunity set for Oct. 30

Local residents who have been hoarding paper and magazines awaiting an environmentally friendly way to dispose of them now have a temporary solution.
The city of Ruston has partnered with Recycling Services LLC, based in Monroe, to host “Operation Paper Recycling” from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30 at the Historic Fire Station, located at 200 E. Mississippi Ave. in downtown Ruston.
“Basically, we are collecting newspapers, office papers, old magazines, junk mail and old telephone books,” said Lori Faile, city development services manager. “Our motto is ‘If you can tear it, we can take it.’”

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CCA’s Poor Man’s Supper set for Tuesday

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Christian Community Action’s annual Poor Man’s Supper is right around the corner, along with the holiday season and people without anytime to spare.
The Poor Man’s Supper has been served for the past 20 years to raise awareness within the Lincoln Parish community about the services that CCA provides for the less fortunate.
“Many people don’t realize just how much Christian Community Action does for this community,” Stephanie Griffin, director of the CCA, said. “We provide food, clothing, utility assistance and other emergency-based needs that residents may have.”

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Texas man dies in crash

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A two-vehicle crash killed one and injured a second on Wednesday afternoon just outside of Lincoln Parish.
Charles L. Warren, 35, of Texas was reportedly pronounced dead on the scene by Jackson Parish Coroner’s Office. Brian Maxwell, 40, received minor injuries and was reportedly transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center by the Ruston Fire Department.
According to a report by Louisiana State Police Troop F, Troopers responded to the crash at 2:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 146 just past the parish line into Jackson Parish.

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Foster Farms delays adding growers

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Soaring corn prices has caused Foster Farms to delay adding poultry growers to its list of contracted growers, the company’s director of marketing services said Wednesday.
Ira Brill said that while the 29 poultry farmers the company had planned to add won’t be brought on yet, none of the approximately 100 current contract growers will be affected.
He also said none of the plant’s 1,300 processing workers will be affected.

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