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Linda Bass: New Head of School

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A career in education was the perfect path for new Cedar Creek Head of School Linda Bass, who has “always loved school.”
Though originally from East Texas, Bass has spent much of her life in Louisiana and has called Shreveport home for the past 18 years.
Throughout her career, Bass has taught and been principal at both private and public elementary, middle and high schools.

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Personal present ­— finishing novel by Christmas

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Finishing my novel this year — I am; however, I have just decided it needed a prologue about when the heroine was 9 years old; then start the book when she’s 29, so I’m starting over, sort of.
It’s not as foolish as it sounds. I was getting pretty far into the book and kept having flashbacks to this time in her life, so I’ve decided a prologue would clear all that up. Therefore, I’ve done a three page prologue — now I have to go back and take out all the flashbacks, or at least the majority of them.

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Emerald Entertainers take home awards

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The 2011-12 Emerald Entertainers recently performed at Northwestern State University National Dance Alliance Summer Camp in Natchitoches. The EE’s won a Superior Performance for their Home Routine which exemplifies the NDA standards in dance and performance technique. They also won the NDA Spirit Stick, the Superior Performance for Team Dance, two All American Nominees, Taylor Weeks and Morgan Corie, and one All American Girl Winner, Katie Stuckey.

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Tech architecture professor lands cover of national journal

An article by Guy Carwile, professor of architecture at Louisiana Tech University, on the history of the Jack Tar Hotel in Galveston, Texas and its innovative and progressive “poolscape” concept is featured on the cover of the spring 2011 edition of Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) Journal.
Carwile’s article highlights the Jack Tar’s beginnings as a humble pre-World War II tourist court through its transformation into an exemplary mid-century motor hotel. Its signature element and centerpiece was the swimming pool and pool terrace that was arguably one of the finest hydro-centric assemblage ever built for transient use.

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‘Pigskins and Pearls’

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The annual “Pigskins and Pearls” event at Squire Creek Country Club on Thursday was sold out for the second year in a row.
Women who attended the luncheon were presented information on the role of a running back as well as a cornerback. The purpose of the event, Louisiana Tech head football coach Sonny Dykes said, is to generate more interest in the program.

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ACT scores rank third

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Despite small decline, average still above state

District-wide ACT scores were released this week and Lincoln Parish is tied for the third highest average in the state.
Donna Doss, school improvement and accountability coordinator, said only the St. Tammany and Central Community school districts had a higher average composite score than Lincoln Parish. And, LaSalle Parish had the same average score as Lincoln.
One cause for concern was that Lincoln Parish students’ average score decreased from 21.0 for the 2009-10 school year to 20.9 for the 2010-11 school year.

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‘Jam at the Joe’ attracts 10 teams

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Avid fan William Lantrum of Farmerville gets his wish this weekend.
High school football will be back in the area.
And in a big way, too.
For the second straight year, 10 teams from the North Louisiana area will gather on the FieldTurf of Joe Aillet Stadium at Louisiana Tech University to participate in the “Jam at the Joe.”
The largest preseason gridiron event sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association will begin at noon and continue into Saturday night.

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A lunch date with the football team

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Women learn the rules of the game
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CHOUDRANT — For the second year in a row, “Pigskins and Pearls” was a sold-out event at Squire Creek Country Club.
Louisiana Tech head football coach Sonny Dykes and wife Kate hosted the event on Thursday, which featured Pierre Ingram, running back coach, Kevin Curtis, cornerback coach, and Hunter McWilliams, head of football operations. The event is put on so that women in the community are able to learn about football, so that more interest in the program is generated.

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NCLAC to host a fall for the arts

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Though the heat continues, summer is officially coming to a close for most. Vacations are over, kids are back in school, Tech’s orientations are over and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is gearing up for an exciting fall lineup.
Plans are already under way for our 14th annual NCLAC Holiday Arts Tour set for Nov. 18-20. We are so excited to hear that some of our local artists have been preparing new bodies of work for the tour, and we are now accepting artist applications. Updated artist and business application forms are available for download on our blog: nclac.wordpress.com.

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D.A.R.E. essay winner named

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The Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association top essay for the 2010 – 2011 school year for the state was written by Sarfraz Ahmed, a student at Cedar Creek School. Darby Hollingsworth is Sarfraz’s teacher and the Cedar Creek D.A.R.E. sponsor, and Lt. Sam Chrisman is Sarfraz’s D.A.R.E. officer. Sarfraz was presented the award by the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association at the annual conference in Lake Charles on July 14.

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