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February 14th

Prepare for spring, evaluate landscapes

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We are headed toward spring and planting season for a lot of things.
We are starting to get good reports from South Louisiana on the strawberry crop. When I was a traveling salesman I would schedule several calls into that area for good fresh berries. Now I rely on Sal’s berries. They will be a little later, but fresh and delicious. His are almost as cheap as I can raise them and a lot less work.

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Peach Pageant applications available

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The 2012 Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship Organization board of directors met Feb. 11 to discuss the upcoming pageant set for June 16 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Board members discussed upcoming activities for the young ladies of the area to participate in.
From 1-4 p.m. on April 14 and May 19 there will be a potential contestant workshop held at the Dixie for potential Princess Peach, Teen and Miss Dixie Gem Peach contestants.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones

Thinking of Valentine’s Day usually brings to mind things like going on romantic dates, delivering flowers or a nice dinner by candlelight for those in a relationship or married couples.
For the single ones, Valentine’s Day can be a holiday to embrace individualism or go out with a group of friends.
However, the holiday can encompass so many other things. It is, after all, a day dedicated to love.

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Local 4-H, a shot above the best

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Looking for something a bit different from that everyday routine of TV and computer games? Looking to add just a little more excitement to your day? Well maybe you can. Take another look at 4-H; don’t only think back to when all you did in 4-H was show livestock and cook. We still do those things but we’ve added so much more. Seems to me we add something different every year. Today, I wanted to spend a little time talking to you about one of our newer 4-H programs that several people are very excited about and tell you what you need to do to get involved.

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La. education reform

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I have spent more than 20 years in the Louisiana public education system, starting in kindergarten and ending this month with graduate school.
I have done extremely well, graduating from high school as a valedictorian and graduating Louisiana from Tech University magna cum laude. However, I have also seen students fall through the cracks, barely scraping their way through high school and beginning university only to quit after failing.

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Remembering ‘Coach Rob’

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Celebration provides tribute to late GSU coach
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GRAMBLING — For yet another time, adverse weather didn’t dampen the spirit of honoring the late Eddie G. Robinson.
In February of 2010, long lines wrapped for several blocks around the campus of Grambling State University for the grand opening of the museum named in honor of the Tigers’ legendary head football coach.
On Monday night, at the facility that graces his name, Robinson was remembered again, this time with an estimated 200 well-wishers braving near-freezing temperatures and intermittent drops of sleet to celebrate his birthday.

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Taylor’s Topics

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I have been an avid Louisiana Tech Bulldog supporter since before I was even born — you kind of have to when both sets of your grandparents and your parents attended the university, heck, there is even a dorm on the campus named after a distant relative of mine — and for the first time in my 23 years of support, I found myself thinking about the impact these sports have on everyone after the untimely and unfortunate death of Tech running back Tyrone Duplessis.

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League merger: Plus for Tech

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Louisiana Tech University’s hopes of moving into a conference with more of a regionally-based flavor just got a little better on Monday afternoon.
The Mountain West Conference and Conference USA have announced plans to form a newly named conference in what is being termed a new association, not a merger of the remaining existing members.
The conference may start as early as 2013-14.

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Duplessis death due to heart attack

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The family of Tyrone Duplessis released information concerning the former Louisiana Tech running back with a massive heart attack cited as the cause of death.
According to his father, George Duplessis, Jr., Tyrone completed a workout on Feb. 1 before returning to his off-campus apartment in Ruston. He spent the evening at dinner with his fiancée.
Early the next morning, Tyrone awake in distress, springing to a seated position in bed, pounded himself in the chest and fell backward, never to rise again.

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February 13th

Jury meets Tuesday

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Jurors to discuss job spot, trash hauling rate

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is slated to convene for its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Included among the planned business are several appointments, a report from Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Administrator Jerry Moore and multiple resolutions.

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