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Lady Bearkittens No. 1 at home meet

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Five individual first places and a victory by the 400-meter relay team helped guide the Ruston Junior High School track and field girls’ squad to a championship victory at a recent home meet held at James Stadium.
The Lady Bearkittens totaled 187.5 points to beat out Monroe Ouachita Junior High (138.5), Monroe Riser Junior High (42.5) and West Monroe West Ridge Junior High (41).

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Parish library flourishes

Many in Lincoln Parish have long known the value of our local library. Residents can pick up books, use computers, check out movies and a whole host of other activities. Most afternoons, the library is filled with a bustle of patrons, looking for information for a project or something to help them relax after a long day at work.

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The importance of reading

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If you hadn’t heard of “The Hunger Games” before, you’ve most definitely heard about them by now — especially considering every single seat in the local Celebrity Theatres was filled with fans during the midnight showing last Thursday.
I was handed the book by the girlfriend of one of my husband’s brothers the first time we met about three years ago. We had talked through Facebook for awhile, and she knew our interests were similar. So, she handed me the book and told me I had to read it, and that it was one of the greatest works of young adult fiction she’d ever read.

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Registration is open for 4-H Summer Camp

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It is time for 4-H Summer Camp! I know, I know, you’re thinking; “But it’s not summer yet!” Well, that is true — but registration for 4-H summer camp has begun. Because 4-H Summer Camp is one of the most important events that 4-H offers for youth, planning has to start early. Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. Many fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys and girls participate in 4-H Summer Camp. The camp is held at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.

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Dealing with the opposite sex

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Question: We recently found racy pictures on my 13-year-old son’s smartphone. The women were not nude, much less participating in sex acts, but were wearing very revealing bikinis, short skirts and halter tops. Their poses were very provocative as well. My husband says this is normal stuff and wants to completely ignore it. I say we should deal with it. What say you?

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