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10:50am

Thu November 1, 2012
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Friends of Library group in Marshall showcases rare Bible

Janet Black arranges books at the Weisman-Hirsch House in Marshall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Friends of Library piece

A 239-year-old family Bible will be the only book not for sale at the Friends of Library book sale to benefit the Marshall Public Library. The rare German Bible belongs to historian Gail Beil of Marshall, Texas. She is opening up her 1900 Victorian home for the book sale to be held Nov. 9-11.

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8:58am

Wed October 31, 2012
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NSU Scholars' College nurtures liberal arts atmosphere, despite budget cuts

The Scholars' College director T. Davina McClain (left) talks to psychology major Juliette Gray about her senior thesis.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Twenty-five years after the creation of the Scholars' College at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, freshmen enrollment has almost reached its highest point. Director T. Davina McClain says with a small liberal arts college feel, students find they can get a bargain in a bachelor's degree. She says being unencumbered by debt allows Scholars' College students to pursue more costly graduate programs.

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8:43am

Wed October 31, 2012
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Ghost hunters flock to Jefferson, Texas, named a 'spooky getaway'

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The travel website TripAdvisor has named Jefferson, Texas, to its top 10 list of the nation's spookiest getaways. Historian Jodi Breckenridge leads twice weekly ghost tours through downtown Jefferson. She says the town has embraced its haunted reputation and its special spirits are a tourism draw. Her Halloween tour begins at 8 p.m., near The Jefferson Hotel.

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1:10pm

Thu October 25, 2012
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Refuge turns former munitions site into forest land

Concrete crushing equipment recycles building foundations once part of the Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant in Karnack, Texas. About 7,000 acres has been transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is returning the land to old growth forest.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Karnack, Texas, is midway through a project of busting up 90,000 tons of concrete slab. Building foundations are some of the last remnants that remain of the former Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant. The land is being turned into old growth forest by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Refuge manager Mark Williams says the contractor's biggest customer is the State of Louisiana, which wants all of the fill for the construction of I-49.

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1:22pm

Wed October 24, 2012
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Pumpkin Shine event to draw hundreds of families

Thousands of people are expected to stroll through Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport Wednesday night. The walking path will be lined with 1,000 carved pumpkins. The event, Pumpkin Shine on Line, is in its 21st year. It's headed up by the Southfield School Parent's Association.

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