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August 29th, 2013

Men as supporters, men as allies

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In a strong majority of the situations DART encounters, we are called upon to help protect a woman from abuse by her husband or boyfriend. The regrettable truth is that in the majority of domestic violence cases, the victim is a woman and the abuser is a man. For this reason, some people may believe that DART has a problem with men.
Please allow me to dispel that myth. We are huge fans of men! In fact, DART believes that men are a powerful force in our efforts to stop family violence.
When a man stands up and says, “I will not tolerate domestic violence,” people take notice.

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Red River Revel Fest announces line-up

Food, art and music will abound at the 38th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival, Oct. 5-12, in downtown Shreveport Festival Plaza. Known as north Louisiana’s largest outdoor arts festival, the Red River Revel attracts more than 180,000 visitors to enjoy live music featuring national headline performers, “Homegrown” Louisiana favorites and local and regional talent from throughout the region.

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N.C. State, Tech not that different

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Two teams in transition. Two teams with new head coaches and staffs. Two teamss with new starting quarterbacks. Two teams looking to getting better defensively after struggling on that side of the ball in 2012.
Louisiana Tech and North Carolina State will square off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and while they’re not exactly mirror images of each other, there are still many similarities between the Bulldogs, who went 9-3 last season, and the Wolfpack, who finished with a 7-6 mark.

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Two Bulldogs granted fifth year

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruled on two more Louisiana Tech appeals Wednesday, granting Larry Banks and Scott Cathcart a fifth year of eligibility.
The two Bulldogs join three others — Richie Casey, Jeremy Graffree and Andrew Guillot — that were given a sixth year of eligibility on Aug. 15.
Head coach Skip Holtz initially announced the rulings over his twitter account, @LATechSHoltz, and retweeted the news from the program’s official twitter account, @LATechFB.

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Dawg House to hold watch party

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Louisiana Tech fans not able to make the trip to Raleigh, N.C. this weekend for the Bulldogs’ season-opening game at NC State can join other Tech fans in red and blue at The Dawg House in Ruston for the official watching party.
Saturday’s game against the Wolfpack will be televised on the ACC Network and simulcast on ESPN3 (http://espn/LATECHvsNCSU).
It will also be part of ESPN’s Game Plan package. Three television stations in Louisiana are part of the ACC Network including Shreveport’s KPXJ-21, Baton Rouge’s WBTR-41 and New Orleans’ WNOL-38T

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Alabama A&M wants strong start

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A pair of teams looking to turn things around after frustrating 2012 campaigns square off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Stadium as Grambling State University plays host to Alabama A&M in the season opener for both teams.
Both perennial Southwestern Athletic Conference powerhouses, GSU went 1-10 last year and winless in conference play while Alabama A&M went 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the SWAC. A&M finished on a down note, losing four of its final five games.

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Local citizen praised as Good Samaritan

It’s the kind of story you expect to hear on the network news: A passerby saves two small children from potential tragedy and is hailed by law enforcement as a real-life Good Samaritan.
It’s a story that happened here in Lincoln Parish last weekend when a motorist and his passenger noticed two toddlers, barefoot and wearing only their diapers, running down Pleasant Grove Road near Choudrant.
The passersby stopped, plucked the children out of the road, called the sheriff’s departments, and located the adults who were supposed to be watching the young brother and sister.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
Resolution

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Regular meeeting

Lincoln Parish Waterworks District # 3 of Ruston, Louisiana met in a regular meeting on this date. The commissioner's present was, Mr. Jack Allen president, Mr. Randy Snow, Mr. Ralph McVay, Mr. G.W. Kimble and Mr. Willard Anderson. Also present was Mr. Chris Harris, manager.

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James Marvin McBride, “Mac”

James Marvin McBride, “Mac”, 78, entered into his Father's arm's Friday, August 23, 2013. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. The celebration of his life will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, with burial to follow at Pines Memorial Gardens. Mac is now healed by our Lord and is no longer a victim of cancer, no more suffering. Now, we pray that our Lord heal the broken hearts of those close to him as this world is but temporary home. Pallbearers are: Allen Lee, Dr. David Hall, Dr.

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