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March 8th, 2013

Coalition adds voice to debate

Finally there’s a plan to overhaul Louisiana’s budget process that appears to be worth a closer look. The package of bills, offered by a mostly conservative Republican group of lawmakers calling itself the Budget Reform Coalition, basically seeks to end the state’s longtime, unhealthy practice of using one-shot money to pay for recurring expenses.

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And miles to go (to heaven)

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Note: My dog Miles had to be put down today. Here is a piece I wrote about him many years ago. Goodbye, Miles. You were a great friend to have when we all needed one.
And Miles to Go
My oldest son Brian Rogers named our Sheltie after the jazz great Miles Davis. It’s an odd name for a dog I know, but considering he named our other dog, a Chihuahua mix, Tatiana, because he thought she looked Russian; I guess that name makes just as much sense.

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Dubach: 3-0 against Saline?

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Lady Hornets have defeated today’s title foe twice

Can Dubach High’s girls end their 2012-13 season the same way they started it?
Back in late October, the Lady Hornets (30-1) tipped off their schedule with a 56-51 road victory against Saline.
Today (noon) , it’s the Lady Bobcats (30-5) who provide the opposition in the Class C Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship game set for Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe.
Since that first win against Saline, Dubach has been one of the state’s best teams — girls or boys — and have the opportunity today to cap it off with its biggest victory of all.

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Bulldogs’ win streak is over; Techsters’ offense lags again

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Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs had their 18-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday night, as the Bulldogs fell to New Mexico State 78-60 at the Pan American Center in front of an announced crowd of 6,941.
The conference loss was a first for Tech (26-4, 16-1 WAC) this season. The Bulldogs had gone almost three months without a defeat.
The Bulldogs quickly jumped on NMSU (20-10, 13-4 WAC) to start the game, opening up a 23-13 advantage after a jumper by Raheem Appleby.

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Burkhalter hurls RHS to 1-0 win

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Behind the pitching of David Burkhalter and hitting of Ben LeBlanc and Shelton Wooley, Ruston High improved its baseball record to 8-1 Thursday with a 1-0 victory over Parkway at the annual Airline High tournament in Bossier City.
Burkhalter got the victory and LeBlanc and Wooley contributed two hits each for the Bearcats.
Adding in two sacrifice bunts for the Bearcats was Garrett Hipp, while Cannon Brasuell, B.J. Findley and Burkhalter had a single each.

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Tech baseballers host Nebraska

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Louisiana Tech University will get a brief break from the road, as the Bulldogs return home to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a three-game set beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Most recently, Tech (3-10) is coming off two close midweek losses at the hands of Baylor, while Nebraska (4-7) will come into Ruston riding a four-game winning streak.

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Grambling State to play UAPB

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s baseball team will play host to the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a three-game series starting Saturday at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.
Starting time for Saturday’s doubleheader action will be noon, while a single game on Sunday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Grambling has a 3-9 record after an 11-1 early week loss to the University of Central Arkansas.

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Robbie Tean Wiltz

Robbie Tean Wiltz, a long-time resident of Ruston, died Monday, the 4th of March in Houston, Texas.

Born Robbie Tean Tate on November 13, 1928 in Eldorado, Arkansas, she came to Louisiana to attend Grambling College. Ira Edward Wiltz entered into Robbie’s life during college. They married and one daughter, Toni was born of this union.

Robbie received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Grambling College in 1951. She worked in the Beulah, Mississippi school district and later in the Lincoln Parish, Louisiana school district, where she remained until her retirement.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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ADDITIONS AND RENOVATIONS TO L.J. “HOSS” GARRETT STADIUM FOR RUSTON HIGH SCHOOL Lincoln Parish School Board
Ruston, Louisiana
COMMISSION NUMBER 1208

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RESOLUTION NO. 834 OF 2013

RESOLUTION NO. 834 OF 2013
RESOLUTION APPROVING PRELIMINARY PLAT OF LOTS 1, 2 & 3 OF ALPINE SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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