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June 10th, 2013

Call leads to bust

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A Dubach man was placed behind bars in reference to breaking into a residence and drug charges following a call to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
According to reports, when deputies with the LPSO arrived at 447 Pea Ridge Road, Dubach at 9:13 p.m. Sunday, they made contact with Russell Gareth Smith, 27.

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Pet of the week

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Submitted photo- Mr. Brown is a great looking fellow. Brown and white, this handsome dog is around 2 years old. He loves to play and run and gets along with all the other dogs. A Chow or maybe Akita mix, he would make a great pet. His adoption fee is $65. Call 318-251-DOGS for more information. To see the other adoptable dogs visit the new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.

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Awarding coaches

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Coaches recently recognized at the Celebration of Champions for helming state championship, national championship or nationally-recognized teams included (left to right) Olivia Gordon (RHS), Beth Toney (IAL), Lloyd Bruner (RHS), Heather Reeder (RHS), Jay Seal (IAL), Theodis Johnson (DHS), Emile Frey (RHS), Randall Elliott (RHS), Kevin Hill (IAL), Lomax Napper (RHS), Paulette Crawford (RHS), Tanya Bickham (AEP) and Stacy Campbell (IAL).  Not pictured was Mark Milstead (RHS).

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Art on display

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Pictured is of Dave Ivey with one of his paintings, currently on exhibit at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. The exhibition, "Down South," will run through July 19.

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RHS has All-State tracksters

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Ruston High’s track and field team is being rewarded for one of its best springs ever.
The District 2-5A champion Lady Bearcats and Bearcats have four individuals and a relay team on the 2013 All-Louisiana prep squad announced today by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
First-year javelin throwing star Michael Courtney was the lone representative for the boys and earning honors for the girls were state champion quartermiler Hannah Siegmund, javelin thrower Kristen Clark and high jumper Quanese Jones.

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Techsters’ signee on national squad

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Louisiana Tech signee Tori Charters is one of 30 finalists for the 2013 Canadian Junior Women’s National softball team.
Charters, who was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and who just graduated from Keller High School in Texas, advanced out of approximately 80 participants attending two regional evaluation camps in Canada.

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Tech had plenty of highlights in WAC

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As the sun sets on Louisiana Tech’s 12-year membership in the Western Athletic Conference and the University prepares to move to Conference USA on July 1, LATechSports.com wanted to take a look back on some of the top moments from the past dozen years.
Each day during this month, LATechSports.com will feature a top game, player or significant event that has occurred since the University joined the WAC on July 1, 2001 (these milestones will be done in random order).

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Barnes, DiGiovanni unite in matrimony

Kathryn Leigh Barnes and Colby Evan DiGiovanni were united in marriage in a 6 p.m. ceremony March 16 in the Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Rolly Walker, a family friend.

The bride is the daughter of Eddie and Lisa Barnes, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late John Ed Barnes, Deenie Barnes, of Ruston, the late Maxie Lambright and Gerry Lambright, of Ruston.

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Be wary of increasing heat

While temperatures have been relatively mild in recent weeks, it looks like summer is about to crank things up with temperatures expected to reach the mid 90s or higher the rest of this week.
With Juneteenth festivities set for Grambling this week and the Louisiana Peach Festival set to start on June 21, many people will be out in the heat, so precautions should be takent to avoid heat illness.

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Some not so sunny effects

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Men stop reading — you will probably soon become bored. Or at least pretend to stop reading. Although I plan to fill this column with very useful information and tidbits that everyone can appreciate, I have a feeling it’s going to dive off into the female dominate world of hair, as that was my inspiration at the start.
I adore summer, maybe not the extreme heat, but I’m always game for the pool, lake, river or beach. I love the water and I love the sun. But while the water is mostly OK to indulge in, it is the sun that can cause extreme harm.

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