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March 28th, 2013

Being aware of Parkinson’s

The month of April has been designated as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and the Ruston Parkinson’s Support Group will present Dr. Richard Zweig as its guest speaker during its April meeting.

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Springing into weather woes

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Yes, Mother Nature has been as fussy as usual and has even gotten Punxsutawney Phil in trouble.
You see, Spring officially arrived a couple of weeks ago. And while it’s warmer today, recently the temperature has been lower than average for this time of year with a heavy frost weighing on area trees and roofs earlier this week. And it’s not over, more colder weather is expected next week.
Punxsutawney Phil on Feb. 2 predicted an early spring. Mother Nature’s tomfoolery has not gone unnoticed, causing one Ohio attorney to sue Punxsutawney Phil.

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Being fit enough to fly

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Safety has been the primary concern of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since September 11, 2001. The last time I flew to Kentucky to visit my dear friend, Micky, I received calls and texts for weeks afterwards over the embarrassment of once again having to be checked for boarding. I understand the need for safety. I understand the heightened awareness for having extraneous measures in circumstances when a person triggers the scanner at the airport.

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March 27th

Radio, TV star hits one-year mark

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All radio shows look to reach the mountaintop when it comes to dominating the local airwaves.
And it sure helps when you have a Mountain Man to get there.
That’s what happened for KXKZ 107.5-FM, as the Mountain Man Radio Show, which airs from 3-6 p.m. on Mondays, is drawing many listeners not only locally but nationwide thanks to online streaming at Z1075fm.com.

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Living with Lou Gehrig’s

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The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter has expanded its care services program in North Louisiana with the hire of Sarah Spivey, who will serve as care services coordinator.

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Women's history month honors Debbie Allen

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Name: Debbie Allen
Time in Lincoln Parish: I was born and raised in Ruston. My parents are Bobby and Vernell Willett.
Schools: I graduated Ruston High School in 1975 and attended Louisiana Tech University.
Family: Married to my husband, Dennis, in 1976. We have two wonderful kids, Brad and Amy and have three grandkids. We have lived in Lincoln Parish ever since. Ruston is our hometown and we treasure our family, friends and customers.

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3 Docs Brew House hosts new Indie Night

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The guitarists are practicing their riffs, the rappers are spit­ting their best bars and the sing­ers are warming up their cords, all in preparation for 3 Docs In­die Night. On Thursday, 3 Docs Brew House hosted for the first time what will become a biweekly event.
Event coordinator Armando Allen, thinks that it will enrich the culture and give stu­dents an alternative to the mainstream coun­try and rap already available in Ruston.
Allen, a junior com­puter science major and 3 Docs advertis­ing manager, has had success previously in creating and promoting alterna­tive events.

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Investigation leads to cocaine

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A Ruston man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly distributing cocaine within the parish.
According to the arrest affidavit, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday LPNET agents executed a search warrant to James Lamar Jackson, 44, of 509 E. Line Ave., at his home. LPNET reportedly held eight active warrants for Jackson’s arrest in connection to the distribution of cocaine.
Jackson was reportedly sitting outside of the East Line residence. He was reportedly handcuffed and advised of his Miranda rights before his home was searched.

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2013 Furry Fun Walk is a barking success

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It may be March, but it felt like the Dog Days of Summer as more than 300 local canines and their owners swarmed J.C. Love Softball Complex to participate in the Seventh Annual Furry Fun Walk, sponsored by Ruston Parks and Recreation.
It was a barking success again this year!

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LPDC group commended

For quite some time, local government officials have been concerned about the deficit at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
They all agree that criminals have to stay off the street, but keeping them imprisoned has cost the parish more than it had to spend on them. So, late in 2012, a jail study committee was formed to attempt to deal with the issue.
After doing extensive research, the committee came back in February to suggest that the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission either take back over the jail or allow the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office to do so.

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