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October 21st, 2012

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD Ruston, Louisiana

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6:00 p.m.

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October 20th

Early voting begins Tuesday

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Lincoln Parish residents who would like to vote early for the Nov. 6 primary election may do so this week.
Early voting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Oct. 30, with the exception of Sunday, at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.

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Poor Man’s Supper

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As the temperature drops, a nice bowl of soup — with a side of philanthropy — might be just the thing to warm up area residents.
For approximately 25 years, residents have flocked to the Ruston Civic Center to enjoy a bowl of vegetable soup or other food items and to raise funds and food for Christian Community Action.

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Three seek La. Tech president position

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As of Friday, three individuals have thrown their names in the hat for the chance at being the next president of Louisiana Tech University.
Dan Reneau, who has served as Tech’s top leader for 26 years, announced in September that he will retire from the position effective June 30, 2013.
Les Guice, Tech’s current executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Tech, is one of those three candidates. During the first meeting of the presidential search committee in September, many members of the Tech community voiced support for Guice to fill Reneau’s spot.

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New rules for creating crime prevention districts

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Crime prevention districts — also called security districts — have become increasingly popular in Louisiana. Through them neighborhood groups can collect a parcel fee — or tax — from every homeowner or property owner within a specific area and use the money to enhance crime prevention and security efforts.

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Tech, GSU: a mid-season evaluation

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Report card, please.
Here’s a mid-season look at the Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University football programs:

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’Dogs rattle Vandals

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Tech slams Idaho with 70-28 WAC victory

If you were wondering if Louisiana Tech University’s point-crunching offense could reach even more uncharted territory, the answer was supplied at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday night.
Entering the game, the Bulldogs (6-1, 1-0) ranked No. 1 in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision for scoring with a 53.8 average.
Big deal.
Tech surpassed that number in the first half in its Western Athletic Conference opener against the University of Idaho.

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GSU spears Dragons

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GRAMBLING — On Saturday afternoon, Grambling State University finally got what it has been looking for ever since the season kicked off.
The Tigers (1-6) broke into the victory column with a 22-7 win over the University of Virginia-Lynchburg before a homecoming crowd at Robinson Stadium.

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Scotty Robertson Memorial gym, court dedicated

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The Scotty Robertson Memorial gymnasium and court were formally dedicated during ceremonies on Saturday morning. Unveiling the official plaque designating the renaming of Memorial gym and the establishment of a refurbished court named in honor of the former Louisiana Tech University head men’s basketball coach were his wife (third from left) Betty Lou and daughters (from left) Vicki, Claudia and Libby. An estimated 150 fans, friends and supporters attended the 45-minute ceremony held on the entrance steps to the facility.

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Protect home from burglars

Cooler weather tends to bring thoughts of the holidays. Along with that comes the typical increase in crime that is seen around the holiday season.
In Lincoln Parish, it would appear that some individuals have decided to start early and several burglaries have reportedly been committed over the past few months.

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