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April 1st, 2013

Monday morning wreck: Foggy conditions contribute to accident

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One person was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center early this morning following a one-vehicle accident during foggy conditions at the intersection of Louisiana Highways 145 and 820 in Choudrant. A white Toyota Tacoma pick-up received moderate damage when it struck a road divider sign (pictured below) at the intersection of the highways. No further details were available at press time.

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Armed robbery suspect sought

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Ruston police are searching for an armed robbery suspect following an early-morning incident at the Hampton Inn on Friday.
RPD Capt. Tim Parker said that at approximately 3 a.m. Friday, a Caucasian male in his early 20s, standing approximately 5-foot, 9-inches in height, wearing a hoodie and allegedly brandishing a handgun, jumped over the counter in the hotel lobby, forced a clerk to a back room and stole an undetermined amount of cash.
“All the clerk could really tell is that he had dark facial hair,” Parker said.

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Only in the movies

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The president and chief operating office of Universal Studios encouraged Grambling State University students to sacrifice and do what it takes to succeed as they pursue their dreams. His message was simple: You can go further in life if you believe.
“You have to find a way to follow your dreams,” Ron Meyer told the audience from the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre sage in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center. “Can’t assume someone is always going to help you. You have to want it badly, can’t be derailed.”

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Lee brings water experience to lake commission board

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Edward Lee, of Bernice, better known to his friends and family as Eddie Lee, has been appointed as the new lake commissioner for the Bayou Lake D’Arbonne Watershed District board.
However, no one, not even Lee, knew he had been chosen for the position until the press release announcing the appointment was published recently in The Gazette.
“A few months ago, I had enquired about how to apply,” Lee said. “I found out about an application online and so I filled it out and turned it in.”

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Pet of the week

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Betsy is a lovable lady who enjoys other dogs and playing the yard. She loves attention and being around everyone, she is friendly and loves to play. This quiet lady will melt your heart, at about 2 years old, Betsy has never had a home of her own and has been with 4 Paws since she was a pup. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 318-251-DOGS for more information. For those interested in adoption, come see dogs at our 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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Miss Louisiana Pageant to celebrate 50 years

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The Miss Louisiana Pageant will celebrate its’ 50th year in Monroe on June 26 – 29 at the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater. The pageant and will feature 37 contestants from all over the Bayou state vying for the title of Miss Louisiana. Preliminary competition will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evening and the live statewide telecast will be held on June 29. This year’s show will feature over 30 former Miss Louisiana’s in the 50th annual pageant as well as current Miss Louisiana 2012 — Lauren Vizza.

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DOTD accepting student applications for program

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently announced that applications are being accepted for the Engineering Summer Program. This program provides students the opportunity to work in construction, maintenance, road and bridge design and other transportation-related areas, gaining valuable work experience.

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Med-Camps deserving of our support

As flowers begin blooming and grass springs up on our lawns, the coming green summer is being foreshadowed for Lincoln Parish.
For many children, that means days out of school in the sun, playing as the thought of classrooms fades into distant memories during three months of freedom.
But for some others, the reality of physical impairment or other such disabilities stands as a roadblock in the path of such fun. Med-Camps of Louisiana, locally operating out of Camp Alabama near Choudrant, has long been looking to knock those obstacles aside, at least temporarily.

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Reality television for the birds

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I’m really not one for television, although I have found Netflix to be guilty pleasure. Even then, I keep my viewing preferences to scripted shows or documentaries. But nothing, and I mean nothing, is more obnoxious to me than reality television. My disdain for those types of shows is greater than that of pumping gas, over-priced merchandise and inconsiderate people.

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Bulldogs stumble to UTA, 11-0

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Louisiana Tech University’s Western Athletic Conference baseball season has just practically started and it already feels long.
That’s what happens when you’re 1-5 in league play after six games.
Making for such a dismal start, too, is this fact: all of the Bulldogs’ conference appearances have been on their own diamond.
The struggles continued on Easter Sunday when the University of Texas-Arlington (15-12, 5-1) completed a three-game heist of the ‘Dogs at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park with an 11-0 victory in front of an estimated 200 fans.

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