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February 6th, 2013

Tech picked No. 7 in WAC baseball

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The Louisiana Tech University baseball team was picked to finish No. 7 out of 10 teams in the Western Athletic Conference, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Twenty-three upperclassmen highlight this year’s squad, which is the most by any Tech team in head coach Wade Simoneaux’s 11-year tenure with the Bulldogs. Tech returns eight starting position players and two starting pitchers, including its top relievers returning to the mound in 2013.

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Three parish prep teams in Top 10

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RHS, Simboro boys, Dubach girls have high hoops rankings

Three Lincoln Parish teams are included in the Top 10 of their classifications in the current Louisiana Sports Writers Association high school basketball polls announced on Tuesday.
Dubach High’s girls have the highest ranking with their No. 3 listing for Class B/C.
In the boys’ division, Simsboro is No. 5 in Class B/C and Ruston is No. 6 in Class 5A.
Two other parish schools are receiving honorable mention votes in Class B/C boys, as Choudrant is tied with Sicily Island for No. 15 and New Living Word School of Ruston is deadlocked for No. 18 with Elizabeth with two points each.

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Willie Lee Allen, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Willie Lee Allen, Jr., age 60 of Choudrant, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday February 7, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Choudrant. Rev. Brad Jones will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery in West Monroe under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish

I,LINDA COOK, Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Jury Commissioner in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, hereby certifies the following to be a
true and correct list of a Grand Jury drawn, January 30, 2013, at the meeting of the Jury Commission in and for Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
ASWELL, WALTER ROY
BARGE, JERRY ELISHA
BASS JR, HARRY HOBSON
BECKLEY, ELVA LORRAINE
BENNETT, LISA PAYTON
BLICK, LYNDA F
BOLLIER, CHERYL SUE
BOZEMAN, SAMMIE LEE
BRADFORD, JUSTIN RESHUN
BRATKA, JACQUELYNN D
BROWN, JONATHAN BENJAMIN
BURKS, LARON OSHUN
BUTLER, STEVIE LESHUN
BUXTON, GARRETT CHASE

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February 5th

LPNET nabs eight on drug charges

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After an ongoing undercover investigation, a warrant execution led to the arrest of eight individuals on various drug charges at a multi-dwelling residence at 606 S. Bonner St. on Feb. 1.

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First season down

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Cowboys cheerleader shares experiences
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While football season just wrapped up for fans and affiliates alike, there was one local girl who experienced this past season like few ever have: as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be one of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. At the very beginning of the season, the veteran cheerleaders told us how quickly the season passes and encouraged us to really try to take it all in and not take anything for granted,” Alex Hermes, a Ruston native, said. “Even though there were 10 home games, they did seem to go by really quickly.”

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In need of upgrades

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Ruston aldermen consider city hall, airport renovations
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The City of Ruston is aiming to improve existing facilities including city hall and the airport as resolutions were discussed during the regular city council meeting on Feb. 4.
Explaining the plans to renovate city hall, Ed Pittman stated that a low bid had been placed and authorization had been given to enter in a contract with the alderman’s approval.

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Soils: A foundation for garden sustainability

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If one did not know better, spring has arrived. This week’s warm weather has many wondering what is in store for the month of February. The weather in February can be unpredictable, with warm days mixed in with extremely cold and wet days. In the northeast part of the state, the average high temperature is 58 degrees and the average low temperature is 38 degrees. Average rainfall is nearly five inches for the month. Cold weather can still be expected, on the average, the last frost date for northeast Louisiana is March 16.
One of the most popular trends in gardening is producing vegetables and landscapes without the use of conventional pesticides and fertilizers. This style of gardening is commonly called “organic gardening.” More appropriate names are beginning to surface; “ecological gardening” and “sustainable gardening” are more descriptive as to the goals of gardening the natural way.
Whatever it is called, this type of gardening is not new and has been practiced for many years throughout the world. In fact, before gardeners relied on the relatively recent practices of using synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, organic gardening was the norm. In organic gardening, particular practices are encouraged that utilize natural biological cycles, encourage biodiversity, and are ecologically friendly. A major difference between conventional and organic gardening is the use of natural materials to make the garden sustainable.
Growing plants in sustainable gardens is a long-term process that involves a number of practices carried out over many years instead of a one time, single production practice. Improving and maintaining soil fertility is probably the most important concept in organic gardening. Soil and the biological microorganisms in the soil are the foundation for any gardening activity. The importance of soil or growth medium cannot be overemphasized when trying to maintain plant health. Taking care of the soil in which the plant root system grows is essential to producing productive plants and avoiding plant problems. Soil is the primary source of water and nutrients for the plant.

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RCT announces cast for ‘Anybody Out There?’

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