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October 13th

EITC could benefit parish taxpayers

The Louisiana Departments of Social Service, Revenue and Labor have begun a statewide publicity campaign to raise awareness for the EITC that could enable some low-income families to own homes, improve education and increase quality of life.
"It seems thousands in the state who are eligible are not filing returns," state Sen. Hollis Downs, R-Ruston, said. "This publication says statewide $82 million was left on the table. I'm pretty sure a lot of that was in Lincoln Parish."

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Dubach council discusses redistricting

Dubach attorney Bill Jones presented the council with the proposed redistricting plan.
He suggested it would be beneficial if council members and local residents wrote letters of support to include in the proposal submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice.
If the plan is approved, the Louisiana Secretary of State will schedule elections for Dubach's Town Council.

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Dubach home 'totaled' by fire

Mayfield's house, located at 7691 Fellowship Road in Dubach, was "totaled," William Archie, Mayfield's nephew, said.
Mayfield sorted through debris Thursday afternoon, searching for anything worth keeping in the soot and water that covered the inside of the house.
"It's totaled," Archie said. "I caught myself pulling out clothes, but you can't do anything about them because they stink so bad."

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Debate Team places third

Trey Gibson, director of debate, said he was proud of how the 11 team members performed at OBU's tournament.
"I think it was a great start to the season," Gibson said. "From the beginning we were in a bind because every other school is on the semester system so they have had a little more time to prepare, so we've been cramming for this first tournament."

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Chamber questions candidates

Halbrook left July 15 to enter personal business.
Chamber Chairperson Kathy Miller said the committee interview the four finalists Friday.
"The interviews went really well," Miller said. "All four seem very qualified and very impressive."
Miller said she is not a part of the search committee, but did sit in and listen to the interviews.
"I was impressed," Miller said. "I don't think we'll have to start over with this group; I believe any one of them would do a wonderful job."

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Body found in car trunk

Buckley said late Tuesday night that the body had been tentatively
identified as Eddie Hayes, 35 of Farmerville, a worker at Pilgrims Pride.
Buckley said the body was transported to Little Rock, on orders of Union Parish Coroner Dr. Steve Venter, for an autopsy. Officials are unsure when that report will be made available.
Buckley noted that cause of death has not been established and that the body contained no visible major body trauma.

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Board approves budget

The new budget, presented by Business Manager Jack Boyd at a finance committee meeting held just prior to the monthly meeting, projects a $937,592 deficiency.
"While our reserve fund easily handles this deficiency, we need to look at where we can cut back because we can't continue this way," Boyd told the finance committee.
Superintendent Charles Scriber said reductions would be made in staff personnel during the 2005-06 school year.

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Alexander wins second term

Alexander, who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party during qualifying in September, garnered 59 percent of the vote to easily outdistance Zelma "Tisa" Blakes, D-Monroe, and Jock Scott, R-Alexandria.
Complete, but unofficial returns gave Alexander 141,310 votes. Blakes, a political novice, drew 25 percent or 58,545 votes. Scott, a former state representative, drew 16 percent or 37.931 votes.

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Alexander changes parties, qualifies as Republican

Alexander had registered at the start of qualifying on Wednesday as a Democrat.
The first-term congressman said he felt it was appropriate to make the change before the election, rather than being elected again as a Democrat and switching over to the Republican party later.
"I'm not ashamed to be a Democrat, but I vote what I think the people of the 5th District want me to represent," Alexander said.

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Absentee voting begins Thursday

A story in Sunday's The Ruston Daily Leader erroneously reported that absentee voting would begin on Tuesday. The Leader strives to correct errors as soon as possible and apologizes for any inconvience the incorrect information might have caused for local residents.
Absentee voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 21-23 and 25-26 at the Registrar of Voters Office in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
Also on the ballot are four constitutional amendments.

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