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October 30th

’Dogs slammed by Spartans

Want some worse news?
Davis was suffering from the flu. He left the game after the run, although he did return briefly in the second half.
So what does it say about Louisiana Tech that it allowed 199 yards rushing on 16 carries to a guy with the flu? That it allowed (unofficially) the longest play from scrimmage in school history?
It says this season is quickly getting away from the Bulldogs.
“We just didn’t play well,” quarterback Zac Champion said.
It was a thought echoed by his coach.

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Lift a voice, cast a vote

Additionally, voters in the Fifth Congressional District, which includes Lincoln Parish, will make their choice for who represents them in the U.S. House of Representatives. The list of candidates include incumbent Rodney Alexander (R-Quitman), Gloria Williams Hearn (D-Pineville), Brent Sanders (L-Alexandria) and John Watts (I-Bastrop).

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Elected officials should serve voters’ interest

While on the surface, this might seem like an intelligent move, sometimes we might need to reconsider what we’ve done.

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City firefighters douse area apartment flame

Chanakya Sharma, who lives in Apt. 215 at 620 Henderson St., said he woke up Thursday morning and something didn’t smell right.
“It smelled like something burning,” Sharma said. “Then I saw smoke. I called the Louisiana Tech Police Department, and they told me to call the fire department. A few minutes later the firemen were here.”
Tornabene said firefighters used a Thermal Imager to assist in locating the source of the fire.

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October 27th

Library Board agrees on 2007 budget

Board member Sam Williams said there are no construction budget figures at this time. He said they should be available by the Board’s Nov. 15 meeting.
Williams also said the Board would consider bringing up discussion at the next meeting for whether or not to consider a proposal to build meeting space that would satisfy the needs of the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“We may or we may not,” Williams said, when asked if the issue would be discussed at the next meeting. “We’ll decide between now and then.”

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’Dogs still confident in WAC

“Hey, they don’t know what they’re talking about. We’ve still got a lot of fight left in us. There’s six games still left for us. There’s a lot of football still to be played and we’re going to fight hard every time we play.”
Two weeks ago, the Bulldogs were all but counted on for a knockdown punch after losing 24-14 at home against Idaho.
Then they bounced back with a 48-35 league win over Utah State.

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Get treated downtown

The event is a favorite of area parents and older siblings who usually escort the younger children up and down the sidewalks.
The downtown offerings may also be easily enjoyed in conjunction with fall festivals held at area churches or schools.
No matter the opportunities listed here, the emphasis is on festive fun.
Friendly ghosts and story book characters come to life, and whimsically carved pumpkins will be found in abundance.

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Exciting times arrive again

Halloween is coming. I made a big deal out of every holiday possible when my daughter was growing up. We celebrated all of the traditional ones, and I even included the birthdays of figures such as presidents and composers. Those customs faded away as she grew up, and I did less and less for the holidays.

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Students read, rock and cheer against drugs

She said by raising awareness about the consequences of drug abuse at a young age, students will be less likely to develop a drug problem when they get older.
I think awareness plays a big role in their apprehension about drug use,” Williams said.
“The students are very excited about this week, and they have shown strong participation in making slogans and posting them around the school.”
Children at Hillcrest Elementary began Red Ribbon Week on Monday with a pledge to remain drug-free and on Tuesday brought a picture to school of a role model.

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October 26th

UPSO, FBI nab 17 on drug charges

The first round of arrests were made on Oct. 13; the following people were arrested for distribution of cocaine:
• Brysun Howard, 25, of 710 West Bayou, Farmerville; Bond —$35,000;
• Kerry Lovis McNeal, 36 of 2566 George Johnikin Rd., Spearsville; Bond —$30,000;
• Steve Goldsby, 48, of 706 West Bayou St., Farmerville; Bond —$25,000;
• Marcus Minnieweather, 31, of No. 36 Red Hills Apts., Farmerville; Bond —$20,000; and
• Robert Bilberry, 42, of 602 West Bayou, Farmerville; Bond —$10,000.
All are still being held in the Union Parish Detention Center.

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