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October 21st

Hazardous leak evokes evacuation

Cpt. Wesley Harris, public information officer with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said a call was received around 6:30 a.m. from an employee of the company who was traveling behind the truck.
“He noticed some off the acid splashing out of the dome,” Harris said.
“The truck was stopped and our deputies along with state police are on the scene. A small area around the largest spill, located near Ken’s Mini Mart, was evacuated. There are very few houses in that stretch.”

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October 20th

Tech has Aggies on Aillet turf

Still, even that along with a winless (0-2) mark against Western Athletic Conference foes isn’t even enough to erase the confidence that prevails around the Bulldogs’ camp.

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United Way seeks support

“All of the funds raised in Lincoln Parish will stay in Lincoln Parish,” she emphasized. “And United Way has a nationwide program of extremely high accountability. United Way staff members are regularly scheduled to make both scheduled and surprise visits to the recipients of United Way funding. The intent is to be sure that the funding is being used wisely and appropriately.”
There are many Lincoln Parish entities which receive United Way support. Some of them include the following:

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Stegall has the words again

In quoting Stegall, she wrote the following:
“Corre Stegall, vice president of university advancement, said many who attended the luncheon to honor the alumni knew (Jason) Owen well.
‘“There are countless teachers across the country who call him their mentor,’ she said. ‘It’s the culture of caring that distinguishes Tech. Our alumni remain loyal and committed. This is an outstanding and inspirational group of people.’”

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CVB votes to cap park funding at $80K

Under the current cooperative endeavor between the CVB and the Police Jury, the CVB is to provide 1 percent of its 4 percent hotel/motel tax for park funding.
Based on projected tax revenue, that would be approximately $102,000 for 2007.

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Web spins path to holiday history

According to some sources, the idea of Halloween costumes originated as a means to scare off the dead that rise on the holiday in search of souls to possess. Other tales of Halloween history depict unfriendly spirits with materialistic values and a sweet tooth, as
gifts and treats were given to pacify the greedy ghosts.

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Walk ahead of addiction

After registration at 8 a.m., participants may stroll, jog or run the approximately two-mile trip from Ruston’s Railroad Park to the local Teen Challenge center at 411 E. California St. At this time, the travelers can stop for light refreshments before heading back to the park for lunch and music. With no fee to participate but donations accepted, this event is aimed primarily at raising awareness about drug and alcohol abuse and the Teen Challenge program.

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RHS tackles Byrd in key 1-5A game

The result was a tougher-than-it-appeared 41-27 win that kept the ’Cats (5-2, 3-0) perfect against league opponents.
Can they make it 4-and-zero at Lee Hedges Stadium in Shreveport tomorrow night when they take on Byrd High (5-2, 2-1)?
“That’s going to be a tough game over there,” Laird said. “They’re also 5-2 and are coming off of a 40-7 district win over Huntington last Friday night. It’s going to be another big district challenge for us.”

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Crash in the fog

Police said Demetrus Thomas, of Ruston, was driving a 1992 Buick westbound on U.S. 80 near Owens Memorial Chapel when the driver of a 2000 Honda Civic pulled out from a private drive to turn left and ran into his vehicle.
Ruston Police Officer Nathan Scheer said the fog this morning and other factors caused the Honda’s driver not to see the Buick.

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October 18th

Parish park funding plan hits snag

“We’re going to have a discussion at 4 p.m. (today) with the Library Board,” Edmiston said during a CVB Executive Board meeting Tuesday morning.
“I met Monday with (Library Board Chair) Sam Williams and he had done a 180 from what Bobby said at the Police Jury meeting. He said they are going to recommend building a one-room meeting space.”
Dowling agreed with Edmiston’s take on Williams.
“He did a 180 on us between last week and Monday,” Dowling said.

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