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’Dogs host tough MSU tonight

Tech extended its win streak with a three-game sweep over the University of Alabama-Birmingham here last weekend. The ‘Dogs took wins of 3-1, 11-8 and 6-2 over the Blazers and have now won six of the last eight and eight of the past 11.
“We can walk away from this weekend with a little swagger and confidence that we’re playing better baseball right now,” said head coach Wade Simoneaux. “We’ll need that heading into this week’s schedule. It will be a tough week against some good teams and we’ll pitch a lot of guys, depending on them to get us through.”

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Take pride in having clean city

Today judges from the competition came to judge Ruston in the district competition. They will return later in the month to judge the statewide event.
Trash has been quite the topic in Lincoln Parish for quite some time.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has had an ongoing debate about which is the best way to collect trash — implementing door-to-door pickup or keeping the current green bins across the parish as dump sites.
Grambling and Dubach have both joined the fight towards beautifying Lincoln Parish.

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Choices affect everyone

On March 25, 2002, he got drunk, got a gun, and shot himself.
It wasn’t always like that. The three of us — me, my cousin, and his little brother who was my age — would play together. They said we looked alike. We always got into trouble, but it wasn’t bad trouble.
It was mischievious trouble, like all kids get into. Parents don’t want you jumping off a roof or digging holes in the ground or trying to cut up your aunt’s cigarettes while she’s smoking them. Parents are just like that, you know.

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To serve and protect citizens

“Only 15 percent of the job is actually firefighting,” Tornabene said. “About 50 percent is probably EMS. Five-to-ten percent is prevention, which has increased because we just got a fire safety grant. The rest is spent doing training and maintenance.”
The firefighters must maintain the roughly 1,200 hydrants in the city, the 30,000 sections of hose, all of the trucks and ambulance vehicles, as well as the station.
“That becomes like a second home to them,” Tornabene said. “They have to scrub the toilets, cook dinner, clean dishes, sweep and mop.”

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