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May 22nd

Guidelines for family gatherings

I have since learned that the meaning of these words can be applied to family gatherings in general, such as last Saturday’s post-graduation dinner collision of my family and my fiance’s family. All of us drove the hour from Ruston and its undoubtedly packed restaurants to meet up at Chili’s in Bossier City, my hometown. It is only at occasions such at graduations that our families get to meet up and get to know each other a little better.

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Eleven lives remembered

“Each spring, the SGA holds a memorial service to remember students we’ve lost over the year,” she said. “Tonight we will honor these 11 students.”
Candles were lit in honor of the students, and a moment of silence was observed after each lighting. Afterwards, Mencacci and Maddox presented the families with alumni walkway bricks.
“Every year, we lay bricks for our alumni, and we would like to give these bricks for the families,” Mencacci said.
Keith Larson and C.J. Pernici from the Band of Pride performed “Taps,” and the audience sang Tech’s alma mater to end the service.

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May 19th

Parish stars in spotlight

“We are adding on to the fun by conducting a youth clinic before the games,” said Jay Butler, representative for the FCA. “The youth clinic will be open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-through-12 and will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m.”
The baseball and softball ‘Game of Honor’ is designed to honor the outstanding student-athlete in the five-parish region covered by the FCA: Lincoln, Jackson, Unioin, Bienville and Claiborne.

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Tech students finish latest Habitat home

“I’m ready to move in,” she said. “The kids are ready for their own rooms.”
Austin gave her $500 deposit and put in 300 hours of work that was required for her by Habitat for Humanity, but she said she did not mind at all.
“The students asked me about the ideas. They showed me the designs and asked me to pick one out,” Austin said. “I love this house. Words cannot express how I feel. I have a house where my kids have their own rooms and play areas, and this is something that is my own.”
The project could not have been completed without the assistance of Weyerhaeuser.

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May 18th

Reneau highlights Tech’s ‘unusual year’

“When I travel around the country, other than asking about the storms, the thing I’m most asked about is Louisiana Tech,” Clausen, sporting a Tech blue and red outfit, said. “People want to know what you are doing; you have the kind of pride that commands respect.”
Clausen said that with each visit to Ruston she couldn’t help but notice the amount of construction taking place on the Tech campus.
“There’s always some construction going on,” she said. “That biomedical engineering building will mean a great deal both for Louisiana Tech and the state.”

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Local hunger attacks not likely

Just as I was sorting through memories for proof he was just fibbing to annoy me, a realization struck harder than an angry grandmother pounding out dough.
The smelly — and sometimes even rotten — truth was undeniable. I did not like my cooking either. That is why, on command, I am able to list the value menu prices and specials for nearly half the restaurants in Ruston.

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Dubach on target with leash law

If such an ordinance goes into effect, roaming dogs would be quickly picked up and housed by the city of Ruston Animal Control Department. Those not retrieved within three days would be made available for adoption or put to sleep.
Mayor Margaret Rogers says this is an issue past council members have not wanted to address. However, she said this group is ready to take action for the good of the town, regardless of whether their decisions will win the approval of everyone.

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Patterson moves to next level

With purple and gold championship banners as a backdrop, the three-time Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association Most Valuable Player signed with junior college power University of Arkansas Fort Smith in the Simsboro High School gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon.
“This means a lot because I worked hard to get to this point,” Patterson said. “My goals are to work hard, come out as one of the top players and then go on to play at the Division I level.”
She’ll be moving from one first class, highly successful program to the next.

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Owners move into new Habitat homes

While volunteers were able to complete most of the work, licensed electricians and plumbers were hired to complete certain aspects to meet city building codes.
Habitat for Humanity does not provide free housing, but rather affordable housing, Tuten explained. The three-bedroom homes are being purchased for about one-third the cost of comparable construction due to all the volunteer labor and contributions.
The list of contributors is a long one.
•Whirlpool Corporation has a national policy of donating a new refrigerator and kitchen stove to each new Habitat House.

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May 17th

Three jailed in Dubach burglary

“Deputies immediately went to the suspect’s residence in Simsboro where they saw evidence connected to the burglary in plain view in a parked vehicle.”
A subsequent search of the residence revealed one of the suspects hiding and the articles stolen from the victim’s house, Harris said.
Arrested were Dustin Lamar Hargrove, 20, of Simsboro; Kristin Mechelle Gordon, 21, of Ruston; and Travis Ryan Erwin, 23, of Simsboro.
They were taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked on

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