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June 7th

RHS: no Thursday games this fall

“We won all three of them, too,” said the third-year head coach. “We had success playing on Thursday, but honestly, it doesn’t bother me if we don’t have a one this time. It’s a school night and, honestly, it can make it tough on everybody involved.”
The team’s 2006 schedule, now finalized and ready for liftoff come late August, carries no such outing.
They’ll all be played under the Friday night lights.
A total of 10 regular season games along with a scrimmage and jamboree are marked down for the upcoming campaign.

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Agencies pull together

As part of annual required drills, Lincoln General Hospital planned a manufactured disaster at Ruston High School.
Many agencies were incorporated in the emergency drill, including both the Ruston and Lincoln Parish Fire Departments, Pafford Ambulance Service, the Ruston Police Department, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, National Homeland Security and the Civil Air Patrol.

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Dreading 100 days of tickets

Statistics indicate that almost one-third of people killed on the highways were involved in speed-related crashes.
Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark, whose department is participating in the campaign, said officers will be targeting motorists going one-to-five miles per hour over the speed limit.
Personally, that disturbs me a lot. Truthfully, it hurts my heart.
Targeting motorists who are traveling 10 miles per hour over the limit, I can see, maybe even five to 10. But one to five?

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Fire department to receive new truck

“Our primary ladder truck is 21 years old, and that is past the  lifetime (of a truck),” Tornabene said.
“This will put us in a much better  situation for firefighting and insurance rating.”
The council agreed to purchase the new truck, and  Hollingsworth said it was a good move for the city.
“I think this is a step in the right direction,”  Hollingsworth said. “This gives us a big step for possibly getting a better  fire rating.”
Aldermen Jedd Lewis and Jim Pearce said they were pleased  that Tornabene had let the council know about the need for the fire truck.

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June 6th

Take risks less often this summer

Other times, falls are due to bad side effects from medicine, which could give a person vertigo or make them extremely dizzy. Also, senior citizens who have diabetes are prone to fall from a lack of sensations in their feet which may not let them know when they are on uneven ground. In these cases, a cane or walker may be needed or simply moving area rugs and electrical cords and other objects out of walking paths.
Whatever the reason, we all need to be careful of falls.

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Tech orientation full of ‘Presents’

I scheduled my orientation in the middle of my classes. I attended a couple of sessions so I could get advised and so I could meet my future journalism professors, but I didn’t hear all the legends about Tech. I didn’t see “Presents,” the skit the orientation leaders put on each year. I felt silly, as I always did, going to events where I have to wear a name tag and where all of the other “real” college students knew that I was new, young and didn’t know anything. Instead, I watched from my window in Harper dorm, thinking how grateful I was that I was already enrolled in college classes.

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Jones, Best on All-American list

Jones is one of the candidates to be included in the outfield, while Best has been nominated as a relief pitcher.
“Just to be nominated is a tremendous honor for all of these players,” said Bo Carter of the Big 12 Conference media relations’ department and among the officers for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. “These players are nominated by coaches, sports information directors and the media to be considered for All-American honors. To make it this far is a huge accomplishment for every player included on our list of nominations.”

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Caught in Rundown

The two teams are among the members of the organization that features games nightly at its facility located off of Ball Park Road.

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June 5th

Teachers’ ‘13th check’ higher

The check amounts are based on sales tax revenue for Lincoln Parish.
Other figures which appear positive are the Health Care funds for Lincoln Parish School System employees.
“We’re ‘in the good’ by $257,000,” Murphy said. “Last year we were dealing with a deficit, so this is encouraging news. Hopefully, the trend will continue.”

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Morgan has mom at center stage

She is far away from where her son competes on the outdoor track and field circuit for Louisiana Tech University, but she is certainly never far from Jason’s thoughts.
Home for the Morgans is in Kingston, Jamaica, where Verna still lives and where she played an inspirational role in Jason becoming one of that country’s most successful field events’ competitors ever.
“She and I are very, very close,” Morgan offered the other day, prior to going through a workout in preparation for this week’s NCAA outdoor championship meet in Sacramento, Calif.

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