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September 20th

Learn about mental illness

Thankfully, help is at hand.
Louisiana Tech University assistant professor of nursing Katherine Schubert recently spoke at the monthly educational meeting of the Ruston Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness about the ways anxiety disorders manifest themselves and how their symptoms can be alleviated.
“Anxiety is something everyone comes in contact with because everybody is stressed at some point in time,” Schubert said. “The key is the way we deal with stress and the way we perceive it.”

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Grilled politicians are nice

When afforded the opportunity to hear the candidates for mayor and school board present their platforms, I had a feeling the citizens would turn out with ears open.
I wasn’t disappointed — with the number of people present or the questions they used to grill the candidates.
Personally, I’m always a fan of putting candidates, their platforms in particular, under a microscope. In my logic, there’s no reason to put someone in office and then wonder what their intentions are, only to be disappointed if their opinions differ from yours on key issues.

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Tech: an Aggies’ feast?

“You want to try and keep from getting caught up in all that’s going around them, but it’s pretty tough when you’ve got 80,000 or 90,000 fans screaming and it’s so loud you can’t think,” Lindsey said Tuesday. “The first time I was around that kind of atmosphere was when we played at Michigan State several years ago and I noticed how the older players on the team stayed focused. That’s what I will be telling the younger players on our team this week, that you just have to try and concentrate totally on the game and forget about all of that other stuff.”

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Dubach puts leash on loose animals

“If they have tags or collars, then we call the owner and tell them the animal has been picked up and they have three days to retrieve it from the pound.”
According to the ordinance, animals that are not on their owners’ property must be wearing a leash. Rogers said residents will be given 30 days to prepare before the ordinance goes into effect.
Rogers said nobody had shown up at a meeting or called to oppose the ordinance.
However, she said she had received several complaints in the last week from residents regarding problems with stray dogs.

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September 19th

Development at forefront of forum

“I have marketed Grambling all over Louisiana and the U.S.,” she said. “Developers know my name and my face. It is incumbent upon us to take advantage of every opportunity for economic growth and stop being a cash cow for Ruston. Re-elect me and let me finish the job I have started.”
However, challenger John Williams Jr. said the key rested in bringing big names to the city.

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Club needs your support

But Osborne faces a problem this year — it’s difficult to run programs for kids when there are no kids showing up. The  culprit is a lack of transportation.
In the past, students rode Lincoln Parish  school buses after the school day was over to the Boys and Girls Club on  Memorial Drive. Because of changes in school schedules, that transportation is  now unavailable to students.

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That season is upon us again

Football.
Before I am stoned for even mentioning such blasphemy, let me say that for not growing up in a sports-crazed family, I have adjusted to the fact that sports exist for most of the world pretty well. I do attend football games, and I do cheer loudly for Tech and Grambling. No, my attention span does not often last through half-time, but I cannot deny that my heart races a little faster when I think of our team scoring the winning point or when I imagine the delicious smells of food from the tailgaters’ parties.

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Tech mistakes almost led to loss

 “Our first half turnovers were huge for them,” said head coach Jack Bicknell. “That’s the last thing you can do against this team by turning the ball over and we did it far too much in the first half. Fortunately, we did much better the rest of the game, settled down, stayed within our assignments and really finished on a strong note.”
Tech (1-1) was able to even its record and move to an all-time mark of 16-2 against 1-AA foes by putting together 17 unanswered points and a combined 24 in the second and third periods to prevail 31-21.

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Sky’s the limit for Dubach’s visibility

Launched by Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu, the project known as America’s Wetland Red River and Mississippi Birding Trails includes a contract with Fermata Inc., a nature based development firm, to assist in the development and design of new trails.
“This is for people who have an interest in eco-tourism,” Edmiston said.

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September 18th

Bearcats’ offense explodes

“We didn’t come out as mentally sharp as we needed to be, but we responded well after they scored on us.”
The Bearcats had their share of contributors to the win, the second in a row of 30 or more points.
Running back Kevin Caesar rushed for 107 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 25-yard run.
Fellow running backs DeUndray Johnson (3-yard run) and Billy Thompson (2-yard run) got in on the TD count and wideout Lamar Haddox hauled in a 13-yard scoring throw from quarterback Ben Alsup.
There was more.

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