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September 20th

Remember my name, remember my face

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Several times a year DART sends out various calls to the community. Sometimes we ask you for classic southern canned goods to feed our families. In the fall we ask you to support the Townsend House Annual Pumpkin Patch. At Christmas we ask for gifts for the children we serve, and at radiothon we ask you for cash.
Today, I’m asking you for photographs, photographs of the almost 30 murder victims who’ve lost their lives to family violence.
Every October, when DART’s five offices host their vigils, we read off the names of those women and children who died at the hands of those who loved them. We display our Silent Witness Project, life-sized silhouettes of the 23 women and four children from this area who are family violence victims. We also display the few photographs we have of our victims. Out of the 27 deceased whose names are read aloud in the “Remember my Name” segment of our vigils, we have only a handful of pictures. We’d like to be able to display photographs of all the women and children we honor.

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Chicken pageant presented

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Young women and little girls from around north Louisiana competed Saturday to be crowned queen in various divisions of the 2010 Chicken Festival Pageant in Dubach.
In eight divisions there were 41 contestants ranging in age from 1 to 18 years old. Each competitor brought something new to the stage to offer the judges.
The 2009 Miss Louisiana Chicken Festival Morgan Ledbetter was the emcee for the pageant.
Morgan was able to inform those who won about some of the duties they will have throughout the year, including “riding in parades and showing your support at Dubach events.”

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Virginia T. Kelley

Virginia T. Kelley, 87, of Dubach died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Wanda Garner Atkins

Funeral services for Wanda Garner Atkins, 81, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Atkins was born July 20, 1929 and passed away September 19, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Atkins retired from Lincoln General Hospital after forty two years of service. She was an graduate of Weston High School and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Calvin C. Brewster

Funeral services for Mr. Calvin C. Brewster, age 82 of Dubach, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Owens Memorial Chapel with Rev. Scott Jennings officiating.  Burial will follow in Douglas Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Brewster was born May 8, 1928 to Norman Brewster and Lois Johnson Brewster.  

He died September 17, 2010 in Ruston. He was an appliance repairman by profession.  In his spare time, Mr. Brewster enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and generally being outdoors. He was a charter member and deacon of the University Baptist Church.

Mr. Brewster is survived by his daughters:  Susan and husband David Pearson of El Dorado and Cindy and husband Tommy Dugdale of Choudrant;  his son:  Doug Brewster of Dubach;  his three granddaughters: Jessica and husband Jeramie Dumas, Lesley Ann Dugdale and Cari Michelle Dugdale; his three great grandchildren: Justin, Jamison, and Jaelynn Dumas; his three sisters:  Othell Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas, Barbara Mae Nunn of Dubach and Mona Hayes of Dubach; his two brothers:  James F. (Buddy) Brewster of Karnak, Texas and Ross Brewster of Tatum, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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Parish teams face winless foes

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Several things just might bode well for Lincoln Parish high school teams concerning their Friday night opponents.
There’s this fact: all of the teams facing local squads in week No. 4 of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association schedule have yet to win in three tries.
Plus, all have had their share of problems on defense, evidenced by each of the parish opponents having yielded no fewer than an average of 39 points per game.

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Tech soccer team improves to 9-2

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Louisiana Tech used a season-high 25 shots to win their seventh-straight match, a 3-0 win over Jacksonville State on Sunday at Lady Techster Soccer field.
The Lady Techsters (9-2) faced two additional tests with the temperature over 100 degrees at game time and Tech playing its third game in five days, the previous two coming on the road.
“We have a very strong emphasis on fitness,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “We have stringent fitness tests and we do workouts during the season too. This was a result of all the work they put in.”

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Homebrew tickles area tastebuds

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Wort, sparging, cold crashing — it’s the jargon men of the region are using these days when they gather in male camaraderie. If you’re one of those guys, then you know what I’m talking about. If not, I’ll fill you in. Homebrew — it’s the latest thing sweeping the area, a craft fad with devoted followers akin to the young women who gathered for knitting circles or scrapbooking parties a few years back.
Homebrewers are a certain breed of man (or woman, although, at this point I don’t know of any lady brewers). They’re the kind who spend hours in the garage cobbling a wooden bookshelf together because, “it’s better than buying one.” They are often meticulous, like hands-on work and appreciate the nuances of a cold one maybe more than the next guy.
My husband Trey has been making his own beer for the past several months. It all started with the Mr. Beer Kit (akin to the functionality of an Easy Bake Oven) that I bought him for his birthday two years ago. If you just did the math, you can infer correctly that he can be slow on the uptake. Although, once he gets started on a project, he devotes himself to it with the steadfast reverence of a monk, who were the first brewers, oddly enough.

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Safety crucial to hunting season

The summer heat is still upon us, but you can feel it slowly creeping in.
You can see it in the changing colors of some of the leaves on our trees that has only just begun. You can feel during the early morning hours and cooler, crisper air surrounds and soothes you.
Fall is on the way, and with it, the most popular hunting seasons for north Louisiana sportsmen.

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September 19th

La. Tech presents engineering festival

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The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University presents the “Louisiana Lagniappe Science and Engineering Festival,” a month-long celebration of science and engineering that offers “a little something extra” for everyone.
The Louisiana Lagniappe Science and Engineering Festival is a partner festival of the Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival — the country’s first national science festival in Washington, D.C.
The Festival strives to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science and engineering in the United States.

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