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Crowe, McLeroy to marry Nov. 19

Reggie McLeroy and Karmyn Dene’ Crowe, both of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Henry “Roy” and Debra J. Crowe. She is the granddaughter of the Rev. H.P. and Minnie Crowe, of Ruston, and E.J. Jordan and the late Fannie Torbor Jordan, of Ruston.

Karmyn is a 1993 alumna of Ruston High School and a 1999 alumna of Grambling State University. She is employed with the Lincoln Parish School Board as an elementary school teacher.

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Store raids net four arrests

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Search warrants were served at five Ruston businesses early Thursday morning. This was the result of a four-month long investigation into the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana, bath salt items and credit card fraud.
On July 15, 2011, new legislation went into effect making it illegal to sale synthetic drugs in Louisiana. The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, LPNET, started making purchases of these exact products on July 16, 2011 from five businesses in Ruston.

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A new headquarters for LPFD

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After a few years of planning the Lincoln Parish Fire District 1 is moving forward with its new facilities.
Fire Chief Dennis Ford said the new facilities will improve the department’s services for Lincoln Parish residents.
“We needed more stations,” he said. “We needed a staging area and these new facilities are part of the big picture.”

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Daily Leader to present ‘Election 2011’

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The Ruston Daily Leader’s Sunday edition will include a special section called “Election 2011.”
Within this 32-page edition, readers will discover what’s on their ballot and maps indicating district maps for Lincoln Parish Police Jury and area Senate and House districts. (Since the time the maps were compiled Senate District 35 Candidate Harris Brown has dropped out of the race). It will also include a question and answer section with each candidate running for a police jury or state House or Senate seat for our area providing detailed responses. Some of the issues they will tackle include:

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‘Riding for the Cure’ at Exhibition Center

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Area horse enthusiasts will have an opportunity to showcase their animals while helping to battle breast cancer.
“Riding for the Cure,” the breast cancer awareness open horse show, is set to trot out at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
The event is a project of Tommy’s Feed Store, the Cotton Country Association and Trull Farms.

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Local teams prepare for district play

High school football in Lincoln Parish and the rest of the state means a lot at any time of the season, but tonight is when the real excitement and suspense kicks off. It’s time to begin district play.
The parish’s three prep programs will be in that mode, as Ruston High remains at home for the fourth straight week with a District 2-5A battle against Ouachita High School, and Cedar Creek heads on a short bus ride westward to face Grambling High in 2-1A action at Robinson Stadium on the campus of Grambling State University.

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Parents' decisions are crucial

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As I sat and watched my 2-year-old niece shut doors to every room in my parents’ house over the weekend, I slowly started to realize just how easily we are shaped at a young age. My niece can’t add numbers together, but she already understands that keeping the door closed keeps what you want inside and what you don’t outside. That is a trait eerily similar to mine — I always strive to make sure doors are shut and locked if I know immediate use is not in the near future — and I know for a fact that the trait comes from my dad.

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The case against raising Cain

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Herman Cain’s star is rising. The unexpected Florida straw poll smash victory by Cain has led to voters taking a second look at the former pizza entrepreneur.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that Cain has risen into a tie for second place with the falling Rick Perry — each claiming a 16 percent share of GOP voters.
A solid 25 percent of GOP voters just like Gov. Mitt Romney.

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Clarity coming from health care

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This column has made the point repeatedly that one of the major drags on the U.S. economy comes from the uncertainty that the business community faces in determining how government laws and regulations will impact its costs going forward. One of the biggest unknowns to businesses is what impact the new federal health care law will have on their bottom lines once it is fully in effect.

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Wiggin’ Out Dinner aids breast cancer patients

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Louisiana Tech Athletics, in conjunction with the Northern Louisiana Medical Center and The Minute Magazine, presented the inaugural “Wiggin’ Out” Dinner at Squire Creek Country Club on Thursday to raise money for the battle against breast cancer.
The event, part of the “Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer” initiative, helped raise funds for women across Northern Louisiana unable to purchase wigs while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Members of the Louisiana Tech Baseball team were in attendance while football player Kris Cavitt delivered a taped message.

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