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Dubach wades in water woes

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DUBACH — A number of Dubach residents are straining the town’s budget by neglecting their water bills.
The water bill is due on the 10th of every month, and a late fee is charged after the 15th. If the bill isn’t paid by the 20th, then Mayor Ray Polk said town workers put a lock on the meter so the customer is unable to access the water.

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Downpour of relief

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To the delight of many area residents, Lincoln Parish finally received a relief Tuesday courtesy of Mother Nature.
With moderate-severe drought conditions predicted to persist in Lincoln Parish by a National Weather Service U.S. Seasonal Drought report released on June 16, a series of thunderstorms that shook the area Tuesday morning brought more than three and a half inches of much-needed rain to many areas.

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Peach Fest special edition

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Read details about the diaper derby, the parade, musical entertainment, vendors, cooking contest, pet show and other activities in the 2011 Peach Festival Special Edition inserted in the newspaper on Thursday.
The guide will offer information about the history of various festival activities, photos from past years and a schedule of some of the festivities.
Residents and visitors alike can use the guide to maneuver through the weekend activities.

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Aldermen vote to pay more, receive less exposure

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DUBACH — Despite the lower rate and greater taxpayer exposure offered by the Ruston Daily Leader, the Dubach Town Council at their Monday meeting unanimously selected the Morning Paper as the town’s official journal for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
The motion was introduced by council member Davie Powell and seconded by member Hattie Graham.
The Morning Paper proposal offered to publish the town’s legal advertisements, public notices, meeting minutes and other business for $3.75 per 100 words if sent by email.

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Man apprehended in car burglary case

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A Ruston man was arrested last Friday and charged with four counts of simple burglary.
Domonique Antione Davis, 25, of 1102 Pelican Street, was arrested at 3:59 a.m. June 17 by officers from the Ruston Police Department in the 800 block of South Jones Street.

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Attend a few ‘perfectly peachy’ festival events

Every summer thousands of people gather in downtown Ruston for an explosion of activities.
This year is no exception.
The 61st annual Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival will begin Friday and run all day Saturday, with some events carrying over into Sunday.
This year, many festival favorites will return, including the parade, pet show, peach eating contest, diaper derby, antique car show, 5K run, fishing tournament and rodeo.

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Farmers market has many benefits

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If you roll out of bed early on a Saturday morning and traipse downtown, you won’t be disappointed with the bustle of sights, sounds and smells you’ll find.
Every Saturday morning from 7:30-11:30 a.m. local farmers, bakers and crafters gather in the public parking lot along Monroe Street between Louisiana and West Railroad Avenue to peddle their wares.
Growing up, I lived on the outskirts of a town approximately the same size as Ruston.

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Trends have changed in U.S. farming

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With the 21st century a little more than a decade old, it is already apparent how this century will be different from the last one for American agriculture.
The major difference has nothing to do with organic farming, biotechnology or biofuels. It’s not about new forms of agriculture or new markets. The difference has nothing to do with climate change or water resources; it’s even broader and more fundamental than that.

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Big trouble in a country school

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Our teacher, Miss Farley, was a strict disciplinarian whenever it came to good hygiene. Almost “squeaky-clean” herself, she checked us out thoroughly each morning before classes began. An unblown nose or dirty ears could earn you a big, fat “F” on your report card and send you trudging homeward with a warning note to your mom.

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007 in ‘Dr. No’ to air this week

If you have never officially met the legendary and suave James Bond — via film, of course — or if your connection with him has been limited lately, now you’ve got a chance to associate with him up close and personal in a library, of all places.
The first offering of the James Bond film franchise, “Dr. No,” starring Sean Connery, will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Parish Library Meeting Room. It is part of the Art of Film series, a collaboration of the library and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council.

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