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Meeting

The Village of Simsboro met in regular session Monday, October 07, 2013 at 6:15 p. m. Present was Aldermen: Pam Durrett, Tiffany Cole and Doug Durrett. Also in attendance was Doug Brewer, Ruston Daily Leader, T. Scott Boatright and Heath McGuffee, Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson. Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order. Alderman Pam Durrett voiced the prayer. Mayor Hendricks led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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October 30th

DART remembers those lost to domestic violence

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While children are out trick-or-treating around the neighborhoods this Halloween, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team will be having a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Randy Ewing, former Louisiana senator, will be this year’s key speaker.
At 6 p.m. Thursday DART will wrap up Domestic Abuse Awareness Month by hosting a candlelight vigil in the community room at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for DART, said the purpose of the vigil is for the community to remember victims of domestic violence.

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Nine arrested at La. Tech

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A 9 p.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested nine Louisiana Tech University students on charges of possession of marijuana after police located the students allegedly smoking marijuana in a courtyard at Pierce Hall on Tech’s campus.

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Firefighters complete training for LPFD

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This fall’s firefighter school for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department produced eight new volunteer firefighters who are now equipped with the training necessary to protect Lincoln Parish.
Danny Cross, district chief for LPFD, said the firefighter school began with 13 people, and eight completed the training.
“After completing nine days of firefighter school, we came out with eight volunteers,” Cross said. “Usually we only have a couple that stick around, but this is a really energetic group.
“This is the best class we ever had. We should be able to keep all of these volunteers.

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Gas leak detours traffic

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At 11 a.m. Tuesday a natural gas line ruptured at the Ruston Fire Department Headquarters on Georgia Avenue.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer for RFD, said traffic was redirected and Georgia Avenue was shut down at Willow Glen Boulevard and Louisiana Highway 33 because of the gas leak.
“We are doing construction at the (Georgia Avenue) fire station,” Brazzel said. “We are using a construction company and they ruptured it with a backhoe.”
Brazzel said the fire department evacuated Price Tire, which is across the street from the RFD headquarters.

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Rain expected tomorrow

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Lincoln Parish could be in for some heavy rainfall tonight and Thursday in advance of a cold front that’s beginning to make its way across the country.
Kip Franklin, director of Lincoln Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning that though the chance of severe weather still exists, the threat appears to be lessening.
“It’ just going to be a typical cold front coming through,” Franklin said.
The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of rain tonight and a 100 percent chance of rain on Thursday.

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Ruston at play: Winding down the season

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The final team activities of the 2013 recreation seasons are nearing an end and we are already looking ahead to 2014, but we would be in error not to congratulate those teams and individuals who helped make our programs a success.
Our Youth Flag Football is wrapping up with 10 teams participating in a six-week season. At this time, we thank our volunteer coaches. For the 5-6 year old division: Texans’ coach Matt Tyler, Colts’ coach Jeremiah Thomas, Titans’ coach Cameron Faniel and Jaguars’ coach Mike Hammons.

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Exercise your right to vote

Beginning on Saturday, residents will once again be asked to exercise their greatest civic duty when early voting for the Nov. 16 election begins.
During this particular election, residents will be voting on two separate measures. The first will be a run-off from the Oct. 19 election to fill the seat vacated by long-time 5th Congressional District Rep. Rodney Alexander. Alexander stepped down from his post in September after serving approximately 10 years.

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Riser, McAllister to face off

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And now there are two. Most folks figured state Sen. Neil Riser would be one of the runoff candidates in the 5th Congressional District race, but most folks didn’t figure political newcomer Vance McAllister would be the other contender.
That’s because not many people ever heard of McAllister until about six weeks ago. Now everybody who’s paying attention — and probably some people who aren’t — have surely heard about both men.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to start preseason play

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Tech to play host to Arkansas-Monticello in exhibition game at Scotty Robertson Gym
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The 2013-14 basketball season has finally arrived as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs get ready to face Arkansas-Monticello in an exhibition game to be played at 6:30 p.m.tonight inside the historic Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym.
This will mark the first time since Feb. 25, 1982, that the Bulldogs will play a basketball game in Memorial Gym and will be the first of two exhibition contests for Tech as it tips off the new season.
However, it will be hard pressed for any Bulldog fan to find a new face amongst the squad.

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