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October 13th, 2005

Lincoln Parish trash woes continue

"They normally are pretty bad after the weekend," Police Juror Bobby Dowling said.
With this past weekend a holiday weekend, all three trash bin sites — at the corner U.S. 80 and Harris Road, U.S. 80 and Pleasant Grove Road, and about one mile west of the Lincoln Parish-Ouachita Parish line — sported mountains of trash that included everything from household garbage to old televisions to worn out appliances. The sites are even popular places to dump animals — dead or alive.

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Simsboro outlines town clerk search

The village is looking for someone to full the full-time position who lives in the village is computer knowledgeable. The process is open, and the village will take applications until the position is filled.
Both of the village's former clerks have resigned. Shannon Nemitz left to become an assistant cashier with the city of Ruston, and her last day was Friday. Terry Dampier is leaving to become the town clerk in Gibsland, and her final day is Oct. 12.

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Banquet aims to raise funds for Teen Challenge

This statement was spoken at a fund-raiser banquet in the Ruston Civic Center Monday night by New Life Pastor Robert Hill. Hill, whose son is a graduate of the Teen Challenge program, was one of several speakers to offer support for the renovation of a building on California Ave, donated by South Parkway Worship Center, for use as a residential facility for troubled men undergoing the Teen Challenge program.

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Lincoln Parish teachers earn national certification

George Boyd, Karen Wooley Roberson and Patricia Stevens of A.E. Phillips School, Scarlet Chopin and Susan Griffin of Ruston High School and Stefanie Parker of Hillcrest Elementary School successfully completed the national certification program in 2004. They bring the total of nationally certified teachers in Lincoln Parish School's to 18.

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Summons issued in hazing incident

RPD spokesman Sgt. Curtis Hawkins said Clayton Flurry, a Tech student member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, was issued the summons on Friday.
Hawkins said the initial report came from the Louisiana Tech Police Department in the early morning hours of Dec. 1.
"The report was of a possible battery that occurred off campus at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house," Hawkins said.
Responding officers made contact with the alleged victim, James Cummings, a sophomore from Bossier City, waiting with Tech Police officers near the Kappa Alpha house.

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Students reach out to community

The students are involved in Faith Mission, which is an after school program that takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays afternoons, Wesley Foundation Director Scott Wright said.
During Tech's school year, six students from the Wesley foundation, along with volunteers from other campus ministries, make their way to an old building near Cinnamon Square apartments twice a week to interact with 25-30 children ages 7-13.

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Simsboro town hall to receive upgrade

Aldermen Jimmy Dale Clements and Ken Slocum approved the purchase of a new desk for village clerk Mary Beth McCullen. The desk will cost the village approximately $1,130; however, the village was able to find a floor model desk that was already assembled and included a chair, for a reduced price.
Simsboro Mayor Woodie Pritchett said the town hall's current desk has needed replacement for quite some time. The desk was damaged on two separate occasions when the town hall was broken into.

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Simsboro village clerks move on

Both of the village's full-time clerks, Terry Dampier and Shannon Nemitz, are leaving to take other jobs.
Nemitz's final day was Oct. 1, while Dampier is set to leave the office for the final time on Oct. 12.
"I have enjoyed working with both of them," Pritchett said. "Both of them are bettering themselves."
Nemitz left her position as village clerk, where she served for the past 15 months, to take a position as an assistant cashier for the city of Ruston.

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October 12th

Moats to play in Shrine Game

The 5'9", 209-pound junior running back from Louisiana Tech, who declared himself eligible for the NFL draft earlier this month, received one of the most important phone calls of his life Saturday.
With that phone call came an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, set for a 2 p.m. kickoff at San Francisco's SBC Park. The game will be televised live by ESPN.

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October 11th

Choudrant wins state title

In a dramatic, 10-inning contest, the Aggies had the last laugh as senior infielder Jacob Simmons singled to center field to score junior pitcher Jamey Bradshaw to give Choudrant an 8-7 win over Northlake Christian School (22-5) in the finals of the Class B state tournament here Saturday afternoon.
Both teams cruised to semifinal wins Friday, with the Aggies (30-8) beating Simpson 16-2 and the Wolverines beating Glenmora 11-1. Something had to give Saturday.

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