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Date

November 14th

Missing out can be bearable

And... I missed him.
Thankfully, though, one of the best things about Ruston is the family community we have and the various activities to keep one busy. The first night Kyle left two of my best friends entertained me with a delicious meal, and the next night another friend encouraged me to see the Tech play, “W;t.” I was so busy either having friends over to the house, visiting at Frothy Monkey or shopping at the new Beehive that the days passed rather quickly.

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Training time

The exercise was part of a three-day high-angle, confined-space rescue class conducted by LSU’s Fire and Emergency Training Institute this past weekend.
The training, which was funded in part by a grant from the Weyerhauser Foundation, consisted of rappelling, packaging emergency patients, setting up haul systems and rope training.
The second part of the two session training will be held in December.

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November 13th

Jury to look at insurance, CVB

The CVB plans to nominate the second individual at next month’s meeting.
In addition to the nomination, CVB executive director Kyle Edmiston has also sent a letter to the jury, dated Oct. 19, notifying the jury that the CVB has voted unanimously to end a cooperative endeavor agreement that allows one cent of a four-cent hotel/motel tax to go towards funding the Lincoln Parish Park.

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Every child deserves an even start

For those unfamiliar with Even Start, it is a program designed to give young people an opportunity to earn their GED, which provides an opportunity for higher education.
Many students have moved on to trade schools or universities and vastly improved their lives.
The program also focuses on development of their at-risk preschool children to give them a better start in school.
Even Start allows these parents to take a more active role in their children’s education.
Research reveals poor families have less access to community social support services.

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Writing doesn’t exist in vacuum

I, too, have succumbed to the world-wide fixation on the Internet and the instant communication it provides. I mingle in a few online forums and have two journals.
Recently I have watched from my home computer as users of said forums and journals take personal disagreements they have with others to the public.
And I don’t mean just telling a few of their online buddies in the seeming privacy of an Instant Message. They posted their comments on Web sites hundreds, maybe thousands, of users see.
So what’s the problem?
It’s a free country, right?

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RHS, Creek stay alive

Ruston was No. 10 and Fountainbleau No 8 in the final Louisiana Sports Writers Association regular season poll announced prior to the opening round of postseason play.
The Cougars (10-1) take their No. 7 state ranking to No. 5 Calvary Baptist (10-1) for a Friday night meeting in Shreveport.
Kickoff times for both games will be 7 p.m.
For both games, the weather will surely be much better after what Ruston and Cedar Creek went through an hour-and-a-half-delay with their opponents following a heavy rain storm that moved through north Louisiana Friday night.

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Airwaves abound with D.A.R.T. voices

“The very first time we had it, we only raised a few thousand dollars, and last year we raised $17,000,” she said.
“That really surprised us because (Hurricane) Katrina had just happened. But it continually amazes us how people come out to support us.”
Dance said the money raised goes into the organization’s general fund and helps to provide things that are not covered by grants — rent, utilities, operation and other costs of the offices in the four outlying parishes.
She said money raised in a parish stays in that parish.

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Protect ears when dining

Anyway, the epiphany was, when you get right down to the brass tacks of the matter, we’re not much different than those beasts that are often referred to as man’s best friend — dogs.
The occasion that turned this light on in the recesses of my brain was lunch at a local pizza establishment.
I’m not going to mention the particular restaurant because that had nothing to do with my revelation: it was all based on observation of those who had shown up to eat.
Most of you who dine in public during the day know that pizza places offer a lunch buffet.

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Cheryl Ford: super season on court

Ford averaged 13.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 0.78 blocked shots and 1.19 steals per game and was chosen as a member of the midsummer WNBA All-Star roster for the Eastern Conference.
The former Summerfield High School star who was the No. 1 draftee of the Shock in 2003 following an All-Western Athletic Conference career for the Lady Techsters then went to Brazil following the WNBA playoffs and played on the USA Basketball squad in the FIBA World Championships.

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I-20 wreck sends three to hospital

The driver of the 18-wheeler was Danny Hardy, of Lawrence, Miss. Josh Williams, of Hazlehurst, Miss., was driving the second vehicle, and Derek Barnes, of Taylorsville, Miss., was a passenger in his vehicle.
“All three were injured,” Robinson said. “(Williams) was airlifted to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport with head injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler and the passenger of (William’s vehicle) were transported to Lincoln General Hospital by Pafford Ambulance.”

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