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May 23rd

Local teen killed in one-vehicle wreck

The teenager was between Hico and Dubach in Lincoln Parish traveling west near milepost 0.7 at about 11 p.m. when the wreck occurred. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.
“He was the sole occupant in the vehicle — why he ran off (the road) we don’t know,” Clary said.
Matthew’s mother, Donna Doss, is principal at Dubach High School, while his father Tommy Doss has been active with the Lincoln Parish SCAT (Sheriff’s Community Action Team), an arm of LPNET, (Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team) since 2004.

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May 22nd

Sparta saving efforts trickle to youth

Facts gathered by the USGS indicate the Sparta Aquifer can only sustain 52 (mgd) million gallons per day. We currently use 70 mgd, or 18 million gallons too much to sustain the Sparta.
Chancellor Coreil believes a few minor changes in people’s lives could greatly reduce this amount. Hence, the AgCenter is distributing posters with Sparta-saving tips, water fact sheets and teachers’ lesson plans outlining Sparta conservation at schools throughout the state.

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Sparta saving efforts trickle to youth

Facts gathered by the USGS indicate the Sparta Aquifer can only sustain 52 (mgd) million gallons per day. We currently use 70 mgd, or 18 million gallons too much to sustain the Sparta.
Chancellor Coreil believes a few minor changes in people’s lives could greatly reduce this amount. Hence, the AgCenter is distributing posters with Sparta-saving tips, water fact sheets and teachers’ lesson plans outlining Sparta conservation at schools throughout the state.

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Tech, GSU look to future

Included in her praise of Tech were kind words for the school’s president, Dan Reneau.
“Schools are willing to open any door, pay any amount to have Dan Reneau on their campus,” she said.
The second message concerned Grambling State University.
“Grambling is strong,” Clausen said. “It’s come through difficult times; it’s had its own storms to weather.”
Clausen said Grambling supporters must realize that recent changes at the university — especially along the lines of increased admissions standards — are important to the school’s survival.

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Bearcats wrap up spring

Alsup, the No. 1 ranked pass yardage performer among Northeast Louisiana players in 2005, fired a 25-yard end zone strike to senior Simmons, who grabbed the pass in between two Vikings’ defenders.
It was the type of finish that head coach Billy Laird and his staff were hoping for during a spring-ending contest that had its typically good, bad and even ugly moments.

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Ethics in public service

There is an “ethical standard of service” that we should expect on every issue that comes before our governmental bodies. The citizens of this parish elect these individuals and should expect decisions that are made in the best interest of the electorate, or public interest.
Yet, the facts on any given issue are often ignored and pushed aside without explanation by self-serving politicians.

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AgCenter’s Sparta aid greatly needed

Sadly, most of the time government’s response is to close the barn door after the horse has escaped, waiting until a death or severe injury to put the necessary warning signals in place.

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AgCenter’s Sparta aid greatly needed

The Sparta Aquifer is much the same way. Research by the United States Geological Survey Office has shown that we are using the water in the Sparta Aquifer at a rate much higher than it is currently being replenished. According to these specialists in the field of hydrology, if we don’t curb our use of the Sparta by at least 18 million gallons per day, we are in danger of losing this most valuable resource. At our current rate of usage we could see salt water encroachment and a collapse of the sands supporting the aquifer.

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AgCenter’s Sparta aid greatly needed

The Sparta Aquifer is much the same way. Research by the United States Geological Survey Office has shown that we are using the water in the Sparta Aquifer at a rate much higher than it is currently being replenished. According to these specialists in the field of hydrology, if we don’t curb our use of the Sparta by at least 18 million gallons per day, we are in danger of losing this most valuable resource. At our current rate of usage we could see salt water encroachment and a collapse of the sands supporting the aquifer.

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Tech’s Bicknell chosen to national ethics board

He’s served on a national board of NCAA coaches who vote on the weekly USA Today/ESPN Division I-A poll.
But for the man who has served as head coach at Louisiana Tech University for the past seven years, no honor may be more meaningful than having recently been chosen to serve on the Ethics Committee which oversees ethical and regulation standards for all NCAA gridiron programs.
Adapted in 1952 by the American Football Coaches Association, the committee’s formal Code of Ethics is designed to “keep the public aware of the AFCA’s concern with morality and integrity.”

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