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Voters face slate of 13 amendments

The amendment would change the fund’s name to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund (CPRF). It would also authorize a fourth revenue source for the fund — federal revenues received by the state from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas activity. The only allowable expenditures for the funds would be hurricane protection and coastal protection.
• A vote FOR would change the name and deposit all potential federal revenues from OCS oil and gas activities.

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Learn about mental illness

Thankfully, help is at hand.
Louisiana Tech University assistant professor of nursing Katherine Schubert recently spoke at the monthly educational meeting of the Ruston Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness about the ways anxiety disorders manifest themselves and how their symptoms can be alleviated.
“Anxiety is something everyone comes in contact with because everybody is stressed at some point in time,” Schubert said. “The key is the way we deal with stress and the way we perceive it.”

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Grilled politicians are nice

When afforded the opportunity to hear the candidates for mayor and school board present their platforms, I had a feeling the citizens would turn out with ears open.
I wasn’t disappointed — with the number of people present or the questions they used to grill the candidates.
Personally, I’m always a fan of putting candidates, their platforms in particular, under a microscope. In my logic, there’s no reason to put someone in office and then wonder what their intentions are, only to be disappointed if their opinions differ from yours on key issues.

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Tech: an Aggies’ feast?

“You want to try and keep from getting caught up in all that’s going around them, but it’s pretty tough when you’ve got 80,000 or 90,000 fans screaming and it’s so loud you can’t think,” Lindsey said Tuesday. “The first time I was around that kind of atmosphere was when we played at Michigan State several years ago and I noticed how the older players on the team stayed focused. That’s what I will be telling the younger players on our team this week, that you just have to try and concentrate totally on the game and forget about all of that other stuff.”

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Dubach puts leash on loose animals

“If they have tags or collars, then we call the owner and tell them the animal has been picked up and they have three days to retrieve it from the pound.”
According to the ordinance, animals that are not on their owners’ property must be wearing a leash. Rogers said residents will be given 30 days to prepare before the ordinance goes into effect.
Rogers said nobody had shown up at a meeting or called to oppose the ordinance.
However, she said she had received several complaints in the last week from residents regarding problems with stray dogs.

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