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February 26th

Help keep parish fires under control

Those numbers doubled Saturday when a strong storm system with winds in excess of 40 miles per hour blew through the parish. Ford and his volunteer army of firefighters responded to call after call: as soon as one grass fire was put out, another call would come, then the winds would reignite the ones that were thought to be out.

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Area can give heart, sole

Luckily Ruston Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Soles4Souls, Inc., which is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., during the month of March to help relieve me and area residents of their unwanted foot apparel.
Two collection bins will be set up at RPAR’s James Street office for our convenience.
Ashlynn Shell, recreation coordinator for RPAR, said she was cruising the Internet and found the Web site and their unique ideas about helping those in need.

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Storms strike Lincoln Parish

Tuitele said she was “shocked” when she saw the damage caused by the tree.
“I didn’t know what to do,” Tuitele said as she wiped tears from her eyes. “I thought it was just a little tree that had fallen through one of the back rooms; I didn’t know that it had cut my home in half.”
The large oak tree, which fell almost dead center of the white,
wood-framed house, shattered the glass out of most of the windows. It also caused another worry for Tuitele.
“Both of my dogs are still in the house,” she said. “I don’t know if they are OK.”

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’Dogs outlast I-20 rival

“That’s the first time I’ve won a game that way,” said Simoneaux about the balk-providing decision. “Really, you have to feel for any pitcher that does that because that’s a tough way to lose. The kid had really pitched well and then to have that happen.”
But yes, “Sim” and his squad will gladly accept the victory, particularly since it came a few days after the Bulldogs (11-4) had their nine-game winning streak crunched with a 14-3 tumble to Nicholls State.

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Friendship ties renewed by visit

After putting the paper the bed, I scurried over to Lincoln General Hospital, navigated my way through the maze of twists and turns (I’m convinced that if you want to hide from the law, you could do so in a hospital — most of the time those who work there don’t know where they are), and finally ended up outside of room 148.
I tapped lightly on the heavy wooden door — there was no response. Since the door was slightly ajar, I peeked in: Marna appeared to be sleeping peacefully.

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Reneau provides stability

Each year since the 1970s the New York Yankees have been tabbed to contend for a trip to the World Series — all under the sometimes controversial leadership of George Steinbrenner.
The common thread running through these championship teams is stability at the top. In each instance, players did not have to wonder what the next year would bring. That made it easier for them to concentrate on the task at hand — being the best in their field.

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Reneau celebrates 20 years

“I think some of our (major) accomplishments have been the selective admissions success at Louisiana Tech, the research progress and doctoral programs, and the promise of greater economic development in the future.”
Reneau, who received his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in chemical engineering from Tech and his doctorate at Clemson University in South Carolina, returned to Tech after his education as an assistant professor of chemical engineering.

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February 23rd

Tech, ULM open series

This evening’s opener is set to begin at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field, then the series is slated to move to the same starting time on Saturday at the Warhawks’ facility before finalizing at the “L” on Sunday at 1 p.m.
But there’s the high probablility of only two games being played, what with a weather forecast that calls for heavy thundershowers in the area on Saturday.
“We’re likely to get a washout Saturday and then would have to remake it up at a later date over there,” head coach Wade Simoneaux of Tech.

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Mardi Gras Ball keeps music rolling

“The Mardi Gras Ball is not just a party even though people always have a wonderful time,” said Ruston Civic Symphony Society treasurer Becky Napper. “This event is so important because it is our major fund-raiser for the year, and we support our ‘Music in the Schools’ program through the ticket sales.
“Even though we offer concerts throughout the year which are appropriate for all ages including school children, there are still those whose only exposure to fine music is through what they have at school.

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We are headed everywhere

One of the Ruston members of the group volunteered to be the coordinator. Here I was actually wise enough not to raise my hand to be considered for the job. But the one who took it is beginning to think that we may have to change this to our 70th birthdays due to the length of time needed to get complete agreement on all of our options and requirements.

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