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August 27th

Dove hunting dates scheduled

As important as it is to keep the dates clear in your head, the thing that could get your name in the paper as one forced to stand before a judge is the sometimes confusing regulations as to what is legal and what is not when you step into a dove field.

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Teamwork paves way for road repairs

You would think that it would be a simple problem to fix — just get whoever owns the road to fix it.
But therein lies the problem. No one knows for sure who owns the road.
Rep. Hollis Downs, R-Ruston, said the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development once had jurisdiction over Tech Drive. But that changed in the 1960s when police officers were ticketing those who parked along the road’s edge near Memorial Gym during basketball games. Downs said Louisiana Tech asked for — and was given — a .35-mile section of Tech Drive, between Barnett Springs Road and Alabama Street.

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Visit to son sparks memories

The oldest, Mickey, is about to embark on a new career — one that includes Louisiana Tech. After spending nearly 10 years in the hotel business, Mick has decided to go back to school — at Tech — and enter the field of nursing.
That entry couldn’t come at a better time for a young man looking for opportunities in the job market.

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Tech Drive resurfacing in works

“L-Gap funds replaced the old rural development funds,” Downs said. “They really aren’t designed for major projects like road resurfacing, but more for smaller things like rural water systems.”
What has put a kink into resurfacing plans until now is ownership of the road. The state owns all of Tech Drive — except for the .35-mile stretch in question. Downs said that apparently years ago Tech officials asked for the state to turn over ownership of the road because police officers were writing parking tickets to motorists who parked roadside during home basketball games.

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August 24th

RHS tackles Ouachita

Sure, the games don’t count, but they still mean plenty in terms of preparing the ‘Cats and Lions and other participants for the regular season that unfolds next weekend.
“It gives everybody a chance to evaluate any scrimmages they’ve had and what they need to do to improve before playing the first game,” said head coach Billy Laird of Ruston. “The jamborees are important in terms of making sure of everything before you play an actual game.”

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Fill the boot, help fight disease

These degenerative muscular afflictions affect every aspect of life, and there is no specific treatment to stop or reverse any form of MD. Treatments may include physical and respiratory therapy, speech therapy, orthopedic appliances for support and corrective surgery, as well as drug therapies.
The prognosis varies depending on the type of disease and its progression. Some have only moderate disability, while others are ravaged quickly and painfully, dying in their early years.

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Parlez-vous le français?

I was suddenly faced with the realization that I was about to embark on a trip to Europe with nine other people who I knew nothing about besides their first and last name. Yes, I panicked. Panicked, and then decided to pull myself together.
I decided this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. It was during this trip I truly became the social butterfly I am now.

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Hermes to lead Tech police

The post was offered to Quinnelly after careful consideration. Quinnelly’s acceptance left the chief’s spot up for grabs.

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August 23rd

Parish teams face jamboree tests

Such is the situation for head coaches Billy Laird of Ruston High, Corwyn Aldredge of Cedar Creek and Jamar Dorsey of Grambling High over the next three nights.
The Kittens of first-year leader Dorsey start off the parish “jammin’” activities with a road trip to Sarepta tonight, followed by Cedar Creek’s journey to Natchitoches on Friday and then Ruston High’s short drive down I-20 and over to Monroe on Saturday.
Sizing up each of the jamboree for parish teams:
GRAMBLING

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Ruston must keep eyes bridges

But it’s one heck of a long list.
Being in the state’s capital outlay plan is encouraging, but the situation is backlogged at best, a quagmire at worst. And U.S. 167 over I-20 has been dropping chunks of concrete and showing significant signs of wear for some time. The situation is not dangerous at this point, the Department of Transportation and Development said, but that could change. It’s definitely a major artery, and working on a bridge over an interstate is a massive undertaking.
And the big question is always going to be the same: Where does the money come from?

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