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March 17th, 2014

Center in need of sale items

On the agenda for the first weekend in April is a garage sale designated to help raise funds to support the Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center.
Carole Carson, center director, said the garage sale is in need of all types of donations.
“We’ll take anything except adult clothing,” she said. “Just call ahead and let us know when you want to bring it by, and if its something you can’t move still call us and we’ll arrange for someone to come pick the item up.”
The money raised from this garage sale will go toward helping those involved with the center receive more training.

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Museums a spring attraction

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Spring break for Lincoln Parish Schools will be held next week, and the big questions for many area parents will be “what do they do with their children during those days off?
Fortunately in Lincoln Parish, there are plenty of opportunities available to incorporate a little learning with spring break fun.
One good idea would be to take your children on a trip to the Lincoln Parish Library or a bookstore.

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March 15th

LPNET locates marijuana, meth

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement team apprehended a man in possession of more than 1,000 grams of marijuana and more than 100 grams of methamphetamines late Friday night.
At approximately 11 p.m. LPNET agents were contacted by Louisiana State Police, who were on a traffic stop at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 563 and Sunshine Road.
State Police reportedly informed agents that the vehicle driven by a white male subject later identified as Gale Schoonover, 54, of 2000 Wafer Road, had made several traffic violations.

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Business frustration

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Business owners in the heart of downtown Ruston say it’s not progress they have a problem with, just the slow pace of it.
Shops set up along Mississippi Avenue between Trenton and Vienna streets were excited to finally see workers picking up their tools this past week, after what they say has been weeks of no progress on the project, which is part of the Downtown Ruston Revitalization efforts.
Shawn McMillan, owner of LA Running Company, which is located in the area, was quite upset at the pace of the project.

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Color Me for a Cure 5k

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More than 1,500 individuals came out on Saturday to show their support for breast cancer at the inaugural Color Me For a Cure 5K benefiting the Northeast Louisiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Monies raised from the event will fund research efforts and local breast health and breast cancer outreach programs.

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Photo exhibit begins today at Crescent City

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For some, capturing the tiny moments that make up a life is a mission. For others, it’s an art.
“I grew up in a military family, and so I was always drawn to capturing each moment because everything was either brand new or about to be,” said Emily Cruz, a local artist. “I love that I had an adventurous childhood and parents willing to encourage and support an artist. Mainly with photographs, people are used to believing everything is absolute truth, but with images, as the photographer, I am able to play tricks or give the viewer something for themselves to figure out.” 

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Pearah sure granddad sent trophy buck

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During the deer season just ended, Kelby Pearah who lives in Mansfield, enjoyed some special hunts with his grandfather.
Earlier in the season, the 24-year-old Pearah downed a fine eight-point buck while hunting with his grandfather. He enjoyed the kudos and congratulations from hunting friends but none was as meaningful as what he saw reflected in his proud granddad’s face.
Shortly after this memorable hunt, Pearah’s grandfather passed away suddenly, leaving an empty spot in his grandson’s heart.

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Grass fires reported

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At 3:14 p.m. Wednesday at 462 Cooper Road, in Dubach, a brush pile being burned became out of control in an open field. The Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 was contacted by forestry for mutual aid.
The scene was cleared at 4:53 p.m. extinguished. The LPFD responded with seven units and 10 personnel. 
At 12:53 p.m. Thursday, LPFD responded to a grass/woods fire at 13795 Louisiana Highway 151, in Arcadia. Five units and 11 responders were on scene. 

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Don Shows loved ‘Hoss,’ Ruston High

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He was a Rebel with a winning cause, but a Bearcat at heart.
Don Shows, who passed away recently, formed a legendary head football coaching career during a 24-year stay at West Monroe High School.
Sixteen district titles, eight state crowns, seven Top 25 national rankings and a plethora of Coach of the Year plaques.
Oh, he had other stops on his nearly 50 years in the profession: in-state schools such as Farmerville, Jonesboro-Hodge and Pineville.

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T-Spoon relieved of duties

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Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland announced Saturday night that Lady Techster head basketball coach Teresa Weatherspoon has been relieved of her duties effective immediately.
Weatherspoon was hired in the summer of 2008 as the associate head coach under then head coach Chris Long.
She took over the reins of the program the following February as interim head coach and was then named head coach on April 2, 2009.

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