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January 23rd, 2014

DUBACH HONOR ROLL

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Dubach School has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll.
Principal’s List —
All A’s on Report Card: Nathan Castle, Sue Howell, Emily Otwell, Ariahana Valle, Caitlin Badgley, Cinthya Hernandez, Aeryn Jones and Jesus Salazar

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Driver hits, kills walker on California

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At approximately 1:13 a.m. today, Ruston Police Department responded to a call on West California Avenue in front of Forest Lawn Cemetery for a reported pedestrian crash.
RPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said upon arrival, officers discovered that a white male had been walking westbound along the westbound lane of West California Avenue.

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Gaines spreads golden knowledge

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Three-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Rowdy Gaines remembers what junior high school, and the feeling of being an underdog was like.
And now Gaines is working to spread some of his golden knowledge and experience to today’s youth.
Gaines appeared at Ruston Junior High School Wednesday to talk to students there about his experiences and things he had to overcome to become an Olympic gold medalist and world record holder.

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LPNET agents nabs two for distribution

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men on distribution charges Wednesday.
Brian Christopher Bourgeois II, 24, of 201 W. Arizona Ave., No. 4., was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
LPNET agents served a search warrant at the residence and upon entry agents reportedly made contact with Bourgeois. He was advised of his rights per Miranda and detained while the search was conducted.

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Snow sentencing pushed to March

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Although an arrest was made in December for the $50,000-plus stolen from the Louisiana Tech University athletic department, no sentencing has been done.
Randal Chance Snow, 25, from 147 Highway 3061, was originally arrested Aug. 9, 2012 by Tech police for theft over $500.
According to the affidavit, a warrant was served to Snow for the charge of theft over $500, specifically $2,760, the property of Louisiana Tech University.
Les Guice, president of Louisiana Tech as well as Bob Levy, District Attorney, confirmed that Snow is the person who allegedly stole $50,891.

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Tech, GSU presidents applaud Jindal’s higher education initiative

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Four-year higher education institution budgets at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University and other institutions have been cut twice each year in the last several years, so Gov. Bobby Jindal made a lot of people happy with a big announcement Tuesday.

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Celebrating our Heritage Stitch by Stitch

Celebrating the bicentennial of our state was a once in a lifetime opportunity we were all granted.
Now, almost two years later, Lincoln Parish has been granted what could be a once in a lifetime chance for many of its residents­­— a chance to view a special quilt designed specifically with the state’s heritage and history in mind.
The quilt, titled “Stitch by Stitch, Binding Together 200 Years of Louisiana,” is currently on display each day at the Lincoln Parish Library. Stitched into the quilt is a special 9-by-9-inch block devoted to each parish, including Lincoln.

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Uprooted? Plant deep, grow

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Moving to a new place can be a scary thing. It’s not just about taking your physical being and placing it in an unfamiliar environment; it’s the uprooting of your entire life. The elements involved seem endless: new workplace, new house, new friends, new co-workers, new roads, new experiences. The list goes on.
Usually people move to improve themselves, due to a job change or for family reasons. But what do you have to look for to take those roots whipping in the wind and bury them somewhere else?

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January 22nd

Loving a variety of music

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From playing with the hard rocking Los Angeles band Hydrovibe to touring as guitarist for singer/songwriter Schuyler Fisk and her mother Sissy Spacek, Ruston native Mat Dauzat has always loved a wide variety of music.
Dauzat returns home this weekend as his acoustic-based band Dauzat /St. Marie performs at 9 p.m. Saturday at Sundown Tavern.

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Dubach appoints clerk, operator, town prosecutor

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The board of aldermen for the town of Dubach met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Dubach Town Hall.
Once the meeting was called to order the aldermen approved the agenda, read the December minutes, approved those minutes and paid bills.
Up next was for the aldermen to appoint a town clerk, town prosecutor and certified operator.
By unanimous vote the town appointed Justina Hensley as town clerk, Kyle Green as town prosecutor and Shelby Kelley as the town’s certified operator.
The board of aldermen discussed purchasing two new flags to be on display.

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