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December 27th

Be safe when lighting the sky

With New Year celebrations just around the corner, local officials have taken the time to help each and every one of us have a safer holiday.
Ruston Police Department Sgt. Clint Williams said RPD urges residents to be safe around fireworks.
“They can injure you, they can seriously hurt you — even though you may think the ground is wet, never think that a fire can’t start,” Williams said. “We urge everyone to be safe and use good common sense when using fireworks on New Year’s Eve.”

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Resolve to exercise more in 2014

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Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas have all come and gone, and in a few days everyone will be ringing in the New Year.
This has been a very exciting year for our little family from buying a house to coming back to work here at the Daily Leader, many things have happened for us to be thankful for this year.
But like most people do, I too feel the need to divulge my New Year’s resolution, which for some may not seem like that much of a resolution — even for me.
In 2014, I want to continue a healthier lifestyle. Not only eating better but also in terms of physical fitness.

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Be choosey about your charity

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During the holiday season, it is really easy to give your spare change to whatever charity representative may be sitting outside of your local grocery or department store.
Charitable giving is something I promote for everyone, especially during the holidays. It is important that we help out those in need when they are unable to help themselves.
However, blindly donating to a charity just because they ask you for money and you want to make yourself feel better is not benefiting anyone. In our Internet-centric time, giving money to a charity that you know nothing about is inexcusable.

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December 26th

Sugar Bowl Classic trots into Lincoln Parish on Friday

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They won’t be wearing jingle bells or dashing through the snow, but all kinds of horses will be strutting their stuff from Friday through Tuesday in Lincoln Parish.
The Sugar Bowl Classic Quarter/Palomino Show is set to be held on those days at the North Louisiana Exposition Center located at 189 Fairgrounds Road off of Louisiana Highway 33.
Potentially, events could be held in 148 different classifications if two or more horses sign up for each event. Show Organizer Tommie Jackson said more than 80 horse stalls had been rented before the Christmas holidays for the event.

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Christmas card game ends badly

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A Christmas Day card game went awry when a local man reportedly threatened a person with a knife and attempted to strangle the victim.
Bernardo Santiago, 55, of 161 Chesboro St., was arrested at approximately 2:07 a.m. Wednesday morning after a juvenile called 911. According to the arrest affidavit, Santiago became violent and threatened a person within the home during a card game.

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Nominations for Russ Award due Jan. 13

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Area residents have until Jan. 13 to submit nominations for the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Robert E. Russ Award.
The annual award recognizes those who have contributed to the civic, business or cultural advancement or development of the area in an outstanding manner during the preceding year.
“We are blessed to live in such a giving community. We have wonderful citizens who give freely of their time and their dollars,” Chamber President Judy Copeland said. 
“Many of them do this without any expectations of recognition. 

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The gifts from our old steamer trunk

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Its contents were unknown, until one Christmas Eve in December 1957.
Christmas had never meant much to me growing up in South West City, Mo. We had almost no extended family. My grandparents had died years earlier and my father was an only child. Though I had one sister, Alice, I felt rootless.
I also had no self-esteem. During class assignments, I felt inferior to classmates who had so much to proclaim about their family histories. One boy proudly spoke of his father having fought in World War II, others told of ancestors arriving in covered wagons.

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Motorcycle group rides to save area abused children

During the last few months, many organizations have shown their love for people by giving to them so that they had a great Christmas.
We’ve seen all kinds of groups come out to support the parish such as the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and Christian Community Action, just to name a couple.
But there is a group that is newer to the area, Bikers Against Child Abuse.

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Bikers passionate about helping kids

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I first met the Bikers Against Child Abuse on a cold, wet Saturday on Dec. 14 during the Toy Run hosted by the American Bikers Active Toward Education motorcycle group. There were countless motorcycle enthusiasts and “die hard” bikers all out for one reason — to help children have a merry Christmas. And I believe they’ve done just that.
The president of ABATE, Rob Breedlove, told me to contact the members of BACA for more information in regards to other organizations who help children all year long.

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Tech’s Enemkpali named All-State

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Louisiana Tech defensive end IK Enemkpali was named to the all-Louisiana first team football list by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Wednesday (LSWA).
With Enemkpali’s selection to the first team, Tech is one of seven schools represented on the first team list. The LSWA selected a first and second all-Louisiana team based on players’ accomplishments throughout the 2013 season.

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