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September 30th, 2013

2013 Chicken Fest draws good crowd

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The 25th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival closed out events after drawing out large crowds on Friday and Saturday.
Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization Vice President Judy Beavers said this year’s festival was a success.
“We’ve had a lot bigger crowds for all the events leading up the festival,” she said. “We had a lot of new vendors come out, and I think everyone has been very pleased with the attendance.”
Though there weren’t as many entries in some of the events, Beavers said the crowds have been bigger.

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Suspect still on the loose

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Local law enforcement are still searching for Dekedrick Dontez Mardis, who escaped from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center at approximately 5 p.m. Friday.
“I want to assure the citizens that every effort was made to capture this individual and we are continuing our efforts until this subject is brought into custody,” Lincoln Parish Mike Stone said. “We will be in the process of critiquing this entire incident and will make the necessary adjustments to prevent this type of incident in the future.”

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A bonus for teachers?

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LPSB to discuss one-time payment for faculty, staff

Lincoln Parish School Board employees could see a little something extra on their checks after Tuesday night’s regular board meeting.
During the 6 p.m. meeting in the board room, located at 410 S. Farmerville St., board members will be asked to OK a one-time payment to certificated employees and support personnel.

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Race to benefit MedCamps

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On Nov. 2, with staging from The Park at Squire Creek Country Club, the North Central Louisiana FCA and MedCamps will host the 5/55 Challenge, an new event for runners and cyclists.
Participants will have the option of taking on the premier challenge of running a 5K and then riding 55 miles, or selecting to do the run or bicycle ride only. There will also be the option to do a half distance ride of 27.5 miles.
The 5K Run will be on Squire Creek Parkway, to the East Entrance at Ambrose Road and back to the start. Tri Running will manage the run timing at the finish.

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AmeriCorps, Boys and Girls Club form partnership

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Volunteering is something Lincoln Parish residents are very familiar with, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana will soon play host to 18 new volunteers.
The club has recently teamed up with AmeriCorps, a corporation for national and community service, to allow 18 local residents to volunteer at the club with the added benefit of a living allowance.

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Albritton honored with promotion

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Ruston native, James T. Albritton, was recently promoted to the rank of Captain in the U. S. Navy and assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of the Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk Detachment, Navy District Washington, D.C.

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Bearkits sweep RJHS meet

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Ruston Junior High’s cross country teams showed there’s no place like home Saturday as both squads took championships in the 17th annual RJHS Cross Country Meet.
The boys squad had four top 10 finishers help to take first place with 24 points, well ahead of second-place Calhoun with 87 points.
And the girls squad made a clean sweep of things, taking the top seven individual finishes and eight out of the top 10.

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UTSA takes win over Techsters

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Roadrunners victorious on road in straight sets

The UTSA Roadrunners came out of the gates quick and never looked back as Tech fell to the visiting Conference USA foe 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-14) Sunday afternoon at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.
The defeat marked only the second straight-sets loss for head coach Adriano de Souza and the Lady Techsters this season.
Tech fell to 6-11 and 0-2 in Conference USA, while UTSA is now 10-6 overall and 2-0 in the league thus far.

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Tech soccer falls to North Texas

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DENTON, Texas — A header goal by North Texas in the 30th minute was all the Mean Green needed to edge Louisiana Tech 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Mean Green Soccer Stadium.
“It was a great effort against a Top 25-level team on the road,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “The ladies followed the game plan and just fell short due to one defensive mishap.”
The offensive action was mute early on between the two new Conference USA schools with only two total shots taken in the first 20 minutes of play.

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’Dogs still winless against service academies

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Notes from Louisiana Tech’s Heart of Dallas Classic football game played Saturday against Army:
• With the 35-16 loss, Louisiana Tech is now 0-4 in games against service academies. The 35 points allowed is the second most a service academy has scored against Tech in a single game (37 points is the most scored by Navy in 2010
• Army now leads the all-time series 2-0 with the first win being a 2008 game in which the Black Knights won 14-7 in yet another rain-soaked game between the two teams.

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