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LPNET makes significant drug bust

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Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of potentially illegal goods are off the streets after an arrest made Thursday night at Knights Inn in Ruston.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Stephen Williams said that an initial call about a welfare concern about a girl from Ouachita Parish resulted in the arrest of two people.
Charged with attempt to distribute illegal synthetic drugs are Maurice Chakiris Chatmon, 42, of Monroe, and Lisa Lewis Montgomery, 47.

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Citizen of the Year

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Area businessman James Davison has long been known as a prominent figure in the regional and state economic development scene.
Now’s he’s being recognized on an international basis.
Davison has been selected as the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Citizen of the Year for 2011.

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Woman charged in $101K theft

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A suspect for internal theft at Mineral Springs Water System has been arrested.
Charlotte Anne Bowen, 48, of Pecan Lane in Dubach, was arrested on a charge of theft greater than $1,500 on Thursday.
An unofficial CPA report revealed that the internal theft at the water system dated back to January 2009 and did not stop until April 2011.

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‘Back to School’ inside Sunday

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Summer is winding down and bells will soon toll calling students back to their school desks.
However, there are still a few weeks until the bus wheels roll down Lincoln Parish streets, and the Ruston Daily Leader’s special Back to School 2011 edition, which will be inside the paper Sunday, should make the transition a little easier.
Along with complete 2011-12 school supply lists, residents can find tips on various topics that consume the mind of every parent as the school year draws near.

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Dry conditions fuel fires

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When conditions are dry, fires are more likely to flare up, says Lincoln Parish Fire District spokesman Jim Hilton.
In fact, with current dry conditions, firefighters responded to three incidents on Thursday — two grass fires and a car fire.
Hilton said the first grass fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. on Dunn Road just north of Grambling. Ironically, this is the exact same site of a grass fire the day before that, he said, which is on private property.

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Dubach approves millage, hires new officer

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DUBACH — The monthly meeting for the village of Dubach this week started off with a public hearing on Resolution 323 that proposed to keep the millage tax for Dubach at 7.25 mills.
One mill is equal to $1 in property taxes for every $1,000 of real estate value above the homestead exemption of $75,000.
After there were no public comments on the subject, the council voted to keep the tax the same. This will be the third year that the millage tax has been the same for Dubach, and next year it will be reassessed to accommodate for changes in the municipality.

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Uplifting story of ‘Annie’ worth seeing

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In the last few weeks, Ruston has been buzzing with talk of Ruston Community Theatre’s (RCT) production of “Annie,” which will take place July 28-31 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. The play calls for a cast of 34 and a large backstage support system, making it likely that many of us could know someone who is involved in this production.

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Youth receive basic fundamentals at conference

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On June 16 Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services (LUMCFS) Life Skills Training Center/Region 9 Independent Living Providers hosted a Reality City 2011 Youth Conference.
More than 100 Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) teens attended this event. Reality City is a conference designed to meet specific needs of youth in state care.
According to a 2008 study by the Coalition for Personal Literacy, the average high school graduate lacks basic skills in the management of personal finances. Most simply have no insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving or budgeting.

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RHS recognizes alumni success

Ruston High School has produced numerous graduates who have made a significant impact in their career fields.
Take 1962 alumnus, Joel B. Tellinghuisen, for instance, whose research led to the discovery of LASIK surgery. Then there is Cherry Pratt Kirkpatrick, who built a school in Africa to educate a village.
These are among the many alumni who have been recognized by the Ruston High School Alumni Association during an annual homecoming luncheon presented at Squire Creek Country Club.

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Heat, drought make for sultry summer

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Don’t look now, but Mother Nature is back at it. She’s been out in force this year, seemingly stronger than ever, as parts of the nation, and even our region, have seen some extreme storms and flooding. There have been devastating tornadoes.
And now she’s turning up the heat. While we’re no longer under a heat advisory, daily heat indexes remain in the 105-degree range. The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport reports that most locales across the region have recorded at least 10 days that temperatures have reached or exceeded 100 degrees. According to weather.com, average temperatures in Ruston this time of year are a high of 93 and a low of 70.

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