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August 29th

Library showcases technology for patrons

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Demonstrations to illustrate e-books, language-learning tools, more

Lincoln Parish Library staff will present a Technology Fair from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Library Events Center.
Through demonstrations every 15 minutes, patrons can visit different stations to learn about e-books, downloadable audiobooks, online language learning tools, one-on-one online tutoring and more.
The newest service, Overdrive, provides access to e-books, digital audiobooks, movies and music. Patrons can enjoy materials on personal computers, e-readers, digital music players and smart phones.

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Man booked for fourth DWI

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A Ruston man was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Saturday for his fourth DWI.
According to his arrest affidavit, at approximately 8:35 a.m. Christopher A. Sauber, 31, of 1605 Cooktown Road, was traveling east bound in the outside lane of Interstate 20 in a black Oldsmobile near the parish line at milepost 72.

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Pet of the week

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Daisy is a young catahoula leopard/labrador retriever mix. She is a very strong girl who loves to snuggle and to play. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Daisy.

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Peer support center to reopen

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On Wednesday, Second Beginnings, a peer support / drop-in center, will re-open in another location, in the former Ruston Mental Health Center at 901 White St. in Ruston. This new site is still adjacent to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
“We are people who are ready to share our accomplishments, work together and support each other in an effort to gain a new lease on life in an open and relaxed atmosphere,” said the Second Beginnings staff.

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Lions Club hosts AgCenter agent

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Amanda Simmons, associate agent for the LSU AgCenter, was the guest speaker at the Simsboro Lions Club’s Aug. 1 meeting.

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‘Jam at Joe’ was sweet mix

Another “Jam at the Joe” event is in the books and, once again, the preseason football extravaganza proved to be a success.
While the attendance count wasn’t as high as officials had hoped for — attribute the drop to the sizzling heat that continued to blanket the North Louisiana area this past weekend — the jamboree still featured plenty of excitement for fans eager to get in the mood for another season.

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August 27th

Tech 2011 Hall of Fame announced

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Oct. 2 induction to welcome a diverse set of sports figures, skill sets
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Louisiana Tech University’s athletic Hall of Fame class for 2011 has an impressive blend of success and skills in a plethora of areas.
Football?
Welcome in Matt Dunigan, Matt Stover and David Lee.
Basketball?
How about Paul Millsap, Mike McConathy and Venus Lacy?
Baseball?
T.J. Soto is the man.
And if he wasn’t also one of the inductees, veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Nitz could introduce what is arguably one of the most prestigious Hall of Fame classes in school history.

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Gearing up for the gridiron season

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The 10-team preseason scrimmages drew thousands of fans to Joe Aillet Stadium for a third consecutive year. For more on Saturday’s “Jam at the Joe,” see pages 6A and 9A.

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Bullock seeks District 12 seat

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Businessman Jason Bullock has officially announced his candidacy for the District 12 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Bullock was an honor graduate of Ruston High School and graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He and his wife Lana have been married for 14 years, and have an 18-month old son, Jackson.

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New school year heats up with bash

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Nearly 4,000 gather at annual event
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Nearly 4,000 students, teachers, parents and community volunteers packed into the National Guard Armory on Thursday evening to kick off the school year at the Fifth Annual Communitywide Back-to-School Bash.
Despite the sweltering heat that filled the building, more than 3,800 people were abuzz with activity as they visited booths offering information about schools, food and various community organizations and events. Throughout the event there were also various games, contests and giveaways.

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