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P&Z meeting cancelled

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Tonight’s Ruston Planning & Zoning Commission meeting has been rescheduled due to a lack of a quorum. Cases scheduled for tonight will be considered at the regular meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m Nov. 19.

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Marion man killed

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A Marion man is dead following a one-vehicle crash.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday, troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on Alabama Landing Road east of Louisiana Highway 143.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Dodge truck driven by 50-year-old Ronnie Baker, of Marion, was traveling north on Alabama Landing Road in Union Parish when, for unknown reasons, he traveled off the roadway. The Dodge then struck two trees, rolled over twice and caught fire.

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Free basketball event open to ages 8-14

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Ruston Parks and Recreation is again hosting the iHoops Skills Challenge at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Bobby James Gym. This event is a free nationwide basketball skills competition open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.
iHoops Skills Challenge will allow boys and girls to showcase dribbling, passing and shooting proficiency in a timed, half-court obstacle course. Youngsters will compete in three age groups: 8 - 10, 11 - 12 and 13 – 14. Girls and boys compete separately.

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Property tax break

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Amendment expands benefit for widows of some veterans

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It is one in a series of articles by PAR that the Daily Leader will print relating to the proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Today’s article focuses on Constitutional Amendment No. 4. Articles may be edited for space.

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Discussing medications

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Nickelson to speak at monthly NAMI meeting
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Medication can be an important part of any treatment plan, and mental illness is no exception.
So, this month, the local chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness will focus on medications at its monthly educational meeting.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room of the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St., Lance Nickelson, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy practice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will discuss medication treatments.

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City, parish support ULWSI

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Project focuses on D’Arbonne water use

Though it could be many years before Lincoln Parish truly sees any benefit from the decision, local elected officials voted in favor of a resolution to support a Union-Lincoln Water Supply Initiative request at their monthly board meetings held earlier this month.
Both the Ruston City Council and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury passed resolutions supporting the project, which is slated to use water from Lake D’Arbonne to help alleviate the strain on the Sparta Aquifer.

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Events, exhibit bring attention to domestic abuse

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Reviewing the month of October in our community, I am astounded at the number and variety of events which have been planned and held for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The month is only halfway over, and yet there is more to come.

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Pulitzer winner to speak at Tech, library

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will explore the era in which Louisiana became a state when he appears as part of Louisiana Tech University’s “Louisiana@200: A Bicentennial Lecture Series,” commemorating the 200th anniversary of Louisiana statehood in 1812.
Taylor will speak on two separate occasions. The first is “The Slave War of 1812: Runaways and the Royal Navy” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Additionally, Taylor will lecture on the “Narratives of Freedom and Slavery in the War of 1812,” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Wyly Tower Auditorium.

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Bell speaks to Kiwanis

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Lincoln Parish Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club on Oct. 4 about school and teacher evaluation processes and the effects of the state voucher system.

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Tech, A&M: Shreveport thriller

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What started as rout turned into ‘Wild West’ shootout
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SHREVEPORT — It started out as a one-sided Aggies’ dominated game.
It ended in a 100-plus points’ shootout that could have been more appropriate for a Wild West duel in Dodge City.
Texas A&M (5-1) managed to survive resilient and determined Louisiana Tech (5-1) in a marathon duel that didn’t conclude until 1 a.m., Sunday.
The nearly 41,000 fans — equal parts A&M and Tech — that watched n would have likely stayed another four hours had they been guaranteed as thrilling turn-of-the-events tussle as they were treated to at Independence Stadium.

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