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Public service a family tradition

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Nancy Wilson is one of four new Lincoln Parish police jurors who began their four-year terms in January.
The daughter of Frederick and Naomi Wilson replaced Annie Brown as the District 10 representative.
Wilson, who has been a Ruston resident for 41 years, said she had some big shoes to fill when she was elected to the police jury as her father had served as a police juror for two terms in the 1970s.
“Some say he’s an icon,” Wilson said. “He was very head strong and fought hard for his community.”

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Two arrested on drug charges

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Two individuals were arrested last week when Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team agents reportedly found a large variety of drugs on them.
According to the arrest affidavit, Landon Maurice Askins, 30, and Diana Latesha Hampton, 25, both of 433 Fountain Drive No. 2 in Ruston, were arrested on Oct. 19 after a warrant was served on the residence.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the LPSO, said Askins was apprehended during a traffic stop and brought back to his residence.

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Parish receives a ‘B,’ CHS, Ruston High earn an ‘A’

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Along with much of the rest of the state, Lincoln Parish schools showed a huge improvement in both District and School Performance Scores for the 2011-12 school year.
Scores, which were released Monday, reveal that Lincoln Parish is now designated as a “B” school district. Letter grades were first used in the 2010-11 school accountability year, as a way to make school scores more understandable for parents.

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Board, commission positions open

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Various local boards and commissions will soon be asked to make recommendations for new members.
During the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Personnel/Benefits Committee meeting held earlier this month, committee members were made aware of several current or approaching vacancies.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said in the past, many boards and commissions had sent one recommendation for each open position. However, he said enabling legislation recommends two nominees be submitted to the Police Jury, so the current process will likely be changed.

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Plant for winter and early spring color

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This is a busy time of year for gardeners and nurseries.  Nurseries have a healthy and abundant supply of cool-season annual transplants, seeds and spring flowering bulbs, and now is the time to renovate the summer garden areas and plant for color during the winter and early spring.
Transplants reward the gardener with the ability to provide early color and a fuller look to the garden.  The most common of the early cool-season bedding plantings include ornamental cabbages and kale, snapdragons, pansies and violas. 

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Hospital auxiliary recognized for service

The Northern Louisiana Medical Center recognized the Northern Louisiana Hospital Auxiliary on Oct. 4 for another year of their support and the time they have given to the hospital since becoming a volunteer.
The 2012 Annual Auxiliary Fall Luncheon was held at Squire Creek Country Club.
The volunteers donate at least 50 hours of service a year to the hospital. They serve in four areas of the hospital, including the information desk, gift shop, ICU waiting room and surgery waiting room.

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Tech offense: Simply prolific

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If 50-plus points isn’t enough, ’Dogs ring up 70

There appears to be no limitations on what Louisiana Tech University’s offense is capable of achieving this season.
If it hasn’t been enough for the Bulldogs to ring up more than 50 points a game as if it’s simply part of the weekly game plan, then up pops 70 on the scoreboard at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday night.
Next thing you know, Tech might hang 80 or more on its next opponent.
New Mexico State, that next opponent, just might be pondering such a fate this week.
It’s the Aggies who are next on the Bulldogs’ schedule, which calls for a 7 p.m. (CDT) date with NMSU in Las Cruces.

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GSU 1961 champs finally get rings

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GRAMBLING — After waiting for half a century, Grambling State University’s 1961 men’s basketball team received championship-quality rings for being crowned National Athletic Intercollegiate Association champions this past weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, just before the G-Men took the field to battle Virginia University of Lynchburg at its homecoming football game, eight players from the 13-member team who posted an overall record of 32-4 were honored and presented with their rings during a ceremony on the Robinson Stadium field.

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Tech hosts ‘Basketball Bonanza’ tonight

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Louisiana Tech basketball fans young and old will have an opportunity to enjoy a night filled with haunts and hoops as the annual Bulldog and Lady Techster Basketball Bonanza will be held this year in conjunction with the 14th annual student athlete sponsored Halloween Carnival.
This year’s events are set for tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center as the night will begin at 6 p.m. with the 14th annual Louisiana Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) Halloween Carnival which will take place on the concourse of the arena.

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Fans cheer on winning ’Dogs

A few days after Louisiana Tech University was edged by Texas A&M in a marathon thriller in Shreveport, Tech President Dan Reneau sent out a letter praising Bulldogs’ fans for their support at that game.
He had good reason to place a “pat on the back” for fans wearing the red and blue, because the Bulldogs rallied back from a seemingly unsurmountable 27-point deficit to be edged out by only two points (59-57) in the final minute of play.

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