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May 28th

Pet of the Week

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BooBoo is a young Labrador Retriever Mix who is spayed and current on shots. BooBoo enjoys going for walks, playing outside and hanging out with other dogs. Call 251-DOGS for more information about BooBoo. His adoption fee is $50.  

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Club News

Genealogical & Historical Society

The NELA Genealogical & Historical Society met May 13 in the Louis Locke room of the main library on Stubbs Avenue in Monroe.

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’Dogs made super turnaround

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After losing opener, Tech showed grit in WAC tourney
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Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team almost had a Cinderella script in sunny Arizona this weekend.
As the annual Western Athletic Conference postseason tournament progressed, the “glass slipper” began to get a good fit with the Bulldogs.
Tech immediately had its back to the wall with a 4-3 loss to Nevada in the opening round on Wednesday.
No problem, even if the No. 6 seeded Bulldogs (27-28) had to win or else thereafter in the double elimination format.
Well, that’s exactly what they did for their next three games, starting with a 9-6 victory over Hawaii on Thursday.

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Tech women set school record

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Louisiana Tech University punched two more tickets to Des Moines as Kim Francis and the women’ 400-meter relay team advanced to the NCAA Championships, as action concluded at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville Saturday evening.
A school record relay time and another great race by Francis gives Tech six women advancing to the NCAA Championships in four events on June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Think of lives lost this holiday

Today many have the day off in observance of Memorial Day. Many have plans to barbecue, go to a lake or river, spend time lounging by a pool or plan to visit with friends and family.
Although completely acceptable forms of recreation for a day off, individuals across the nation should take a minute to reflect on the meaning of this holiday.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs more than 42 million Americans have served during wartime and more than a million gave the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.

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Memorial Day brings reflection

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I’m fairly young, but I am of the generation who saw the Twin Towers go down. That day changed the lives of so many people, from those on the plane and on the ground, to their families, and those across the country and even some around the world. It was horrific.
Nevertheless, it was months later that then President George W. Bush sent troops into Afghanistan and consequently Iraq. The generation that had experienced the gilded, carefree age of the 1990s had entered the bleakness of a war era.

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Vietnam: My generation's war

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There was a stark contrast between my Dad’s war and mine. They had Rosie the Riveter, rationing coupons, war bonds, Glenn Miller, Bob Hope and Betty Grable. We had Jane Fonda, Mohammed Ali, Abbie Hoffman and Country Joe and the Fish. He had Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima and ticker tape parades. We had the Tet Offensive, Khe Sanh, Agent Orange, Mi Lai and Cal Berkley.

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May 26th

City pool opens

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Area children and some adults found a way to beat the heat at the City of Ruston Municipal Pool grand opening at 1 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to enjoying the pool, visitors were treated to entertainment by summer intern Loren Jones, who not only helped prepare the pool for summer opening, but also served as resident disc jockey for the day.

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Rescuing the Sparta

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Shooting competition to help fund conservation education

Residents interested in helping replenish the Sparta Aquifer can load their shotguns and shoot some relief into the aquifer next month.
The Sparta Foundation is presenting the first ever Sparta Shoot Sporting Clays Competition beginning at 8 a.m. June 16 at Wild Wings in Downsville.
The course will feature 15 shooting stations, and best score trophies will be handed out in the categories of team, men, ladies and youth. A wobble trap competition will also be part of the event.
The entry fee for the five-man team event is $100 per person, and pre-registration ends June 11.

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Remembering those lost

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In honor of Memorial Day various organizations in Lincoln Parish will pay their respects to those who have served our country.
Forest Lawn Cemetery and Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home will host its 21st annual “Field of Flags” display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Forest Lawn Cemetery located at 2300 U.S. Highway 80.

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