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LP landfill woodwaste free

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The Lincoln Parish Landfill’s woodwaste collection pile, once stacked so high the trees in the background couldn’t be seen, is now a flat piece of land nearly completely free of any wood debris at all.
What was once home to a pile of more than 10,000 tons of woodwaste is now empty and ready for Crochet Equipment Company of Madisonville to set up shop and take over the woodwaste burning.

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Woman dead in La. 33 wreck

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A Ruston woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday.
Ruston Police Department Chief Steve Rogers said at around 9:56 a.m. the RPD received a call about a wreck on Louisiana Highway 33 at the intersection with the North Service Road East.
Rogers said it appears at this time that a 2001 Mercury Sable driven by Nelda Allen, 82, of Ruston, was westbound on the North Service Road East and pulled into the path of a northbound 2011 Ford Expedition driven by Alicia Craighead, 31, of Farmerville. In the resulting collision, Allen and her passenger, her husband John Allen, were both reportedly transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Rogers said he understands John Allen remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

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Workshop presented

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For as nearly as long as the Louisiana Peach Festival has been going on, so have the Miss Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach pageants.
This year in preparation for the upcoming pageants, set for June 16 board directors organized a Contestant Workshop that was held on Saturday.
The current Miss Dixie Gem Peach Meagan Lee, Miss Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen Lauren Dionne and Princess Peach Madeline Clement were on hand to talk to potential contestants about what being in the pageant is like and how to prepare for it.

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Dubach receives water fund grant

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DUBACH — The Town of Dubach held its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Town Hall. Mayor Pro-temp Hattie Graham called the meeting to order.
After invocation, first on the agenda was to have the council give authorization to have former mayor Ray Polk’s name deleted off all checking accounts and CD’s listed and authorizations of signatures to add newly appointed mayor Robert Jensen to accounts.

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NCLAC, Crescent City to present art exhibit

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On June 3, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) will present an exhibition of recent paintings from artist Joshua Chambers at Crescent City Coffee, located at 1007 N. Trenton St.
There will be an opening reception from 2-4 p.m., and food and drinks will be served, including coffee and a sweet treat. The artwork will stay on display through the summer months.

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ULM to host Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Pageant

Twenty-two Louisiana teens will make their way to Monroe June 1-2 to compete in the 2012 Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.
“We are very proud to have 22 young ladies from all across the state of Louisiana competing in the pageant this year. They truly represent the mission of the organization, to promote healthy living, scholarship and community involvement,” stated Teen Director Don Humble.

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Local Habitat group gives back

A family in need of a home was given just that Saturday as the North Central Louisiana Habitat for Humanity organization placed its 21st home in Ruston since starting the program in 1989.
LaQuanta Hargrove and her three children, who received the home this year, gathered around the house on Pecan Street Saturday morning for the unveiling, and the emotions were high for all those involved.

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Education cuts pose problems

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To cut, or not to cut? That has been the question our elected officials in Baton Rouge have been chosen to answer in regards to the state’s $25 billion budget proposal.
The House passed HB1, the current budget proposal, without the inclusion of $268 million in one-time funding, which set off a whirlwind response from state leaders in health care and education fields.

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What's wrong in Manhattan?

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Back in 2004, Thomas Frank wrote a famous book, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” in which he lamented working class white people’s choices to vote their “values” rather than what — in his not-so-humble opinion — was in their “genuine” economic interests. Why didn’t they identify as liberals and vote Democratic?

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Bulldogs win over Hawaii

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MESA, Ariz. — Senior Justin Gordey’s went 4-for-4 from the plate with two runs scored and one RBI and freshman right-hander Phil Maton struck out six in 6.1 innings to lead Louisiana Tech (25-27) to a 9-6 victory over Hawaii (30-25) in an elimination game on Thursday morning at Hohokam Stadium.
Every starter in the Bulldog batting order recorded a hit and six of those hitters has multi-hit games, led by Gordey’s career day as the center fielder went perfect from the plate in the win.

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