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Teens break into CHS

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Three juveniles have reportedly been charged in connection with a break-in and property damage at Choudrant High School.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Stephen Williams said his office received a report on Friday afternoon that the school had been broken into, apparently sometime Thursday night or in the early hours Friday morning.

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K-9 Pool Party to splash in

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The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will host the third annual K-9 Pool Party on Aug. 4 and 5.
The fun takes place at the Municipal Pool on Georgia Avenue, and canines are welcome to come out and show off their best doggie paddling skills. Organizers say splashing is encouraged.
Dogs of various shapes, sizes, breeds, colors and personalities gather for a few hours of frolicking fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5.

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Parish preps for evacuees

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With the parish experiencing the most rain it has had in quite some time, it seemed fitting when some of Lincoln Parish’s leaders gathered to discuss hurricane-sheltering operations last Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
With representatives from the Police Jury, Ruston Police and Fire Departments, Ruston Animal Control, Northern Louisiana Medical Center and area churches and schools under the same roof, Lincoln Parish Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin went over the parish’s shelter operations for evacuees fleeing to the area from the coast in case of a hurricane-level evacuation.

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Services in Lincoln Parish

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Everyone needs a little help from time to time, and having a mental illness does not exclude an individual from facing everyday issues like legal battles and paying rent.
That’s why at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, the focus of the monthly National Alliance for Mental Illness educational seminar will be various services that are available to individuals with mental illnesses.

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Pet of the Week

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Grace is a 14-month-old female Labrador Retriever/Whippet mix who is spayed and current on shots. Grace is a friendly, easy going kind of girl who loves to be around people and other dogs. Grace loves to be petted and could make a great family pet. Call 251-DOGS for more information about this dog. Grace’s adoption fee is $50.

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Tech’s Boyd on Thorpe list

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Add on another member of Louisiana Tech University’s football squad to the list of preseason national awards’ candidates.
Offensive lineman Stephen Warner was recently included on the Rimington Trophy “Watch List” and ditto for 2011 Ray Guy Award recipient Ryan Allen.
Now, welcome board Chad Boyd.

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Added to GSU Legends’ Hall

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Seven of the newest members of the GSU Legends Hall of Fame class that were inducted Saturday night at the Fred C. Hobdy Assembly Center included (front row, from left) Bertram Lovell, track and field; Wilbert Ellis, baseball; Essex Johnson, football; LeChandra LeDay-Fenceroy, women’s basketball; Clyde Parquet, baseball (standing, from left) Aaron James, men’s basketball; and Jake Reed, football. Not shown: Alphonse Dotson, Preston Powell, Albert Lewis, Trumaine Johnson, football; and Howard Willis, men’s basketball.

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Ex-Techster Ford to help Boys and Girls Club

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During her playing days at Louisiana Tech, Cheryl Ford developed a reputation as a fierce competitor on the hardwood as she earned All-American honors on her way to an all-star career in the WNBA.
The legendary Lady Techster forward will be returning to Ruston July 20 and 21 as the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana will host Cheryl Ford: Books and Basketball Weekend.

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GSU honors Hall legends

Grambling State University has added another chapter to its long legacy and success in athletics.
Over a two-day period this past weekend, the fourth annual GSU Legends Hall of Fame induction event was held in which outstanding performers, coaches and contributors to the school’s rich sports history were recognized.
A dozen individuals who made a viable impact on the school’s athletics program were enshrined and featured representatives in five different sports.

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Dealing with modern-day politics

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As the political upheaval of 2012 becomes increasingly more volatile, the collateral damage of such policies as health care, education and tax reforms continue to mount. The nation, or more locally, the state, is facing a time of uncertainty. 
There are accusations of socialism, lawsuits in opposition of legislation, calls for anarchy, revolution, those who seek to inject religion into government, etc. Both major political parties have their extremist within and neither is immune to the influence they carry.

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