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September 19th, 2014

Child restraints a must for safety

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I remember riding in the front seat of the car with no seat belt while my mom drove. I even remember getting to “drive” when I was about Asher’s age.
On beautiful spring and summer days, I remember riding in the bed of my pappaw’s pickup truck.
Unfortunately, unless I’m looking to be arrested and reported to Child Protective Services, Asher and Tristan wont be able to do those sorts of things.
This week has been National Child Passenger Safety Week and events are being held across the state on Saturday.

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September 18th

Montessori School expands experiences

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An idea for the Montessori School of Ruston has finally come to fruition with a set of renovations that has allowed the school to expand.
Renovations included the addition of an outdoor classroom and redesigning the interior of the building to accommodate a new toddler program.
Those responsible for the renovations included three Louisiana Tech University professors — Robert Brooks, Marla Emory and Brad Deal. Brooks and Emory are also partners in the firm Studio Brooks-Emory.

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Police make arrests

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The Ruston Police Department has arrested four suspects that spawned from two separate incidents.
At approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Walmart for a reported theft, according to a statement released by Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams.
“Upon their arrival, officers were able to locate and detain two male suspects,” Williams said. “Detectives with the Criminal Investigative Division along with Walmart In-Store Asset Protection had been investigating a series of thefts from the Ruston Walmart.”

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$40k-plus raised for United Way

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Two hundred and ninety-eight employees of the Lincoln Parish School District banded together to raise $42,886 in an annual campaign to support the local United Way of Northeast Louisiana office.
ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol said this is the 10th year the LPSB has conducted the campaign and the donations have grown tremendously from last year’s 34 participants and $10,913 in donations.

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Wreck on Dan Reneau Drive

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At approximately 9:30 a.m. today Ruston Police Department responded to a vehicle accident at the intersection of Dan Reneau Drive and Monroe Street. A 2003 Honda Civic driven by Tymetria Hall, 23, of Dallas, was reportedly driving north on Monroe Street when she ran the stop sign at Dan Reneau Drive. She then struck a Dodge truck traveling west on Dan Reneau Drive, driven by Benjamin Barnett, 42, of Dodson. Hall was cited for disobeying a stop sign, and there were no reported injuries.

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Tech freshman enrollment up nearly 20 percent

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For the second consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has seen a substantial increase in both the quantity and quality of its 2014 freshman class.
According to the university’s fall 2014 enrollment report released Wednesday, the number of first-time freshmen enrolled at Tech grew by 19.4 percent with a total of 1,853 new students registered for the fall quarter — an increase in headcount of 301 over last year.
Tech’s first-time freshman enrollment has grown by 546 students over the past two years, which represents a nearly 42 percent increase since fall of 2012.

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Oglesbee, Allen to wed

Taylor Oglesbee, of Choudrant, and Clint Allen, of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

Taylor is the daughter of Tim and Teresa Oglesbee, of West Monroe, and Dwain and Donna Elliott, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Tommie Oglesbee, of West Monroe, the late Donna Oglesbee, Calvin and Irene Singleton, of Choudrant, the late Glen Sanders, Frances Elliott, of Ruston, and the late Donnie Elliott.

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Bagwell, Reed to marry

Bonnie James Reed, of Choudrant, is proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of her daughter Katherine “Katie” Abigail Reed, of Choudrant, to Casey Joe Bagwell, of Choudrant.

Katie is the daughter of Bonnie Reed, of Choudrant, and Courtney A. Reed III, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late O.J. and Katherine James and the late Mike and Sue Reed.

Casey is the son of Marie Emory Clark, of Ruston, and Keith and Susan Bagwell, of Dubach. He is the grandson of the late Jud Emory, the late Florice “Happy” and Buster Bagwell, and Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Coleman of Ruston.

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G-Men ready for hostile environment

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Anytime a football team goes on the road to play at its opponent’s home field, it’s heading into a hostile environment.
Multiply that times 10 for this weekend’s game pitting Grambling State University at Jackson State University.
GSU coach Broderick Fobbs knows his Tigers are going to be facing a tough team this weekend. He also knows they’ll be facing an angry team and home crowd.

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Tech volleyball to start Ole Miss Classic today

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Having won three of its last four matches, Louisiana Tech’s volleyball team will look to continue that trend as the team travels to Oxford, Mississippi, to battle three different opponents at the Rebel Classic, hosted by Ole Miss, beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Gillom Sports Center.

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