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July 9th, 2014

THE LINCOLN Parish Special Education Department

THE LINCOLN Parish Special Education Department is in the process of updating Special Education Files. Records of those former students who have not been served the Department in the last five (5) years will be destroyed. If your child's Special Education records meet this criteria, you are offered the opportunity to acquire these records. Please contact the Special Education office within thirty (30) days from today's date at 318-251-9082 or at Lincoln Center, 1435 Mayberry Street Ruston. Records which are not requested by August 9, 2014 will be destroyed.
3rd: July 2, 6 and 9, 2014

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July 8th

Pigskins, Pearls tickets available through July 15

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Tickets still remain for the annual Pigskins and Pearls Women’s Clinic and Luncheon which is set for July 31 at Squire Creek Country Club. Participants must register by July 15 to attend.
Participants will get an all-access, behind the scenes look into the world of Louisiana Tech University Football from Coach Skip Holtz, Jennifer Holtz and select Tech football players, coaches and wives.
This year the women’s football luncheon and clinic will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration starting at 11 a.m.  All proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

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Man charged with rape

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A Ruston man has been arrested on home invasion and sexual assault charges stemming from an incident on Thursday.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local woman regarding the alleged home invasion and sexual assault.
The complainant reportedly knew her attacker and identified him as Cedrick Subastin Williams, 38, of 203 Watertank Road, Lot No. 21.
LPSO investigators reported Williams turned himself into local law enforcement on Monday.

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Ruston OKs $75k dip into reserves for housing program

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has agreed to move up to $75,000 in federal Section 8 housing administrative reserve funds into the Housing Assistance Payment account to cover what city Clerk/Treasurer Emmett Gibbs calls a “short term financial shortfall” in the HAP program.
HAP is rental assistance for qualifying Section 8 tenants. All of the money is federal money; there are no direct local taxpayer dollars involved.
“The monthly housing assistance payments are exceeding the monthly HAP revenue,” Gibbs told aldermen.

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No meeting set for Mayfield’s replacement appointment

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No time has been set for Ruston’s Board of Aldermen to name a temporary successor to the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. But by law, the board must act no later than Monday.
“Nothing has been decided at this point,” Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said Monday evening, following the board’s regular monthly meeting.
Aldermen must appoint a replacement within 20 days of a member’s death if the term has less than one year remaining. Mayfield’s term would have ended Dec. 31. Mayfield, 70, died June 23 of what Lincoln Parish Coroner Dr. Mike Belue termed “acute cardiac death.”

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Diamond ’Dogs add coach

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Rick McCarty comes to Tech from Campbell
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Louisiana Tech head coach Greg Goff announced today the hiring of his former Campbell University assistant head coach, Rick McCarty, as the second assistant coach for the Bulldog Baseball coaching staff.
McCarty joins Goff’s staff with former Mississippi State assistant Jake Wells, who was announced last week as an assistant/hitting coach for the Bulldogs.

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Ruston breaks out bats in 11-1 opening win

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Ruston opened Monday night’s 14-year-old Dixie Regional Baseball Tourament with a 11-1 win over Union Parish. Zavier Cooper (32) picked up the win on the mound for Ruston while Aaron Hoenke opened scoring for Ruston with a solo home run in the first inning. Ruston returns to tournament action at 8 p.m. tonight at the Ruston Dixie Baseball Complex on Ballpark Road.

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Enjoying the fruits of July

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July is usually the peak month for harvesting and enjoying fruit in north Louisiana.
Freestone peaches are ripening and finding their way to the markets, figs ripen this month and of course the July 4 favorite, watermelons, are plentiful. The following guidelines are for harvesting, selection at the market and storage of these true Southern favorites.

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Help available for teen, adult stutterers

For the 3 million Americans who stutter, not being able to say their own name is just one of the many challenges that confront them as they start their work day. 
Help is available for adults and teenagers who stutter in the form of a DVD, “If You Stutter: Advice for Adults” available at most public libraries. Some libraries have an older video version.

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Community service commended

The world of college athletics goes much deeper than student athletes focusing on academics and the sports they play.
Community service has become another big part of college athletes, and Louisiana Tech University is involved in two upcoming events that prove that fact.
Tickets still remain for the annual Pigskins & Pearls Women’s Clinic and Luncheon with the 2014 event’s date set for July 31 at Squire Creek Country Club.
Participants must register by July 15 to attend, as space is limited.

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