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January 22nd, 2014

Loving a variety of music

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Dauzat to perform at Sundown
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From playing with the hard rocking Los Angeles band Hydrovibe to touring as guitarist for singer/songwriter Schuyler Fisk and her mother Sissy Spacek, Ruston native Mat Dauzat has always loved a wide variety of music.
Dauzat returns home this weekend as his acoustic-based band Dauzat /St. Marie performs at 9 p.m. Saturday at Sundown Tavern.

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Dubach appoints clerk, operator, town prosecutor

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The board of aldermen for the town of Dubach met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Dubach Town Hall.
Once the meeting was called to order the aldermen approved the agenda, read the December minutes, approved those minutes and paid bills.
Up next was for the aldermen to appoint a town clerk, town prosecutor and certified operator.
By unanimous vote the town appointed Justina Hensley as town clerk, Kyle Green as town prosecutor and Shelby Kelley as the town’s certified operator.
The board of aldermen discussed purchasing two new flags to be on display.

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Cowboys come to town

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The Tri-State Rodeo Association held a membership drive Saturday at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. Events for the night included everything from barrel racing to bull riding and team roping.

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Ephemera opening reception planned

The School of Architecture will present an exhibition featuring a selection of works of ephemera from the collection of Saul Zalesch, Professor of Art History at Louisiana Tech University and curator of ephemerastudies.org.
Illustration of Design and Construction will be on display through Feb. 13. With the opening reception set to take place from 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday in the Architecture Gallery of Hale Hall on Tech’s campus.

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Beta Sigma Phi meets

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The Louisiana Laureate Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed several social functions this holiday season. On Nov. 6, they enjoyed a “Light’N’ My Pocketbook” Ladies Day Out shopping trip to Antique Alley with lunch at Kayla’s Kitchen.
In December, the club held its annual Couples’ Christmas Party, “Light of My Life,” at Calvert Crossing Golf Club in Calhoun on the evening of Dec. 7. Linda Richmond served as chairperson; Beverly Beasley and Mary Calloway served as co-chairs. Chapter members and guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and music with dancing.

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Chamblee to speak

Steve Chamblee, horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Gardening Seminar on Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. - noon in Lomax Hall on the Louisiana Tech University campus.

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RCT celebrates romance with comedy number

Ruston Community Theatre’s upcoming production, the romantic comedy “Same Time, Next Year,” written by award-winning playwright Bernard Slade, will debut at the Dixie Center for the Arts on Feb. 27 and run through March 2.
The play originally appeared on Broadway in 1975 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New American Play and Outstanding Actress in a Play. Same Time, Next Year is sponsored by Gnemi Financial Strategies of Ruston.

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Locals urged to practice fire safety

A burn ban has been issued for the parish after the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 has responded to seven grass and woods fires since Saturday.
That brings the total number of grass and woods fire responses to 13 this month.
Capt. Dustin St. Andre said after responding to such a large number of calls, the department decided to issue a burn ban.
This burn ban, issued Monday, means the department has banned all open-air outdoor burning.

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Citizen input on zoning desired

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Of all the issues with which municipalities must deal, zoning may be one of the trickiest. That’s because when it comes to telling somebody what they can and can’t do with their property, things can get mighty personal real quickly.
Ruston has had its share of zoning squabbles over the years. Some people care a lot; some people don’t care at all, and most folks are probably somewhere down the middle.

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Routing the Rebels

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Bearcats race past West Monroe, 79-47
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The Ruston High School Bearcats started their District 2-5A season on a winning note Tuesday as they exploded to a 79-47 home win over West Monroe.
RHS is now 13-7 overall and 1-0 in district play while West Monroe fell to 3-16 and 0-1.
Ruston’s smothering defense forced turnover after turnover that the Bearcats converted many of into points and helped RHS take control early and march to a 38-13 by halftime.
Isiah Buggs led the Bearcats with 24 points.
Arcadia 38, Grambling 35

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