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August 9th, 2013

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August 8th

Simsboro home lost in blaze

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At 3:36 p.m. Monday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Fellowship Extension Road in Simsboro.
A command vehicle was the first to arrive on scene for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department and it reportedly found heavy fire throughout the single-story wooden framed house. Officials have stated that the house was a complete loss.
Entry was made through the rear of the structure and the fire was extinguished.

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South Ruston sewer work to begin soon

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Improvements to a sanitary sewer lift station that serves a large portion of southeast Ruston will begin within the next 30 to 60 days.
The city’s Board of Aldermen on Monday accepted San-Tech of Ruston’s low bid of $270,800 for the project. Aldermen also authorized the first phase of a planned apron expansion at the Ruston Regional Airport. That project is expected to begin in October.

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Grant offers training to area math teachers

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Last week, area math teachers finished up a training camp geared toward giving them some fresh ideas for their classes.
This is the third year that Lincoln Parish has been able to offer training to area teachers as part of a Math Science Partnership grant.

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AgCenter computer center dedicated

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Central Louisiana residents will soon have access to the LSU AgCenter’s state-of-the-art computer training center that was dedicated on Aug. 1 at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center.
The center is seen as an opportunity to bring the connectivity of the Internet to the people, said LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson.
“If you’re not on the Internet, you’re really missing out. This is a chance to educate people.” Richardson said. “It’s a literacy project with some outstanding equipment.”

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Hard work in ‘Summer Heat’

Residents might have noticed that the paper has been filled with a few extra drug-related arrests in the past couple of weeks.
That’s because the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, a joint task force comprised of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ruston Police Department, the Grambling Police Department and the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office, have been working hard on Operation Summer Heat.
Local law enforcement leaders describe Operation Summer Heat as an ongoing effort by LPNET to crack down on illegal drug activities and associated crimes.

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Appreciation for the LPL

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Last month, I visited the Lincoln Parish Library for the first time in seven years. I have a lot of memories in the library, and stepping into the library after that long hiatus was refreshing.

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Sherwin Williams has great variety, quality

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Sherwin Williams in Ruston is the place to go to find do-it-yourself home project supplies. The brand may be known for its paints, but the store carries a variety of stylish home décor products and services. Located conveniently just off Interstate 20 on Farmerville Highway, the store carries thousands of items.

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Bernice Feed, Seed: Your one-stop shop

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With hunting season almost here, Bernice Feed, Seed & Hardware has what it takes to bring in the big ones.
Now is the time to get ready for deer season, and Bernice Feed and Seed has deer corn, seeds and fertilizers in stock. And, they offer the variety that can meet any hunter’s need. The business offers rice bran, rice bran — peanut butter flavor, record rack, parched soybeans, corn, soybean seed, iron clay pea seed, oat seed and buck forage oats, among other hunting plot supplies.

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Tech to hold early tailgating event

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Louisiana Tech will provide Bulldog football fans a preseason tailgating fix as the athletics department will hold its annual meet and greet with head coach Skip Holtz and Co. on Aug. 17 at Argent Pavilion.
One twist to this year’s event is the addition of tailgating as all Bulldog faithful are encouraged to load up their families, pull out their secret recipes, clean off their grills, and throw some good old southern barbecue on the fire starting around 4 p.m..

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