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August 28th, 2013

David Elton “Bunny” Brazzel

David Elton “Bunny” Brazzel, 84, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was born on March 7, 1929 in Dubach, Louisiana to Tom and Ethel Brazzel. David grew up in the community of Corinth, near Dubach, Louisiana. After graduating from Dubach High School, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began his career in the oilfield, ultimately working as a self-employed Drilling Consultant all over the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic.

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August 27th

Two arrested on burglary charges

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Suspects charged with more than 10 separate simple burglaries
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Suspects involved in a string of burglaries in the Ruston/Lincoln area have been taken into custody.
Michael Andrew Welch, 20, of 400 E. Arizona Ave., and Lucas Gail Young, 17, of 400 E. Arizona Ave., were both brought into the Ruston Police Department for questioning regarding the recent burglaries.
According to the affidavit, on Aug. 20 burglaries were reported in the area of Camilla Circle, Burgessville Road and Stable Road were reported to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Cookbook helps fight pain, raise funds for arthritis research

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When people think about cancer and diabetes, one of the first things that comes to mind is diet.
That is the idea behind Holly Clegg and her Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook.
“Karen Kennedy, CEO of Arthritis Association of Louisiana, approached me about writing a book for people with arthritis,” Clegg said. “I was not aware of the statistics but I wanted to understand the correlation. When you think cancer and diabetes, you think diet, but people really don’t realize the impact food has on people with arthritis.”

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Comments result in obscenity charge

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A Simsboro man has been charged with obscenity after reportedly making sexually inappropriate comments to a woman cutting her grass.
Frederick Jerome Williams, 52, of 591 Mt. Calm Road, was arrested Friday on a warrant stemming from an incident that occurred on Mondy Road. Williams reportedly saw the woman, with whom he was “vaguely acquainted,” on her riding lawnmower and stopped to talk, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Major Chad Alexander said.

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LPDC projects $1.7M improvements

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Tuten: Every bed saves the parish money
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In addition to taking care of some annual routine business, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury heard a report on the Lincoln Parish Detention Center from new Commander Jim Tuten.
Tuten, who was appointed as head of the jail when the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office took control of the detention center on July 1, had extensive updates on the detention center.

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Tips to tackle the summer home stretch

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We are in the home stretch of summer and the finish line is close. Overall I believe this has been a good growing season for gardens and landscapes. Sure there have been a few hot dry periods, but overall the weather with the current mild temperatures and timely rain events have made this growing season bountiful. Below are a few tips on maintaining and conditioning the landscape and garden going into the last few weeks of summer and into fall.

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Student learns while giving back

Editor’s Note: Louisiana Tech University faculty members encourage students to seek and obtain internships in order to help them determine their career path after college. Many students take advantage of the various internship opportunities. This is the second part of a six-part series highlighting Tech students and their internship experiences.
For West Monroe native Daniel Dupuy, interning with the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce was more than just a job.
It was an opportunity.

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Tollett talks diabetes with Lions Club

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Kristi Tollett, a self-described advocate of diabetes education, was a recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club. Tollett made a presentation regarding detection and treatment as well as the impact on her own child who is diabetic.

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Bulldogs eager to get season going

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz held his first game-week press conference Monday, and the excitement could be heard in his voice from the moment he entered the room.

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GSU gears up to put 2012 in the past

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For Grambling State, the offseason has been a long and frustrating one following last year’s 1-10 campaign for the tickets.
But now the Tigers are preparing to put the spectre of the 2012 season behind them for good as GSU plays host to Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. Saturday to open the 2013 slate.
GSU coach Doug Williams said Monday that he expects a good crowd to open the season at Robinson Stadium but admitted it feels a little strange starting things off with Alabama A&M as opposed to Alcorn State.

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