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August 12th, 2013

Buddy ball is back

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Special needs baseball league to start second year
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Area youth have enjoyed participating in sports of all kinds for as long as most can remember.
But now, with the help of a few local residents, special needs children have the same opportunity.
Buddy Ball is a baseball team for special needs children. The name comes from the idea that each child has a buddy that will assist them during a baseball game.
Mechelle Brown, co-founder, said any child from age 4 to 16 with any type of disability is invited to join the teams.
This will be the second season of the games.

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Three people picked up in ‘Summer Heat’

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Three separate drugs arrests were made over the weekend in conjunction with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team’s ongoing Operation Summer Heat.
At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, two officers made contact with LaDavid Demond Hunter, 25, of 327 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro, at the intersection of South Trenton Street and Olive Street in Ruston.

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Learn more about the GIS on Tuesday

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Area residents are flooded with various acronyms for government agencies, and some may even wonder what tasks those agencies perform.
The Geographic Information Systems office of Lincoln Parish will hold two open houses Tuesday for area residents to gain a little more knowledge as to what they do. The first will be held at 9:30 a.m., with the second being that evening at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Jackson Matthews, GIS analyst, said both presentations will be the same.

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Help local seniors beat the heat with fans

After a mostly mild start to our summer, the past week has been especially brutal. On multiple occasions last week the temperatures climbed into the lower 100s, and the heat index reportedly almost reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Get informed about aquifer

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U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-New Orleans) probably said it best.
“It’s hard for many people in Louisiana to believe we have a water scarcity because we’re surrounded by water,” she said as she attended a roundtable discussion concerning the Sparta Aquifer Monday at the Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau/Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce building. But that is the scenario north Louisiana is facing in regards to the depleting Sparta Aquifer.

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New Tech holds Freshman Kickoff event

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New Tech @ Ruston officially opened the 2013-14 year with its annual Freshman Kick-Off event. Super 1 Foods Store Director Chris Turner (shown above assisted by NT@R Director Missy Wooley, right, and Assistant Director Catherine Letendre, left) was on hand to grill hamburgers for the standing room only crowd (below) that filled the NT@R freshman wing to overflowing as students and parents engaged in a special dinner, orientation session and tour.

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Hamiltons hold 55th annual family reunion

The 55th annual family reunion of the descendants of Dr. James Meriwether Hamilton and wife Julia Calhoun Hamilton was held on Aug. 4 in the Fellowship Hall of the Downsville United Methodist Church with 57 members and guests attending.
After the blessing of the food by Bob McGehee, a covered dish meal was enjoyed by all.

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Tech’s COES releases 2012-13 annual report

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science has released its 2012-13 annual report titled, “Beyond the Finish Line.”
The report provides a review of student and faculty accomplishments and awards, and lists alumni support for the academic year. It also provides program-by-program enrollment numbers for the previous academic year, average ACT scores, research dollar expenditures and the total number of degrees conferred.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, LARRY ROBINSON, have been convicted of RAPE in Los Angeles, CA. My address is 116 NEWMAN ST., RUSTON, LOUISIANA 71270.
Race: BLACK
Sex: MALE
DOB: 06/04/1942
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 175 lbs
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
2td: August 12 & 13, 2013

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
SPECIAL CALLED SESSION
Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:30 p.m.

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