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October 28th, 2013

Police search yields ‘cake’

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Two suspects arrested on marijuana charges
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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office have made two more arrests in conjunction with Operation Summer Heat.
At approximately 5 a.m. Friday, LPNET agents executed a “knock and announce” search warrant at 362 Highway 818.
Shevetra Ford, 37, and Kenneth Rogers, 33, both of 362 Highway 818, were arrested on the scene after law enforcement officials searched their home.
According to the affidavit, law enforcement officers asked Ford and Rogers if there was any illegal contraband in the residence.

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Residents learn about the orphan trains

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From 1854 to 1929, more than 250,000 orphaned and unwanted children were put on trains and given away.
Locally, Joe Aillet, Louisiana Tech University’s head football coach from 1940 to 1966 was among the children on the trains.
Last week, the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center hosted, in the Dubach room, a feature presentation called “Riders on the Orphan Train” by Alison Moore and Phillip Lancaster.
Lancaster said he and Moore have been doing the “Riders on the Orphan Train” presentation for 16 years.

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A new courtroom for Ruston

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New technology, security features among upgrades
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Ruston’s City Court has a new home. After 40 years on the second floor of City Hall, the courtroom, judge’s office, probation office and other court services have moved downstairs.
“The whole set up ought to make everything run smoothly and more efficiently,” City Judge Danny Tatum said. “We’re excited.”
The renovated, state-of-the art facilities occupy space that formerly housed the city’s police department. The approximately $900,000 court renovation project is part of a multi-phase city hall-civic center complex upgrade.

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Jesse Jackson to visit GSU

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue invited national civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson to visit campus as a part of a period of healing and moving forward beyond the recent football team controversy and Jackson said “yes.”

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DART candlelight vigil: A time to reflect

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After a month of forums and presentations, activity and philanthropy, DART will conclude Domestic Violence Awareness Month with our 13th Annual Candlelight Vigil, to be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Library Community Room. Former Louisiana Senator Randy Ewing, one of the team leaders for this year’s Men Standing Strong campaign, will be the speaker for this event.

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TUMC donates rocking chairs to LMC

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The members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston recently donated 50 rocking chairs to the youth at Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home. Trinity’s Outreach Committee sponsored the project and the congregation generously responded by contributing the funds necessary to purchase the chairs.

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Quota Club meets

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Pictured are Rhonda Reed and Taylor Burt, members of Quota Club of Ruston. Each year, all Ruston Quota Club members volunteer their time to assist the Lincoln Parish School nurses with hearing screenings at all the parish schools. Approximately 1650 students were screened last year. Children are referred to physicians and audiology specialists for follow up if hearing deficiencies are detected. Quota Club members have been assisting Lincoln Parish Schools with hearing screenings each year for more than 40 years.

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Looking back at Tech’s win at FIU

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News and notes from Saturday’s Lousiaana Tech win at Florida International University in Miami.
• Kenneth Dixon had a long rush of 20 yards early in the first quarter. That was his 10th rush attempt of 20 yards or more this season.
• D.J. Banks had a 20-yard rush for his first rushing attempt of his career as a Bulldog. His second attempt came on the very next play where he was stopped for a loss of one. The West Monroe native ended the night with five rushes for 27 yards.

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Tech soccer blanked on road at Texas-San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — UTSA used two first period goals to defeat Louisiana Tech, 2-0, on Sunday evening at the UTSA Rec Sports Complex.
Tech’s (9-9-1, 4-5 Conference USA) offense was shut out for the second time this weekend in what was a challenging road swing. It was not any easier for the Techster defense as both weekend opponents tallied 20 shots as well.
“Friday’s match just took too much out of us,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. UTSA’s No. 17 was the difference today and the one player we just could not handle.”

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Techsters volleyball falls

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Despite competing throughout the match and keeping the score close, the Panthers of FIU pulled away to defeat Louisiana Tech, 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-20), in conference play Sunday afternoon in Memorial Gym.
The loss marks the sixth straight for the Lady Techsters as Tech fell to 7-17 overall and 1-8 in Conference USA. FIU improved to 10-13 and 4-6 in league action.

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