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October 5th

Enrolling in school of matrimony

Then comes the area of child discipline. She thought there would be a rewards and punishment system. He’s an advocate of a good-old spanking.
Whether it’s dreams of living in the city, owning your own company or becoming a rock star, a lifetime commitment to another person often mandates a redesign of plans.
With all its unpredictability, marriage is a leap of faith — one that is ultimately taken blindly regardless of preparation.

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Five-vehicle wreck sends two to hospital

“The Sable then ran across a grassy area, striking a water valve, and continued onto U.S. 167 where it struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Edwina White, 41, of Ruston, who was in the center turn lane,” Hawkins said.
“The force of the impact knocked the Silverado into the southbound lane of U.S. 167 where it struck a 1993 Honda Accord driven by Judith Roerts, 64, of Ruston.”
Hawkins said the Sable then continued into the southbound lane after striking the Silverado and stuck a 1996 Chevrolet pickup and trailer driven by Richard Moffett, 35, of Ruston, before coming to a stop.

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October 4th

Tech eager to start conference play

The Broncos (5-0) are now up to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press poll, pummeled Utah 36-3 on the latter club’s field last weekend and have nine different No. 1 listings in the current conference statistical report.
“They’re a great team that’s having a great year,” said Tech head coach Jack Bicknell.
“It’s just another tremendous challenge from our team and comes a game after we had to play another great team in Clemson.
“Offensively, defensively, special teams, Boise State doesn’t have a weakness.
They are a very sound, well coached football team.”

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Drunk driving still a problem

An unfortunate incident late at night on a rural road — it seems like the kind of tragedy that could happen to anyone, until you factor in the fact that according to Louisiana State Police the driver had been drinking prior to the crash.
Now, no only does the driver have to worry about his own serious injuries, he also has the guilt of knowing he was behind the wheel when four of his friends were injured, one severely.
He also faces consequences from the judicial system for his actions as he faces charges of DWI, reckless operation and no seat belt.

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Voices of experience win votes

Ruston’s Dan Hollingsworth and Dubach’s Margaret Rogers both ran unopposed, leaving the municipalities up for grabs in Grambling, Choudrant and Simsboro.
In Simsboro, the election was extremely close, with Willie Hendricks beating out Sybil Smalling Foster by only four votes.
Hendricks said that during his campaign one of his main statements was that he needed one more vote, which is almost fitting considering his slim win margin.
He will fill the seat currently occupied by Woodie Pritchett, who did not seek re-election.

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Choudrant council adopts two ordinances, attains service vehicle

The vote was unamious, and Ordinance 84 will become go into effect on Nov. 1.
The next ordinance to be adopted was Ordinance 85, which provided for the licensing of itinerant vendors operating in the village of Choudrant for a $50 fee.
Sanderson simplified the ordinance by saying, “This ordinance is, of course, to set a small registration fee on any vendor doing business in Choudrant that does not have as its domicile a location (or sub office) within Lincoln Parish.”

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October 3rd

Standing together in disaster

As I scanned the AP wire every day, it seems like the days just got worse and worse. Students held hostage in Colorado, and one girl was killed. Florida deputy slain; manhunt for the killer ends with his own death. Brother-in-law of the new judge in Saddam Hussein’s trial is murdered by gunfire.
Where’s the happiness?

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Every election vote counts

We, as a people who live in this society where we have a freedom to vote, should not take this opportunity and responsibility lightly. When our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, only white men could vote. Women and African Americans had to wait more than 100 years later before they received that same right.

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Bulldogs: Boise is next obstacle

And to think that Utah, the alma mater of 2005 No. 1 NFL draftee Alex Smith, was supposedly the toughest assignment of the season for Boise State.
Now 5-0 and up to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press national poll announced on Monday, the Broncos scored 33 straight points and forced five turnovers en route to handing the Utes their worst home loss in 17 years.
Tech, whose lone win so far has been a 31-21 home nod over Division 1-AA Nicholls State, must hope to catch the Broncos napping on their famous blue turf this weekend.

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Intersection hot topic with city council

Mayfield said while he did not mind the city spending the money necessary, he felt it could have gone to other projects.
“My biggest problem is having the city spend $55,000 to upgrade a community that is already high prestige,” Mayfield said. “I can give you 101 spaces that are far, far worse off. This could probably be well spent in another area.”
Alderman Jim Pearce disagreed.

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