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August 5th

Being selective on moratoria

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The economic toll from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to mount. On July 28, Baker Hughes, an international oilfield services company based in Houston, announced that it was moving 300 of its employees and 25 percent of its assets out of Houston. Baker Hughes CEO, Chad Deaton, said that if the moratorium lingers, many companies such as his would be moving the research and development operations overseas to where the drilling will be taking place. Deaton said that 20,000 direct jobs and over 200,000 indirect ones could be lost if the moratorium continues.

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‘Smack’ down drug sales in our parish

Local drug arrests commonly involve the possession or sale of marijuana or prescription pills. Powder-cocaine and crack-cocaine arrests are probably the next common.
In the last year or so, it has become apparent that methamphetamine — a very addictive stimulant made with over-the-counter ingredients — is also a problem in the parish.
As of last week, it is clear this parish faces another chemical foe — heroin.

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I have crazy stories for my future novel

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The man looked scruffy, and he had a flowing white beard.
If he wore sunglasses, I’d assume he was a member of ZZ Top.
This unkempt person, however, was neither famous, nor was he Santa Claus, according to people in the know — he had no house, no car and certainly no money.

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August 4th

Durrett, Jennings to wed in Simsboro

Daniel Benjamin Durrett and Mary Evelyn “Emmy” Jennings, both of Simsboro, announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

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Green, Loup engaged

Will Hamilton Green, of Ruston, and Kristin Ellen Loup, of Baton Rouge, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

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August 3rd

Kimble

John Willie Kimble, 68, of Ruston, died July 28 in Ruston. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Christian Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Our Christian Funeral Home.

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Hanna

Betty Hanna, 78, of Dubach, died Aug. 3. Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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William (Cecil) Davis

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Funeral service for Mr. William (Cecil) Davis, age 91, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 6, 2010 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mike Holloway. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Bienville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mr. Davis was born August 9, 1918 and passed away August 2, 2010.

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Teens close book on summer at the library

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Local teens had a chance to unwind after spending the summer hitting the books for the Lincoln Parish Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program.
The final event featured awards, costumes and a look at the future for the program. Participants who attended eight programs and read 2,000 pages during the summer were entered into the grand prize drawing. The winner, Joe Murphy, received a flat screen television.
Sherry Dill, teen coordinator, said she had no idea what to expect since this was her first year working with the teens.

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Heroin found in parish

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Two suspected drug dealers arrested Saturday

A drug bust involving 5.5 grams of what is suspected to be heroin valued at $200 took place Saturday when the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team served arrest and search warrants at the residence of Roy Danton Pee, located at 214 Hodges Road.
Pee, 52, has been charged with three counts of distribution of schedule I heroin, two counts of conspiracy to distribute schedule I heroin, possession of schedule I heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pee also has a parole and probation hold.
Ron Garner Kelly, 41, who lives at 2336 Bocage Place, has been charged with three counts of distribution of schedule I heroin, two counts conspiracy to distribute schedule I heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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