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A problem with interpretation

I’d like to give full credit to the police jury for the monumental initial step of reforming the insurance coverage in June of this year, but it was obvious the overwhelming public response forced a positive vote on the issue. There were only a handful of jurors blazing a path of reform. If you will recall reform recommendations didn’t make it out of the insurance committee but overwhelmingly passed in the full jury because of public pressure.The $100,000 annual savings in taxpayers money would not have happened without the demands of an outraged public. Your voice was heard on the issue.

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Pricing system could protect Sparta

The over pumping is depleting the aquifer, causing groundwater levels to drop. The drop in water levels increases the threat that saltwater intrusion will contaminate the aquifer and land surfaces will subside.

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Officials meet with Tech administration

Landrieu told those in attendance that Louisiana Tech University had a lot of which to be proud.
“There’s not a rival anywhere in the southern U.S. to what’s here in north Louisiana,” Landrieu said.
“Louisiana Tech is on the cutting edge of so much. This was a great presentation.”
Speaker Salter also had high praise for Louisiana Tech.
“I’ve been impressed for years with Louisiana Tech,” Salter said. “You do a wonderful job.”
Quezaire, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said Tech is a leader in research.
He also talked about infrastructure in Lincoln Parish.

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Choudrant, Cedar Creek No. 1

On the girls’ side, Choudrant placed three runners in the top 10 and all five scoring runners finished in the top 15.
However, Episcopal of Acadiana edged the Lady Aggies by one point in the team standings to take the title.
Choudrant’s second place effort was led by Emily Young, who posted a time of 21:03, good for second place overall. Lauren Sexton-Davis put up a time of 21:33, finishing fourth while Stacey Ammons finished seventh with a time of 21:57.

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Exxon’s gift helps groom for future

Exxon Mobil has a formula program to provide funds to the selected universities that offer degrees in subjects from which it recruits
employees. The formula is based on the number of graduates the company has hired, how long the employees have been with Exxon Mobil and the level of authority those employees have.

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Missing out can be bearable

And... I missed him.
Thankfully, though, one of the best things about Ruston is the family community we have and the various activities to keep one busy. The first night Kyle left two of my best friends entertained me with a delicious meal, and the next night another friend encouraged me to see the Tech play, “W;t.” I was so busy either having friends over to the house, visiting at Frothy Monkey or shopping at the new Beehive that the days passed rather quickly.

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Training time

The exercise was part of a three-day high-angle, confined-space rescue class conducted by LSU’s Fire and Emergency Training Institute this past weekend.
The training, which was funded in part by a grant from the Weyerhauser Foundation, consisted of rappelling, packaging emergency patients, setting up haul systems and rope training.
The second part of the two session training will be held in December.

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