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October 27th

Classifieds hold hidden treasures

During the many, many years in the not-so-distant past when I did not have a washer and dryer of my own, a trip to the Laundromat was part of my weekly routine.
As a Louisiana Tech student, I spent many hours and even more quarters at Skip Russell’s washateria on Homer Street. Even today when I pass by and see those washers chugging and dryers tumbling around the clock, I have to smile as I remember lugging my bookbag and my laundry basket in there to settle in for an hour or two.

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Parish will benefit from Amendment 4

The severance of natural resources from an area is a significant process, and one that the state has benefited from hand-over-fist as the price of oil and gas skyrocketed over the past few years.
The state has pulled in large budget surpluses off of that rising cost, fueling big budgets that have actually left the state with some historic surpluses.
However, an artificial cap on how much of the tax revenue generated here in Lincoln Parish can be fed back into the coffers of the parish governing board has not changed to reflect the fact that more and more tax revenue has been generated.

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RHS stung by Rebs, 31-8

Unfortunately for the Bearcats, they were out of big plays and West Monroe was just getting started.
“At that point, after Chase jumped on the ball in the end zone, it was anybody’s game,” Ruston coach Billy Laird said. “I was worried about it rolling through the end zone and going back over to him, but he jumped on it for the score. We didn’t get the two-point conversion, but we had momentum. Then they came back with the quick score and we just deflated.”

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Tech professor charged with sex crimes

Gabriel, who earned a master’s in education from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., in 2003 and had worked as an administrative associate of graduate studies in chemical engineering there before that, has been on staff at Tech since fall 2007.
Tech Marketing and Public Relations Director Dave Guerin said the university checked Gabriel’s background before he was hired, and the investigation showed no prior record.

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Safety first main concern for firearms

For people in the South especially, many of whom grow up around firearms and use them regularly for sport and leisure, the steps of being safe with a weapon should be drilled from the moment a person has the strength to hold a weapon.

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Stay safe during Halloween

Over a recent five-year period, twice as many child pedestrians have been killed on Halloween as have been killed on average throughout the rest of the year.
With the days getting shorter, children are likely to be trick-or-treating in the dark when it is harder for drivers to see them and the excitement of the holiday can make everyone less cautious. To keep kids safe, parents should remind them about walking safely and ensure that they will be seen by drivers this Halloween.

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Porter returns to ‘old’ form

“We had been wanting more out of Daniel and knew he had it in him and the potential to pick up yards and have games like he did last year,” said Tech coach Derek Dooley. “We had been disappointed in his lack of production earlier and I know Daniel was, too. The last several games, he’s been running like the Daniel Porter we all know.”
Although Tech was pounded 38-3, Porter actually began his return to form in an Oct. 1 appearance against Boise State.

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RHS, Grambing face tough district games

Between them, the two teams have combined for a scoring average of nearly 21 points per game. But they’re both feisty on defense, too, as evidenced by a composite eight games in which the opposition has scored no more than seven points.
GHS is much like RHS in that it has the task of knocking off a Top 10 foe on the road and, in OCS, the Kittens face their toughest mission of the season. The Eagles have scored 40 or more points in five games.

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Be aware of signs of abuse

“He would hit me when I was asleep,” recalled Kelly, who escaped from her husband through a shelter provided by the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
The first year of marriage was wonderful, she said, but the physical and verbal abuse progressed in the 31 years they were married. She remembers an occasion where she was taken to the emergency room after he cut her eye.
“You never knew what would set him off,” she said.
Today, Kelly is a board member of DART and joins numerous area individuals who are spreading awareness and debunking myths about domestic violence.

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Sparta lessons are crucial for students

Those who watch the short film on the Sparta can learn the value of being a good steward of our natural resources. Timmy and Grandpa, the main characters of the DVD, are more than just two characters in a short film.
Grandpa’s wise words are more than a lesson. The two characters are metaphors for those who understand the wisdom behind protecting the source of our drinking water and those who might be irresponsible in its use but are open to learning more about what makes our particular situation so important.

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