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July 22nd, 2014

Dubach discusses water tank, millage

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The Town Council of Dubach met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the town hall.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by guest speaker and district attorney hopeful, John Belton.
A motion by Donna Lewis, seconded by Robert Colvin to approve the agenda as presented and amended was approved unanimously. Minutes were read and approved for the meeting.
Bills for the month of July reached a total of $2,616.47 and a motion to pay bills as presented was passed.

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Jump into sports with camps

As we move into the heart of summer and begin thinking about the start of the 2014-15 school year, there are still plenty of opportunities to young area athletes to make improvements in the games.
While many area camps have already been conducted, Louisiana Tech University still has baseball and soccer camps on tap in upcoming weeks
The first of two Tech Bulldog Baseball Camps will start with a youth camp scheduled to begin Monday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Summertime's busy for 4-H

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Summer time proves to be a very busy time for 4-H, which may come as a surprise to many. Many times people assume that the 4-H program slows down during the summer time just as school does, but that is not the case. The 4-H program actually experiences a very busy schedule for the summer time, offering youth many wonderful opportunities to learn and have fun.

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Broadcasting camp deadline today

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The deadline for signing up for the inaugural Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp is today as two of north Louisiana’s award winning radio broadcasters will lead the three-day event designed for area youth who are interested in sports radio broadcasting.
Louisiana Tech’s Malcolm Butler and ESPN 97.7/ULM’s Nick White will team up for the inaugural Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp presented by Barry Ricks M.D. Pediatric Associates Thursday - Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.

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Summer clean-up for Fall gardens

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Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days — it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole.
But fall gardens? In July? That’s right. Mid-summer is the time to begin preparing and planting the garden for a fall harvest.
Most spring gardens have passed their peak production period and the gardens are usually infested with weeds and old plant materials. The first key for a successful fall garden is to get the weeds and old plant materials, which may carry disease organisms.

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Cheers: University announces spring 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 38 other countries.

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Lions Club hosts Dupree

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Kim Dupree with State Farm Insurance, spoke at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Dupree has taken over the Jean Hollis agency. The new agent is fully licensed to handle her customers’ insurance needs.
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July 21st

reTagz keeps variety in stock

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Doors are open, hard work paid off for owner, employees
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Bargain hunters who enjoy scouring a store to find that one unique purchase will likely be pleased to know that they officially have a new venue — reTagz.
The thrift store, located at 200 W. Alabama Ave., first opened it’s doors on a trial run during the recent Louisiana Peach Festival. They’re now open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
“We have miscellaneous items,” Chris Willis, owner of reTagz, said. “From clothes to furniture to dishes and tools. We also have a changing room for dressing.”

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Knife used allegedly in battery

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A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with aggravated battery after a weekend incident in which he reportedly stabbed another man with a knife.
Marco Jenkins, 34, of 1301 Highland St., Lot 2, was arrested by Ruston police shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday at University Trailer Park. According to the arrest affidavit, several witnesses told the officers that a black male, identified as Jenkins, stabbed another man who witnesses said was trying to walk away from a fight with Jenkins.
The two men were reportedly arguing over a cell phone.

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Seeking nominees

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RHS to honor distinguished alumni

The Ruston High School Alumni Association is once again seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Educators and Alumni Awards Luncheon.
Each year the alumni association honors seven former graduates of RHS who have excelled in one or several aspects of their lives.
“We’re hoping to have all of the nominations in by the end of August so that way we will have plenty of time to go through them and make plans for any nominees who have to make travel arrangements to attend the luncheon,” Committee Awards Chairman Betty Joe Fagan said.

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