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September 25th, 2014

Police, EMS respond to area accidents

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Local emergency response personnel aided with two separate vehicular accidents on opposite sides of town on Wednesday.
The first occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Louisiana Highways 33 and 821/Frazier Road and involved two 18-wheelers.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the Ruston Fire Department/EMS responded to the scene.
RFD/EMS transported the driver of one vehicle for injuries sustained in the accident.
Another accident occured later in the day at 3:30 p.m. on East Georgia Avenue in front of Ivan Smith Furniture.

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Smiths raise awareness of Type 1

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Tristen Smith was only 1 when his young life was changed forever.

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Freeman announces candidacy

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Ruston Deputy Marshal Sandy Freeman today announced his candidacy for city marshal in the Nov. 4 primary.
Freeman, a Republican from Simsboro, is one of two candidates vying for the position held by retiring long-time Marshal Mike Hilton.

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Library invites teens to celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Reads Day Oct. 11

Teens are invited to feel the power of the force at 4 p.m. Oct. 11. In partnership with Random House, Penguin Publishing and DK, the library will celebrate National “Star Wars” Reads Day in the Lincoln Community Room.
Along with many freebies from library partners, teens will also participate in “Star Wars” Trivia; learn Jedi paper tricks, play intergalactic games in addition to tasting Wookie cookies and Yoda soda. A prize will be awarded for the best “Star Wars” costume.

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Club News: Junior Guild

The Junior Guild held their Fall Luncheon Meeting in the home of JoAnn Johnston on Sept. 18.
Johnston and her co-hostesses, Diane Hoogland, Annette Maxwell, Martha Moss, Betty Lou Robertson and Donna White prepared and served an array of blueberry, chicken and vegetable salads, topped off with a dessert of Chocolate Russian Cake, to the ladies attending.

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Chicken Festival struts into town

For the past 26 years the Louisiana Chicken Festival has strutted through Dubach on the fourth full weekend of September. This Friday and Saturday will be no different as the annual festival finally arrives.
Although many events have been held leading up to these main festival days, the activities held these two days are what organizers say draw in the crowds.

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LPDC working to improve inmate's lives

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Monday was my first time to ever go to the detention center and I have to say I was pretty impressed. The DC is not usually my beat, so typically, I don’t have a reason to go but this time certain circumstances called for it.
No, I wasn’t impressed with the building itself, but with all of the different efforts being made to improve the lives of the inmates.

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Tech’s defense set to face big challenge

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Bulldogs’ DC Diaz faced Auburn in 2010 coaching for Miss. St.
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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and Louisiana Tech Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz are no strangers, something Bulldogs fans are hoping will play in their team’s favor.
In 2010 Malzahn was offensive coordinator at Auburn and Diaz was defensive coordinator at Mississippi State when Auburn held on to a 17-14 win on its way to a national title.
Malzahn hasn’t forgotten.

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Working his way to top

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LB Johnson becomes one of leading defensive ’Dogs
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In today’s society, hard work is a key component to success. In the world of sports, everyone shares this ideal. Tony Johnson, a senior linebacker, attributes hard work and doing his job as the reasons he has come as far as he has.
“Life is hard and this game is hard, but you have to fight through it to get where you want to be,” said Johnson, who was a role player for the Bulldogs in 2013, splitting time at fullback and linebacker.

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Tech releases softball slate

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Louisiana Tech softball fans will have plenty of opportunities to watch their team in 2015 as the Lady Techsters schedule features 31 home games, including two tournaments and a weekend round robin.
Head coach Mark Montgomery and Co. enter the second year competing in Conference USA, returning five starters and nine letter-winners while welcoming nine newcomers to the program. The season begins with home events during three of the first four weekends of the season as well as a 24-game Conference USA slate.

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