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July 9th, 2014

Miller shares a lifetime of laughs

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Local pastor pens book of humorous stories, jokes
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 reads “To every thing there is a season … A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”
The Rev. B.K. Miller takes his preaching seriously, even if he throws in doses of humor to
help his listeners pay full attention to what he’s saying.
A native of Sicily Island, Miller has called Ruston home since he came here to play football and baseball at Louisiana Tech University. After earning a sociology degree, Miller went to seminary school in New Orleans before beginning a ministry that has stretched more than five decades.

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LPL to host Bone Lady

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When a skeleton is all that is left of a crime scene, forensic anthropologist aka “The Bone Lady,” Mary Manhein is called in to solve the case.
The public is invited to the Lincoln Parish Library to get an unforgettable glimpse into the human stories behind the remains at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Library Events Center. Due to the nature of her presentation, Manhein will present a separate program for teens that will be held earlier at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Choudrant OKs sales tax budget

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The Board of Aldermen for the village of Choudrant met in regular session Monday night with only a single item of new business to discuss.
Brought before the board was the approval of the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission 2014-15 proposed budget.
Mayor Bill Sanderson said the commission’s total expense for 2014-15 is $227,793.
“The total cost has gone down this year because there are some administrators retiring,” Sanderson said.

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LPPJ given chance to buy back Lincoln Hall

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Carl Burton, of Burton Entertainment, Inc., offered the Lincoln Parish Police Jury the opportunity to buy back Lincoln Hall after an announcement that he and his wife, Ruby, would soon be relocating to Shreveport.
A 30-year lease agreement between the Burtons and the LPPJ was made in 2002 for the management of the entertainment facility.
“Basically, they built it and gave it back to us in consideration that they would have a 30-year no-fee lease,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said.

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4 year old pedestrian killed in Ouachita crash

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At 9:42 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 165 south of Interstate 20.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 45-year-old Marvin Jones, of Monroe, was traveling north on U.S. Highway 165 when it struck a 4-year-old girl that had walked into the intersection at Ticheli Road.
Jones was wearing his seat belt and did not report any injuries.

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Tech unveils soccer schedule

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The 2014 schedule is a balanced one for the Louisiana Tech soccer team with 10 matches being at home and 10 matches being on the road.
The competitive slate also includes 10 Conference USA matches as the Lady Techsters enter their second season on the pitch in the league.

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Ruston moves to title game

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Ruston used a big four-run first inning during Tuesday’s 14-year-old Dixie Regional Baseball Tourament to roll to a 5-0 win over the West Monroe Americans. Ruston only had one hit in that first inning but took full advantage of three walks and two West Monroe errors. Aaron Hoenke (pictured above) went the distance on the mound for Ruston to record the shutout win. The victory qualified Ruston for the Louisiana Dixie Boys state tournament. The West Monroe Americans and West Monroe Nationals will meet at 7 p.m.

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Trainers promoted at Tech

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Jessica Hulderman and Justin Wheeler were jointly announced today as assistant athletic trainers for the Louisiana Tech sports medicine staff.
Both individuals have spent the past two seasons at Tech and have used the opportunity to further enhance their work experience with Bulldog and Lady Techster coaching staffs, staff physicians and the department.

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Grambling Legends reception set

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A reception for the 2014 Grambling Legend induction class will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the Grambling State University campus. The 2014 Grambling Legends class will be inducted into the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Monroe Civic Center.

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Teach children value of safety on the playground

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July is National Parks and Recreation Month so we are encouraging you to get outside and enjoy our beautiful parks. But keep in mind, safety first.

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