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August 15th, 2014

Library offers ancestry help

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Residents who have been wondering who their great grandmother or great-great grandfather is or have considered digging up their family roots, but don’t know where to start, are in luck. From 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library, residents will be able to get free genealogy help.

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K-9 Connor alerts

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A traffic stop made by the Ruston Police Department resulted in a woman’s arrest.
Tankea Shunta Millbrooks, 31, of 166 Greene Lane, was arrested for possession of schedule I drugs with intent to distribute, expired Motor Vehicle Inspection sticker, license plate — improper display and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the affidavit, officers witnessed a vehicle traveling down California Avenue with no license plate.
Upon making contact with the driver, the officer reported there being a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

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Jones announces re-election bid

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Ruston’s District 2 Alderwoman Rosalind Jones today announced her bid for re-election.
Jones, a Democrat, was appointed to the city’s board of aldermen in July to fill the unexpired term of the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. She’s now seeking a full four-year term.
Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary begins Wednesday.

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Become a patron of the arts by joining NCLAC

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NCLAC began its mission in 1987 “to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression; to establish a strong presence of the arts wherein the artists, arts organizations and community can thrive; and to share our diverse cultural heritage, celebrating not just who we are, but what we can become.”
Since then it has benefited and grown in capacity because of its many supporters. Members have made everything from the daily manning of the office, to providing full-scale events like the Holiday Arts Tour possible.

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Science, education partnership displayed internationally

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Representatives from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Education were recently invited to present their collaborative work and highlight their outreach partnership to colleagues from around the world at the International Conference on Chemistry Education, held in Toronto, Canada.

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Area football frenzy set for Saturday

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Ruston High, GSU, Tech set to hold fan meet and greet events
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Are you ready for some football, Lincoln Parish?
It’s ready for you.
Ruston High School, Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University all have fan events set for Saturday as preparations for the kickoff of the 2014 football season continue.
Grambling State will begin the day with a scrimmage at 9 a.m. before the Tigers will hold a meet-and-greet with fans from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The football team will be joined by coaches and representatives from all sports for the meet-and-greet as will Miss GSU and her court.

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Tech soccer midway through training camp

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With the season opener just eight days away, the Louisiana Tech soccer team is in full swing having just hit the midway point of fall camp.
A lot of the early work has been centered on conditioning with fitness being such a crucial part to the sport. Even though head coach Kevin Sherry has been forced to put a lot of emphasis on conditioning which is not ideal, the team has also been sharpening their fundamentals.

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New Tech QBs get extra work

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Louisiana Tech changed things up quite a bit Thursday with an evening practice inside Joe Aillet Stadium for over two hours as the Bulldogs held their 13th practice of fall camp.
Almost reaching the midway point, the coaching staff has begun to speed up the tempo in practice and prepare the team for what they might face in the season opener at Oklahoma, including a fast-paced offense with plenty of noise.

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Transportation gets a little easier

Beginning Saturday, Ruston residents who don’t have access to a vehicle will have reliable transportation available to them on the weekend.
While Lincoln Parish Public Transportation System has been providing transportation options during the week for some time, this Saturday people will finally be able to take advantage of a fixed-route transportation option that will get them to some of the places they need to go.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, buses will pick individuals up at certain points in Ruston.

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Strangers can empower mothers

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I’m a little behind the times when it comes to the days and weeks and even months that are created to recognize a variety of issues.
But one really hit home for me recently when I realized I overlooked World Breast-feeding Week, which was Aug. 1-7.
However, August is still National Breastfeeding Month.
I’ve always been a person that is supportive of other’s decisions to do “XYZ,” if that is what makes them happy.
Furthermore, I am an advocate of many things for the sake of not wanting to offend anyone.

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