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October 2nd, 2014

Cold front to bring rain, winds

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With strong to severe thunderstorms predicted, Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security Kip Franklin said residents need to stay informed and tuned into weather stations through tonight and Friday morning.
“I think we’re looking at a chance of some damaging straight-line winds,” Franklin said.

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NAMI to discuss depression, anxiety

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When someone begins to feel they’re better off dead, or their worries start to get in the way of normal life, that’s when it’s time to get help, Dr. Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald said.

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Meth found in man’s pants

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A Lincoln Parish resident was arrested after law enforcement officers located suspected methamphetamine near his genitals.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Tony Deland Eley, 44, of 1239 Oilfield Road, Dubach, and Harold Lynn Gardner, 45, of 209 Woodhaven Drive, at around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
According to the arrest affidavit, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge Charger traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 for illegal lane usage.

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Rifle range opens today

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LPSO allows residents to sight in any guns

Hunters and gun enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to sight in their weapons this month.
Deputy Sheriff Tommy Doss, organizer, said this is the fifth year the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has opened the rifle range for residents.
“We have about 300ish people come out,” Doss said. “I’ve seen everything from deer rifles to AKs and ARs to 22s. Anyone can bring any type of gun out there to sight in.”
Doss said the range was first opened because community members needed a place to shoot.

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Cedar Creek Homecoming court set

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Cedar Creek School announces its 2014 Homecoming Court. They are, left to right, front row, Lauren Wade, Bess Ewing, Queen Lexi Oliver, Rachel Pardue, Ann-Marie Kimble and Anne-Marie Fortenberry. Standing with the court are senior football players: (first row, from left) Jordan Riggs, Garrett Granger, Austin Pike and Chance Chestnut; (second row, from left) Jacob Brown, Micheal Gallagher, Johnny Maxwell, John Brook and Sam Weeks; (third row, from left) Wes Gresham and Zack Pickett. The court will be presented during halftime at the homecoming game Friday at Cougar Stadium.

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Teen Read Week on tap

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The Lincoln Parish Library will celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18, with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, “Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library.”
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms — books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. It is also an opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.

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Getting in the swing of things

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Davison enjoying life as part-time competitor
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NOBLESVILLE, Indiana — Facing Amanda Jacobs in the Round of 64, Sarah Davison headed to the 16th hole 3 down with three holes to play.
Davison proceeded to hit great wedge shots on two consecutive holes, which led to birdies and extended the match to the 18th hole. However, she hit her tee shot on the par 3 well short and into the hazard fronting the green, ending her comeback bid and, for the second straight year, her run in the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in the first round of match play a few weeks ago.

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RHS JV, frosh teams fall

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Both Ruston High School’s freshmen and junior varsity teams fell Monday in home games against West Monroe. Pictured above is the Bearcats’s Marquez Coprue (82) picking up yardage after a catch in the JV game while pictured below is Jessie Sawyer carrying the ball for Ruston in the freshman contest.

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Louisiana Tech set for big athletics weekend

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Louisiana Tech fans will have plenty of events to choose from this weekend as the University’s football, baseball, soccer, softball and men’s basketball teams will all be in action starting today and running through Sunday.

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Walk to cure Type 1 diabetes

Approximately 3 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults receive new diagnoses each year.
Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but most commonly is diagnosed from infancy to the late 30s.

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