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November 11th, 2014

Don't let the bed bugs bite, Lincoln

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Have you ever had one of those moments when you have done something for so long that you don’t give it a second thought and then suddenly what you have been doing becomes one of those situations that could turn into a very serious problem? That happened to me just the other day.

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November 10th

Events scheduled across parish

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On Tuesday, the village of Choudrant will present the ninth annual “Honoring All Who Served” program at 11 a.m. at the flagpole in Choudrant Park, located at the corner of Louisiana Highway 145 and U.S. Highway 80.
Patriotic performances will be presented by local talent Margaret Williams Jones, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and in numerous productions and Ricky Houck, another local artist. Also, presentations from students of Choudrant High School and special recognitions will take place.

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Police Jury to meet Tuesday

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Several committees will meet before the regularly scheduled Lincoln Parish Police Jury meeting Tuesday night at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
The Personnel and Benefits Committee will meet to discuss several recommendations for upcoming board vacancies including those of the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District 1 and the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

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Lee, Parker run NYC marathon

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It’s not every day that two Ruston residents have the opportunity to compete in the New York City Marathon.
Despite a low of 38 degrees and a high of 48, more than 50,000 people came together on Nov. 2 from around the world to run through the five boroughs of New York City.
There are several avenues that allow a person to compete in the race — lottery, qualifying time or a large charity donation.
Hannah Cooper Lee was able to run through by being chosen through the lottery system in 2013, but she had to defer due to a broken foot mid-training.

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Rozeman to speak at Tech graduation

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Dr. Phillip Rozeman, one of Louisiana’s most highly regarded and respected cardiologists and the founder of the Alliance for Education, Education’s Next Horizon, and the Shreveport-Bossier Business Alliance for Higher Education, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s fall quarter commencement.
Fall commencement ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Thomas Assembly Center, and signals the official end of Tech’s fall academic quarter.

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Men of character stepping forward

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For the second year in a row, dozens of men in this community are demonstrating courage and conviction when it comes to abuse within families. Doctors and farmers, mechanics and professors are joining together to take a stand against dating violence and domestic violence. Pastors and dentists, students and athletes are teaming up for peace and respect in relationships. They are all members of DART’s 2014 Men Standing Strong campaign.

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Pet of the Week

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Bruce was surrendered to 4 PAWS by a couple who found him in the woods with a head wound. He is completely healed now and very healthy. He is trained, heels on a leash, kennels on command and is very smart. 4 PAWS volunteers suspect he was someone’s hunting dog. He is an easy going fellow who gets along with everyone and is well behaved. He has a brown coat with soft light brown eyes. He is scheduled to be neutered and is about 2 years old. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all of 4 PAWS’ dogs at 290 Rodeo Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Bearcats to host Scotlandville

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There were no surprises for the Ruston Bearcats Sunday when the 2014 Louisiana High School Athletics Association prep football playoff pairings were announced.
As the RHS coaching staff expected, the Bearcats are seeded No. 10 in the Class 5A playoffs and will play host to No. 22 Scotlandville at 7 p.m. Friday at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday in the main RHS office. For more information call Virginia Rainwater at 257-0807.

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Rice nets win over Techsters

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HOUSTON — Rice had two players reach double-digit kills, while hitting .398 as a team to help lead the Owls to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-14) victory over Louisiana Tech on Sunday afternoon at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Tech (9-19, 1-13 Conference USA) struggled to keep up with Rice offensively, as the Lady Techsters hit .136 for the match with 28 kills and 14 errors. Rice (21-7, 11-3 C-USA) on the other hand hit just under .400 with 51 kills to help propel the host Owls to a Conference USA victory over Tech.

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Bulldogs help tackle breast cancer

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Community Trust Bank and Louisiana Tech Student Nursing joined forces on Oct. 18 with a fundraising tailgate as part of the University’s Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer efforts to help raise awareness as well as money for Wiggin’ Out. Here CTB and Tech representatives present Wiggin’ Out with a $500 check as a result of that tailgate.

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