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July 23rd, 2014

Nothing new for parking problems

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Business owner Louise Adams is right when she says there’s a parking problem in downtown Ruston. Consultant Ken Tipton is also right when he says there’s not a parking problem downtown.
But either way, watch for recommendations from city administrators to change how parking happens in Ruston’s core business district. And, if the board of aldermen agrees with whatever may be forthcoming, look for those changes to be in place by Nov. 1.

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July 22nd

Living on raw faith

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Former Ruston resident writes book on spiritual journey
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Former Ruston resident Marilyn Sewell said if it had not been for her experience in North Louisiana and, more specifically at Louisiana Tech University, she never would have found the courage to “follow the thread” of life which lead her to becoming a renowned figure in the progressive Unitarian Universalist movement and the author of the book, “Raw Faith: Following the Thread” which delves further into her life lessons and spiritual awakenings, providing a “thread” that she hopes will lead readers closer to love, compassion and healing.

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LPPJ merges precincts

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury held a special meeting Monday night to adopt an ordinance providing the merger of certain precincts in Lincoln Parish, as well as an ordinance redesignating certain polling places in voting precincts.
Forty-five precincts were merged in the ordinance, leaving the total number of precincts and voting locations in the parish at 60.

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Two men face battery charges

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two male suspects in two separate battery incidents that occurred Monday.
LPSO responded to a call at around 9 p.m. Monday in reference to a domestic abuse battery.
Kevin Randall Basham, 32, of 293 Kirkland, Simsboro, was arrested on four counts domestic abuse aggravated assault and simple kidnapping after reportedly holding his wife against her will.
The affidavit stated Basham held a gun to his wife’s head at one point on Monday.

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Dubach discusses water tank, millage

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The Town Council of Dubach met in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the town hall.
The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by guest speaker and district attorney hopeful, John Belton.
A motion by Donna Lewis, seconded by Robert Colvin to approve the agenda as presented and amended was approved unanimously. Minutes were read and approved for the meeting.
Bills for the month of July reached a total of $2,616.47 and a motion to pay bills as presented was passed.

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Jump into sports with camps

As we move into the heart of summer and begin thinking about the start of the 2014-15 school year, there are still plenty of opportunities to young area athletes to make improvements in the games.
While many area camps have already been conducted, Louisiana Tech University still has baseball and soccer camps on tap in upcoming weeks
The first of two Tech Bulldog Baseball Camps will start with a youth camp scheduled to begin Monday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Summertime's busy for 4-H

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Summer time proves to be a very busy time for 4-H, which may come as a surprise to many. Many times people assume that the 4-H program slows down during the summer time just as school does, but that is not the case. The 4-H program actually experiences a very busy schedule for the summer time, offering youth many wonderful opportunities to learn and have fun.

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Broadcasting camp deadline today

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The deadline for signing up for the inaugural Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp is today as two of north Louisiana’s award winning radio broadcasters will lead the three-day event designed for area youth who are interested in sports radio broadcasting.
Louisiana Tech’s Malcolm Butler and ESPN 97.7/ULM’s Nick White will team up for the inaugural Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp presented by Barry Ricks M.D. Pediatric Associates Thursday - Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.

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Summer clean-up for Fall gardens

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Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days — it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole.
But fall gardens? In July? That’s right. Mid-summer is the time to begin preparing and planting the garden for a fall harvest.
Most spring gardens have passed their peak production period and the gardens are usually infested with weeds and old plant materials. The first key for a successful fall garden is to get the weeds and old plant materials, which may carry disease organisms.

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Cheers: University announces spring 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 38 other countries.

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