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September 26th, 2014

Bearcats, Kittens to play at home today

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The Ruston High School Bearcats and Grambling Laboratory High School Kittens will play home contests tonight while Cedar Creek will be on the road at West Ouachita. All three games will begin at 7 p.m. Ruston (0-3) will play host to 3-0 Haughton, Grambling Lab (0-3) will face 3-0 Delhi Charter and Cedar Creek (0-3) will play a bigger school at Class 4A West Ouachita (3-0).

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Techsters volleyball to face C-USA foes

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Louisiana Tech (7-7, 0-1 C-USA) will keep its focus on Conference USA play as the Lady Techsters enter the first full weekend of league action beginning with a home match against first-year member Western Kentucky (12-4, 0-0 C-USA) at 7 p.m. today in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech will then travel to Birmingham, Ala., to battle the UAB Blazers (3-11, 0-0 C-USA) in the weekend’s second C-USA matchup at 1 p.m. Sunday in Bartow Arena.

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Tech tennis heads to take on Rice

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The Louisiana Tech tennis team travels to Houston, Texas for the second straight weekend, this time to participate in the Rice Invitational at the Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.
Matches will begin at 9 a.m. today and the tournament will run through Sunday.
Last weekend six Tech players took part in the Solinco Houston to open up the Lady Techsters fall tennis season.
Other schools competing in the upcoming event at Rice include host and Conference USA foe Rice, UT Arlington, McNeese State, Houston and SMU.

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LPDC makes safety changes

The Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission, the District Attorney’s Office and Warden Jim Tuten wasted no time when it came to the safety of the residents of Lincoln Parish.
In an effort to ensure the LPDC was secure, the commission declared a state of emergency and the DA’s office wrote a resolution the same day Tuten presented them with a proposal to increase security to the center — no questions asked.
The action taken on Sept. 22 was the result of an escape that occurred Sept. 13.

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In for a clucking good time

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It’s no secret I am not a Ruston native, not even a Lincoln Parish native. But after spending four years at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston felt more like home that my actual hometown did.
In the years since the decision was made that this would be our home, I have spent the fourth Saturday of September in Dubach.
Sure I’ve been to Dubach on other days of the weeks and months that I have worked at the Daily Leader, but this time of year I always seem to draw the Louisiana Chicken Festival card.

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September 25th

Police, EMS respond to area accidents

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Local emergency response personnel aided with two separate vehicular accidents on opposite sides of town on Wednesday.
The first occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Louisiana Highways 33 and 821/Frazier Road and involved two 18-wheelers.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and the Ruston Fire Department/EMS responded to the scene.
RFD/EMS transported the driver of one vehicle for injuries sustained in the accident.
Another accident occured later in the day at 3:30 p.m. on East Georgia Avenue in front of Ivan Smith Furniture.

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Smiths raise awareness of Type 1

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Tristen Smith was only 1 when his young life was changed forever.

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Freeman announces candidacy

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Ruston Deputy Marshal Sandy Freeman today announced his candidacy for city marshal in the Nov. 4 primary.
Freeman, a Republican from Simsboro, is one of two candidates vying for the position held by retiring long-time Marshal Mike Hilton.

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Library invites teens to celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Reads Day Oct. 11

Teens are invited to feel the power of the force at 4 p.m. Oct. 11. In partnership with Random House, Penguin Publishing and DK, the library will celebrate National “Star Wars” Reads Day in the Lincoln Community Room.
Along with many freebies from library partners, teens will also participate in “Star Wars” Trivia; learn Jedi paper tricks, play intergalactic games in addition to tasting Wookie cookies and Yoda soda. A prize will be awarded for the best “Star Wars” costume.

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Club News: Junior Guild

The Junior Guild held their Fall Luncheon Meeting in the home of JoAnn Johnston on Sept. 18.
Johnston and her co-hostesses, Diane Hoogland, Annette Maxwell, Martha Moss, Betty Lou Robertson and Donna White prepared and served an array of blueberry, chicken and vegetable salads, topped off with a dessert of Chocolate Russian Cake, to the ladies attending.

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