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October 3rd, 2014

JA of Ruston welcomes new members

28 women inducted in 2014-15 provisional group
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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston welcomed its incoming provisional class for the 2014-15 year with a Pearl Reception hosted by Life Members Elizabeth Turnley, Gwen Barron, Jeanne VanBenthuysen, Stacy Denny and Tami Davis on Sept. 18 at Turnley’s home.
The group also had two charter members in attendance Rosie Bromell and Catherine McVea.

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State library announces letters about literature contest

The 22nd annual Letters About Literature contest, a national reading and writing competition for students sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in association with its affiliate state centers, is now accepting entries.
To enter, fourth through 12th grade students write personal letters to living or dead authors from any genre explaining how what the students read changed their views of the world or themselves.

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Report: Pickup collided with 18-wheeler

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Louisiana State Police Troop-F and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 near the Industry Exit at approximately 4:15 p.m. Thursday.
Trooper Michael Reichardt, public information officer, reported the driver of the 2004 Chevrolet pick-up truck, above, was Kristen Allen, 29, of Texas.
The driver of the second vehicle involved was James Mitchell, 61, of Tennessee. Mitchell was driving a 2009 Peterbuilt 18-wheeler.
Allen was cited for careless operation, no child restraint and no insurance.

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Man charged with kicking down cell door

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A Dubach man facing multiple charges allegedly vandalized the recently opened Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex on Thursday.
At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, LPSO deputies were dispatched to make contact with Bobby Lee Keeble, 43, of 328 California Plant Road, Dubach.
Keeble has three active warrants for arrest including: assault by drive-by shooting, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a certain felonies and simple burglary.
Chad Alexander, LPSO public information officer, said these warrants were stemming from a case in September.

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Farmers Market to open for fall

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The Ruston Farmers Market will reopen for the fall season from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Held rain or shine each Saturday through mid-December, the market is located in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street, provided courtesy of the city of Ruston.
The market will feature fresh and local fall produce, soaps, breads, muffins, pies, honey, jams, jellies and a wide variety of other canned and pickled foods, meats and to-go casseroles.

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Students learn about preserving Sparta

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Theron Phillips, environmental specialist with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, teaches fifth graders from Union Parish about how water moves through soil at WaterFest at the Lincoln Parish Park this morning. Phillips’ presentation was one of several that students watched at the event. The goal of WaterFest is to educate youth on the Sparta Aquifer and practical ways to conserve natural water resources.

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Wiggin’ Out to help area cancer patients

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The annual Wiggin’ Out gala, held Thursday night at Squire Creek Country Club, was not just an event to raise money, but rather, an opportunity to celebrate life said Associate Director of Media Relations for Louisiana Tech Athletics Patrick Walsh.
“It’s a fun evening. It’s about feeling good about yourself,” Walsh, who is on the Wiggin’ Out board of directors, said. “Having confidence and a positive attitude goes so far when you’re battling something like this.”

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Bulldogs set to take on Miners

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Tech to play host to UTEP in annual RED OUT game at 6 p.m. Saturday
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Don’t be surprised if Saturday’s game between Louisiana Tech and Texas-El Paso at Joe Aillet Stadium is a quick one.
That’s because it’s easy to envision both teams relying on the run in this one.
Tech (2-3, 1-0 Conference USA) plays host to UTEP at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Bulldogs annual Community Trust Bank RED OUT game. The contest will feature two of the league’s top running backs in Tech’s Kenneth Dixon and UTEP’s Aaron Jones, so a lot of clock-eating rushing is expected from both teams.

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RJHS teams take down Riser

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Ruston Junior High School took a pair of wins over Riser Junior High School Thursday night at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. Pictured above is RJHS running back Xavier Dunn (48) powering his win for yeard in a 36-0 win for the Bearkits’ seventh-grade team. Pictured below is Joseph Evans (49) making a tackle as Eric Hopkins (74) and Taiwan Levey (65) moving in to assist during the Bearkits’ 30-0 win in the eighth-grade contest.

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GSU back on road to face Alabama A&M

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Tigers looking for third straight win of young season

Last year it was a coaching carrousel for Grambling State’s football team as three different men served in the head position for the Tigers during the 2013 campaign.
This season it’s become a quarterback carrousel, and the question is who will start for GSU as the Tigers take on Alabama A&M at 2 p.m. Saturday in Huntsville, Alabama?
Grambling stands at 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference after picking up consecutive wins over Jackson State and Prairie View A&M.

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