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July 9th, 2014

Still time to help area arts group

Drawing set for tonight

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) has extended the drawing for its Keep the Arts Afloat campaign.
The winning donor’s name will be drawn at 7:30 p.m. today at the Dixie Center for the Arts during the Dog Days of Summer Art Crawl. The Art Crawl will feature artists at eight downtown locations.

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‘Art’ thou bored? Don’t be

People who are bored in Lincoln Parish, just aren’t trying hard enough. This week, the arts alone are keeping parish residents hopping.

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Consistently inconsistent politics

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The only thing consistent about politics is its inconsistency. Take, for starters, the race to fill the 3rd Judicial District’s Division B judgeship.
Back in January, state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, announced he was running for the seat being vacated by retiring Judge Wayne Smith. Gallot spent almost six months campaigning for the job before deciding in mid June that he really didn’t want to be a judge after all.
The timing wasn’t right, he said, plus he had “no burning desire” to run. His withdrawal narrowed the field to local attorneys Lewis Jones, Tyler Storms and Tommy Rogers.

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July 8th

Pigskins, Pearls tickets available through July 15

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Tickets still remain for the annual Pigskins and Pearls Women’s Clinic and Luncheon which is set for July 31 at Squire Creek Country Club. Participants must register by July 15 to attend.
Participants will get an all-access, behind the scenes look into the world of Louisiana Tech University Football from Coach Skip Holtz, Jennifer Holtz and select Tech football players, coaches and wives.
This year the women’s football luncheon and clinic will begin at 11:30 a.m. with registration starting at 11 a.m.  All proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

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Man charged with rape

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A Ruston man has been arrested on home invasion and sexual assault charges stemming from an incident on Thursday.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local woman regarding the alleged home invasion and sexual assault.
The complainant reportedly knew her attacker and identified him as Cedrick Subastin Williams, 38, of 203 Watertank Road, Lot No. 21.
LPSO investigators reported Williams turned himself into local law enforcement on Monday.

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Ruston OKs $75k dip into reserves for housing program

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has agreed to move up to $75,000 in federal Section 8 housing administrative reserve funds into the Housing Assistance Payment account to cover what city Clerk/Treasurer Emmett Gibbs calls a “short term financial shortfall” in the HAP program.
HAP is rental assistance for qualifying Section 8 tenants. All of the money is federal money; there are no direct local taxpayer dollars involved.
“The monthly housing assistance payments are exceeding the monthly HAP revenue,” Gibbs told aldermen.

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No meeting set for Mayfield’s replacement appointment

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No time has been set for Ruston’s Board of Aldermen to name a temporary successor to the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. But by law, the board must act no later than Monday.
“Nothing has been decided at this point,” Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said Monday evening, following the board’s regular monthly meeting.
Aldermen must appoint a replacement within 20 days of a member’s death if the term has less than one year remaining. Mayfield’s term would have ended Dec. 31. Mayfield, 70, died June 23 of what Lincoln Parish Coroner Dr. Mike Belue termed “acute cardiac death.”

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Diamond ’Dogs add coach

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Rick McCarty comes to Tech from Campbell
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Louisiana Tech head coach Greg Goff announced today the hiring of his former Campbell University assistant head coach, Rick McCarty, as the second assistant coach for the Bulldog Baseball coaching staff.
McCarty joins Goff’s staff with former Mississippi State assistant Jake Wells, who was announced last week as an assistant/hitting coach for the Bulldogs.

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Ruston breaks out bats in 11-1 opening win

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Ruston opened Monday night’s 14-year-old Dixie Regional Baseball Tourament with a 11-1 win over Union Parish. Zavier Cooper (32) picked up the win on the mound for Ruston while Aaron Hoenke opened scoring for Ruston with a solo home run in the first inning. Ruston returns to tournament action at 8 p.m. tonight at the Ruston Dixie Baseball Complex on Ballpark Road.

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Enjoying the fruits of July

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July is usually the peak month for harvesting and enjoying fruit in north Louisiana.
Freestone peaches are ripening and finding their way to the markets, figs ripen this month and of course the July 4 favorite, watermelons, are plentiful. The following guidelines are for harvesting, selection at the market and storage of these true Southern favorites.

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