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October 13th, 2017

Sparta usage going up?

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Early estimate says yes, but official says it’s too soon to know for sure

Preliminary U.S. Geological Survey figures for 2015 show the amount of water pumped from the Sparta Aquifer in Louisiana may have slightly exceeded the sustainability range.
But the data is still being vetted and even at close to 57 million gallons per day withdrawal, technically may not be out of range, Ben McGee, groundwater specialist with the USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center in Ruston, said Thursday.
“I tend to look less at the number and more at the trend,” he said.

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Cedar Creek announces Homecoming Court

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The Cedar Creek 2017 Homecoming Court is (from left) Mary Julia Klug, Hope Wilhite, Anna Katherine Tollett, Queen Kathryn Maxwell, Elizabeth Wood, Mandi Gresham and Hallie Rambin. The Cougars will take on Sicily Island at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, following a week of Homecoming festivities.

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NCLAC excited to present ‘Score’

NCLAC is excited about our next Southern Circuit film presentation at the Dixie Center for the Arts — SCORE: A Film Music Documentary on Oct. 26.
The film’s director, Matt Schrader, will be here to speak with the audience and answer questions after the film.
Moderating this question and answer time will be Greg Lyons, assistant professor of music and mead of instrumental music education at Louisiana Tech University.
Tickets are available at the door: $5 general admission, $3 students and NCLAC members can attend free.

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If Democrats really cared about the United States

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After every mass shooting, the left always invites us to join them in their insanity to participate in yet another circular argument about gun control.
It’s not because they care.
If they really cared, they would think before they speak after tragedies.
Shortly after the Las Vegas shooting, now-fired CBS top legal executive, Hayley Geftman-Gold said, “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc (sp) country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

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Water fest helps kids understand Sparta Aquafier

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Light blue shirts dotted the landscape of Lincoln Parish Park on Thursday as the eighth annual WaterFest got into full swing as students from all over the parish learned about the importance of conservation and the Sparta Aquifer.
Lindsay Gouedy, education coordinator for the Sparta Ground Water Commission, said in a previous interview that the event is meant to make students more aware of the Sparta Aquifer and conservation.

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Get ready for a fun weekend

Prepare yourselves.
This weekend is going to be a whirlwind of fun and excitement in Lincoln Parish, and there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Kicking off the weekend is ARToberfest scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. this evening for those holding early bird tickets, and 7 p.m. for general admission at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston.
The event will provide commercial beers for guests to sample, and area home brewers and regional breweries will offer samples as well. Guests must be 21 or older, and the event ends at 10 p.m.

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Cougars to face St. Frederick; Panthers on road at Haynesville

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Running back/linebacker Parker King (9) and the Cedar Creek Cougars put their 6-0 record on the line when they play host to St. Frederick in a District 2-1A showdown tonight at Cougars Stadium. Cedar Creek is 3-0 in district play while the Warriors enter the game at 3-3 overall and 2-1 in 2-1A action.
Meanwhile in District 1-1A action, the Lincoln Preparatory School Panthers will be on the road tonight as the Panthers, 2-4 overall, 1-1 in district play, will play at Haynesville (4-2, 2-0).
Both games will start at 7 p.m. tonight.

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Tech soccer to host Charlotte

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At the midway point of the Conference USA schedule, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team looks to add to its point total this weekend when they play host to Charlotte at 7 p.m. today and Old Dominion at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (9-2-4, 2-1-2 Conference USA) enters with eight points which currently puts them in seventh in the league standings with five matches to go. The eight points is the most the team has recorded through the first half of the league slate since joining C-USA.

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District 2-5A catfight set for tonight

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3-2 Ruston to play host to 4-2 Ouachita at L.J. ‘Hoss’ Garrett Stadium
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District 2-5A rivals Ruston and Ouachita met earlier this season in the Bayou Jamb at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, playing to a 6-6 tie.
But you can probably expect a little more offense when the Bearcats play host to the Lions at 7 p.m. at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Ouachita enters the game at 4-2 while Ruston is 3-2.
“The jamboree was pretty basic as both teams just wanted to get a look at players,” said RHS head coach Jerrod Baugh. “Nobody tried to do anything fancy. You save that for the regular season.”

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October 12th

Lincoln Center School team recognized for United Way contributions

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The Special Education, Pupil Appraisal and Youth Rescue Center at the Lincoln Center School team was recently recognized as the top site to have the highest percentage of United Way of Northeast Louisiana givers amongst 17 sites across the parish with 67 percent of their staff contributing to the Pacesetter Campaign.
Of the 36 employees at the location, 24 raised $6,351 or an average of $265 per person.
Overall, the Lincoln Parish school district faculty, staff and administration helped raise $78,461 during the campaign, which was $26,000 more than last year’s campaign.

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