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August 20th

Parish seeks volunteer firefighters

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As summer temperatures hopefully begin to cool down next month, things at the Lincoln Parish Fire Department will begin to heat up.
Chief Dennis Ford said the parish fire district has volunteer recruit training planned for early to mid-September.
“I’m looking for as many volunteers as I can get,” Ford said. “If we can get 10 that will stay with the department I’ll be happy.”

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Firefighters team up for training

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Firefighters from the Lincoln Parish, Ruston and Choudrant forces gathered at the Fire Training Center this week to brush up on high-angle rescue and ropes techniques.
While there are few tall buildings in the area, Chief Dennis Ford with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department said there are many other opportunities to utilize this training such as if someone is trapped on a water or cell tower.
Additionally, Ford said it is important for ratings and emergency situations that rescue personnel have as much training as possible.

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Grambling website stirs controversy

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Showdowns between the mayor and the City Council are nothing new for the town of Grambling.
Still, the latest skirmish is shaping up to be a doozy. And in the end, the real losers will probably end up being Grambling residents.
Grambling’s City Council held a special-called meeting Thursday to address the latest controversy between town aldermen and Mayor Martha Andrus: the setting up of a new town website.

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Girl’s dream was to stop violence with acts of kindness

Most parents with children in school today remember the massacre of 12 students at Columbine High School that shook the nation.
The copycat shootings that followed have resulted in added worries as parents send their children off to school each day. Parents now often worry about their child’s safety — and not just their academic performance.
Rachel Scott was the first victim in the nation-shocking Columbine shooting, and many believe she was targeted because of her religious beliefs. After her death, her father Darrell Scott decided to use kindness to battle the violence that had taken his daughter.

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Library usage up; state aid down

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The Lincoln Parish Library is expected to take a hefty cut in state aid this fall.
During the monthly Library Board of Control meeting Wednesday, library director Vivian McCain reported the facility would receive no more than $13,656 in allocations from the State Library of Louisiana.
The state library each year receives funding from the legislature and then distributes the funding to the other libraries within the state, McCain said. But McCain is unsure the initial report from state librarian Rebecca Hamilton of $13,656 in funding will stay put.

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August 19th

Tech sets up 2010 football tailgating plans

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Louisiana Tech fans are encouraged to join in the fun this year during the Bulldogs’ six home games at Joe Aillet Stadium as tailgating and college football are right around the corner.
Tech boasts one of its best home slates ever this season starting with its Sept. 18 contest against the Navy Midshipmen and culminating with the season finale against Nevada on Dec. 4. Tailgating has become a tradition not only in Ruston but nationwide and Bulldog fans are asked to come out and support head coach Sonny Dykes and his team in his inaugural season.
Tailgating spaces along Tailgate Alley are currently on sale for $1,000 each which includes membership in the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club. Currently, there are still some spaces available in open areas around the Thomas Assembly Center on a first come, first served basis.

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Locals on hand to cheer on Malone

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Karl Malone wasn’t lacking for support during the induction to the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Friday.
An estimated 50 supporters were in attendance at the enshrinement, many of them from Ruston.
And they were vocal, delivering appreciative cheers at various times during the course of his acceptance speech and at a post-enshrinement ceremony party.

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Cell phone etiquette 101

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Although it may seem shocking to some of us 25 and older, it’s apparently common practice for many young people to type in and read digital phone conversations while simultaneously operating a motor vehicle.
But a new state law that went into effect Sunday has made it tougher for drivers to send cell phone text messages while cruising down the road. The law makes it possible for police officers to pull over and ticket drivers engaging in this behavior. Previously, police officers had to first catch the drivers doing something else — such as running a stop sign — to also issue them a ticket for texting while driving.
Fortunately, I’ve never ridden in a vehicle with anyone who thought it was appropriate to send text messages while driving. I have, however, encountered numerous people — it seems mainly within the last year or two — who need a few tips on cell phone etiquette, whether talking or texting on the device.

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Streets to be more chaotic starting Friday

Lincoln Parish Schools students’ first day of school is Friday — a half-day — which is why drivers should be more vigilant than ever.
Starting Friday, traffic will inevitably be more congested than it is during the summer months when school is out of session. That’s why motorists should be prepared to leave the house as early as necessary to get to work on time and avoid speeding, which could have potentially disastrous results.
Drivers must be cautious when backing out of driveways or parking lots, as children who walk or bike to school may be in the path. Also, don’t forget to slow down in school zones and watch for children crossing the street in neighborhoods and at school crosswalks.

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Columbine father to speak Saturday

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After sending students back to school, parents and other community members will have the chance to hear the story of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School massacre.
Rachel’s father, Darrell Scott, will share the tale at 7 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church. Scott will share his daughter’s story, which he has been doing since her death through an organization he founded called Rachel’s Challenge.
Larry Emory, pastor of Longstraw Baptist Church, asked Scott to come to the area. Because of the large crowd expected, Emory said Temple agreed to host the event.

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