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Training to battle flames

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Volunteers to fight fires
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Things were heating up last week at the Lincoln Parish Fire Training Center as seven rookies were training to join the ranks of the Lincoln Parish volunteer firefighters.
Two other volunteers were training from the Grambling and Bernice departments.
So far recruits have learned how to use their protective equipment and put it on quickly. Lincoln Parish Fire Chief Dennis Ford said the National Fire Protection Association requires that firefighters be able to put on their protective gear in two minutes or less.

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Meth lab suspected

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Thirteen firearms reportedly uncovered

Three Lincoln Parish residents were arrested on drug and weapons charges Sunday morning.
Dayton Dale Howard, 46, of 799 Cardinal Hill Road in Dubach, Brandie Ann Jenson, 38, of 799 Cardinal Hill Road in Dubach and Willie Gene Lowery, 46, of 1303 Lewis St. in Ruston, were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on charges related to the illegal manufacture and possession of methamphetamine.
The arrests came after members of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Ruston Police Department SWAT teams served a search warrant at 799 Cardinal Hill Road, where officers reportedly discovered 13 firearms, two of which were fully automatic. Officers also reportedly found assorted items and chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine along with several grams of processed methamphetamine.

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Galleries plan fall exhibitions

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Artworks focus on vocabulary, FBI, EPA raid
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David Wolske, an award-winning designer, typographer and artist, and A.W. Thompson, the director of the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will share their works with the Louisiana Tech community in the coming weeks.
Both artists will have exhibits from Tuesday to Oct. 9 in Tech’s School of Art galleries. Wolske will give an artist lecture at 4 p.m. on the opening date in the galleries, which will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. His exhibit, “Subverting Vernacular,” will be displayed in the Bellocq Gallery, and A.W. Thompson’s “Incendiary Iconography: the legacy of the Cold War in America” will be available for viewing in the Main Gallery.
Wolske is the creative director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

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Pet of the Week

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Misty is a 7-month-old domestic short hair cat. She is one curious kitty that loves to play and climb. Her sweet personality and funny antics would make her a great addition to anyone looking to add a cat to their home. Misty’s adoption fee is $50. Call 251-DOGS for more information.

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Remember my name, remember my face

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Several times a year DART sends out various calls to the community. Sometimes we ask you for classic southern canned goods to feed our families. In the fall we ask you to support the Townsend House Annual Pumpkin Patch. At Christmas we ask for gifts for the children we serve, and at radiothon we ask you for cash.
Today, I’m asking you for photographs, photographs of the almost 30 murder victims who’ve lost their lives to family violence.
Every October, when DART’s five offices host their vigils, we read off the names of those women and children who died at the hands of those who loved them. We display our Silent Witness Project, life-sized silhouettes of the 23 women and four children from this area who are family violence victims. We also display the few photographs we have of our victims. Out of the 27 deceased whose names are read aloud in the “Remember my Name” segment of our vigils, we have only a handful of pictures. We’d like to be able to display photographs of all the women and children we honor.

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Chicken pageant presented

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Young women and little girls from around north Louisiana competed Saturday to be crowned queen in various divisions of the 2010 Chicken Festival Pageant in Dubach.
In eight divisions there were 41 contestants ranging in age from 1 to 18 years old. Each competitor brought something new to the stage to offer the judges.
The 2009 Miss Louisiana Chicken Festival Morgan Ledbetter was the emcee for the pageant.
Morgan was able to inform those who won about some of the duties they will have throughout the year, including “riding in parades and showing your support at Dubach events.”

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Parish teams face winless foes

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RHS, Grambling, Creek tackle 0-3 opponents
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Several things just might bode well for Lincoln Parish high school teams concerning their Friday night opponents.
There’s this fact: all of the teams facing local squads in week No. 4 of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association schedule have yet to win in three tries.
Plus, all have had their share of problems on defense, evidenced by each of the parish opponents having yielded no fewer than an average of 39 points per game.

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Tech soccer team improves to 9-2

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Louisiana Tech used a season-high 25 shots to win their seventh-straight match, a 3-0 win over Jacksonville State on Sunday at Lady Techster Soccer field.
The Lady Techsters (9-2) faced two additional tests with the temperature over 100 degrees at game time and Tech playing its third game in five days, the previous two coming on the road.
“We have a very strong emphasis on fitness,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “We have stringent fitness tests and we do workouts during the season too. This was a result of all the work they put in.”

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Homebrew tickles area tastebuds

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Wort, sparging, cold crashing — it’s the jargon men of the region are using these days when they gather in male camaraderie. If you’re one of those guys, then you know what I’m talking about. If not, I’ll fill you in. Homebrew — it’s the latest thing sweeping the area, a craft fad with devoted followers akin to the young women who gathered for knitting circles or scrapbooking parties a few years back.
Homebrewers are a certain breed of man (or woman, although, at this point I don’t know of any lady brewers). They’re the kind who spend hours in the garage cobbling a wooden bookshelf together because, “it’s better than buying one.” They are often meticulous, like hands-on work and appreciate the nuances of a cold one maybe more than the next guy.
My husband Trey has been making his own beer for the past several months. It all started with the Mr. Beer Kit (akin to the functionality of an Easy Bake Oven) that I bought him for his birthday two years ago. If you just did the math, you can infer correctly that he can be slow on the uptake. Although, once he gets started on a project, he devotes himself to it with the steadfast reverence of a monk, who were the first brewers, oddly enough.

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Safety crucial to hunting season

The summer heat is still upon us, but you can feel it slowly creeping in.
You can see it in the changing colors of some of the leaves on our trees that has only just begun. You can feel during the early morning hours and cooler, crisper air surrounds and soothes you.
Fall is on the way, and with it, the most popular hunting seasons for north Louisiana sportsmen.

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