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October 17th, 2005

Search for new library director continues

"We posted our job qualifications with the Louisiana Library publication and they have posted it on Web sites, Sam Williams, LP Board of Control president, said "I haven't seen the applicants, but I know we have maybe five.
"As far as I'm aware, the library is functioning as we want it to, and we will take our time in trying to find a new director."
The board voted to keep the same elected officers for the upcoming year. Williams will remain president and George Byrnside will remain vice president of the LP Board of Control.

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Groundbreaking to be held for new fire station

Jeff Mitchell and Ben Rauschenbach of Balar Engineers and Surveyors of Shreveport said the new complex would include the fire station, community center, open-air basketball court, playground, ball field and fountain.
"Phase one is the fire station," Rauschenbach said. "It's getting the latest and greatest technology. We really feel like it will provide a boost to the community and really be a good asset to the town. Phase two is doing something with the existing facility and rehabilitating that."

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Area students tackle IOWA, LEAP

Testing began on Monday and will continue until Friday except for the first and second grades who will be finished Thursday, Kay Huffman, coordinating teacher at Hillcrest, said.

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Tech sets 11-game grid slate for '05

Welcome new Western Athletic Conference member New Mexico State to the Bulldogs' slate, which was officially announced on Saturday complete with playing dates.
Add in North Texas, somewhat of a "new" test for the 'Dogs, who haven't played the Mean Green in nearly 20 years (the last time was in 1987).
And then there's Florida and Kansas, both of whom are back on the schedule after having played against Tech once each in previous years.

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Movie theater scheduled for spring opening

"We had about 45 days of rain in May and June and that has caused a major delay for us," Morrison said. "We are about six weeks behind where we had planned to be at this time, but we are still looking at a Spring 2005 opening date."
With reference to some local rumors that the project might be in financial trouble, Morrison said nothing could be more inaccurate.

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CCA pantry is bare; food items desperately needed

CCA Executive Director Stephanie Griffin said current levels are drastically below even minimum levels of humanitarian assistance.
"This is really not unusual for this time of year," Griffin said. "This is my third summer at CCA and it happens every year. I am not sure really why this is the case. People are busy with their vacations and children's activities and they are just not thinking about people who don't even have enough to feed their families.

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Cypress Springs area to get park

Jefferson Land Co. Developer Dicky Nealy owns the land and had originally planned a residential development which became a point of controversy when he announced plans to construct smaller and lower priced housing than much of what already existed in the area. That plan was opposed by Alderman Marie Riggs and a group of Cypress Springs residents who organized to fight the proposal.
The current appraisal for the property came in at about $112,000; however, Nealy said he would offer it to the city at just below $104,000.

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Wal-Mart remodel means jobs

Store Manager Mike Powers said once the remodel begins, the work will proceed very rapidly with as little disruption of regular business as possible. At the completion of the 11-week job, Powers will make an effort to retain some of the new hires but there will not be permanent positions for all of them.

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Glen View teacher wins state competition

The selection was made by Phi Kappa Delta International, a national professional education association, working in conjunction with the Wal-Mart Corporation which provided a total of $11,000 in educational grants to Glen View Elementary in honor of Wallace's work.

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Indian community celebrates Festival of Light

The event was a joint project of the Indian Association of Ruston headed by President Vibhavari Jani and the Association of Indian Students at Louisiana Tech University headed by President Padmanabhan Venkatachalam.

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