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Tech wins at Happening XXX

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Alumnus Kix Brooks to donate memorabilia
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Anyone can inspire a person to do great things and to put others before themselves.
For Kix Brooks, Grammy Award-winning country music star and Louisiana Tech alumnus, his inspiration came from another alumnus of Tech, Terry Bradshaw.
At the annual alumni event Happening XXX, Tuesday night at the Monroe Civic Center, Brooks made an announcement that he would be donating some of his country-music memorabilia to the university.

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Better water in Ruston?

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The city of Ruston is embarking on a project that is expected to improve water quality and fire protection in various downtown areas.
Water Utilities Operations Manager Troy Whitman said the project entails replacing old, deteriorating four-inch water lines with six- and eight-inch lines. The larger pipe size will enable a greater volume of water to be utilized, increasing fire protection, Whitman said.

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State reps comment on federal map

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When the new U.S. Congressional districts map for Louisiana cleared the United States Department of Justice earlier this month, it evoked various responses from Lincoln Parish’s state representatives.
The new map was redrawn to better align the districts with the population shifts shown in the 2010 U.S. Census. It shrank the number of representatives from seven to six, but retained two North Louisiana-based districts, including the Fifth District of Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman.

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Getting to know Robert Kennedy

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Second B&B production set for this weekend
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Beginning Friday night, area residents will have a chance to view a play paralleling today’s society with that of the 1960s.
“RFK,” written by Jack Holmes, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night at the Norton Building. Doors for the event will open at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event will be $10 and can be purchased at the door.
Produced by B&B Theatre, founders Paul and Mary Fran Crook will highlight the evening with Mary Fran’s directing and Paul’s acting.

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Kitchen fire erupts in home

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Ruston firefighters extinguished a kitchen fire on Tuesday night that appeared to have started when stove burners were accidentally left on.
Eric Brazzel, Ruston Fire Department public education officer, said approximately 16 firefighters responded to a call after 9 p.m. of a structure fire at Jackson and Larson streets.
“On arrival, flames were visible through the roof,” Brazzel said. “Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly to find damage in the kitchen area as a result of unattended cooking.”

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Keep kids safe in a digital age

Today’s children have been one of the first generations to grow up with the Internet.
Students are gearing up to head back to school and with that comes the expanded use of the Internet for projects and assignments among other things.
Technology and the Internet, though they can be useful tools for children, should still be monitored by parents to prevent any mishaps.

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All mountains can be scaled

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If you’re ever tempted to make a mountain out of a mole hill, just remember, even Mt. Everest has been scaled successfully more than 100 times. And not by some kind of mythological “supermen” who were incapable of failure, but real, flesh-and-bone folk like you and me.
So don’t be intimidated by circumstances! If you can’t go around your problems, just resolve in your heart to go over them — then start climbing. You’ll discover that the view from “the top” is usually more than rewarding.

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Eye health is important, too

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Unless you’re like me and you’ve had to wear glasses since you first stuck your nose in a book at the age of 4, chances are that a trip to the eye doctor isn’t on your list of must do items each year.
Of course, that probably means you’re in the lucky 25 percent (according to the Vision Council of America) of the American population that doesn’t need some sort of eye correction. But then, it’s also possible that you’re more like my husband who thinks that you don’t need to visit the eye doctor until his glasses break or until prescription changes so obviously that it begins to impede daily life.

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Woman accused of stealing refund check

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A woman was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Tuesday on a charge of theft after she allegedly routed another woman’s tax refund check into her own account.
Demetrice Monique Dade, 30, of 2311 6th Street in Arcadia, was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on a charge of theft over $1,500. Bond was set at $7,000.

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Coach Mize receives award

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Coach James W. “Jimmy” Mize received the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Ruston Lions Club President Stephanie Griffin. The award is named in honor of Melvin Jones who founded Lions Club in 1917, and is generally reserved for those Lions who have shown extraordinary dedication to the guiding principles of Lions Clubs. Coach Mize has been a member of the Ruston Lions Club since 1948 and has served the club with distinction.

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