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August 7th, 2014

Tech dons pads for first time in spirited practice

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Louisiana Tech was able to wear shoulder pads in practice for the first time this fall and the players responded with an added level of excitement and enthusiasm as the first opportunity to hit someone presented itself.
The ability to wear pads and to hit someone overshadowed the hot temperatures for most of the players in the two hour session out on the Tech Practice Fields.

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Millsap cut from US team

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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team has cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and former Louisiana Tech standout Paul Millsap, leaving the roster at 16 players.
With Paul George lost to a broken right leg, the Americans will have to drop four more players before the World Cup of Basketball starts later this month in Spain.
The Americans made the cuts that had been planned for Saturday but delayed after George’s injury.

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August 6th

Minutes

MINUTES
VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
July 7, 2014
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Ragan Aswell, Alderman Ricky Maier, Alderman Brandon Williams and guests.
Meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Mayor Sanderson. Mayor Sanderson gave prayer.
Motion to approve the agenda was made Alderman Aswell and seconded by Alderman Williams. Motion was approved.
Motion to approve the minutes of June 16, 2014, was made by Alderman Aswell, seconded by Alderman Williams Approved.

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Notice to establish a Branch

NOTICE TO ESTABLISH A BRANCH
Notice is hereby given that Community Trust Bank, with a Main Office and domicile located in Choudrant, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, has made application to the Federal Reserve Board and to the Louisiana Commissioner of Financial Institutions to establish a branch at 500 Throckmorton Street, Suite 350, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, 76102.
The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, including the record of performance of applicant banks in helping to meet local credit needs.

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William Douglas Colvin

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Services for William Douglas Colvin, age 87, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gary Willis. Interment will be at the Colvin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mr. Colvin passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 in the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
Mr. Colvin was born in Dubach, Louisiana February 7, 1927.

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Promoting kindness

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After years of ridicule and bullying from other students, a Washington state native is speaking out.
Sonja Provost, now of Ruston, said she was bullied as a child and ended up moving twice in high school.
“Bullying doesn’t just go away,” Provost said. “I was bullied by both boys and girls when I was in high school. At one point it was so bad my mom pulled me out of school and I switched to another high school. The other time I moved was because as a family we moved, but the bullying was still there.”

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Man faces drug charges

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Suspect allegedly found with 4 pounds of cocaine
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In a traffic stop east of Ruston, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team confiscated more than four pounds of cocaine.
At approximately 12:25 p.m. Tuesday, deputies stopped a vehicle after it crossed the center line three times.
Jeffery Donnell Moore, 39, of 13185 Highway 43, of Forkland, Alabama, reportedly said he was tired when police made contact.

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Teen accused of ‘jumping’ man

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On Tuesday afternoon, a woman allegedly “jumped on” a man, taking more than $50 in the process.
Ruston Police Department responded to a simple robbery call at the East Side Mini Mart at approximately 5:42 p.m. Tuesday.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who stated a woman had “jumped on him” and hit him.
According to the report, the victim identified the suspect as Star Ayannah Kimble, 17, of 2001 W. Alabama Ave., No 10. Kimble reportedly grabbed money the victim was holding in his hand and left the scene in her vehicle.

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Parish excels in AP scores, grad rates

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The Lincoln Parish School Board began Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting with a congratulations to Ruston Elementary School teacher Tammy Schales for being named Elementary teacher of the Year for the state of Louisiana.
ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol presented Schales with a plaque and a $500 gift certificate for her achievement.
The process of being selected for the title entailed many factors and LPSB President Otha Anders said it was, “always rewarding for this system to recognize, applaud and salute outstanding achievements.”

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LSMSA offers 48 courses online

Natchitoches — As an approved Supplemental Course Academy provider, the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Virtual School offers 48 online high school and Advanced Placement courses to any middle and high school student in Louisiana for high school credit. Courses may be taken through the SCA allocation program or registered for privately.

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