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March 21st, 2013

McIntosh, Prouet to unite in matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Mazion Pepper, of Farmerville, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McIntosh, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Ann McIntosh, to Philippe Edouard Prouet II, son of Mr. And Mrs. Philippe E. Prouet, of Lafayette,and the late Kathleen Authement Prouet. The couple will be united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on May 4 at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans in Shreveport.

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Budget excludes trooper training

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana won’t train new state troopers for a fifth year under the budget proposal being considered by lawmakers.
Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson told lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee that he’s comfortable with the number of troopers patrolling the highways, about 575. That’s down from more than 700 four years ago.
Gov. Bobby Jindal didn’t include the estimated $3.7 million that it would cost to pay for a new trooper class, their salaries and benefits in his budget proposal for the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Street closures set next week

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East Mississippi Avenue, between Cartwright Drive and North Farmerville Street, will be closed to thru traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
North Farmerville Street, between East Mississippi Avenue and East Georgia Avenue, will be closed to thru traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday and March 28.
The City of Ruston regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause motorists.

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Annual village egg hunt set for March 30

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The Easter Bunny is coming to town, and anyone who wants to see him can do so in Choudrant on March 30.
The village’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is set to kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday in Choudrant Park and the Village Hall.
Celeste Butler, village clerk, said children will be divided into four groups for the egg hunt: age 3 and under, ages 4 and 5 who are not in kindergarten, kindergarten through third grade and fourth through sixth grades. There will be a winner in each category, and the eggs will be stuffed with goodies that the children can keep.

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Dubach meth lab uncovered

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A Dubach man was arrested for charges related to the manufacturing methamphetamine Wednesday afternoon after police received a tip and subsequently search his residence.
According to the arrest affidavit, police received information that Donald Scott Upchurch, 41, of 8417 Highway 822, Dubach, was possibly manufacturing methamphetamine and upon a consented search of his residence, all of the components used to manufacture methamphetamine were uncovered.

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P&Z approves new snow cone stand plans

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Ruston will soon get a new snow cone stand after action taken Monday during the monthly meeting of the City of Ruston Planning and Zoning Commission.
The meeting was the first for new Planning and Zoning Commission member Peter Gallagher, a former Louisiana Tech horticulture professor who was introduced early during the meeting.

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Running for a good wig

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Wiggin’ Out 5k set for Saturday

If participating in a 5k while wearing a wig sounds like an ideal Saturday, men, women and children are invited to run for a good cause this weekend at the Lincoln Parish Park for the 2013 Wig Out for Wellness 5K.
“All proceeds benefit Wiggin’ Out, a charity that raises money for women in Northern Louisiana who are undergoing chemotherapy and can’t afford a wig,” Jessica Haynes, event coordinator, said.
“All runners are encouraged to wear wigs and costumes.”

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Tech serves the community

At Louisiana Tech University, there’s more to a college education than just books and homework.
For the sixth consecutive year, Tech has been named to the Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for leadership among institutions of higher education in supporting volunteerism, service-learning and community involvement.

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Talking pups past and present

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As I prepared to attend Ruston Park and Recreation’s Department Furry Fun Walk, last week I started what has turned out to be a two-part column about the dogs I’ve been fortunate enough to have in my life.
We return to those thoughts talking about the black Chihuahua named People (because he thought he was) that my family got when I was about 15 years old.

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When ADD gets out for summer

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Today I stepped outside to a cool breeze blowing constantly right through as the sunny skies encroached warmth across my deck.
I remembered days like this. When I was teaching, these were the days after last recess, I would bring my class in long enough to complete our bell work on the board.
However instead of beginning the introduction for the next day's lessons, we would go back to the playground.
The kids would play, and I would sit on the swings and swing. It was some of the best time spent; our bonding time as teacher and students.

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