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February 20th, 2013

RFD to install smoke alarms

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Wilson spearheaded project to protect Water Tank Road
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Residents in one area of the parish will soon be able to sleep a little sounder at night.
That’s because thanks to Louisiana’s Operation Save a Life Program, residents on Water Tank Road will soon have smoke alarms installed in their homes by the Ruston Fire Department for free.
Nancy Wilson, police juror for the area, recognized the need for smoke alarms approximately four months ago and felt compelled to use her position to do something about it.

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Jazz performance on tap

Krewe of Swing to perform at the Dixie
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With their New Orleans influenced sound and energetic style, The Krewe of Swing is a six piece ensemble of the critically acclaimed Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra. The Orchestra's founder and director, New Orleans Native and Grammy Awarded jazz drummer Adonis Rose selected members from the FWJO to form The Krewe of Swing in the fall of 2009.

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RCT ready for spring production

Rehearsals are well underway for Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “Anybody Out There?” The cast is in its sixth week of rehearsals, meeting six days a week. The show, written by John Patrick, will be presented with special arrangement from Dramatists Play Service. The play is sponsored by Northwood Medical Center and Dr. Ben Grigsby and will be held March 7-10 at the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts

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Teachers, students honored

There are plenty of reasons why Lincoln Parish public schools rank among the state’s best. Forty of those “reasons” were recognized recently when the school district and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce honored the best of the best with the annual Student and Teacher of the Year awards.

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Communities policing decency

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Back when I was still in my 20s, I had a pair of jeans that was a size too big. I kept them to remind that me that I had attained a weight-loss goal.
Occasionally, I’d wear those jeans around the house, or maybe down the street to babysit. They were comfortable jeans, and I liked the fancy stitching around the belt loops and the pockets. But eventually — probably at mother’s urging — I got rid of those sagging pants.

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’Dogs host non-WAC foe

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Tech faces Central Baptist College tonight
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Judging from an “on paper” perspective, one would figure that Louisiana Tech University’s streak for not having reached the century mark just might end tonight.
It’s been 117 games since the Bulldogs (23-3) last scored 100 or more points, that being 10 contests deep into the 2009-10 campaign when a 102-96 victory was registered against Centenary College.
But tonight (7 p.m.), the Western Athletic Conference-leading ’Dogs step outside of league play for a home game against an opponent that has been extra charitable in yielding points this season.

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Tech: Top 10 for turnover margin

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Louisiana Tech University has a Top 10 national ranking in turnover margin, according to weekly NCAA statistics announced Tuesday.
Among the 345 schools who are included in the rankings, the Bulldogs are No. 6 with a 5.2 mark.
Tech is also No. 4 in won-loss percentage at 88.0 entering this week’s action, plus has two other Top 25 team rankings.
The ’Dogs are No. 21 in steals per game at 8.9 and also No. 21 in 3-point field goal defense percentage at 29.3.
Tech barely misses out on being in the Top 25 for blocked shots with a No. 28 rated average of 5.1.

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RHS races past Braves

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Melton scores 30 points in 77-47 win
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Jerry Melton was “on” for Ruston High School Tuesday night and at the right time.
The Bearcats’ Class 5A All-State candidate scored a season-best 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the District 2-5A runner-ups to a 77-47 win over H.L. Bourgeois in the bi-district round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Melton could hardly miss, ending up with an 80 percentage from the field and connecting on several shots late in the first half that helped snuff out some early momentum by H.L. Bourgeois (22-9).

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Bulldogs halt UALR; GSU edged

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Louisiana Tech (1-3) scored six runs in the fifth inning to propel the Bulldogs to a 6-3 win over UALR (2-2) and earn their first win of the season Tuesday night at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock, Ark.
Tech trailed 2-0 before plating six runs off three hits and two errors in the fifth to take the lead 6-2. The Trojans would add one more run in the sixth to conclude their scoring for the night.

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Carolyn Sue Ward

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Funeral services for Carolyn Sue Ward will be 11:00am Wednesday at D’Arbonne Church of Christ with Bro. Jamie Orten officiating. Interment will be in Liberty Hill/Taylor Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

Carolyn passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013. She was a retired medical transcriptionist, an active member of D’Arbonne Church of Christ and she loved fishing.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Clifton and a grandson, Jeremy Larson.

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