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‘Remember My Name’ project saddens, enlightens

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In preparation for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s 12th Annual Candlelight Vigil, I went to the national registry called “Remember My Name.”
Started in 1994 as a joint project of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and Ms. Magazine, “Remember My Name” seeks to list, by name, the individuals in each state who have been killed in a domestic violence incident. I recall the first time I saw this list. The appalling number of people killed, combined with their names, both chilled and moved me. It was bad enough that 46 people died in Louisiana one year. Knowing their names — Natalie, Kiesia, Bridgette, Tanya, Elizabeth, Chantal — somehow made it so much more personal. That is the purpose of the project: helping us to remember that it is people, not just numbers, who are dying in our country, in our states and in our communities.

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Tech ranks high in NCAA stats

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Bulldogs in Top 10 of five team categories
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Louisiana Tech University players may not place much emphasis on individual statistics, but the latest NCAA rankings unveil plenty of Bulldogs on the charts.
And also the team as a whole.
There are four different Tech players featured in the Top 10 of various departments of the latest national stat list.

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Creek No. 8 in state poll; home Friday

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Cedar Creek remains as a Top 10 state ranked team and will do so with a regular season finale at home rather than on the road.
The Cougars (7-1) are No. 8 in the next-to-last Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll following a 35-0 loss to top-rated Ouachita Christian in Monroe last week.
Prior to that game which decided the District 2-1A championship, Cedar Creek had climbed as high as No. 5.

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UTSA: Another tough task Saturday

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After being halted by Utah State, Roadrunners face Tech

For the second straight weekend, the University of Texas-San Antonio confronts a mammoth assignment:
Dealing with another championship contender in the Western Athletic Conference.
Last weekend, it was Utah State, a consensus preseason pick to finish as the runner-up in the league race. The Aggies applied a 48-17 loss on the Roadrunners at the Alamodome in San Antonio last weekend.

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Jackson made huge impact on Tech track

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Louisiana Tech University’s loss in track and field is a huge gain for TCU.
Why?
After nearly 20 years of outstanding service, Shawn Jackson has departed from Tech to take his skills to Horned Frogs’ country as an assistant for their program.
Ask anybody — especially longtime Head Coach Gary Stanley — about the impact that Jackson made at Tech during the past 17 seasons and they’ll tell you that it was immense.

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Stay safe this spooky holiday

Halloween’s roots can be traced to the Celtic New Year of ancient Europe. Mostly ignored by early Protestant Americans, the holiday made its way into American culture and was celebrated as a secular occasion by the 20th century. Today, children and adults alike dress up to revel in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve by taking a binge in sugary sweets and mostly harmless mischief.
Although good, clean fun is encouraged during this time of year, it is also wise to acknowledge safety concerns while little ghosts, goblins, witches and princesses make their rounds through neighborhoods seeking candy from residents.

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Cuban Missile Crisis revisited

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When I was in second grade, my mother kept the trunk of our car packed with clothes, blankets and jugs of drinking water.
Not that she anticipated the need to beat a fast path out of town, or take a quick trip to grandma’s house. Rather, she, like so many other moms and dads in the fall of 1962, was determined we were ready to hightail it to the nearest fallout shelter, should Russia drop “the bomb.”

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Felton Cottonham

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Felton Cottonham, 78, a long time resident of Jackson parish passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. Felton was a veteran of the Korean War and a dedicated employee of Stone Container for over 40 years. After he retired, he worked at Wal-Mart in Jonesboro for more than 10 years.

Felton was a member of Traveler's Rest Missionary Baptist Church and was a respected member of the deacon board.

He maintained an active social life with friends, family, neighbors and church members throughout his life.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012 at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ONE (1) PACKAGE TERTIARY FILTER SYSTEM
Only bids submitted on Bid Forms will be accepted. Bid Forms and Specifications may be obtained from the office of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P.O. Box 979, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-0979. The Police Jury reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause.
Lincoln Parish Police Jury
Courtney Hall
Parish Administrator
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PUBLIC NOTICE/IN compliance with requirements of the Louisiana Public Service Commission,

PUBLIC NOTICE/IN compliance with requirements of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, American Water & Wastewater Management is requesting a change in its monthly sewage rates for Camellia Estates, Curry Creek, Patrick Cove, and Willow Creek Subdivisions in Lincoln and Ouachita Parish. The propsed increase is from the current $@4.50 to $37.00 per month. Any comments should be addressed to the LA. Public Service Commission at 800-256-2397. LA Public Service Commission, Records Division, 602 N. 5th St., 12th Floor, Baton Rouge, LA. 70821.
1td: October 31, 2012

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