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Oil change truths clear

Let that sink in — four pints and 1 million gallons. It’s a threat to the water we drink, the water we use in cooking, the water we use to irrigate crops and the water we use to bathe. And that is only on the personal level. The water supply which must be available for industry can stop economic growth dead in its tracks if it is not present in the abundance and quality required.

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Pictures unveil bits of reality

This statement has reached my ears before. It’s usually one I hear from close friends or relatives when I appear angry, washed-out or heavier than I perceive myself to be in a photograph.
However, after 1 1/2 years of snapping pictures for The Ruston Daily Leader, I’m beginning to believe this starting statement is only a half truth. Unless a picture is splashed across the front of a tabloid, we can assume most photos we see are true to life in that the photo subject was actually in the place they are pictured.

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Simsboro girls end run in semifinals

Simsboro, state champions from two years ago and the No. 1 team in Class B, faced off against Fairview, last year’s title-winner from Class C and the second-ranked team entering the playoffs, at the University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University.
In the end, the defending champions remained in the hunt for this year’s title, as Fairview (35-2) defeated the Lady Tigers 41-33.

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Annual jam to rock tavern

The event begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until midnight with only a $10 donation to get in the door. Proceeds from the music fest will go directly to the John Simoneaux endowed memorial scholarship at the department of music at Louisiana Tech University.
“John Simoneaux was a musician from down around the Baton Rouge area. He got his bachelor’s degree in guitar from Tech,” said Ken Carter, the drummer for the Ruston Road Kings. “He was an up and coming musician who tragically died in a car wreck in January 2000 on his way to Austin, Texas.”

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