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July 21st

Wooldridge has new role

The last time the Oklahoma City native was at Texas State, it was operating under a completely different name (formerly Southwest Texas State) and he was the head coach for men’s basketball.
“I throughly enjoyed my experience here back in the 1990’s,” Wooldridge told The Daily Leader during a Thursday interview from Florida, where he and wife Ann were vacationing. “I felt like I connected to the people here and vice-versa, so it’s good to be back and working for such a great university.

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Cutting edge is everywhere

Zalesch is specializing in areas which are not overcrowded. He utilizes ebay and often gets catalogs he wants for a dollar or two. If he is overbid, then he waits for that particular catalog to come around again, and if he really wants it, then he gets it then.
Zalesch has already prepared a number of papers and articles which have been widely published. But there are also reviews of the exhibit available for visitors.

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Honoring ‘the real Mr. Best’

As I prepare to attend such events in the future without the presence of Ruston’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” let me dispense with some of the tales that surround the generosity of Bill Best. Almost all of these have some element of Kentucky Fried Chicken in them. This information is correct during the years he owned the Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise and after. But he was joined in his humanitarianism by his wife whose homemade muffins never took second place to any fried chicken at any time during their long lasting marriage.

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High winds down trees, spark fires

Entergy spokesman Jim Pesnell said about 10,000 customers lost power across north Louisiana.
“As of this morning, there are still about 1,500 customers without power in this area,” Pesnell said.
Pesnell said most everyone should have power restored by the end of today.
“The problem is that most are individual outages so it takes a while to get to everyone,” Pesnell said. “Customers who have not reported their outage should call 1-800-9OUTAGE.”

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July 20th

Millsap super in summer league

Millsap is averaging 8.5 boards per game (a total of 34 after four outings) to be at the top of the statistical charts not only for the Jazz, but all players in the six-member league.
“Paul is rebounding like he did while he was here,” said Tech head coach Keith Richard on Wednesday. “He’s really doing well, leading the Jazz and the league in rebounding and doing exactly the same things he did during his great career while at Tech.”

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Cooperation paves way to success

Grambling Chief Tommy Clark said such crimes as burglary and theft and even violent crime can often be traced back to drug activity.
With this sad fact in evidence, it is more important than ever that law enforcement agencies work together to have the greatest effect on the problem.
The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team has proven that by combining personnel and assets, a rural parish can fully maximize resources.

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Security trumps artistic talent

Sixteen months later she graduated fourth in her class of 22 and was able to obtain a career as an LPN after putting out only one job application.
Fast forward one year, and Sara has earned enough money to pay off years of credit card bill accumulation and remodeled the house where she resides which was direly in need of restoration.
Financial worries are no longer such a looming burden as she looks to send her “perfect C average” child to college one day.

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Area residents face the summer heat

“But it won’t push the temperatures down into the 80s,” Butts said.
“We’ll probably see it in the low- to mid-90s.”
As for the long-term forecast, Butts said Lincoln Parish could expect the current hot weather trend to continue.
A Ruston physician said that means area residents need to take special care.
Dr. Glenn Figueroa listed the following “common sense” steps everyone should take during excessively hot weather:
• If you can’t stay indoors, stay in the shade, preferably in a spot where you can stand in a breeze;

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July 19th

Alexander secures $500,000 for Sparta

“Preserving the Sparta Aquifer is imperative to north Louisiana residents and businesses,” Alexander said.
“Since I was elected to Congress, I’ve worked to secure funding for this imperative project. This funding will be used to find ways to save our drinking water supply for future generations.”
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the money would go a long way toward completing a study on the viability of using Lake D’Arbonne as an alternative water source to the Sparta Aquifer.

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Alexander secures $500,000 for Sparta

“Since I was elected to Congress, I’ve worked to secure funding for this imperative project. This funding will be used to find ways to save our drinking water supply for future generations.”
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the money would go a long way toward completing a study on the viability of using Lake D’Arbonne as an alternative water source to the Sparta Aquifer.
“I think it’s great,” Hollingsworth said. “It’s taken a lot of effort on the part of Congressman Alexander’s office and our delegation to make this happen. We really appreciate their efforts.”

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