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Archive - Dec 20, 2007

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RHS girls, Simsboro boys win

Jalena Sanders had 21 points and Allyson Christian and Nakedra Hendricks had seven each to lead the way for coach Ricky Durrett’s Lady Bearcats, who won convincingly after having been edged 54-52 by Monroe Carroll High on Tuesday night.
The victory advances the District 1-5A RHS squad into a Friday game at 7 p.m. against the winner out of tonight’s Madison Parish-Bossier City Airline High meeting.
Sanders had provided nine points in the Lady Bearcats’ loss to Carroll High.

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Safe place to call home is a blessing

This time of year is when many people reflect and count their blessings. The privilege of living somewhere safe is definitely something to be thankful for.
As the police patrol streets across the parish, residents also must do their part to stay safe and prevent crime.
We urge everyone to make smart decisions during this happy time of year. Christmas is all about joy and love, and we should exhibit those qualities in everyday life.

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Protect home from intruders

• Leave on at least one light in the home or put timers on the lights for various times;
• Contact your local newspaper to stop the papers from piling up in your driveway as a tell-tale sign no one is there;
• Tell a trusted neighbor you will be away so they might take note of any unusual activity;
• Ask a friend to stop by and pick up the mail and check on the place periodically;
• Do not leave house keys in obvious places such as under a door mat;
• Make sure valuables cannot be seen through curtains from outside; and

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Police out in force for holidays

In Ruston, RPD Public Information Officer Lt. Curtis Hawkins said extra patrols will be planned, along with the possibility of DWI sobriety checkpoints. No specific date was given for heightened rounds, as measures are being arranged daily to ensure safety for the upcoming weeks.
“During the holiday season, we will be assigning extra patrol units looking for drunk drivers,” Hawkins said. “We’re making the schedules, and now through after New Year’s, we’ll be increasing patrols.”
Every holiday season throughout New Year’s is prime time for people to party and celebrate.

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