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July 14th

Manning camp means family time

Name the state and they’re represented at this year’s camp, one that features extensive and detailed instructions in the passing and receiving game from not only the Manning trio, but a wide-range of instructors hailing from the college coaching and playing ranks.
“We’ve got about 100 instructors here and they all do such a tremendous job, many of
them having been here before and anxious to come back and help out again,” Archie said.

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Kids fired up about safety

Firefighter Charles McFarland Jr., who was on his first day on the job, dressed as Sparky and was a sure hit with the youngsters.
“I gave Sparky a lot of high-fives,” 6 year-old Jennifer Ford said. “I got five of them.”
Though she said she is more a fan of cats, 4-year-old Heaven Lee said she was glad to meet Sparky.
“We shaked the dog’s hand,” she said.
The presentations also impressed the children, as many were able to quickly recall what they learned.
Jennifer recalled kitchen safety points.

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Officials have power to fight litter

It involves the lesser-known elected offices of the justices of the peace and parish constables and represents a true grassroots effort to organize people into a force looking out for Lincoln Parish’s highways and byways.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, charged with enforcing the parish’s litter ordinances, has a deputy who specializes in scouting out litterbugs, writing them tickets and seeing that they pay the fines associated with trashing our beautiful piney hills.

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A surprise to beat all others

There are many effects, but only a single cause of this situation. Since we all know about the cause, let’s focus on the effects. These effects can vary from person to person depending upon marital status, relationships, religion, family and friends, and scores of other variables. But there are a few effects that everyone who is soon to be a parent share no matter who, what, when or how they are.

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Ferguson: There’s no giving up

“Once a week I’m taking a blood test to see if I need further chemo treatment,” he said.
“I’m meeting with a local oncologist once every two weeks for checkups. We’re keeping in touch and every time we do a blood test here we send the results to the M.D. Anderson Center in Houston. Everything is being monitored real closely.”
He was scheduled for a third chemo treatment, but his kidney levels were off, thus leaving him two more weeks before attempting it again. He was then left in a holding pattern again because of another medical issue.

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Fifth District race shapes up

Gallot, who is term-limited in the state House, said he was “somewhat recruited” to run for the seat. Gallot added that the temptation was strong — as a Democrat he would likely have been able to take the primary election and secure a spot on the November ballot, he said.
“First of all, this was not something that was on my radar screen at all,” Gallot said.
“It was not a situation where I was trying to gear up to make a run. I am extremely flattered that I showed up on somebody’s radar somewhere as being accomplished or noteworthy enough to actually be a viable candidate.”

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July 10th

Business in Grambling slowly builds

The departures of stores like Fred’s Pharmacy and Sonic have left the community wondering where they will turn for goods and services as well as jobs, with the thought in mind that more businesses will follow on the way out the door.
Rising gas prices are also putting a squeeze on the small community, with miles separating the people who live there from the most basic of conveniences, like a grocery store and recreational opportunities.

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Theft can hatch early in life

In a world where people are honest and respect the boundaries of others, these steps world not be necessary.
But this is not the world we live in. Even in a small area such as Ruston, crime hits home.
The city has been assaulted by a wave of burglaries in the last few months. Items snatched from houses and apartments have ranged from laptop computers and DVDs to jewelry and cameras.
Ruston Police Lt. Curtis Hawkins said it is not uncommon for burglaries to happen in close sequence like this, and many of these types of crimes have historically been tied to drug use.

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Baker, Keagle: Preseason honors

In eight of the dozen games in which he played, Baker totaled double digits in tackles 10 different times. His three interceptions came in consecutive games and against WAC opponents.
Keagle was recently included on the Ray Guy Award “Watch List” by The Sporting News as a candidate for the nation’s top honor in punting.
The 6-foot and 233-pound senior was the WAC’s No. 1 punter last year with a 41.3 average and had more than one-third of his kicks being downed inside of the 20-yard line. Opponents averaged only 7.5 yards per return against Tech.

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Cooling off

Admission to the Ruston Municipal Pool is only $1.50 and the pool is open from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The pool is located at 400 E. Georgia Ave.

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