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Training to battle flames

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Volunteers to fight fires
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Things were heating up last week at the Lincoln Parish Fire Training Center as seven rookies were training to join the ranks of the Lincoln Parish volunteer firefighters.
Two other volunteers were training from the Grambling and Bernice departments.
So far recruits have learned how to use their protective equipment and put it on quickly. Lincoln Parish Fire Chief Dennis Ford said the National Fire Protection Association requires that firefighters be able to put on their protective gear in two minutes or less.

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Meth lab suspected

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Thirteen firearms reportedly uncovered

Three Lincoln Parish residents were arrested on drug and weapons charges Sunday morning.
Dayton Dale Howard, 46, of 799 Cardinal Hill Road in Dubach, Brandie Ann Jenson, 38, of 799 Cardinal Hill Road in Dubach and Willie Gene Lowery, 46, of 1303 Lewis St. in Ruston, were booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on charges related to the illegal manufacture and possession of methamphetamine.
The arrests came after members of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Ruston Police Department SWAT teams served a search warrant at 799 Cardinal Hill Road, where officers reportedly discovered 13 firearms, two of which were fully automatic. Officers also reportedly found assorted items and chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine along with several grams of processed methamphetamine.

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Galleries plan fall exhibitions

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Artworks focus on vocabulary, FBI, EPA raid
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David Wolske, an award-winning designer, typographer and artist, and A.W. Thompson, the director of the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will share their works with the Louisiana Tech community in the coming weeks.
Both artists will have exhibits from Tuesday to Oct. 9 in Tech’s School of Art galleries. Wolske will give an artist lecture at 4 p.m. on the opening date in the galleries, which will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. His exhibit, “Subverting Vernacular,” will be displayed in the Bellocq Gallery, and A.W. Thompson’s “Incendiary Iconography: the legacy of the Cold War in America” will be available for viewing in the Main Gallery.
Wolske is the creative director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

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Pet of the Week

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Misty is a 7-month-old domestic short hair cat. She is one curious kitty that loves to play and climb. Her sweet personality and funny antics would make her a great addition to anyone looking to add a cat to their home. Misty’s adoption fee is $50. Call 251-DOGS for more information.

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Remember my name, remember my face

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Several times a year DART sends out various calls to the community. Sometimes we ask you for classic southern canned goods to feed our families. In the fall we ask you to support the Townsend House Annual Pumpkin Patch. At Christmas we ask for gifts for the children we serve, and at radiothon we ask you for cash.
Today, I’m asking you for photographs, photographs of the almost 30 murder victims who’ve lost their lives to family violence.
Every October, when DART’s five offices host their vigils, we read off the names of those women and children who died at the hands of those who loved them. We display our Silent Witness Project, life-sized silhouettes of the 23 women and four children from this area who are family violence victims. We also display the few photographs we have of our victims. Out of the 27 deceased whose names are read aloud in the “Remember my Name” segment of our vigils, we have only a handful of pictures. We’d like to be able to display photographs of all the women and children we honor.

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Chicken pageant presented

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Young women and little girls from around north Louisiana competed Saturday to be crowned queen in various divisions of the 2010 Chicken Festival Pageant in Dubach.
In eight divisions there were 41 contestants ranging in age from 1 to 18 years old. Each competitor brought something new to the stage to offer the judges.
The 2009 Miss Louisiana Chicken Festival Morgan Ledbetter was the emcee for the pageant.
Morgan was able to inform those who won about some of the duties they will have throughout the year, including “riding in parades and showing your support at Dubach events.”

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Virginia T. Kelley

Virginia T. Kelley, 87, of Dubach died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Wanda Garner Atkins

Funeral services for Wanda Garner Atkins, 81, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Atkins was born July 20, 1929 and passed away September 19, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Atkins retired from Lincoln General Hospital after forty two years of service. She was an graduate of Weston High School and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Calvin C. Brewster

Funeral services for Mr. Calvin C. Brewster, age 82 of Dubach, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Owens Memorial Chapel with Rev. Scott Jennings officiating.  Burial will follow in Douglas Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Brewster was born May 8, 1928 to Norman Brewster and Lois Johnson Brewster.  

He died September 17, 2010 in Ruston. He was an appliance repairman by profession.  In his spare time, Mr. Brewster enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and generally being outdoors. He was a charter member and deacon of the University Baptist Church.

Mr. Brewster is survived by his daughters:  Susan and husband David Pearson of El Dorado and Cindy and husband Tommy Dugdale of Choudrant;  his son:  Doug Brewster of Dubach;  his three granddaughters: Jessica and husband Jeramie Dumas, Lesley Ann Dugdale and Cari Michelle Dugdale; his three great grandchildren: Justin, Jamison, and Jaelynn Dumas; his three sisters:  Othell Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas, Barbara Mae Nunn of Dubach and Mona Hayes of Dubach; his two brothers:  James F. (Buddy) Brewster of Karnak, Texas and Ross Brewster of Tatum, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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Parish teams face winless foes

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RHS, Grambling, Creek tackle 0-3 opponents
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Several things just might bode well for Lincoln Parish high school teams concerning their Friday night opponents.
There’s this fact: all of the teams facing local squads in week No. 4 of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association schedule have yet to win in three tries.
Plus, all have had their share of problems on defense, evidenced by each of the parish opponents having yielded no fewer than an average of 39 points per game.

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