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Fan drive spins into action, blows in relief from heat

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Temperatures are rising, giving residents an opportunity to give back to their elderly neighbors.
The annual Triad Fan Drive is kicking on, and the Ruston Star Lodge has already donated about 15 fans to the cause.
Emma Williams, elderly services officer, said the summer can be a difficult time for elderly residents.
“The hot summer months are upon us, and we have many elderly citizens within Lincoln Parish that do not have a fan or an air conditioner,” Williams said. “Some citizens cannot afford to purchase a fan or an air conditioner.”

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Crash kills 23-year-old

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A 23-year-old Ruston man is dead following a fiery crash early this morning.
According to a news release from the Louisiana State Police, Christopher Andrews was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lincoln Parish Coroner’s Office.
Lincoln Parish Fire District spokesman Jim Hilton said his office was called out to the scene around 1:20 a.m. at Louisiana Highway 33 just south of Pylant Road near Union Parish.
According to state police, their investigation revealed that while driving a 1992 Toyota Camry, Andrews was traveling south on La. 33 when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle as he entered a curve.

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Hunting for the treasure

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Search for $500 Peach prize begins June 20
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Residents will soon have a chance to practice their sleuthing skills when the 2011 Peach Hunt begins.

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Jury eyes security issues

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Group to meet Tuesday at courthouse

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is set to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse on Texas Avenue.
Among items of business on the agenda are the 2010 audit report, Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission proposed budget report, selection of the official journal and the re-appointments of Terry Barnett to the North Louisiana Exhibition Center Commission and Bettye Giles to the Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful Committee.

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Pet of the week

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Kikki is a young female terrier mix that is looking for a new home. She may be small since she should stay under 20 pounds. Kikki loves to play with other dogs and even cats. She's spayed, up-to-date on shots and is housetrained. Call 251-DOGS today for more information about Kikki.

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Save children from Louisiana heat

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For Louisiana residents the sweltering temperatures are a sign that summer is upon us. With that comes the threat of many accidents that can happen to children, if parents are not careful. Some of the most common illnesses are heat stoke, heat exhaustion and heat rash.
To clarify each of these three accidents here is a short explanation:

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Take proactive steps to fuel costs

Everyone feels the squeeze at the pumps as gas prices continue to climb higher every week.
While biking and walking are valid options for many, some residents simply can’t get to the places they need to be without a car.

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Lady Tigers’ track standouts

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Earning awards for helping guide Simsboro High School to a girls’ Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship in track and field this spring were (from left) Amber Starks, Outstanding Track Performer; Ronita Harris, Coaches’ Award; Alexandra Haulcy, Tiger Award; Shanika Freeman, Most Improved; Danita Rhodes, Outstanding Field Performer; and Kimberly Walker, Outstanding Overall Performer. Coach Chris Campbell’s squad earned the state title during competition held at Bernie Moore Stadium on the campus of LSU in May.

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‘5’ team ups mark to 12-1

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Louisiana’s District 5 baseball team made it a dozen wins on the season here this weekend by defeating the East Texas Prospects twice.
The “5” squad was a 5-0 winner in the first game of a doubleheader and then came back with a 9-3 victory in the second contest.
Nathan Aultman was the winning pitcher in the 5-0 finale, as he hurled a one-hitter and went the distance while allowing only a single in the sixth inning.

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’Dogs: Tough tests ahead

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Tech 2011 grid slate ranked among nation’s toughest
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No need to remind Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his staff about the demanding schedule in the works for Louisiana Tech University’s football team this season.
It’s tough.
Extra tough.
And for proof, just listen to what College Football Focus, a bi-quarterly national newsletter devoted to the sport, says about the dozen games awaiting the Bulldogs:

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