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Meet the young business person of the year

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Being named Young Businessperson of the Year, an awards program sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Louisiana Tech University College of Business, came as a surprise to Ashley Johnson, branch manager of Manpower in Ruston.
“Wow … That’s about all I could say,” Johnson said. “I am so honored to have been selected. It came as a total surprise since my office staff nominated me.”
A Natchitoches native, Johnson currently lives in Calhoun but commutes to Ruston every morning.

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Walking for a cure

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Hundreds show up to JDRF event
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Anyone trying to drive downtown on Saturday morning was likely a little miffed when traffic was at a standstill as a sea of people took a mile-and-a-half morning stroll.
Cooler temperatures didn’t keep more than 400 residents from flocking to Railroad Park on Saturday morning to join in the fight against Type 1 diabetes during the Fifth Annual JDRF Ruston Walk to Cure Diabetes.

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D’Arbonne draw-down projects under way

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The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commis­sion has been busy improv­ing the lake while the water is low from the drawdown.
Every four years, the lake is drained approxi­mately five feet so that the commission can ensure the lake is maintained for recreational use. Remov­ing stumps, marking chan­nels and improving public ramps are just some of the things that have been hap­pening over the past several weeks.

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Cool-season weeds on the horizon

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In October, summer weeds in the landscape are still growing, but because of the cool nights and adequate soil moisture, cool-season or winter weeds are starting to emerge and soon will be a force to deal with.

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Library presents music from the ‘Back Porch’

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For patrons who enjoy that back porch atmosphere and music, Gene Thompson and James Nelson, who call themselves “Back Porch,” will be featured at the Lincoln Parish Library.
The program is set to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Library Events Center.
Music from the Back Porch will consist of folk music and acoustical guitar music fit for a fall morning on the back porch.

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Capitol Steps to perform at Tech

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In light of the upcoming presidential election, the Louisiana Tech Concert Association has invited the Capitol Steps to perform in Ruston.
The performance will be held 7:30 p.m. today at the Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
The Capitol Steps is a group primarily of previous senate employees who use their governmental roles to perform parodies about the institution that employed them and the faces they worked for and with.

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Tech can now focus on A&M

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After long wait, big game week arrives for ’Dogs
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For Louisiana Tech University’s football team, the work is far from done.
Sure, it’s all nice and good that the Bulldogs are now ranked in the Top 25 of the two nationally recognized polls, but there’s still seven games to be played.
And one of those finally shows up on the calendar Saturday when the ’Dogs tangle with Texas A&M in a battle of newly Top 25 ranked tams at Shreveport’s Independence Stadium.
Tech is No. 24 in the USA Today poll and No. 23 in the Associated Press poll, while the Aggies are No. 21 and No. 22, respectively, following victories this past weekend.

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GSU football focus of online, television shows

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University is getting national attention this week.
Yahoo and CBS Sports aired a four-minute online segment Monday and have a 30-minute television show, “Road to Saturday,” scheduled for Wednesday.
This concept isn’t new.
The production house that does the work for Yahoo and CBS, Holden Production Group, has produced shows about Texas Tech, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Southern Methodist University.

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Bulldogs’ success creating interest

If you’re a fan of Louisiana Tech University football, you have to be in a great mood this season.
There’s so much to like about how the Bulldogs are doing after five games.
Five victories, national rankings, attention from a variety of media outlets, high-scoring offense and turnover-creating defense.
No wonder that the interest level in Tech football this year is at one of its highest levels ever and will only get better with the continued success of the now Top 25 Bulldogs.

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Lincoln celebrates 4-H week

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4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Some of the life skills learned through 4-H are decision making, problem solving, goal setting, social skills, accepting differences, self-esteem, character, personal safety and many, many more.
Oct. 7-13 is National 4-H Week. Each year during National 4-H Week, local and parish 4-H clubs have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their 4-H membership through activities and events at the local and parish level.

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