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November 26th, 2013

4 arrested on drug charges

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At 10:51 a.m. Monday the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested four people on Greenwood Drive after receiving complaints of suspected illegal drug use.

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18-wheeler strikes SUV

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At approximately 5:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Louisiana Highway 821 a two-vehicle accident occurred.
A mid-size SUV was attempting to cross the intersection and heading onto Frazier Road, when an 18-wheeler traveling north on La. Highway 33 struck the SUV’s tail end. Only minor injuries were sustained by either person involved in the accident. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to help direct traffic and the scene was not completely cleared until approximately 6:15 p.m. Louisiana State Police Troop F is investigating the crash.

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Bank of Ruston to feature holiday artists

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The main branch of Bank of Ruston will play host to all past artists who have presented their work at the annual Holiday Art Exhibit.
Angie Biscomb, marketing director for the bank, said the event is always the first Tuesday of December.
“The artwork will be up the entire month of December,” she said. “This is a great way to kick off the holiday season. We really like to crank up the holidays.”
Biscomb said the event usually only features one artist.
“With this being the 10 year anniversary, we decided to bring back every artist that has been featured,” she said.

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Lake commission names new officers

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The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission elected new officers for 2014, among other things, in their regular meeting last week at the Union Parish Courthouse Annex.
Position of secretary and treasurer for the commission went from Terri Towns to Joe Rainer and the position for vice president was passed on from Noel James to Don Hogan.
“I think we have a good group this year,” said president Steve Cagle.
“These guys have pulled together to get a lot accomplished and I hope we continue to work toward goals.”

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Proper way to move an existing tree, shrub

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Moving an established landscape tree or shrub is sometimes necessary. This operation may seem impossible, but good preparation will make the project easier and will improve the chances of success in getting a plant off to a good start after moving it. Young plants transplant fairly well, but more established plants will suffer greater stress and require advanced preparation and careful attention to the method of digging and root protection to minimize the stress and shock of transplanting.

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Children given chance to make ornaments

In partnership with Louisiana Tech University’s MFA program, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents Paper Pulp Ornaments.
NCLAC and Louisiana Tech Grad Student Brittany Spencer will hold a workshop to create handmade paper ornaments on Dec. 14 for children ages 7-12.
Spencer will teach students how to create their own paper through recycling scrap paper pieces to form new sheets as circular Christmas ornaments.

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Widely-known author brought to life

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, Dave Ehlert will take the stage as Samuel Clemens to revisit “Mark Twain: 100 Years Later.” Ehlert is a Branson, Mo., stage performer who travels the United States as part of a national, grant-funded program. This is a 90-minute performance (with intermission) and it will be open to the public.

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Priest Exhibits at Crescent City Coffee

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the exhibition of Origins and Approaches, new works by Father Frank Folino.
The opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3.
Folino, who leads Ruston’s St. Thomas Aquinas, will exhibit his spiritually inspired works from Dec. 3 through Feb. 24. Folino’s bold color palette and mastery of deep relief are used in an intricate manner, creating works that are expressionistic and engaging. For Folino, his work is a spiritual journey, paralleled through paint and brushes.

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G-Men in ‘Super Bowl’ mode

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State interim head football coach Dennis “Dirt” Winston didn’t mince words about what the upcoming weekend means to his team during Monday’s weekly press conference.
Instead, he focused on two words — “Super Bowl.”
In fact, he focused on it so much he called Saturday’s Bayou Classic Grambling’s “Super Bowl” nine times.

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Holtz: Still a lot for Tech to play for

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Dreams of a postseason bowl berth are gone, and Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz admits that’s a frustrating feeling.
But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe his Bulldogs have much to play for in their season finale Saturday at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

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