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July 19th, 2016

Dubach names fire board representative

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Ralph Bruce was named Dubach’s fire department representative to the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners.
Bruce takes over the position immediately after the town council approved his appointment at the council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
Town Clerk Pamela Delp said Bruce will represent the municipality during Lincoln Parish Fire District meetings.
Councilman Robert Colvin said the appointment was good for the town.
“He’s a hard worker,” Colvin said. “I think he will do a terrific job.”

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Man charged with robbery

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A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center charged with armed robbery stemming from an alleged incident at an illegal dice game.
Germil Deantonious Rhone, 23, of 1406 Cardinal St., was arrested by parish sheriff’s deputies July 15, and charged with committing armed robbery with a gun, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The episode leading to the robbery charge occurred during the early morning hours of July 7, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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NCLAC calls for photography entries

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North Central Louisiana Arts Council has partnered with Driggers Outdoor to present an opportunity for NCLAC member artists.
One NCLAC member artist will be chosen from entries received to have an image of his/her artwork publicly displayed on a billboard for a six-month period of time.
The featured artist will change every six months per chosen media.
The dimensions for the artwork or photograph of the artwork must fit a 3:1 ratio being that the size of the billboard has a 30ft width and 10ft height.
The fall 2016 call is open to photography submissions.

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Award-winning season for Tech

It’s been an award-winning summer for former Louisiana Tech athletes, something of which both the university and the Ruston Daily Leader are proud.

Already this summer former Lady Techsters basketball standout and head coach Teresa Weatherspoon was named one of the WNBA’s 20 Greatest Players of All Time and former Dunkin ’Dogs standout P.J. Brown, who won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics, was inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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July 18th

Sheriff weighs in on incident

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The Baton Rouge law enforcement community is still trying to deal with the “total shock and heartbreak” of Sunday’s police ambush, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said this morning.

Stone went to Baton Rouge late Sunday after the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, of which he is immediate past president, halted its annual summer conference that was underway in Lake Charles.

“Obviously this was not the time to have a conference,” he said.

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Boys and Girls Club hosts day camp at Tech

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Sheriff Deputy Donte Powell (top photo) interacts with children during the Boys and Girls Club Moving and Grooving Summer camp last week at Louisiana Tech University. Left photo, Zyoe Bell, 10, of Ringgold, run a relay as part of the summer camp activities.
The camp was held as part of a national triple play date and was focused on local communities eating right and exercising. The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Louisiana were also in attendance at the event.

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Award-winning local teacher attends camp

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One Ruston Junior High School science teacher recently won the 2016 National Association of Geoscience Teachers’ Louisiana Outstanding Earth Science Teacher and attended Texas A&M University’s G-Camp to further her education and teaching abilities.
Holly Payton, an eighth- grade earth science teacher and the state’s 2016 Outstanding Earth Science teacher, joined 37 teachers from around the nation on the 14-day field camp.

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A summer of super success for RDBA

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Those loud cheers you might have heard echoing from Ball Park Road this summer?
Well, who wouldn’t be applauding the performances of the players, coaches, staff members and support groups of an organization that has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the most successful Dixie baseball leagues in the state?
And especially when the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association that consists of approximately 700 players from ages 4-through-14 has qualified three representatives in national or regional World Series events.

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DART discusses sex trafficking in Lincoln Parish

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has been around long enough now for most people in our community to know who we are, and what we do.
We help to keep families safe from domestic violence. In most cases, people imagine a woman coming to a safe house or shelter to escape a violent husband.
That certainly happens. But there are so many other victims and crimes which are a part of what we do. For example, DART serves men who have been abused by their wives.
We also serve elderly individuals who have been abused by their aging spouse or their adult children.

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New Living Word graduates doctoral students

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After graduating from Grambling State University with a computer science degree, Rixie Thompson worked as a computer analyst at Louisiana Tech University for years then worked at Grambling State University as coordinator of the RN to BSN program until 2009. She earned a master’s in public administration at GSU along the way in 2000. It was the same year she joined New Living Word Ministries in Ruston, and it changed her life.

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