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July 25th, 2013

CASA helps foster children

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CASA of Northeast Louisiana is now accepting donations of school supplies for local children in foster care. CASA’s 2013 School Supply Drive is hoping to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for more than 160 local children who are served by CASA. Items needed include notebooks, pencils, pens, scissors, glue, construction paper, backpacks, Kleenex and other items. Those wishing to make donations are asked to bring supplies to CASA’s office at 622 Riverside Drive in Monroe between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Ruston’s Locker Room offers school uniforms, much more

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Ruston’s Locker Room, located at 304 E. Reynolds Drive in Ruston, is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, serving the public with school, team and PE uniforms; screenprinting and lettering; tuxedo rentals by King of Hearts and apparel by Under Armour, Holloway, Teamwork, ProCelebrity, Soffe and others.
School uniforms by School Apparel, Becky Thatcher, Classroom and French Toast are available in a large number of colors and styles with sizing to fit most.

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Maggie Moo’s offers cool, sweet treats

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School is back in session, and the season is turning into fall. But in Louisiana the weather is still warm, so why not treat yourself, or the kids, to some tasty ice cream at Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery?
At Maggie Moo’s you’ll find a multitude of cool, refreshing delights, from various super-premium ice creams, to specialty treats, to lighter yogurt options. Pick your flavor and spruce it up with some mix-ins, which include every kind of topping imaginable such as rainbow sprinkles, chocolate, candy and fruit.

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’Dogs tackle C-USA Media Day

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — North Texas coach Dan McCarney knows there are 14 football teams this season in Conference USA, the Mean Green’s new league.
Asked if he could name them all, McCarney chuckled and said it might take him while.
“But I know there’s 14 this year, I think there’s 13 next year, and hopefully we’ll be back to 14 the next year after that,” McCarney said Wednesday at C-USA media day. “I’m just trying to piece it all together, I know who’s on our schedule, West, East, who’s coming, who’s going.”

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July 24th

Electrical disturbance

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Faulty power cord blamed for causing blaze
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The Ruston Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on the Louisiana Tech University campus at Keeny Hall off College Street in Ruston at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.
RFD Public Information Officer Eric Brazzel said two engines, one ladder truck, one command unit, one rescue unit along with several support vehicles and 14 firefighters responded to find all occupants evacuated and outside of the building.
Brazzel said smoke was pouring out of one door on the ground floor of the three-story building.

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Family matters

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New Tech AD thrilled about move to area
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New Louisiana Tech University Athletics Director Tommy McClelland is a family man.
And he’s admittedly excited to be joining the Tech and Lincoln Parish families as he prepares to begin leading Bulldog athletics into the future.

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Tuesday night storms knock out power around region

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A strong group of thunderstorms rocked the region late Tuesday night, causing widespread power outages that have lasted into this morning.
Entergy Customer Service Manager Jim Pesnell said that 5,000 area residences were without power at the peak of Tuesday night’s storms and that 1,300 remained powerless as of this morning.
“Those 1,300 outages are the result of about 62 cases of problems like downed lines from tree limbs and that kind of thing,” Pesnell said.

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Kinesiology students, faculty from Tech present at national conference

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Current and former graduate students, and faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s kinesiology department had the opportunity to present their research to colleagues from across the country last week at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) 2013 National Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

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RPAR gears up for fall sports leagues

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Registration is officially open for our fall leagues: youth soccer and flag football. We are also registering teams for our fall adult 7-on-7 flag football league.
Once you have registered your aspiring ‘lil athlete, it is time to gear up with the proper equipment. At Ruston Parks and Recreation, we stress the importance of child safety.

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Visit parks for picnic month

Our community has an abundance of treasure tucked away all around the parish, and while we celebrate National Picnic Month we should take the time to see each and every one of them.
The community has access to a number of parks including Lincoln Parish Park, located off Louisiana Highway 33. The park has a lake, numerous walking trails and playground equipment for children.
On the other hand the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department also has a number of parks all over the city that area residents can enjoy.

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