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Alexander secures $500,000 for Sparta

“Preserving the Sparta Aquifer is imperative to north Louisiana residents and businesses,” Alexander said.
“Since I was elected to Congress, I’ve worked to secure funding for this imperative project. This funding will be used to find ways to save our drinking water supply for future generations.”
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the money would go a long way toward completing a study on the viability of using Lake D’Arbonne as an alternative water source to the Sparta Aquifer.

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Alexander secures $500,000 for Sparta

“Since I was elected to Congress, I’ve worked to secure funding for this imperative project. This funding will be used to find ways to save our drinking water supply for future generations.”
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said the money would go a long way toward completing a study on the viability of using Lake D’Arbonne as an alternative water source to the Sparta Aquifer.
“I think it’s great,” Hollingsworth said. “It’s taken a lot of effort on the part of Congressman Alexander’s office and our delegation to make this happen. We really appreciate their efforts.”

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Aldredge ranked No. 1 in nation

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class A champion for 2006 has a top throw of 131-7 1/4, recently recorded at a USAT regional Junior Olympics’ meet held in Nashville.
That performance also advanced Aldredge on to the annual USAT National Junior Olympics to be held in Baltimore, Md., later this month.
As an eighth grader this past school year, the daughter of Cedar Creek High head football coach and former Natchitoches St. Mary’s national class javelin thrower Corwyn Aldredge finished No. 1 at all three LHSAA-sanctioned postseason meets.

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The beat, bass and all that jazz

One notable exception to this inattention was half time.
Whenever I spotted the green and white of the Wildcat band descending en masse on the field, I always made my way to the best vantage point so as to not miss a single move.
This band was no ordinary group — these Wildcats had flavor and could command the attention of any spectator from the first note to the last.
I was entranced with the drum majors, those vibrant virtuosos who were charged with leading the band through high-spirited movements and over-the-top theatrics.

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Awareness is first step

Along with information about combating drug abuse and descriptions of the physical and mental effects of drug usage, attendees will get an up close look at the parish’s most frequently abused substances in a glass-enclosed drug display board.
“If we don’t start to talk openly about (drug problems), we will have a really large issue with the costs of treatment and loss of work productivity,” Stone said.
With an estimated 80 percent of crime within our parish tied to drug-related issues, substance abuse awareness is a topic for learning which could be informative and useful to anyone.

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Drilling lease will surface in Dubach

“I expect, if they drill, it will be in the more open areas,” Mayor Margaret Rogers said.
“They have more drilling everywhere with the price of crude oil now.”

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