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September 18th, 2014

Registering to vote matters to community

When it comes to who will be the next elected official in a plethora of offices you will be the one to decide.
In the Nov. 4 election Lincoln Parish and Ruston residents will vote on offices that cross city, parish and regional lines.
Those who are not already registered to vote have until 30 days prior to the election date to do so.
In order to have a say in who will be elected, a resident must first be a registered voter.
Those who are eligible to register to vote include U.S. citizens, who are at least 18 years old.

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Containment is the answer

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With all of the threats around us from countries and organizations who just plain don’t like the good ol’ U. S. of A., the biggest threat is our lack of strategy.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a 2016 presidential hopeful, has been accused of being an isolationist for his stance on foreign policy, but if one were to really put a label on it, he would be a “containment-ist” (yes, I am aware that is not a real word).

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September 17th

LPDC escapees apprehended

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Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed the apprehension of the two escapees that fled the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Saturday.
LPSO Public Information Officer Chad Alexander said Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell were taken into custody in New Madrid County, located in southeast Missouri.

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Liner announces bid for marshal

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Ruston Chief Deputy Marshal Jim Liner has announced his candidacy for city marshal in the Nov. 4 election.
Incumbent Marshal Mike Hilton, who’s held the job for 33 years, is retiring when his term ends Dec. 31. Liner, a Republican, is one of two contenders for the job.
Liner, a Ruston native, has been chief deputy for 31 years. His said his tenure is one of his primary qualifications.
“No one in Lincoln Parish has the administrative and supervision skills that I have,” Liner said.

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Show to display WWI ephemera

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World War I history buffs are in for a special treat this month as “Ephemera from the War to End All Wars” begins on Sept. 26 in the Rawle Enterprise Center.
Attendees to this month’s Historical Happenings event, set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Library, will get a special preview of the upcoming exhibit put on by Saul Zalesch, a Louisiana Tech University art history professor and ephemera collector, commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I.

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Dubach discusses sewage back flow

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The main item on the agenda for the Dubach Board of Alderman was a presentation about back flow prevention.
John Wolford, with C & L Aqua Professionals, Inc., was on hand to explain the process behind back flow prevention and why it is needed.
Towns now need back flow prevention plans, he said, because of the state’s new Title 51 plumbing code.
“Every water system needs a back flow prevention plan in place,” he said.
The purpose of a back flow preventer is to stop water from being drawn back down into the water system and contaminating the water supply, Wolford said.

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Health Unit continues to struggle

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The Lincoln Health Foundation is still struggling to maintain a staff at the Lincoln Parish Health Unit after major cuts in state funding. Two-thirds of employees at the health unit were recently cut and what’s more, LHF has lost support of any additional staffing from the Children’s Coalition due to the Affordable Care Act.
“Unfortunately, the Children’s Coalition notified us a couple weeks ago that they would no longer be able to serve as a sponsor for the existing clerical position,” said LHF Chief Executive Officer Norman Hanes.

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Club News: Caney Lake Good Sam Club

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Hosts Linda and Dan Evans commissioned the Caney Lake Good Sammers to — “Go West, campers.” They all headed West to Texarkana, Texas, to the Shady Pines RV Park on Aug. 20-23. They all gathered with great joy at the Dairy Queen for supper on Wednesday — good choice since there isn’t one in Ruston.

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Tech, NSU ‘Family Feud’ discussed

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NATCHITOCHES — When you’ve been connected for more than 100 years, it’s hard not to become a family of some sort.
So when Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State see their gridiron rivalry reborn at 6 p.m. Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium, the contest will have much meaning for fans of both teams.
On Tuesday a panel of experts who experienced the rivalry firsthand met at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame to discuss north Louisiana’s “Family Feud” that first began in 1907.
Tech leads the 77-game series 53-19-5, with the last game coming in 1994.

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Tech wins Memphis tourney

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CORDOVA, Tennessee — Louisiana Tech golfers Victor Lange and Ben Robinson each went 1-under-par over the final three holes with Lange shooting a birdie on the final hole of the tournament to propel Louisiana Tech over host Memphis to claim to the team championship at the Memphis Intercollegiate Tuesday.
The Bulldogs entered the final round and spent most of the day trailing Memphis by one stroke but the Bulldogs pulled even as Chuck Spears hit an even-par on holes 16-18 while Memphis’ Cory Gaylord bogeyed the par-5 hole 18. Earlier in the day, Spears hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 hole 5.

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