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August 15th, 2014

Area football frenzy set for Saturday

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Ruston High, GSU, Tech set to hold fan meet and greet events
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Are you ready for some football, Lincoln Parish?
It’s ready for you.
Ruston High School, Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University all have fan events set for Saturday as preparations for the kickoff of the 2014 football season continue.
Grambling State will begin the day with a scrimmage at 9 a.m. before the Tigers will hold a meet-and-greet with fans from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The football team will be joined by coaches and representatives from all sports for the meet-and-greet as will Miss GSU and her court.

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Tech soccer midway through training camp

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With the season opener just eight days away, the Louisiana Tech soccer team is in full swing having just hit the midway point of fall camp.
A lot of the early work has been centered on conditioning with fitness being such a crucial part to the sport. Even though head coach Kevin Sherry has been forced to put a lot of emphasis on conditioning which is not ideal, the team has also been sharpening their fundamentals.

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New Tech QBs get extra work

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Louisiana Tech changed things up quite a bit Thursday with an evening practice inside Joe Aillet Stadium for over two hours as the Bulldogs held their 13th practice of fall camp.
Almost reaching the midway point, the coaching staff has begun to speed up the tempo in practice and prepare the team for what they might face in the season opener at Oklahoma, including a fast-paced offense with plenty of noise.

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Transportation gets a little easier

Beginning Saturday, Ruston residents who don’t have access to a vehicle will have reliable transportation available to them on the weekend.
While Lincoln Parish Public Transportation System has been providing transportation options during the week for some time, this Saturday people will finally be able to take advantage of a fixed-route transportation option that will get them to some of the places they need to go.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, buses will pick individuals up at certain points in Ruston.

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Strangers can empower mothers

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I’m a little behind the times when it comes to the days and weeks and even months that are created to recognize a variety of issues.
But one really hit home for me recently when I realized I overlooked World Breast-feeding Week, which was Aug. 1-7.
However, August is still National Breastfeeding Month.
I’ve always been a person that is supportive of other’s decisions to do “XYZ,” if that is what makes them happy.
Furthermore, I am an advocate of many things for the sake of not wanting to offend anyone.

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August 14th

Rally features Q&A

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Below: During the rally, Bell had teachers who had shown leadership capabilities participate in a Q&A session during a Back to School Rally held Wednesday. From left, are sixth grade teacher at Choudrant School Augustine Moore and fourth grade teacher at Simsboro School Jordan Blachier.

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LPNET searches residence

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team made a crack cocaine arrest early Wednesday morning.
Michael Landon Wade, 39, of 144 N. Chatham Road, was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on one count possession of schedule II drugs — crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and two outstanding warrants for distribution of schedule II drugs — crack cocaine.
According to the arrest affidavit, LPNET agents conducted a knock-and-announce search at Wade’s residence on Wednesday.

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Saturday Shuttle takes off

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A new fixed route public transportation service, the Saturday Shuttle, is being implemented by Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish. Phase 1 of the project will be initiated in Ruston and phases 2-5 will incorporate Grambling, Simsboro, Dubach and Choudrant. Phase 1 will begin this Saturday.

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Henderson announces re-election bid

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Lincoln Parish School Board District 9 member Lynda D. Henderson today announced her bid for re-election.
Henderson has been on the board since 2004. Qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary begins Aug. 20.
“During my service years we have added new additions and improved all of our buildings in the Ruston district,” Henderson said.
She cited the New Tech@Ruston program at Ruston High School and upgrades to the school’s football stadium and track facilities as examples.
“Our academic grades have improved,” Henderson said. “We have no failing schools.”

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Grilling up a new year

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Super 1 Foods Store Director Chris Turner (center) was onsite grilling burgers at New Tech @ Ruston to help welcome the incoming freshman class for the nationally recognized program on the Ruston High School campus last week. NT@R Teacher Advocate Kim Goree (left) and NT@R Director Missy Wooley (right) joined Turner in preparing for the more than 100 students and their parents as part of the annual kickoff festivities.

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