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September 17th, 2014

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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W.M. tops Ruston JV team

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Carlos Hunt and the Ruston High School junior varsity team fell 43--0 Monday on the road against West Monroe’s freshman squad.

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Tech upping anty on salary

For the second year in a row, Louisiana Tech University has been ranked No. 1 in the state for the highest starting and mid-term career salaries among graduates, according to PayScale.com’s recently released 2014-15 College Salary Report.
With one of the lead engineering schools in the country, Tech’s academic successes have continued to grow. But it’s not just the engineering department reaching for quality, high-paying careers, but, according to Tech President Les Guice, it’s a common consensus among the entire student body to strive for betterment.

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Celebrate the past, create a future

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Grambling State University celebrates Founder’s Day in September each year. The institution recalls its historical roots when the North Louisiana Colored Agricultural Relief Association contacted Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute for assistance to organize a school for African-American youth in the region. At the dawn of the 20th Century, in 1901, he sent Charles P. Adams, whose work led to the establishment of the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School, that, in 1946, was renamed Grambling College after P. G.

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Aldermen’s race may be anyone’s to lose

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One thing is for certain: When the Nov. 4 primary is over, Ruston will have a new mayor. But that’s old news.
What’s not so certain is what is going to happen in the four contested board of aldermen races. Only District 3 Aldermen Jedd Lewis escaped opposition this year, enabling him to hold on to the seat he’s had since 2003.

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September 16th

More zoning changes possible

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked to make some additional changes in October to the city’s recently revised zoning code ordinance.
The planning and zoning commission on Monday agreed to forward to aldermen seven updates that the commission says continue to make the ordinance more workable. Aldermen will vote on the changes during their Oct. 6 meeting.
“This represents a part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep the city code current, least restrictive and yet effective,” commission member Otha Anders said.

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