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June 30th, 2014

Couple faces drug charges

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A Dubach couple was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team agents arrived at 3383 Highway 563 after receiving information that John Miller, 40, of 143 Oak St., was at the residence according to the arrest affidavit.
Officers reportedly made contact with the owner of the residence, Joseph Turner, who upon request, led agents to the bedroom where Miller was allegedly sleeping.

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Tech forms partnership with Argentinian university

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Professor Guillermo Badenes, head of the International Relations Office at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina, recently visited Louisiana Tech University and brought with him a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, which was signed by UNC Rector Francisco Tamarit and Louisiana Tech President Les Guice.

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Pet of the Week

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This is MJ a Shepard mix, she is around 2 1/2 years old and shy. She came to 4 Paws two years ago and has not been able to find her forever home yet. Quiet, she never causes any problems and gets along with the other dogs. She is brown with a darker brown. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all the dogs at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.
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Teaching children to be safe

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Pre-schoolers at Emmanuel Baptist Day Care Center gather around simulated telephones and keyboard books to learn 911 Safety Training. They learn about what a real emergency is, how to dial 911 and what to say to the operator if they are ever in that situation.
Later, 5-10 year-olds at Emmanuel Baptist Summer Camp discuss the problem of bullying, and how it affects them. They do activity booklets and read a book called “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullying.”

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Peach Festival Cookery Contest winners revealed

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Rick Mansfield is the adult division grand-prize winner of the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest, and Rachel McCray, the Youth Division grand-prize winner.
Other winners in the annual competition held Friday as part of the festival are as follows:
Adult Division
Cakes: Donna McManus, first; Hasson Glasgow, second; Guillermina Guzman, third.
Cobblers/Pies: Anna Cox, first; Kathryn McCrary, second; Elisha Leigh James, third.
Main Dish: Rick Mansfield, first; Hasson Glasgow, second; Debbie Allen, third.

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Cheers: David Alegria

David Alegria, of Ruston, has been named to the 2014 Spring Semester/Term 4 Provost’s List at Troy University.
The Provost’s List honors students who have earned a 3.65 or higher Grade Point Average during the previous academic period.
Troy University is a public, internationally recognized institution serving a broad range of students on four campuses in Alabama, online and around the world, providing a wide variety of academic programs from the associate to the doctoral level.

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Bolin new top Lady ’Cat for RHS hoops

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Ruston High School has tabbed former Castor head coach Jenna Bolin as the new leader of the Lady Bearcats basketball program.
Bolin is no stranger to the Lady Bearcats program. She played for perennial powerhouse Southwood High School out of Shreveport from 1999-2002. The Lady Cowgirls won three state championships during that span, with the only year Bolin and Co. not winning a state championship coming in 2001 as Ruston defeated Southern 63-62 in the Class 5A playoffs that season.

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Grace Methodist’s ‘The River’ takes RPAR title

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Grace Methodist’s “The River” team took the championship of Ruston Parks and Recreation’s Church League with a win over Team ‘Merica, making it back-to-back titles for the squad. Pictured from left to right on the bottom row are The River team members Peyton Mitchell, Lance Seymore, Jacob Norred and Zack Laffitte. Pictured from left to right on the top row are AJ Toms, Josh Jones, TJ Murphy, Daniel Binkley, Klay Koonce, Jake Folden and Wade Showmaker.

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GIS: A quiet contribution

The Geographic Information Systems Office is not one many people know about, but its importance to law enforcement agencies, infrastructure and the safety of the citizens of Lincoln Parish is unmistakable.
GIS is a relatively new tool used in municipalities and our system here in Lincoln Parish is the most advanced in the state, according to GIS manager Jackson Matthews.
GIS is a system used to collect, store, manipulate, analyze and display all types of geographic information to support the display of spatially referenced data.

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So close, but far away leadership

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So close, but so far away.
Believe it or not, that phrase describes the governing style of both President Barack Obama and Governor Bobby Jindal.
That fact was proven in recent days.
Last week President Barack Obama said he’ll keep acting on his own as long as congressional Republicans block his economic agenda.

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