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October 18th, 2017

Lincoln Parish, you can do better

Come on, Lincoln Parish, you can do better.
The unofficial local turnout for the Oct. 14 state treasurer’s race and referendum on three proposed constitutional amendments? A puny 9.6 percent.
That’s worse than turnout for the U.S. Senate runoff in 2016 when 26 percent of parish voters went to the polls, and even worse than the skimpy 12 percent of Ruston voters who participated in the April 2016 sales tax election. It’s even worse than — well, that’s enough.

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Tech softball still unbeaten in fall ball

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Morgan Turkoly hit two-out, solo home run over the right field fence in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to help Louisiana Tech stave off its first loss of the fall season against Tyler Junior College.
Tech trailed 1-0 and was down to its final out when Turkoly recorded her third hit of the game, sending the first pitch she saw over the wall. Tech and Tyler eventually ended the game tied 2-2 after eight innings.
Head coach Mark Montgomery’s team defeated Louisiana College 8-0 in the second game of the day to improve to 4-0-1 on the fall.

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Bearcats roar past Airline

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The Ruston High School volleyball team battled back after dropping the opening set Tuesday night as the Bearcats defeated Airline 3-1 (19-25, 27-25, 25-17, 25-23). Reagan Lee led RHS with 15 kills and four blocked shots while Mya Terry (pictured above) totaled 12 kills and three aces and Anna Kate Inman added six kills and three digs. Abby Ambrose dished off 28 assists for Ruston, while Reanne Ginn totaled 14 digs for the Bearcats while Anna Pody chipped in with seven digs and three kills.

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October 17th

Local musician to share expertise in Chet Atkins-style guitar

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It is interesting to get an intimate look into the life of a country music star, but it is even more satisfying to have local talent sharing the same love, and at 6:30 tonight, residents will get to meet that talent at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Richard Hood sharing his expertise and personal love of Chet Atkins in a lecture recital,” Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant at the library said. “This event is free and open to the public, so bring your guitar music fans and enjoy with us.”

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Fire destroys Head Start Center

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State and local fire investigators are continuing their efforts to determine what caused a blaze that destroyed the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center this morning.
The building, located at 1400 Oakdale St., housed a mostly federally-funded pre-school program for children ages 3 through 5 from low-income families. About 215 students were enrolled in the program, Executive Director Clotill Smith said.
“Right now, we’re just trying to pull ourselves together,” Smith said.

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Leadership Lincoln hosts Health Care and Social Services Day

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The Leadership Lincoln XXXI October “Heath Care and Social Services Day” was sponsored by Northern Louisiana Medical Center. The day included visits with Christian Community Action, Life Choices of North Central Louisiana Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital of N. LA, Northern Louisiana Medical Center, Boys and Girls Clubs NCLA, The Health Hut, Rolling Hills Ministries, and a prescheduled ribbon cutting ceremony at IFun Family Fun Center

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Helpful tips when you go out dining

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Your napkin goes in your lap as soon as you sit down at the table. Wipe your fingers as often as necessary. You may also use a corner of your napkin to blot your lips as needed.
Avoid talking or drinking with a mouthful of food. If you need to respond to a conversation, swallow your food, put your fork on your plate and speak before you resume eating.

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Dunkin’ Dogs Bracey named preseason All-CUSA

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Conference USA is doing things a little differently heading into the 2017-18 basketball season.
The league C-USA will announce two student-athletes (one to the men’s and the other to the women’s squads) named to the league’s annual preseason teams in a series of releases that began on Monday
Last season’s C-USA Men’s Freshman of the Year, Louisiana Tech’s DaQuan Bracey, is the first player selected to the men’s team in a vote by the conference head coaches.
Bracey is only the fourth Bulldog in program history and the first since 2012 to be named Conference Freshman of the Year.

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Cougars strong running long

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Cedar Creek’s boys cross country team finished strong once again this weekend, taking third place at the Holy Savior Menard Invitational on Saturday.
The Cougars finished third overall, paced by third-place individual finisher Gabe Poulin.
Cedar Creek’s girls varsity team came in seventh.
The Cougars’ John Davis Vessel finished first overall in the boy’s Junior Varsity Race with teammate Cade Williams coming in third.

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Peterson trade win-win move

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Addition by subtraction. It all added up for the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals.
The Saints traded future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals last week, and days later running backs from both teams had their best games so far this young season.
Peterson, a seven-time Pro Bowler who had only days to try and pick up Arizona’s offensive system, finished his game with 26 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns in his debut with the Cardinals.
Meanwhile in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the Saints’ Mark Ingram II and rookie Alvin Kamara ran wild.

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