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September 21st, 2006

RHS’ confidence receiving boost

After a season-opening loss of 22-12 to unbeaten and No. 4 Quad-A state ranked Monroe Neville (3-0), the Bearcats have bounced back with 30-plus points’ decisions.
First, 35-28 against No. 11 4-A rated Monroe Ouachita, then 38-6 last weekend versus Franklin Parish.
In the latter game, RHS blasted the Patriots’ defense for 38 consecutive points, 17 of those coming during the third quarter.
“The thing we’re doing now is that we’re getting really good balance with our offense,” Laird said. “The running game is opening up things for our passing game.”

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Chicken fest benefits entire parish

It’s a time when local residents can come together and partake in activities which showcase the town’s culture.
The festival, which marks the biggest event of the year in Dubach, serves as a fund-raiser for Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization (DRABO).
With these funds, it is possible to make the town a more attractive place for tourists to visit and for citizens to reside.

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Candidates speak out on school issues

District 2 incumbent Flynn Ludley identified Adequate Yearly Progress as the biggest challenge for the local system. If a certain amount of progress is not made annually, then it costs the system money, he said.
Ludley named the community as a strong resource from which to draw.
“As part of No Child Left Behind, we must have community involvement,” he said.
Opponent Eddie Milton Jones began his response by repeating the word perception.

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Good candidate has right flavor

My conclusion? Like a job interview, they seem to serve primarily as an opportunity to gauge the candidates’ personalities, motivations and problem-solving skills.
During an interview, an intelligent person who is determined to get a position can research the company and make suggestions about what is needed to turn the organization around.
However, until the person is actually working at the facility, it is difficult to get a clear picture of what ideas are really affordable, practical or realistic.

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September 20th

Voters face slate of 13 amendments

The amendment would change the fund’s name to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund (CPRF). It would also authorize a fourth revenue source for the fund — federal revenues received by the state from Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas activity. The only allowable expenditures for the funds would be hurricane protection and coastal protection.
• A vote FOR would change the name and deposit all potential federal revenues from OCS oil and gas activities.

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Learn about mental illness

Thankfully, help is at hand.
Louisiana Tech University assistant professor of nursing Katherine Schubert recently spoke at the monthly educational meeting of the Ruston Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness about the ways anxiety disorders manifest themselves and how their symptoms can be alleviated.
“Anxiety is something everyone comes in contact with because everybody is stressed at some point in time,” Schubert said. “The key is the way we deal with stress and the way we perceive it.”

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Grilled politicians are nice

When afforded the opportunity to hear the candidates for mayor and school board present their platforms, I had a feeling the citizens would turn out with ears open.
I wasn’t disappointed — with the number of people present or the questions they used to grill the candidates.
Personally, I’m always a fan of putting candidates, their platforms in particular, under a microscope. In my logic, there’s no reason to put someone in office and then wonder what their intentions are, only to be disappointed if their opinions differ from yours on key issues.

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Tech: an Aggies’ feast?

“You want to try and keep from getting caught up in all that’s going around them, but it’s pretty tough when you’ve got 80,000 or 90,000 fans screaming and it’s so loud you can’t think,” Lindsey said Tuesday. “The first time I was around that kind of atmosphere was when we played at Michigan State several years ago and I noticed how the older players on the team stayed focused. That’s what I will be telling the younger players on our team this week, that you just have to try and concentrate totally on the game and forget about all of that other stuff.”

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Dubach puts leash on loose animals

“If they have tags or collars, then we call the owner and tell them the animal has been picked up and they have three days to retrieve it from the pound.”
According to the ordinance, animals that are not on their owners’ property must be wearing a leash. Rogers said residents will be given 30 days to prepare before the ordinance goes into effect.
Rogers said nobody had shown up at a meeting or called to oppose the ordinance.
However, she said she had received several complaints in the last week from residents regarding problems with stray dogs.

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September 19th

Development at forefront of forum

“I have marketed Grambling all over Louisiana and the U.S.,” she said. “Developers know my name and my face. It is incumbent upon us to take advantage of every opportunity for economic growth and stop being a cash cow for Ruston. Re-elect me and let me finish the job I have started.”
However, challenger John Williams Jr. said the key rested in bringing big names to the city.

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