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November 13th, 2017

Police Jury to vote on Enterprise Zone endorsement

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is expected to vote Tuesday on endorsing an Enterprise Zone request for a family entertainment center in Ruston.
The decision is one of several items the jury will consider during the board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
The jury will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse and is open to the public.
Among other items on the jury’s agenda:
• Consideration to authorize police jury President Randy Roberson to execute a interagency cooperation endeavor agreement for the Lincoln Parish GIS System;

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Two Ruston men shot after party

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Two Ruston area men were airlifted to separate hospitals early Sunday morning after being shot during an argument at a rental cabin at Lake D’Arbonne State Park near Farmerville.
One of the two men, Dana Cross, is thought to be the brother to the suspected shooter who is being sought by the Union Parish sheriff’s deputies. The suspected shooter has been identified as Louis S. Cross, 30, of Ruston.
Sheriff Dusty Gates identified the other wounded man as Terrance Cortez Rollins. He said both of the wounded men are in their mid to late 20s.

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Rapid Lube lends helping hand

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Rick Breen’s Rapid Lube ​has donated $10 dollars from every oil change at its Ruston location from Oct. 30 through Nov. 4 to benefit relief efforts for the Paul E. Slaton Head Start in Ruston.
Fire destroyed the center on Oct 17.
Since then Head Start administrators at Ruston’s Zion Traveler Baptist Church had have reached an agreement to house the classes at the church through the end of the school year.
In total, $2,750 was donated by Rick Breen’s Rapid Lube as a result of the fundraiser.

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An outpouring of gratitude: DART gives thanks

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Editor’s note: This is the second part in a two part series of DART thanking the community.
Last week I began a column in which I tried to thank literally thousands of people who stepped in to help the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team in a variety of ways with over a dozen projects and events during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Naturally, I soon realized that I would need to divide our outpouring of thanks into two columns.
In part one, I wrote primarily about the Pumpkin Patch and the Candlelight Vigil, our two official events of the month.

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Please eschew the luminous heebie-jeebies

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I’m falling down on the job. But hopefully, you haven’t noticed.
You see, I keep a computer file of skeletal column ideas. At the top of the list, though, is a mere inventory of words I’d like to use in future columns. Oh, I know, we writers aren’t supposed to eagerly search our thesauri. But if you’re a word-lover — a logophile, if you will — a sesquipedalian word every now and then doesn’t hurt.

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Club celebrates 20 years

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana are currently celebrating 20 years of service to the Lincoln Parish community.
The club began in 1997 and is more successful than ever in the aid they give to local children.
In fact, because of the popularity of the club, there is a waiting list for new members.
The reason the club is so popular with local families is because of the lessons taught inside the walls. Not only do children increase their education, they also learn how to be good citizens.

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Techsters top LSU-Alexandria

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Newcomers Taylor Stahly, Maria Delgado and Nikki McDonald all scored in double figures leading Louisiana Tech to an 87-47 win over NAIA foe LSU-Alexandria before 1,563 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Sunday afternoon.
Junior Kierra Anthony tied her career high with 23 points in only 17 minutes while Alexus Malone and Zhanae Whitney each pulled down 10 rebounds giving the lady Techsters (2-0) a 53-32 advantage on the boards. Tech’s bench accounted for 42 of its 87 points in the win.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to host SEMO tonight

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs continue a three-game home stand when they take on Southeast Missouri at 6:30 p.m. today inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.
Tech (1-0) looks to extend its eight-game home winning streak in the matchup with SEMO (1-0). The game is part of the Cancun Challenge that both teams will be participating in prior to Thanksgiving in separate brackets.

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Ingram, Saints run over Bills, 47-10

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are so in sync, the New Orleans Saints running back duo is now finishing sentences for one another.
“Listen, it’s fun whenever we’re scoring at will,” Ingram said, before sounding like Oprah on a giveaway episode following a 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
“Drew (Brees) got a touchdown. AK (Kamara) got a touchdown. Trey (Edmunds) got a touchdown. Man, that’s what we work for, so everybody eats.”

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November 11th

Lincoln Prep advances in Class 1A

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FERRIDAY — There’s nothing like being healthy at the right time for a football team.
And Lincoln Prep head coach Glen Hall said that’s a big reason his 18th-seeded Panthers were able to go out on the road at dominate No. 15 Delta Charter Friday night in a 46-19 win in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs.
“This was the first game this season where we’ve had everyone healthy and contributing,” Hall said. “For a team that only has 22 or 23 players, that’s a big deal. So I think we’re peaking at the right time. Now we just have to keep pushing forward.

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