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March 23rd, 2013

Louisiana Tech preparing for ‘Concert in the Quad’

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Come next month, Louisiana Tech University hopes to get “mod in the Quad” with a cool and jazzy school event.
Tech’s College of Liberal Arts’ Department of Music and the Northeast Louisiana State Farm Agents will present “Concert in the Quad” to be held on April 19.

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Help make the parish beautiful

Roll up your sleeves, grab your work gloves and get ready to do a bit of spring cleaning. It’s Great American Clean-Up time.
On April 6, area residents will attack litter throughout the community as they participate in the clean-up efforts as part of Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful. The official event begins at 8 a.m. at Railroad Park in downtown Ruston, and will include food, music, line dancing and information displays.

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New methods threaten financial future

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During the early part of my sixty years of married life, my monthly pay was $216. Handouts of free government money did not exist. I worked three additional part-time jobs to have enough money to support my wife and children. I did not feel left out, nor did I dwell on my situation. We were happy and felt fortunate to be able to go to a drive-in movie two or three times a month.

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Quota thankful for community support

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Quota International of Ruston extends a heartfelt and sincere thank you to the many businesses and individuals involved in helping make our fundraiser, Timeless Traditions, a success!

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Farmers suffer in budget crunch

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As Congress and the White House continue to do battle over the budget, taxes and the time of day, farmers, like most Americans these days, find themselves on the outside looking in. But the one thing that has been consistent is the money the nation spends to support its farmers. And the fact that Congress always seems to raid it when money is tight.

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History's most important event

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Last week we discussed some points of history. The topic was simply this. What was the single greatest moment or event in the history of mankind?
We shared some major occurrences that would obviously make some lists. There are major inventions and discoveries: the wheel; electricity; paper; gunpowder and splitting the atom; telegraph and telephone; rail travel; aviation; advances in medicine; computers. There were major discoveries: the New World; travel to the moon and space travel. There were great times of development such as the Renaissance. Man saw the institution of governments in ancient times and the spread of the church due to the Emperor Constantine of Rome.

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Rotary names March students of the month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the March Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by Rotarian Jim Tuten, each student was honored at the March 20 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club president Stephen Williams. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles at their respective schools.
Cedar Creek is represented by Tucker Smith, a senior with a GPA of 4.23 and ACT score of 27. Inducted into the National Honor Society, he is a member of the Key Club and basketball and golf teams. A member of First Baptist Church where he has volunteered in the nursery and on mission trip, Tucker has also participated in Weekend of the C.R.O.S.S. and Juvenile Diabetes Walk for the Cure. Named to the honor roll, he was captain and MVP of the basketball team as well as a member of the state championship golf team. Tucker plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in math or science.

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SCHOOL NEWS: SIMSBORO HONOR ROLL

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Simsboro has released the names of those students having achieved the honor roll for the fourth six-week grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
First grade: Richard Canterbury, Bo Collinsworth, Harley Dowing, Moriah Fairley, Taylor Hill, Kadarius Jett, Alana Johnson, Grisham Locke, Bethany Mitchell, Brooklyn Roberson, John Robert Scheer, Kirah Spivey, Stormy Tartar, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young

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SCHOOL NEWS: GRAMBLING MIDDLE HONOR ROLL

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Grambling Middle School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the fourth six-weeks reporting period.
Students are listed by academic achievement (minimum 3.0 grade point average) and grade level.
Principal’s List (4.0 GPA)
Grade 6: Amyia Moore
Grade 7: Jordan Ford
Grade 8: Jacobe Boston
Honor roll
Grade 6: Treun Ford, Daizsha Hackney, Aaron Hill, Jalen Jones, Kennedy Minor, Sean Morris, Salina Sampson, Kayla Wiley, Rachael Williams and JuNera Wilson

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Locals selected to state Angus Association Board

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These men and women will serve as the Louisiana board of directors and are picutred at the 2013 Louisiana Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet earlier this month in Lecompte. Pictured seated from left to right are Lee Robbins, Ruston, president; Lana Myers, Jennings, vice president; Ray Gendron, Baton Rouge, secretary; and Dale Schexnayder, Port Allen, treasurer. Pictured standing from left to right are Dave Billings, Keithville; Greg Tate, Ville Platte; Edward Hymel, Vacherie; Chris Roussell, Gramercy; Drew Hall, Ethel; Dave Means III, Gloster; Warren Bryan, Ruston; Charles Chicola, Deville; and Kevin Windham, Jena.

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