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December 24th

Choudrant Elementary - Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,
I want an I pod for Christmas if you can get me one! Want a pair of boots. I also want a toy barbie house. Don’t you know that Christmas is not just about putting up a tree. Or giving peppole presents. Its about Jeasus was born on Christmas day! I also want baby wanta walks. I also want some clothes and shoes. I also want nail polish! Tell Rudolph I said hay!
Love ,
Kaitlyn
Second grade

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Pet of the Week

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Spot is a big boy with a happy personality. At almost the size of a Great Dane he thinks he is a lap dog. He gets along with all other dogs and is around 1-year-old. Spot is white with black markings, he is neutered and up to date on shots. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information or visit www.4pawsrescue.com. Those interested in pet adoption may also come see all the dogs at the new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, Ruston just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m.- 5p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call for an appointment.

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Enjoy spirit of giving all year long

For the past several weeks, the pages of this newspaper have been filled with stories of residents reaching out to help others in need.
People generally take the idea of the season of giving to heart during the months of November and December, rushing to provide everything from food to toys for their neighbors who might not have them otherwise.

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History leaves few answers

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I said I wouldn’t do it. I said I wouldn’t give my two cents on the current polarizing issues of gun rights and violence in schools. But it seems as if I just can’t seem to quit absorbing the never-ending opinions after the massacre in Connecticut.

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Earthtalk

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Public transportation benefits

Dear EarthTalk: It might seem obvious, but what would be the primary benefits of public transit as an alternative to the private automobile if our country were to make a major commitment to it?
— James Millerton,
Armstrong, Pa.
The benefits of making a major commitment to building up and efficiently managing a larger and more comprehensive public transit network are many.

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD Ruston, Louisiana REGULAR SESSION

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:00 p.m.

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LSU getting out of the hospital business

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LSU leaders are finally saying what political watchers knew back in July when Gov. Bobby Jindal made deep budget cuts to the public hospital system. They're acknowledging the reductions are forcing the university system out of the hospital business.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF RUSTON PROJECT NO. 1212

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF RUSTON
PROJECT NO. 1212
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, Telephone (318) 251-8631, Fax (318) 251-8648, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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RPAR offers Music lessons

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Ruston Parks and Recreation will offer tennis lessons and voice/guitar lessons. To contact instructor Phoebe Thomas with questions or to schedule tennis lessons, call her at 337-540-3734 or email at phoebe.thomas@gmail.com. To contact teacher Andrew Coker for questions or to schedule voice or guitar lessons, call him at 318-557-5768 or email dcoker06@gmail.com.

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RPAR offers Yoga Classes

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The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department offers Yoga for Life at the McLane Recreation Center. Classes are held 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. If residents prepay for the month the class is $4 per class. On a drop-in basis the class is $5 per class. Yoga for Life is taught by Donna Ponder. For more information contact Ponder at 614-1619 or dkponder@yahoo.com.

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