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Learning Center opens

Following a dedication by board of directors President Jay McCallum and a few words by Hollingsworth, parents and others were given a chance to explore the new facility.
“I just love it,” said Cedar Creek alumna Emily Adams, whose daughter, Sarah is in pre-k at the school. “My daughter’s having a wonderful time. I plan to keep her at the school through 12th grade.”
Lynda Steed, Cedar Creek development director, said it became apparent more space was needed for an increasing pre-k population, and work on the new facility began about nine months ago.

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Prep gridders on ‘stretch run’

Cedar Creek was the only parish club to win this past weekend, the Cougars ringing up a season-best point total on the way to a 52-20 victory over Bernice.
The Cougars’ previous high-scoring game of the season was a 41-21 win over Monroe St. Frederick.

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State's culture gets spotlight

The event will include exhibitions, workshops and performances, and two of Ruston’s artisans, Dean Dablow, professor emeritus of Louisiana Tech University, and Laura Glen Lawson, a full-time artisan, will be featured from Thursday-Saturday in the World Bazaar
and Marketplace, also in the convention center.
Dablow and Lawson submitted their works for the juried market and were chosen to represent the north Louisiana region, deemed Sportsman’s Paradise.

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Halloween safety is paramount

Whether participating in trick-or-treating or an organized fall festival, safety should be the top priority.
Children’s costumes shouldn’t obstruct their vision or be too bulky or hot. Although temperatures have cooled in recent weeks, Louisiana weather is notoriously unpredictable.
A lightweight cotton costume is the best option for local trick-or-treaters.
All children should trick-or-treat with adult supervision. Parents who are a little wary of going door-to-door should consider some of the organized trick-or-treating events sponsored by community groups.

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Prep gridders on ‘stretch run’

Ruston High will be the only parish club on its own turf, as the Bearcats (5-3, 4-3) will face Shreveport Southwood (0-8, 0-6) in a District 1-5A game starting at 7 p.m.
At the same time, Grambling High (4-4, 1-2) will be at Arcadia (6-2, 2-1) and Cedar Creek (3-5, 2-1) will be at Monroe Ouachita Christian (7-1, 3-0) for District 2-1A meetings beginning at the same time.

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Halloween safety is paramount

All children should trick-or-treat with adult supervision. Parents who are a little wary of going door-to-door should consider some of the organized trick-or-treating events sponsored by community groups.
From 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, children are invited to trick-or-treat in downtown Ruston, where merchants will pass out Halloween candy and host special sales. This annual event is well attended and fills downtown with all kinds of ghosts and goblins. And, since the downtown trick-or-treating is set for the late afternoon, parents won’t have to worry about children being out after dark.

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State's culture gets spotlight

Dablow will display about 30 of his black and white landscape photographs. Dablow said he likes to depict contrasting elements and to infuse irony into his compositions. Lawson creates wire sculpture jewelry utilizing simple tools and cold forging techniques. Both are distinctive artists, and it is apparent by their stylistically appealing products that they have each worked for years at their crafts.

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RHS hopes to ‘cap’ off season with success

Griffin, the younger brother of Bearcats’ wide receiver and kick returner Torrey Griffin, seems to be the “main man” in bringing the cap back to Laird this season. He recalled earlier this year that “I got it about four times in one game. I just want to make sure Coach Laird gets his cap back.”
The routine began back when Laird was the highly successful head coach at Nashville High School in Arkansas.
“I guess it was sometimes in 1992 or 1993,” he remembered. “It has now become more of a habit and reaction, mostly from frustration in the way we’re executing things.”

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Classifieds hold hidden treasures

During the many, many years in the not-so-distant past when I did not have a washer and dryer of my own, a trip to the Laundromat was part of my weekly routine.
As a Louisiana Tech student, I spent many hours and even more quarters at Skip Russell’s washateria on Homer Street. Even today when I pass by and see those washers chugging and dryers tumbling around the clock, I have to smile as I remember lugging my bookbag and my laundry basket in there to settle in for an hour or two.

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Parish will benefit from Amendment 4

The severance of natural resources from an area is a significant process, and one that the state has benefited from hand-over-fist as the price of oil and gas skyrocketed over the past few years.
The state has pulled in large budget surpluses off of that rising cost, fueling big budgets that have actually left the state with some historic surpluses.
However, an artificial cap on how much of the tax revenue generated here in Lincoln Parish can be fed back into the coffers of the parish governing board has not changed to reflect the fact that more and more tax revenue has been generated.

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