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October 21st

School Board adopts political policy

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In accordance with state law, the Lincoln Parish School Board formally adopted a policy prohibiting School Board employees and members from advocating political candidates during official duties.
The policy encourages teachers and administrators to emphasize the importance of voting, but disallows them from attempting to sway anyone’s ballot choice.
This was a response to the Oct. 5 meeting of the school board when Superintendent Danny Bell asked that a committee be formed to deal with an incident that occurred before the Ruston mayoral election on Oct. 2.

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Pushing paper to recycling bin

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Opportunity set for Oct. 30

Local residents who have been hoarding paper and magazines awaiting an environmentally friendly way to dispose of them now have a temporary solution.
The city of Ruston has partnered with Recycling Services LLC, based in Monroe, to host “Operation Paper Recycling” from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30 at the Historic Fire Station, located at 200 E. Mississippi Ave. in downtown Ruston.
“Basically, we are collecting newspapers, office papers, old magazines, junk mail and old telephone books,” said Lori Faile, city development services manager. “Our motto is ‘If you can tear it, we can take it.’”

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CCA’s Poor Man’s Supper set for Tuesday

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Christian Community Action’s annual Poor Man’s Supper is right around the corner, along with the holiday season and people without anytime to spare.
The Poor Man’s Supper has been served for the past 20 years to raise awareness within the Lincoln Parish community about the services that CCA provides for the less fortunate.
“Many people don’t realize just how much Christian Community Action does for this community,” Stephanie Griffin, director of the CCA, said. “We provide food, clothing, utility assistance and other emergency-based needs that residents may have.”

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Texas man dies in crash

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A two-vehicle crash killed one and injured a second on Wednesday afternoon just outside of Lincoln Parish.
Charles L. Warren, 35, of Texas was reportedly pronounced dead on the scene by Jackson Parish Coroner’s Office. Brian Maxwell, 40, received minor injuries and was reportedly transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center by the Ruston Fire Department.
According to a report by Louisiana State Police Troop F, Troopers responded to the crash at 2:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 146 just past the parish line into Jackson Parish.

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Foster Farms delays adding growers

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Soaring corn prices has caused Foster Farms to delay adding poultry growers to its list of contracted growers, the company’s director of marketing services said Wednesday.
Ira Brill said that while the 29 poultry farmers the company had planned to add won’t be brought on yet, none of the approximately 100 current contract growers will be affected.
He also said none of the plant’s 1,300 processing workers will be affected.

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Joe Ollie Rivers

Joe Ollie Rivers, of Marion, died Oct. 16. A funeral services will be held at noon Friday at Marion Baptist Church. Interment will be at Marion Baptist Church Cemetery. There will be no wake or open visitation.

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Ruby Jean Atkins

Ruby Jean Atkins, of Marion, died on Oct. 16. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church in Oakland. Open visitation is from 1-4:30 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home. A wake will be held from 6-7 p.m. today in Huddick, Ark. Interment is at Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Disaster planning a community project

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You may have experienced those kind of slow motion seconds in which the brain somehow resolves itself to accept disaster. A few days ago as I was driving down Louisville in Monroe, an SUV of three 18-year-olds sailed through their stop sign on the perpendicular street practically sweeping me and my little convertible off the road. The seconds before the impact feel like hours in a dream that you’re trapped in. In the hours after the crash, meeting the parents and filling out paperwork, I sat on the back of a tow truck flipping through all the “what if” questions. At the caboose of the thought train there’s an unsettling resolution that it is impossible to get away from our attachment and dependence on the body, our health deteriorating every day and the dissolution of the materials that keep us functioning.
The very next day I attended a conference on crisis assessment in communities in which methods for planning for and responding to disasters were discussed. University of New Orleans sponsor CHART — the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology — a team of professors and graduate students traveling around north Louisiana to investigate and implement disaster recovery programs. Their mission is to partner with local communities and identify ways to mitigate risks. In the five-hour conversation-style presentation, they asked several questions about what it means to be prepared for the next disaster. They postulate that for an organization to be resilient, it must be able to achieve its core objectives in the face of adversity. Naturally after the previous night, I was feeling a little skeptical about the ability to prepare for the unexpected.
Under the roof of the Ruston Civic Center, we had the opportunity to discuss the value systems in communities and the structural and practical support of these values. These rely on the tangible systems, supporting the intangibles. Wired to mostly filter and compute things with the right side of my brain, it is a constant struggle attempting to marry it to the left — the practical and the theoretical, ’till death do us part.

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RCT play serves up tasty treats

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Hours after departing the Dixie Center for the Arts, a question floated around in my head.
Which was sweeter? The red cake or the live theater production? It was a toss-up. I wasn’t in the line to receive a serving of the cake created by Sam Wheat, the winner of the local Red Velvet Cake Contest. But the cake I did sample — one of nine entered into the competition — was delicious. The dark-red-colored treat was sweet and filling. Just one slice, and I was full.
As for the show — the Louisiana premiere of “The Red Velvet Cake War” — there were also many tasty segments.

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Troopers urge seat belt safety

The importance of buckling a safety belt cannot be overstated.
Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic-related behavior, including drunken driving, according to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Wearing a seat belt, however, reduces the risk of fatal injury to vehicle passenger occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.
Buckling up just takes a little effort, and it might not only save the driver from death or severe physical injury, but also influence the decision of others on whether to buckle up.

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