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Cougars hit road to face Delhi

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Deficit and debt management

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The purpose of this commentary is to discuss how our state and federal governments can remedy their deficit and debt problems. Fortunately, for us in Ruston and Lincoln Parish, our elected city, parish and school board officials have operated their respective entities responsibly and are not facing the same problems that the state and federal governments are. Makes one wonder if the farther away from the voters the politicians conduct their business, the more careless and irresponsible they become. Anyway, let’s get started.

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Schrom: Tech’s AIGA exhibit is ‘best of the best’

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Though Ruston lacks the number of privately-owned galleries and art museums found in urban areas, this bustling college town offers more than meets the eye, especially for art enthusiasts. To those friends of mine who say, “There’s nothing to do in Ruston,” I say, “You haven’t dug deep enough.”
Right now, through Nov. 18, Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art galleries are featuring two renowned exhibitions: “AIGA 365” and “AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers.” These exhibitions are the result of two international design competitions sponsored annually by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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Locals locked up for charitable cause

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Bail money adds up to $27K for area MDA
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Several prominent community members were arrested and locked-up for “good” on Thursday.
The local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association held their annual MDA Lock-up, during which 40 local residents volunteered to be arrested and bailed out of jail. Ruston Police and Fire departments and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office helped out by transporting the “jailbirds” to Portico’s and picking up bail donations. Prisoners were treated to a lunch and spent their afternoon at Portico’s calling businesses, friends and community members to obtain donations for their bail.

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Community caring

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SOCA to party, learn details of area projects
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Residents who live south of California Avenue will be partying on Saturday afternoon during the third annual SOCA Block Party. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Mays Chapel Baptist Church located at 601 W. Line Ave.
Community members will be treated to food and games during the fall festival themed event, which is expected to draw more than 100 community members.

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New Tech joins efforts in south Ruston

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Cathi Cox-Boniol, who is part of Ruston Renewal and the director of New Tech @ Ruston, has helped get New Tech students involved in the effort to revitalize the area of Ruston south of California Avenue.
“We wanted to find a place of service for our students and faculty,” Cox-Boniol said. “Because of our partnership with Louisiana Tech it was a natural fit.”
“It was important that we were involved with an area that had personal connection with the community,” Cox-Boniol said.

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Halloween just not like it used to be

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Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas often make me feel like a child again, as memories of so many wonderful times with family and friends come flooding back into my mind.
But Halloween is a different story. I loved the holiday as a child growing up in New Orleans, but it just doesn’t feel the same anymore, and that can leave me feeling old.

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Stay safe when celebrating Halloween

Goblins, ghouls and perhaps even pirates could soon descend upon the city of Ruston and surrounding communities.
As in years past, there are several activities scheduled to provide families with a fun and safe Halloween.
Among the activities:
• Trick or treat — At 4 p.m. today, parents can escort their little ones donned in princess, monster and other costumes through downtown Ruston where they will pick up treats at the various shops.
• Pumpkin Glow at Dark — Contestants ages 6 and older can bring a carved pumpkin to Railroad Park by 4 p.m. today to enter the competition.

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Russ House thinks pink

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Poor Man’s Supper draws rich at heart

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Christ Community Action teamed up with Emmanuel Baptist Church to host their annual Poor Man’s Supper on Tuesday.
After competing with a Tech football game, Michael Hawley, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, said there were around 300 attendees at the event.
“We had a good event, and a good turnout despite the fact there was a football game,” Hawley said.
He added the silent auction probably raised more than $3,000 and all proceeds will go to help fund CCA ministries. CCA provides those in need with food, clothing, utility bill payments, prescription purchases and other items.

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