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Abraham takes school board seat

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Lincoln Parish School Board District 12 voters chose retired educator Debbie Abrahm at the polls Tuesday to serve as their new representative.
The Louisiana Tech University alumna graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education before spending 36 years in the field.

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Selection of new fire chief is critical

The city of Ruston has had an interim fire chief for nearly six months.
Now the time is approaching for Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to recommend a suitable candidate to fill these fire boots on a permanent basis. This will be no easy task. There are five firefighters from within the Ruston Fire Department who have applied for the position and passed the required civil service exam. There is also a contender from Lake Charles Fire Department.
And there is another challenge — recommending an applicant who will meet City Council approval.

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The MCH, Suddenlink connection

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Roland Miers, system manager with Suddenlink, donates a printer to Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services for use at the OWL Center in Dubach. Miers is pictured with OWL Center Director Cindy Croft.

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Kiwanis Club donates to drug court

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For the last three years, the Ruston Kiwanis Club has donated funds to support the drug court, which is composed of the Third Judicial District Court, the District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Offices, all of which cover both Lincoln Parish and Union Parish, the Indigent Defendant Board, the Department of Probation and Parole and the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court Office.
The drug court has been in existence for about five years. The court provides an opportunity for rehabilitation to those convicted of a non-violent, drug associated felony crime, through monitoring, counseling and accountability.

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Kiwanis Club to flip pancakes for funds

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On Nov. 12, the Ruston Kiwanis Club will host its annual Pancake Day fundraiser at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $6 per person and may be purchased either at the door or from a Kiwanian. Pancakes will be served from 6:30-9 a.m. and from 4:30-7 p.m. Take out orders are also available.  

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Design works displayed at Tech’s School of Art

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The American Institute of Graphic Arts design exhibit was unveiled at Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art on Oct. 26.
Jes Schrom, SOA gallery coordinator and assistant professor of art, said AIGA, a professional association for design, supports designers by providing industry information, inspiration and representation.

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Parish residents cast ballots today

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Council votes down new apartments bid

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Ruston City Council members shot down a proposal to convert an old gas station into a small apartment complex following protests from community members.
During their monthly meeting on Monday evening, aldermen voted 4-1 to reject a conditional use permit to renovate a building at the corner of California Avenue and Adams Street so that it might house three apartments.

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GSU sizzles with excitement for homecoming

There will be plenty of exciting homecoming activities for Grambling State University students, alumni and friends to enjoy this week.
For those who want to show their black and gold spirit leading up to the homecoming game against Concordia College on Saturday, there are a number of homecoming activities on tap. A few of them are as follows:
• 8 p.m. Wednesday — Comedy show featuring Charlie Murphy, JJ, Tex and Mama Michelle in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. Cost is $10 for students and $15 for non-students.

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Think of ways to thank veterans

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will run on Nov. 9.
It is sometimes late but never early to give thanks. Today, I begin a two-week tribute to our veterans.

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