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‘13th check’ approved

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Supplemental school payments remain stable
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Lincoln Parish School Board employees will have a reason for some holiday joy Nov. 18 as they receive their supplemental salary check.
Board members voted unanimously — with the exception of District 11 representative George Mack who was absent — to approve the annual 13th check and to keep it at the same amount as last year.
Support employees — which include bus drivers, food service personnel, maintenance personnel and custodians — will receive a check for $1,225.

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New Tech presents early United States

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Last week, New Tech @ Ruston Political Studies students took history out of the classroom and into a museum.
As part of a project to learn more about the foundation of the United States, 10th grade students were tasked with creating a museum exhibit about a founding father, important document or event. Displayed topics ranged from the Mayflower Compact to Benjamin Franklin.

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Ruston joins national event

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America Recycles shoes, No. 2 plastics, more Nov. 15

Area residents can start searching their homes and yards for plastic bottles, old shoes and a variety of other items that could be recycled.
Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful has signed up to host an event for America Recycles Day. The one-day event is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Complex parking lot (Old Temple Baptist Church), located at 207 Homer St.

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Trooper charged with rape

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A Louisiana state trooper was jailed this week on a charge of simple rape.
Investigators from the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by Louisiana State Police detectives, arrested 47-year-old Romaus J. “Randy” Almond, of Strickland Road in Ruston, on Tuesday. 
According to the LPSO, the arrest stems from a complaint they received from a victim regarding Almond on or about Oct. 25.

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TOP DAWGS pitch ideas

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Student entrepreneurs share their vision

Students from majors across the campus at Louisiana Tech University will pitch their creative and innovative product or service ideas Thursday during the TOP DAWG Idea Pitch sponsored by Bulldog Entrepreneurs.
The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday from in Louisiana Tech’s Student Center. 
Admission is free, and the campus and community are invited to attend.
This year’s TOP DAWG Idea Pitch features 17 teams that will each give five-minute pitches about their ideas to see what professional judges think about their concepts.

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‘Salute to Veterans’ on tap

Event features ‘Duck Commander,’ Piney Hills Harmony
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Ruston’s Piney Hills Harmony Chorus will help commemorate Veterans Day at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in a program that features two area barbershop harmony groups, a tribute by Phil Robertson — also known as “The Duck Commander” — and more.
The program, beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday, will include both patriotic and gospel music by Piney Hills Harmony and the Greater Monroe Men’s Barbershop Chorus. The church meets at 3201 N. 7th St. in West Monroe.

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Students place in 4-H Talent Contest

The Lincoln Parish 4-H Talent Contest took place Oct. 8 at the Chapel at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.
The 4-H Club at the Children’s Home made refreshments. Emily Arnold, Lincoln Parish Library, served as judge. Edith Devilbiss, Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, controlled sound and lighting, amongst other things. Winners will get to compete on the state level at the Louisiana State Fair.

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CLUB NEWS

Caney Lake Good Sammers Club
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Cool crisp days ... can fall be coming? Caney Lake Good Sammers hoped it was true as they met at Lincoln Parish Park for their September camp-out. They were welcomed by hosts Patsy and Larry Bond and Cyndi and Bill Austin and Jerrel Huey.
Campers could sit out on the porch and look over to the lake and view. Brown bag suppers on Wednesday evening made easy clean-up for more viewing.

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Parish prep play kicks off Thursday

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By O.K. Davis
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A rare Thursday night game will help bring down the regular season curtain for Lincoln Parish high school football teams this week.
Grambling High will be the host school for that Thursday night contest when they take on No. 1 Class 1A ranked Monroe Ouachita Christian in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Robinson Stadium.
Ruston High and Cedar Creek High will play on Friday night to close out their 2011 regular season schedules, as the Bearcats go to Pineville and the Cougars stay at home to meet Arcadia. Both games will also begin at 7 p.m.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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Sunday loss causes Saint’s setback
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I’ve been a New Orleans Saints since I could understand what football was. After Sunday dinner, in my grandmother’s house, our whole family would be glued to the TV screen while the beloved home team battled for supremacy.
The years have not been kind to Saint’s fans, but recently the football gods have shown favor.

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