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Saving the day

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Residents chase carjacking suspect
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A group of bystanders came to the rescue when a man reportedly stole a woman’s purse and attempted to take her vehicle in Walmart parking lot
Ruston Police Department Capt. Tim Parker said his office received a call at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in regards to the purse snatching.

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Thousands lose power

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More outages expected

With area storms whipping through the region last night, many residents of Lincoln Parish and the surrounding areas lost power, and roadways became a hazard due to falling trees and limbs.
“We are working diligently to clean up trees and limbs on the roadways throughout the parish,” said Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Major Stephen Williams. “Power outages have been sporadic throughout the parish and there were no major accidents, a few minor ones, but none with any injuries.”

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Advisory board looks to 2013

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RHS mock crash, traffic summit discussed

The North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention Advisory Board spent their final meeting of the year looking forward to 2013.
Jenny Crume, Lincoln Parish Safe Community Coordinator with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, told attendees at this week’s meeting that she is currently in the planning stages of the annual Traffic Safety Summit. The summit will be held at the Methodist Children’s Home, where it was held previously. She said she would have a more specific date after the holidays.

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Drunk driving crackdown

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Impaired driving killed 10,000 in 2010
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To help save lives this holiday season, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on local roadways.
Sheriff Mike Stone said his deputies will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, etc. The special enforcement crackdown began Dec. 12 and will continue through Jan. 1.

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Arts workshop for children

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One-day camps offered
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Although Christmas break is quickly approaching for area school children, adults are not so lucky. Most places of business only allot for three days of holiday vacation — Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day — to stay home and enjoy time with family and friends. Yet, in an effort to help keep the kids entertained while adults are still at work, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is offering four, one-day workshops during this time.

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Ribbon cutting held for Green Clinic Aesthetics

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for Green Clinic Aesthetics, located at 742 Celebrity Dr. in Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Ribbon cutting held for Bath Junkie

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Dec. 12 for Bath Junkie, located at 118 West Park Ave. in downtown Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Sanderson speaks to Lions Club

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Youth minister Josh Sanderson was the guest speaker at the Dec. 18 noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Sanderson told the group of some of the challenges faced by today's youth.

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Food collected for CCA

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As part of its ongoing community service project, the Ruston Lions Club recently collected food items for the Christian Community Action (CCA) agency. Shown receiving the food items is CCA Director Stephanie Griffin.

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LifeHouse hosts community meal

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Pictured above are Mike Dudley (left) and Ginny Love visiting during the LifeHouse Community Meal on Dec. 15.
The community meals, open to everyone, are held every third Saturday of the month at LifeHouse Ministries, located at 813 N. Trenton St.

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