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Kane talks to students

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Ruston High School’s auditorium was the scene for a grand sight Wednesday morning, when Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane showed up to read a few of her poems and talk to the students about the art itself.
Kane was a guest Tuesday night at George T. Madison Hall on Louisiana Tech University’s campus, where she recited her poetry as well, as part of the university’s Academic Excellence Week, and North Central Louisiana Arts Council education coordinator Jessica Slaughter said she was glad to be able to get Kane at RHS.

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CHS mock crash

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Choudrant High School’s Student Council, local law officials and firefighters came together on Tuesday to participate in a mock crash sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
The mock crash, a very realistic portrayal of what can happen when someone drinks and drives, was held for the students of Choudrant High School whose prom is Saturday.
“The purpose is to make students aware of what can happen on a prom night,” said Tommy Grafton, project director for the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention. “We want to remind students not to drink on a special night.”

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Board opposes new tax, backs renewals

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to oppose the new quarter-cent sales tax being proposed by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The business leaders say while they understand the importance of good law enforcement, now is not the time for a new tax.
“During these economic times, we thought this was not a good time to be taxing people further,” Chamber President Scott Terry said.

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Gray discusses black women, media at local library event

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As students poured into the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center earlier this month to receive extra credit or on assignment for class, they quickly became engaged by the lecture they were attending.
LaGuana K. Gray, a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio presented research in a lecture titled “We Get It! No One Wants Us!: Black Women and the Media-Driven Marriage Crisis,” at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
The lecture was part of the Louisiana Tech University History Department’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month events, which were co-sponsored by the Lincoln Parish Library.

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Girl Scouts donate to DART

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Girl Scout Louisiana Pines to the Gulf Troop 677 of Simsboro donated more than three cases of cookies to the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
Troop 677 would like to thank everyone who donated a box of cookies to their Gift of Caring Group this year.
Pictured from left to right are Latrena Pruitt, Shelter Manager (DART) and troop 677 girls — Chloe Raburn, Kayleigh Matson, Karly Matson, Kayla Elton and Kailee Barnette.

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Ashram held in Monroe

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The Rev. Jimmie Pyles, Memorial United Methodist Church in Monroe, was host for the Mini Christian Ashram held recently at the church. Speakers and leaders for the session were left to right Pyles, Becky Carroll, Wisner, music, he Rev. Fran Guy, Pastor, Wisner/ Gilbert UMC, bible study leader, Phillip Cardwell, Ruston, small group leader, and the Rev. Brian Mercer, associate pastor, Trinity UMC in Ruston, evangelist. Not pictured is Bob Nash, Pineville, small group leader.

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Poet laureate entertains

Whether it be the crazy world of Dr. Seuss or the more straight-laced rhymes of Robert Frost, poetry plays an important role in the lives of students, and thanks to local efforts, a group of students were able to hear some of the best poetry from the state’s current top poet at their school.
The current Louisiana Poet Laureate, Julie Kane, made two stops in Ruston this week to share some of her famous words with the students, and the “rhyme time” couldn’t have gone any smoother.

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Polk, Dubach's 'Ray' of hope

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Hello, Randy Rogers!
That’s how he would answer his cell phone whenever I called. Something about hearing that always made me feel good. I guess everybody wants to feel like they’re welcome — that their time is important. From the first word of any conversation I ever had with him until the last, he always made me feel that way — important — like I was the only person he was looking forward to talking with that day.

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What teachers leave behind

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As the school year nears to an end, parents get excited about their children coming home. At the same time, the parents are fearful of what condition their home will be in, once they return home in the evenings. Not to mention, the complaints of loud noise and screaming children running through the yards from the neighbors. The children are doing all they can do to have fun. The kids have been waiting for “school to get out.” They will still see their friends during the summer. When school resumes, it will be just like “old times” with the same friends and same teachers, or maybe not?

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Louisiana's turn at the polls

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As this column is being written on March 23, Republican primary voters in Louisiana are preparing to go to the polls to express their choices for the Republican nominee for president. By the time Louisiana has its turn in presidential primaries, the nominee often has already been determined. Though there is a heavy favorite at this point in the race, Louisiana’s primary will have at least some impact this go around.

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