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RHS’ new $3.1M facility unveiled

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Ruston High School football players will have a much more impressive place to prepare for the field this fall.
This week, the players’ belongings are expected to be moved to the more than 100 lockers at the new 19,000 square-foot field house, named after legendary coach Jimmy “Chick” Childress.
“We’ve been to West Monroe, Ouachita and other places, and we don’t think anyone has bragging rights over us now,” RHS Principal Mike Milstead said at the school board meeting last week, which was held in the new facility.

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Bush finds joy in career, helping others

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Anyone looking for an example of a young professional entrenched in community involvement need look no further than Timothy Bush.
The West Monroe native, who serves as vice-president of sales and marketing for the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, commits a great deal of his time to service.
Among his many hats are Ruston Jaycees president and board member for the Miss Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship organization, New Tech @ Ruston Advisory Board, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and GO CARE (an HIV/AIDS prevention organization for Northeast Louisiana).

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A big ‘lure’ for local fishermen

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The Southern Sporter has opened inside Lincoln Outdoor
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With the new addition of the Southern Sporter under the same roof as Lincoln Outdoor Living, sportsmen will find an array of hunting, fishing and camping supplies, along with patio furniture, grills, outdoor items and more.
Opened in March, the Southern Sporter is primarily a fly-fishing outfit, offering an array of fishing rods and reels and fly-fishing accessories. The business also books fly-fishing trips to practically anywhere in the world.

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LPSO to host DARE conference

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Event expected to draw around 200 officers for training
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Starting on Monday, the City of Ruston will have quite a few more police cars driving around than usual as the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office kicks off the 21st annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education State Training Conference at the Library Events Center at the Lincoln Parish Library.
LPSO Public Information Officer Maj. Stephen Williams said the conference, which runs through Friday, will bring close to 200 police officers — mainly DARE officers — from departments all over the state to take part in training events and other recreational activities.

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Childress, Garrett well worthy of honor

The Lincoln Parish School System and surrounding community recently paid homage to two legendary former Ruston High School coaches.
In March, the school board unanimously voted to name the RHS stadium after L.J. “Hoss” Garrett and the newly-constructed field house after Jimmy “Chick” Childress.
“From the record you have here at RHS, you are most deserving to have a field house named after you,” Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell said to Childress at the school board meeting last week, which was held inside the new field house.

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Man: Obamacare is a ‘political prank’

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As I see it, the major problem with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is that it is not affordable. After all, America is broke.

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Resident warns of gun control scheme

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I received a letter from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stating Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration will be working hand-in-glove with the United Nations to pass a new “UN Small Arms Treaty (UNSAT).”

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A distaste for health care dish

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What is on our national plate?

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Bush named among top travel professionals

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Ruston man chosen as one of ‘Forty for the Future: Travel’s Leading Talent’ by STS
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Timothy Bush, vice president of sales and marketing of the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, (RLCVB) has been chosen for the first class of “Forty for the Future: Travel’s Leading Talent” by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS), an Atlanta-based professional association in the tourism industry.
 Bush is one of four “Forty for the Future” recipients from Louisiana.
“Professionally this is a real highlight for me and my career in the tourism industry,” Bush said. “I am very honored to be amongst the inaugural class of this program.”

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Important things about market corrections

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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part article about market cycles. The first part ran July 1.
• Invest systematically — One way to avoid the timing dilemma is to use a simple strategy called dollar-cost averaging — the practice of investing a fixed amount of money in a particular investment at regular intervals.
Because the amount invested remains constant, the investor buys more shares when the price is low and fewer shares when the price is high.

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