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November 27th

Students celebrate Thanksgiving

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Trinity Preschool recently celebrated the Thanksgiving season by hosting its annual feast. The preschoolers, dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans, sang songs for all of the guests before sitting down to eat a meal together. Hundreds of guests gathered to join in the festivities.

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A season of color

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The colors of the season will be brighter than ever as the department of agricultural sciences at Louisiana Tech University holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Squire Creek Country Club.
A varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction, with proceeds going to the department of agricultural science’s scholarship fund.

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John Mitchell: A Renaissance man

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Cook. Certified Masseuse. Painter. Kickboxing instructor. Radio DJ. Promoter. Salesman. Musician. Dog Trainer/Performer. World Traveler.
Ruston’s John Mitchell is a true Renaissance Man, a jack of all trades noticeable all around Ruston because of his Mohawk hairstyle and the two unique dogs who are his constant companions as well as the fact he’s often displaying some new talent many friends didn’t realize he had.

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Extra patrols to help holiday shoppers

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, Community Services Division/TRIAD, SALT Advisory Council, Sheriff’s Citizen Observer Patrol (SCOP) and the Reserve Division of the sheriff department will be on patrol in the parking lots of Graham Shopping Center and Walmart Supercenter, stepping up patrols in an effort to deter crime during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The sheriff’s department’s SCOP unit and Reserve Unit will be on patrol for the Thanksgiving holidays from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Dubach fire doused

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At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 responded to a structure fire in Dubach, which was reportedly started by a propane heater in a bedroom.
Sumer Parnell, fire chief secretary, said the structure fire was a single story wood frame house.
“The fire was at 1615 McCullin Road in Dubach,” Parnell said.
“The fire started from a propane heater in a bedroom.
“The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire so that it only affected the bedroom. The house had minimal damage — mostly smoke damage. The scene was cleared at 7:15 p.m.”

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Locals give for Thanksgiving

We gather around the dining table and someone cuts the Thanksgiving turkey. These are all good traditions, but where did they come from?
According to history.com, the Plymouth, Mass. colonists, also known as the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest that is acknowledge today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, Thanksgiving was celebrated on a colony-by-colony basis. It was not until 1863 that Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day held each November.

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Enjoy this wonderful time of the year

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year …”
This is probably the only Christmas carol I like to sing, and I sing it all throughout the year.
Once we hit October, it’s almost like we are sprinting towards the finish line of a marathon. We give it one last push before the start of a new year and new goals. But, I implore you — take time and relish in this season.
Today is Thanksgiving, and a little under a month from now will be Christmas, then the New Year will be here. It goes so fast on its own, so it is important to savor the time with our families.

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Ruston High: Rewarding good behavior

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The Ruston High School Freshman Academy partnered with Lincoln ACHIEVE to provide a special field trip for students who completed the first nine weeks with no honor code violations, including dress code, behavior and discipline. During the trip organized by Freshman Academy Director Alisia Thomason, the students visited the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in Monroe, where they not only had the opportunity to see exciting exhibits and habitats, but also learn about the different animals housed there.

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Rotary names November students of the month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the November Student of the Month Awards. Following comments by program coordinator Rachel Lilley, each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the September 18 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement with concluding remarks provided by Rotary President Angie Biscomb. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extracurricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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Kiwanis Club reads to LPECC

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The Sunrise Kiwanis Club continues its partnership with the Lincoln Parish School District through its early grades reading project.
Recognized as a local KEYS Champion and Distinguished Partner in Education, state-winning Education Partner maintains its commitment to supporting literacy efforts throughout the district.
With every club member serving as a volunteer reader at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center, the group continues to be a true leader in educational efforts throughout the community.

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