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October 9th, 2005

Maxwell hospitality legendary in parish

Ask anyone who has spent the night at one of Johnny Maxwell’s hotels. The staff is friendly, polite and attempts to help solve any problem travelers may encounter.
Maxwell wouldn’t have it any other way, according to people who know him. Maxwell made his money through hard work and demanded the same from his employees. But instead of making his money by sacrificing the livelihood of his employees, Maxwell also gave his employees the opportunity to succeed.

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SACS on-sight committee gives Tech A+

Although there are still a couple of steps left before the unversity gets official word of their reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), preliminary word is that all is OK on the home front.
"We had their on-site committee with us this week and they reviewed the entire college," Reneau said. "Their report to us was one of no findings. It was as fine a report as I've ever heard."
Reneau said he felt as if he was watching a career highlight as the committee went over its report.

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Maxwell hospitality legendary in parish

Ask anyone who has spent the night at one of Johnny Maxwell’s hotels. The staff is friendly, polite and attempts to help solve any problem travelers may encounter.
Maxwell wouldn’t have it any other way, according to people who know him. Maxwell made his money through hard work and demanded the same from his employees. But instead of making his money by sacrificing the livelihood of his employees, Maxwell also gave his employees the opportunity to succeed.

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SACS on-sight committee gives Tech A+

Although there are still a couple of steps left before the unversity gets official word of their reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), preliminary word is that all is OK on the home front.
"We had their on-site committee with us this week and they reviewed the entire college," Reneau said. "Their report to us was one of no findings. It was as fine a report as I've ever heard."
Reneau said he felt as if he was watching a career highlight as the committee went over its report.

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'Little Women' presents long-standing messages

A whole lot of snickers, surprises, and questions about human nature.
Ruston Community Theater's (RCT) production of "Little Women," scheduled to begin this Thursday, highlights the struggles of a four-daughter family living during the Civil War era.
Director Nancy Wallace said she chose this particular script because of the character makeup and the timeless theme.
"The majority of people who try out for our plays are young women," Wallace said. "We wanted to use the actor pool that we have."

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Grambling man's passing saddens city

"He was an invaluable employee and volunteer," she said of the city's first litter patrol officer. "This is a man, who with all his skill and educational background, was perfectly happy to be out there helping as a volunteer."
Jones, who returned home to Grambling in 2003, had obtained a masters degree in English, taught English in Baltimore, and earned a juris doctorate in law.

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Dablow art

Photographs portraying the state's people and landscapes, either submitted or taken by Dean Dablow, director of the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University, are hanging on virtually every wall at LPL.
The majority of photos, drawn from the Library of Congress, were taken in the 1930s and 40s by well-known photographers hired by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to document the lives of people in rural areas who were struggling through the Great Depression.

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City to tackle outdated zoning ordinance

Today, subdivisions and expanding commercial businesses are flourishing, traffic is congested and construction is underway for a multi-screen movie theater. Ruston’s original hub to the south has also changed dramatically, largely due to the growth of Louisiana Tech University.

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Causey crowned Miss Louisiana

Causey, a finalist last year, claimed the 2005 crown in a field that was loaded with Ruston ties.
After winning the preliminary talent competition with a piano performance of George Gershwin's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Causey had set herself up as one of the early favorites.
With the victory, the Ruston High and Louisiana Tech graduate, and current LSU grad student, claimed a total of $9,000 in scholarship money — $8,000 from the Miss Louisiana Scholarship Foundation and $1,000 from Creed and Creed Law Firm.

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Block committee to hold public forum

The 7 p.m. meeting will take place in the Ruston High School auditorium.
"The committee has met several times and considered all of the alternatives," Ruston principal Kenny Henderson, the committee's chairman, said. "We will present our findings and answer whatever questions the public might have."
The committee will present its recommendation Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to the Lincoln Parish School Board.

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