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December 5th

Students recognized for academic, sports achievement

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Duke Talent Program
Cedar Creek School recently recognized the 38 of its fourth- and fifth-graders who qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program.
The students scored in the 95th percentile or higher on a grade-level standardized achievement tests to qualify.
The students who qualified are:

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Humane society launches community pet food drive

The Humane Society of Louisiana and First Bank and Trust recently launched a new campaign supporting efforts to feed and care for orphaned and homeless animals over the holidays.
All 13 Louisiana First Bank and Trust branches will have large, colorful boxes placed in their lobbies to collect pet food and other supplies. Several boxes were decorated by 12 year old Northshore resident, Jence Simms, and her friends.

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Tech’s Stone Theatre sets auditions for ‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp’

Auditions for “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday in Howard Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. each night in Howard Auditorium for adults and children of all ethnicities, second grade and up, who would like to audition for the production. Parents who are interested are also encouraged to audition with their children.

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Join Choudrant, Dubach for Christmas events

It’s beginning to look like Christmas everywhere we go.
We may not be having a white December, but we sure do have a good deal of festive cheer, which is just as Christmas-like as any amount of snow.
The town of Dubach is staying busy this season with a Christmas toy drive hosted by the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization, a Santa Run on Dec. 24, which will have Santa delivering bags of food and a Christmas Festival located in the Scott Hamilton Warehouse on Saturday.

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Change the world of a child

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Adopting one child won’t change the world — but for that child — the world will change.
— Unknown
December is a time of holiday cheer and the spirit of giving is all around. Many people are helping Santa by making a list of what their children want for Christmas and checking it twice.
While parents are tucking in their children as they wait for Santa’s sure arrival, countless children (and prospective parents) only want a family.

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December 4th

Bank of Ruston hosts local artists

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Bank of Ruston, located at 505 N. Vienna St., is hosting the 10 Year Anniversary of Art exhibit. The exhibit will be available for viewing through Jan. 2.
All pieces are for sale and can be purchased at the bank. Artists are asked to donate 10 percent of their profit to the North Central Louisiana Arts Council. The exhibit is available for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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GSU selects Fobbs as head football coach

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GRAMBLING — Former Grambling State University wingback/running back Broderick Fobbs has been named the new head coach of the GSU football program.
Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue and Athletic Director Aaron James announced the selection of Grambling legacy Broderick Lee Fobbs as the next head coach of the university football team today.

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Fugitive flees on foot, arrested in Vienna

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At 10:21 a.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a fugitive from another jurisdiction for resisting an officer in Vienna.
According to the affidavit, LPSO stopped a Dodge Challenger for speeding. When the deputy asked for driver’s license on both men, neither reportedly had one. When asked his name, Lavarus Kendrix allegedly told the deputy his name was Marquis Woods. While the deputy was running the paperwork, the subject known as Woods fled on foot running northbound.

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Tainter gate dedication set

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The Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission will host an official opening ceremony of the newly completed Tainter gate spillway at 1 p.m. Thursday.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will open the gate to control flooding when the lake is predicted to reach 82.5 feet. Onlookers can watch the event on the East Side (Farmerville side) of the spillway at the old state park.

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Grambling parade to roll through town

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The annual Grambling Christmas Parade is set to roll through the city on Dec. 14.
Nelda Williams Baisy, Grambling Joy Fund Committee chairperson, said those interested in participating should contact her at 247-6912 or 548-6922, or Sadie Ludley, parade chairperson, at 247-6556.
“Area churches, schools, bands, businesses, clubs, scouts, ROTC groups and organizations are invited to participate in the parade,” she said.
When those interested call, Baisy said they should provide their group’s information and what type of transportation they will have.

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