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October 17th, 2013

Lewis Boutique: A piece of Ruston’s history, future

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Ruston had simple beginnings: founded by merchants relocating in hopes of the railroad soon to follow. Among these pioneers were W.A.J. Lewis of the mercantile store Kidd and Lewis from the banks of the Ouachita River at Trenton, La.
A wood frame building on Vienna Street in Ruston was the beginning of a local retail icon continuously family-owned and operated since 1863. Lewis Boutique was built on this original location, and is moving into this new millennium with their signature classic style.

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Lagniappe: An ‘extra’ hand for your auto needs

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The word is out about Ruston’s alternative to the Office of Motor Vehicles.
Lagniappe Auto Title, which opened its doors in February, has already seen numerous repeat customers who need to get auto title work done and get on with their lives. However, they’d still like residents to help them get the word out by visiting their page and liking them on Facebook — www.facebook.com/LATRuston.

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Remember to be cautious

Lincoln Parish has seen several fires recently, some of them severe. One fire earlier this week even resulted in the death of a Ruston resident.
For more than a month this summer, the parish — and much of the state — was under a burn ban. That burn ban was lifted when much-needed rain soaked the parish and lessened the chance of hazard.
However, Lincoln Parish Police Jury President Skip Russell asked that residents remember that fire is still a dangerous tool, even with the ground saturated with water.

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Visit a hidden treasure today

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History truly amazes me. We walk down the same paths — sit on the same land — as the people before us did. We can look at the books and manuscripts from hundreds of years ago. There is nothing quite like being able to touch and feel history.

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Preschoolers have busy start to October

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The students at Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center have had a busy month!
We kicked off October with an exciting field trip to the Ruston Fire Station. This outing took place during Fire Safety Week. The kids learned life saving information in fun ways.
We also had a “pink out” day and a march to support breast cancer awareness. They really enjoyed participating in this group activity.

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RHS team preps for Eco Car race

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Under the direction of instructor Randall Elliott, the Ruston High School Eco Car Team is already busy with its design and preparation for the 2014 Shell Eco Marathon competition. The eighth annual event is slated to take place again on the streets of downtown Houston, Texas, on April 24-27 at Discovery Green Park. The RHS team will be looking to build on its outstanding inaugural experience in 2013 as it designs, builds and tests an ultra-energy-efficient vehicle that can go the farthest using the least amount of energy.

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Glen View Elementary: ALA focuses on kindness, kindergarten to visit farm

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Kindergarten news
Glen View Elementary kindergarten students are enjoying the cooler weather and are looking forward to the upcoming October activities and field trips.
This month, we are talking about fire safety, Louisiana and United States symbols as well as learning new sight words and letter sounds.
The highlight of our week was the Imagination Movers concert in Monroe, and we are looking forward to visiting Papa Simpson’s Farm at the end of the month.

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GSU football team walks out

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Frustration felt by the Grambling State football program reached a boiling point Wednesday as team members did not report for practice after walking out during a meeting with GSU President Frank Pogue and other officials the previous night.
University officials said this morning they’re confident the Tigers will return to practice this afternoon.

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Tech scoreboard coming together

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Work on installing Louisiana Tech’s $1.2 million high definition video display board for the Thomas Assembly Center continues and is on pace to be ready to go when the school’s basketball teams tip off their seasons. In addition to the board, the project also includes a customized sound system for the TAC and a video board control room which will be utilized for both football and basketball.

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Tech soccer preparing for two-game home stand

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With the conference schedule now halfway through, Louisiana Tech has an important two-game home stand this weekend as it hosts UTEP at 7 p.m. Friday at and Southern Miss at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (7-7-1, 2-3 C-USA) currently sits two points back of UTEP (9-3-3, 2-1-2 C-USA) for the fifth spot and four points ahead of Southern Miss (6-5-4, 0-3-2 C-USA) in the west division. The top five from each division advance to compete in the Conference USA Tournament in Houston.

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