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October 24th, 2013

SHS hosts ‘Speaking of Science’

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Students in Chris Campbell’s science classes at Simsboro High School recently extended and enriched their learning through guest lecturers from Louisiana’s “Speaking of Science,” a science and engineering speakers’ bureau. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Board of Regents’ Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the SoS speakers are counted among the State’s finest teaching and research talent in the science and engineering disciplines.

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October 23rd

Storage among top issues at RES

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If the Ruston District No. 1 millage tax extension is approved by voters on Nov. 16, teachers at Ruston Elementary School will be most excited about the new storage space they will be afforded.
RES Principal Sonja Walker, who worked closely with former RES principal Shavonne Garner-Price to develop the list of needs at the school, explained that teachers currently have access to very little storage.

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Local law enforcement personnel graduate from academy in September

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The city of Ruston can rest at ease knowing that new officers from Ruston Police Department and Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office completed their 10-week training at police academy and are now training under field training officers on the streets.
On Sept. 26 Taylor Folmar, Corey Gray, Dylan Castenada and Kayla Loyd from RPD and Lamont Freeman from LPSO graduated from the North Delta Regional Training Academy in Monroe. LPSO also hired Brian King recently, but he has not yet completed the official academy training.
Loyd said she has always wanted to be in law enforcement.

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Origami beetles invade GSU

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Grambling State University will host one of Louisiana Tech University’s own — Joli Livaudais Graham as she presents her newest exhibit “All That I Love.”
“I am interested in psychology and how we come to terms with the basic truths of being human — life, death, spirituality and how we relate to each other and the world,” Graham said. “All of my work is a reflection of my thoughts on these things.
“There aren’t supposed to be any great answers to these questions in my artwork. It’s more about the search for understanding and seeking some measure of personal wisdom.”

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Hot Halloween set for Saturday

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The weather is cooling off, but things are just now starting to heat up at the Ruston Fire Department.
At 10 a.m. Saturday RFD is teaming up with local junior high and high school Future Business Leaders of America clubs and Beta Alpha Psi from Louisiana Tech University to put on the eighth annual Hot Halloween Happening at the RFD headquarters, located at 920 East Georgia Ave. During Hot Halloween Happening, there will be games, candy, a free hot dog lunch and a tour of a firehouse.

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Kiwanis names new board

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Ruston Kiwanis Club named the board members for the 2013-14 club year.
Pictured on the first row from left to right are Ed Shell, incoming president Jack Thigpen, past president Kari Quinnelly and Sammy White.
Pictured on the second row are Jeff Woods, Randy Alexander, secretary and treasurer Tracy Calloway, Richard Raue and bulletin editor Earvin Ryland.

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NCLAC arts academy offers workshop

In partnership with Louisiana Tech University’s master’s in fine arts program, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents Visual Rhythm, a workshop combining public, collaborative art with music. To celebrate music in the community, MFA candidate Matthew Knopps will be leading teams consisting of one adult and one child age 10–16 in creating a sculpture installation focusing on principles such as rhythm, variety and repetition. The artwork will be on display in the windows of the new Percussive Arts Institute of Ruston (PAIR) during this fall’s Holiday Arts Tour.

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Quilters honor 12 veterans

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The Senior Circle Quilters for America’s Heroes will honor 12 local veterans with heirloom quilts at 2 p.m. Nov. 14. The ceremony will take place in the front courtyard of Northern Louisiana Medical Center. There will be a reception held in their honor following the presentation.
This is the quilters’ third annual quilt presentation. The mission of this group is to present these heirloom quilts once a year, on or around Veterans Day in November, to local veterans who have served this country so bravely.

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Grambling football dispute draws attention to cuts

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — A nearly weeklong boycott by the Grambling State University's football team including forfeiting its game at Jackson State has made more people aware of the campus's financial struggles and drummed up interest from donors around the country, Grambling's president said Tuesday.
For its part, Jackson State said late Tuesday night that its losses over canceling its homecoming game Saturday could cost the school and the city millions and that it "plans to pursue litigation against Grambling State and others," which could cause Grambling even more headaches.

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Saluting our nation’s heroes

Each November, we all take a few moments on Veterans Day to recognize our noble countrymen who have sacrificed their own hopes and dreams to make sure that we can all pursue ours.
The Lincoln Parish Library, however, didn’t think that only one day was enough. So, for the entire month of November they have set aside the Chautauqua Gallery for their “Hall of Heroes” exhibit.

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