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November 21st, 2013

Bertaut speaks on health care

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At 2 p.m. Tuesday the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and McCarter Financial Group hosted a free, informational meeting featuring Michael Bertaut, an expert from Blue Cross Blue Shield on the Affordable Health Care Act, at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Greg McCarter, owner of McCarter Financial Group, said with the Affordable Care Act being a touchy subject, it is best to have an expert on the subject tell the public about it.
“The rules (of the Affordable Care Act) keep changing,” McCarter said. “That is why we have brought Michael Bertaut, a foremost expert, to come speak.”

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Building bridges across the world

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The Phillips family has learned a great deal about the cultural traditions of India and Nepal right from the comfort of their own homes.
For approximately the past five years, Andrea and Gregg Phillips, as well as their children, have been a part of the Friendship Family program.

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Club news: Long Leaf Pine Chapter DAR

Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 13 members and one guest.
Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Secretary Kara Giddings read the minutes and they were approved.
National Defense chairman Sue Parker gave a short history of Veterans Day and ways to celebrate it. Members were encouraged to visit the Lincoln Parish Library exhibit “Wall of Honor.”
American Indians chairman Kay Goss-Knotts gave an Indian minute.

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Club news: NCLMG hold monthly meeting

The North Central Louisiana Master Gardener (NCLMG) Association regular monthly meeting was held at First National Bank of Ruston on Nov. 5 with President Dalarie Moller presiding.
Kathy Stone received an enthusiastic welcome back and thanks was extended to Martha Walsworth for her outstanding services during Kathy’s absence.

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Ruston full of holiday cheer

Residents might have noticed that Ruston has already started to herald in the holiday season.
Holiday decorations are hung downtown, Santa’s sleigh — for his quick trips to the area before Christmas — has already been installed in Railroad Park and stores across the city have already put up vibrant holiday displays.
So, despite it being a little early, downtown Ruston has decided to kick off the holiday today with a little something special.

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Practice deer stand safety

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The season has fallen upon us, and with it comes something that is precious and valuable to the people of North Louisiana — hunting. During this time of year, the brisk, bright mornings mean the sound of guns shooting and dogs barking — deer steak for breakfast and chili on the table at dinner.

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IAL’s Payton named science teacher of year

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The Louisiana Science Teachers Association is proud to announce that I.A. Lewis School science teacher Holly Payton was named Outstanding Middle Grades Science Teacher of the Year during ceremonies recently held in Baton Rouge. She was selected among nominees across the state from fifth through eighth grades.

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Cox-Boniol wins prestigious science award

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Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol has been named the recipient of the Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to Science Education Award. Presented by the Louisiana Science Teachers Association during a recent ceremony in Baton Rouge, the award is the highest honor given by the organization and recognizes extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education in the sciences and science teaching.

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Simsboro Honor Roll

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Simsboro Elementary has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the second six-week grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
First grade: Khidan Brantley, Elizabeth Cornejo, A’eja Franklin, Aaliyah Goodwin, Erik Lopez, Faith Milton, Kayla Mitchell, Iva Sibley and Trumarion Smith.
Second grade: Richard Canterbury, Dimitri Carr, Bo Collinsworth, Harley Dowling, Taylor Hill, Steven Holstead, Angela King, Grisham Locke, Jon Robert Scheer, Kwuntaevion Shine, Kirah Spivey, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young.
Third grade: Addison Eckert.

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Cypress Springs Elementary: ALA learns about going green

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Cypress Springs Elementary School Advanced Learning Academy students are seen with teacher Pat Albritton (back left) and local artist Jackie Cochran, of Art Innovations (back right), following the completion of “green planters” created for use during the upcoming North Central Louisiana Arts Council Holiday Arts Tour. Cochran visited CSE and other schools throughout the district to work with the students as they built planters out of newspaper.

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