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October 11th, 2013

Teaching younger generations

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“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.”
— Maya Angelou
Cooler weather is finally upon us. It never seems to fail that this is the time of year when we get loads of dreary rainy days, so it only seems fitting to let Maya Angelou speak. While I was perusing the Internet recently I came across a blog on the Huffington Post’s website titled “25 Things Every Woman Should Know.”

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An American voice for all

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One of the greatest novelists of our generation has passed away. Tom Clancy died Oct. 1 at the age of 66.
Clancy’s found success quickly; his first novel, “The Hunt for Red October,” earned the praise of President Ronald Reagan.
Of the 26 novels he wrote, 17 of them reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. The last novel he wrote, “Command Authority,” will be released on Dec. 3.

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October 10th

Youth to participate in NCLAC event

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council encourages arts in the youth and the organization in hosting yet anotherart-filled day for area youth.
NCLAC will host Tie-Dye Day as part of its first Arts Academy class of the 2013-14 school year.
NCLAC Executive Director said the idea came from a member — Rachel Johnston.
“She suggested with the Columbus Day school holiday right around the corner it would be the perfect time to offer the class for students while parents are working,” Slaughter said. “So the idea and the need fit together very well.”

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Grambling recognizes contributions

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Four citizens, a bank and a local organization will be honored at the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce annual Community Contributions banquet Oct. 24 at the Ruston Civic Center.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception and a silent auction followed by the banquet at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $30 and tables seating eight are $210.

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Woman arrested for drugs charges

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At 2:34 p.m. Wednesday, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested one woman during a routine traffic stop on charges of drug possession.
Callie Marie Hockenjos, 26, of 1298 Farmerville Highway was arrested on possession of schedule V drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and open container. The total bond for possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and open container is $2,750 while the bond for possession of schedule V drugs is yet to be set.

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Simsboro council OKs permit

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SIMSBORO — The Simsboro Town Council passed a motion to allow a building permit and targeted areas to include on a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant program application during Monday’s monthly meeting at Simsboro Town Hall.
Aldermen Pam Durrett, Doug Durrett and Tiffany Cole OK’d a building permit for a mobile home trailer to be placed at 399 Rose Street. A mobile home had previously been located at that site but was moved to a different location.
The Council also agreed to request LCDBG funding for work for repairs on Woodland and Mary streets and Railroad Avenue.

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Advisory board thanks community

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The North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention Advisory Board met last week to discuss the year with multiple community members in attendance.
Robert Grafton began the meeting by acknowledging the board would not be able to function without the support of community members.
Morgan Fuller said the new grant has already begun.
“But we don’t know if we have the money just yet,” she said. “We are working with a lady in Baton Rouge to answer all the questions she has about what we do up here.”

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4Paws to host Fall Festival

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Local animal rescue organization 4Paws is holding their Inaugural Fall Fest Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at their location 290 Rodeo Road.
Inviting all people of all ages. The carnival-themed event will feature face painting, a magician, games, a dunking booth with local celebrity volunteers and a live DJ from Principal Entertainment. Petco will be in attendance with a live animal trainer.
There will also be a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of the new building location of 4 Paws.

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RHS Homecoming

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Pictured above is the 2013 Ruston High School homecoming court. From bottom left clockwise: Seniors Kristen Clark and Beth Ramirez, Juniors Valerie Thomas and Taryn Stark, Freshmen Rose Bowman and Ceinna Washington, Sophomores Tori Henry and Jessalynn Evans, Seniors Chandler Haddox and Anna Claire Wyatt. Inside circle left to right: Queen Deja Young and Maid of Honor Keanteria Wright. Homecoming festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Friday night.

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To be content is not to worry

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Contentment is defined in a dictionary as “the state of being mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are.” It’s rare today to find anyone who is truly content with his or her condition in life. There is a book that has a great deal to say about contentment — being satisfied with what we have. Who we are, and where we’re going. It’s the Bible! During Jesus’ teachings he said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.

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