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September 14th, 2013

Business Cheers

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Levy elected to national board
The Louisiana District Attorneys Association has announced that District Attorney Robert W. Levy has been elected to represent Louisiana District Attorneys on the Board of the National District Attorneys Association. Levy is a past president of the LDAA and also serves as a member of the LDAA Board of Directors. Levy is district attorney in the 3rd Judicial District of Louisiana in Lincoln and Union parishes.

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40k pounds of protein donated

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Effort will provide more than 160,000 meals to area families

Smithfield and Brookshire’s are partnering to help feed local Monroe area families by donating 40,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. The joint effort is part of Smithfield’s “Helping Hungry Homes” program.
Representatives from Smithfield and Brookshire’s will present the donation at 11 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.

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Tech’s TBDC to host cyber workshop

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Louisiana Tech’s Technology Business Development Center (TBDC)ewew and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a cyber security workshop Thursday.
Richard Kissel, who works with NIST’s Computer Security Division, will conduct the workshop, which will focus on helping business owners assess their security to identify necessary safeguards, weigh potential loss and prepare for cyber threats.

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Glen View Elementary

Classes work on getting into successful routines

Kindergarten news
Kindergarteners at Glen View Elementary have had a fun and successful school beginning.
We are learning how to sit in our desks, work cooperatively with others, how to work quietly by ourselves, learning how to be independent, and how to walk in an orderly line. It has also been a time of learning academically.
We have learned so many new things in a short amount of time beginning with school and classroom rules, learning our names, our breakfast/lunch numbers, and identifying the letters of the alphabet and reading sight words so we will be great readers.

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Blue Angels named for 2013-14 school year

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The Choudrant High School Blue Angels attended American All-Star dance camp in July at Louisiana Tech University. They earned many blue ribbons as well as the judges’ award, two superior trophies for home routine and their competition routine, first runner-up for competition routine and second runner-up camp champion. The superior trophies qualify them for national competition that will be held in Orlando, Fla., in February.

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Boersma, McGehee, Moore inducted into MC’s Mortar Board society

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Fifty students at Mississippi College were recently inducted into the Mortar Board Cap and Gown Society for 2013-14, America’s premier national honor society that spotlights college seniors for their achievement in scholarship, leadership and service projects.
Three local students were welcomed into Mortar Board.
Those students are:
• Aaron Boersma, the son of David and Rachel Boersma, of Ruston.
• Andrew McGehee, the son of Dr. David and Michele McGehee, of Ruston.
• Elizabeth Moore, the daughter of Byron and Melinda Moore, of Ruston.

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Party 318 kicks off Thursday

The Masur Museum of Art is a division of the Department of Community Affairs for the City of Monroe.
Exhibitions and educational programs are sponsored by the Twin City Art Foundation.
The Masur Museum’s mission is to provide a quality visual arts experience through temporary exhibitions, educational programs and collections management for the citizens of Monroe and the community of Northeast Louisiana.
Party 318 is an event for young professionals and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum.

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Church News

Assembly of God
First Assembly
of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Baptist
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Temple

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September 13th

Tech fans offer support at Tulane game

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Even a red sea of Bulldog fans couldn’t prevent Tulane from taking a 24-15 win over Louisiana Tech University on Thursday before a Red-Out game crowd of 22,035 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Explosive home work

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Man injured in Simsboro bathroom renovation blast

At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, a chemical explosion took place at Pine Ridge Apartments in Simsboro.
The explosion took place in the bathroom of Rachael Aulds’ apartment.
“I was in the apartment when the machine exploded,” said Aulds. “(The workers) were refurbishing the tub.”
Reportedly, the workers were using a chemical combustion machine that had a short in the wiring, which caused the bathroom to explode and one worker to catch on fire.
Tiffany Cole, a nurse on the scene, was the first one to arrive on the scene.

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