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September 21st, 2016

Where are the good old days?

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Scholarships can make quite the difference when attending a university.
Sarfraz Ahmed, 17, of Cedar Creek School, and Hannah Scheaffer, 17, of Ruston High School, both understand that.
The two were recently named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program that will hopefully see them become finalists and receive one of the 7,500 scholarships the program offered.
Sarfraz said if he receives scholarship money, the donation will prove all of his hard work in high school was worth it.

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Tech achieves record enrollment

Scholarships can make quite the difference when attending a university.
Sarfraz Ahmed, 17, of Cedar Creek School, and Hannah Scheaffer, 17, of Ruston High School, both understand that.
The two were recently named semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program that will hopefully see them become finalists and receive one of the 7,500 scholarships the program offered.
Sarfraz said if he receives scholarship money, the donation will prove all of his hard work in high school was worth it.

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September 20th

RPAR hosts football competition

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Young pro football fans recently had the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Ruston Parks and Recreation hosted an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Winners were, standing, from left to right, were Murphy DeMoss, Wes Altic, Abraham Priego, Fred Payne and Tyna Jackson; and kneeling, from left to right, are Jaden Winzer, Davis DeMoss, Fredrian Payne and Noah Murphy.
First-place winners were boys 6-7 Noah Murphy; boys 8-10 Davis Demoss; girls 9-10 Murphy DeMoss; boys 9-10 Wes Altic; girls 12-13 Tyna Jackson; and boys 12-13 Fred Payne.

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Dubach to celebrate Chicken Festival

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The 28th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival will begin clucking away starting Friday and rolling through Saturday evening.
The annual festival honoring the flightless bird will begin with a traditional bingo night starting at 6 p.m. Friday at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse, said Gina Stokes, Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization Event Coordinator.
The Louisiana Sidemen Band will play music to entertain the bingo players until 10 p.m. Friday.
“That’s just the kick off,” Stokes said.

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Club News: Littera

Littera Club
The Littera opened its 2016-17 club year Sept. 7, in the Community Room at Origin Bank with Ruth Wall, Gloria Gullatt and Joan Gordon serving as co-hostesses.
The fall decorations and refreshments were enjoyed by the 23 members present.
After Vice President Carolyn Russell opened the meeting, Teri Fulton led members in the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.

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Club News: Caney Lake Good Sams

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Good Sams Club
Come, get out of the sizzling heat of August and join hosts Nancy and Hubert Tolman at the cool Thomas Linge Community Center in Oakgrove for the Caney Lake Good Sams Club camp out.
You will be even happier as you enjoy eating at Fox’s Pizza on Wednesday.
After a lazy morning relaxing and catching up on everyone’s news, you’ll be glad that those wonderful aromas you are experiencing is your lunch — grilled hamburgers — expertly cooked by the Camp Chefs headed by Hubert Estes.
Everyone felt like “Wimpys” with their tummies full to popping.
 

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Ruston beats Neville in JV action

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John White ran this interception back for a touchdown Monday evening to help the Ruston High School junior varsity team to a 19-14 win over Neville at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.

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Composting can improve garden

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It’s about that time of the year to dust off the rakes and begin cleaning up all the leaves that fall from our trees. As we drive around we’ll see people burning and bagging tons of leaves and sticks from there yards. It always made me wonder as I watch the smoke coming from these piles if it’s actually smoke signals trying to communicate to us that we are wasting a very valuable and free resource. It wouldn’t take much effort at all to turn those leaves into nutrient filled compost to use in our gardens and flower beds.

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Strong start for the Tech’s girls of fall

Most people associate fall with football, but that’s not the only action happening for Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department.
Tech’s girls of fall are off to a great start in their various sports.
The Tech cross country teams played host to the program’s annual Mook Triple-Duals at Tech Farm Saturday morning, with the women’s squad taking three top-10 finishes with Kacie Kaufman leading the pack with a time of 19:06 in the three-mile race. Elia Nero recorded a third place finish overall with a final time of 19:41 for the sophomore.

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September 19th

Area dentist opens at new location

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Residents may have noticed construction on a new building on North Trenton Street — recently completed, this construct is the home of Trenton Dental Center, located at 1605 N. Trenton St.
Paige Volentine, a local dentist and owner of the practice, said more than 75 people showed up to help them celebrate the grand opening of the center.
“We had a ribbon cutting and the open house,” she said. “There were about 100 people at the cutting and then we probably had the same amount trickle into the grand opening. Everything was just wonderful.”

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