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October 10th, 2013

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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Donate blood to save a life

Every two seconds, someone needs blood.
Whether it is a critical illness or a life-altering accident, when the need arises only real blood will suffice. Life-saving blood cannot be manufactured or harvested, it can only be provided by generous donors.
According to LifeShare Blood Centers, approximately 1 in 7 people who enter the hospital need blood. It is always needed in the treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients.
By donating less than an hour of your time, you could give someone a lifetime of memories.

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Gov't shutdown hits home

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It’s no secret that the federal government is partially shut down as of Oct. 1. No matter what side of the political coin we are on, the shut down is scary. Numerous federally-funded entities around the country have been shut down and hundreds of thousands of employees of said entities have been furloughed. Entities that are important to the “health and well-being” of the country still have workers punching the clock.

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Students attend ‘See You at the Pole’ event

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Bethel Christian School met at the flagpole on September 25th for “See You at the Pole.”

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Physical education classes focus on improving fitness

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Third grade news
Big things are happening in third grade. We’ve successfully completed the first reading unit. We learned a great deal about finding the main idea in fiction stories that we read, explored the characters in our books, and discovered their unique traits.

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Bye week comes at good time for ’Dogs

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Tech has a number of players needed to heal from various injuries
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The timing of bye weeks can be crucial for a football team.
And for Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head coach Skip Holtz, the timing of this weekend’s bye couldn’t be better following Tech’s physical 38-35 win at Texas-El Paso on Saturday — the Bulldogs first win ever as a member of Conference USA.
“It was a hard-hitting, hard-fought game and we have quite a few players who were banged up and can use the bye week to try and heal up some,” Holtz said.

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