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May 23rd, 2013

Lincoln to join Okla. relief efforts

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Lincoln Parish residents wanting to contribute to the tornado relief effort in Moore, Okla., will get their chance on Friday.
Jonesboro Police Officer Ty Garrett is heading to Moore and will stop at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Visitors and Convention Bureau Office parking lot, located at 2111 N. Trenton St., to pick up donated goods.
Garrett’s focus is on goods for babies and children, so he is asking for donations of baby clothes, children’s clothes, baby toys, bottles, formula, diapers, pacifiers, etc. He is also in need of water and Gatorade.

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Honor fallen in safety

For many people, Memorial Day weekend is the official start to summer.
The warm weather, end of school and opening of various bodies of water offer the recipe for an exciting holiday weekend. And, like during most holidays, many people will imbibe alcoholic beverages.

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Appreciate those annoying sirens

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That annoying beeping, sounding much like a giant utility truck in reverse gear, echoed through the air of northwest Ruston Wednesday night.
Thank goodness there was barely a cloud in the sky.
The City of Ruston tested (it was supposed to be a silent test) its tornado alert system as the series of beeps showed the city residents are now capable of getting advanced warning in the case of a tornado or any other emergency we might face.
And in light of the events earlier this week in Moore, Okla., that’s definitely relieving.

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Simsboro High Honor Roll

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Simsboro School has released the names of those students achieving the honor roll for the sixth six-weeks grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
First grade: Cayden Barfield, Richard Canterbury, Dimitri Carr, Grant Carr, Bo Collinsworth, Jamaya Crump, Harley Dowing, Moriah Fairley, Taylor Hill, Alana Johnson, Grisham Locke, Bethany Mitchell, Michael Radford, Brooklyn Roberson, John Robert Scheer, Kirah Spivey, Stormy Tartar, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young

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Students receive free books

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The Lincoln Parish School District recently wrapped up its inaugural Early Grades Reading Project with celebrations at both Glen View Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary schools. Each student received 12 books from the partnership effort helmed by United Way of Northeast Louisiana.

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Honoring Hayworth’s service

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Friends, former faculty and alumni are invited to a Retirement Reception honoring Cedar Creek English teacher Pat Hayworth (pictured above) at noon Wednesday at the Cedar Creek School Library.

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Edward E “Kit” Tinsley

Edward E. “Kit” Tinsley, 74, of Simsboro La, passed away on Sat May 18 following a brave effort to recover from a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 10AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Owens Memorial Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Randy Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Simsboro. Kit was born Dec 13, 1938 on the family property in Simsboro and lived 70 of his 74 years on the Tinsley family home site. Kit (Papa Kit to his children and grand-children) was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed and excelled at hunting, fishing and gardening.

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Creek players are All-State

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With 20-plus wins, high power rankings and playoff appearances, it was a successful spring for the diamond teams at Cedar Creek High.
Now, there’s more glory for the Lady Cougars and Cougars.
Cedar Creek’s District 2-1A championship softball squad has shortstop Maggie Davidson and pitcher Caley Pyles on the first unit and outfielder Lilla Jimmerson and third baseman Mary Terral on the honorable mention list of the 2013 All-State Class 1A squad selected by a panel of Louisiana Sports Writers Association members.

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Brian Lee “Butch” Smart

Brian Lee “Butch” Smart passed away May 22, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana after a 12 year battle with cancer. He and his family were residents of Highlands, North Carolina for the past 17 years,

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Mr. Jeffery Davis Lumpkin

Mr. Jeffery Davis Lumpkin, 46, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Lumpkin was born March 26, 1967 in Ruston Louisiana to Dr. William “Bill” and Elizabeth Davis Lumpkin. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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