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September 12th, 2013

LPSO makes arrest

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Man picked up for carnal knowledge
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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office apprehended one male for carnal knowledge of a juvenile at 11:54 p.m. on Wednesday.
Carlos Dewayne Thomas II, 19, of 10805 U.S. Highway 151, Dubach, was arrested by LPSO on U.S. Highway 33 at Kentucky Avenue at 11:54 p.m. He was arrested on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and the bail is yet to be set.

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Red carpet to be rolled out

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Celebrity to host movie premiere Saturday
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Popcorn, celebrities and the red carpet are thoughts far from a person’s mind when thinking of Ruston. However, coming up Saturday there will be a premiere showing of “Liar,” a new suspense thriller, at Celebrity Theatres.
Award winning director Todd E. Braley’s “Liar” is featuring an all star cast with local actors from the region.

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Art exhibit opens Friday

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Whether it is through Louisiana Tech University or Grambling State University, Ruston is fortunate to have such an arts presence within the community.
This time it will be Tech playing host to a gallery titled “Ephemera: 150 Years of Enterprise,” which has been curated by Associate Professor of Art Saul Zalesch.
Zalesch said he first worked with ephemera in 1993 as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Winterthur Library in Delaware.

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Painting the town blue

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Young Democrats to charter Sunday

While the state might be red as a whole, according to the Louisiana Voter Registration database there are more registered Democrats in Lincoln Parish than there are Republicans.
Now, there is a group for those young people in the area who ascribe to those Democratic principles.
Charla Burns, North Louisiana Regional Director of the Young Democrats of Louisiana, said she felt the area needed a group because there hasn’t been much Democratic activity in the northern part of the state thus far.

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Tech faculty recognized for excellence, contributions to university

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Two Louisiana Tech University faculty members were recognized by the University Senate Tuesday, for teaching and research excellence, and their valuable contributions to the success of the students and the university.

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Club news: Littera Club

Littera Club met for the first meeting of the 2013/2014 year at Grace Methodist Church. Hostesses Jean Lay, Teri Fulton, Ruth Walpole, Mildred McGehee and Carol Young had planned a Mexican Fiesta for the members. Emily Baugh had made colorful name tags in keeping with the fiesta theme. The tables were decorated using Fiestaware of all colors. Birds, dolls, and flowers in bright colors were centered on each table on colorful cloths.

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BPCC Theatre student selected for MFA playwrights workshop

Elise Birmingham, a Bossier Parish Community College performing arts-theatre student, was one of five college students in America selected to participate in the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop in Washington, D.C. this past summer.
Hand-picked by Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s (KCACTF) Artistic Director Gregg Henry, Birmingham served as an actor in the playwriting intensive workshop, which took place July 27 through Aug. 4. She was also the youngest student to participate in the entire workshop.

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Head Start helps children

The local Head Start program has been getting children ready for school since 1965.
The children and grandchildren of some of those original Head Start students have followed in their parents footsteps, benefiting from the programs available to Lincoln and Union parishes through the local program.
Currently, approximately 320 students are served by one of the two preschool centers.
Pamela Harris, former Ruston Elementary School principal, has taken the helm, and hopes to get the community more involved with the preschool program.

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La. Chicken Festival is fun for all

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I spent most of my weekends growing up on Barham Road in Dubach. When I was younger, before U.S. Highway 167 was expanded, my family scoured the hills of Barham Road. My grandparents lived on that road before I was born and will likely live there for the rest of their lives. During the weekends, my time was spent riding four-wheelers and playing on the many acres of my grandparents’ land. What we did during the weekends went hand-in-hand with what was going on in Dubach.

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Year kicks off with cookie dough sale

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From the Principal, Ms. Patrice Hilton
We have had a great start to our school year at Hillcrest Elementary!
School begins at 7:30 a.m. this year. Please be on time to start the day. Our Cookie Dough Sale ends Tuesday.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year!
Class news
Mrs. Conn’s class is off to a wonderful start in kindergarten! Her class has been learning about the numbers zero to five and sounds and letters. This is going to be a great year! Mrs. Conn stated, “My class is so sweet and very eager to learn!”

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