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May 18th, 2017

E-recycling reaps over 7,000 pounds

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Ruston residents donated 7,225 pounds of used computers, printers and other electronics during the city’s first electronic waste recycling day May 13.
The event was so successful officials want to make it an annual occurrence, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator, said.
“It was a win-win for everyone,” she said. “Besides being a free event, our community could safely recycle electronic waste while giving back to organizations around the state.”

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NLMC Auxiliary donates $15,000 to hospital

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The families and patients that put their trust in the staff at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center can rest a little easier after a $15,000 donation from the hospital auxiliary.
Members of the auxiliary raised funds to purchase three AccuVein devices — a product that uses vein illumination to allow nurses to see a map of veins on the surface of the skin, thus lowering the chances of multiple needle sticks.
Kim Kavanaugh, a registered nurse, clinical educator and a member of the vascular team at the hospital, said the equipment has really helped patients.

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YEA! students to graduate

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At 6:30 tonight, Lincoln Parish will officially have nine new business owners as the students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy celebrate their graduation.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is for students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate and a commitment to their community and family.
YEA! is a program of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Webb, Duke to marry in June

Kellie Paige Webb, of Lake Charles, and Jacob Ivan Duke, of Ruston, proudly announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Tammy Webb, of Lake Charles; and the granddaughter of Phillip and Patty Webb, of Montgomery, Texas; and the late Hebert Dye and Rita Dye, of Kiln, Mississippi.

Kellie is a 2014 graduate of Barbe High School and is currently attending Louisiana Tech University.

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Slaughter, Scriber to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slaughter, of Choudrant, announce the engagement of the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Lauren Elise Slaughter to Seth Allen Scriber, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferracci, of Choudrant, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Slaughter, of Ruston.

Lauren is a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity of Louisiana Tech University.

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Free books answer to a smart summer

Books were a hot topic heading into the final days of the 2016-17 school year in Lincoln Parish.
The Lincoln Parish school district recently let its elementary school students participate in a free book fair where students were able to take home up to 10 books with them for the summer, depending on grade level.
In addition to the free book fair, Lincoln Parish elementary students were able to see the results of a program they participated in that let them select books for the 2017 International Literacy Association’s Children’s Choices reading lists.

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Opioid battle is taking shape

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Action definitely speaks louder than words.
State Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, is embodying that statement with her recent approach to prevent opioid overdoes in Louisiana.
Moreno has been instrumental in helping reduce opioid overdoses in a state that statistically is near the bottom of every major opioid addiction category. Louisiana doctors and other physicians have had a hand in making Louisiana the sixth-highest opioid prescription rate in the country.

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Lincoln Preparatory School: Students participate in book drive

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The classroom libraries of several teachers at Lincoln Prep (formerly Alma J. Brown) on the campus of GSU were bolstered by the delivery of 261 books recently courtesy of the GSU Psychology and Sociology Club.

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Grambling falls in extra innings

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NEW ORLEANS — Early errors proved costly late as Grambling State fell 7-6 in 11 innings Thursday night in opening-round play of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament at Wesley Barrow Stadium.
Grambling, the No. 1 seed from the SWAC’s West Division, now turns around and will play an elimination game at noon today against Prairie View A&M.
The game was tied at 6-6 in the top of the 11th inning when Alcorn’s Wallace Rios Jimenez led off with a walk and ended up scoring on a K. Cormier single to take the one-run lead.

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Graduation turns into game day for Techsters senior duo

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Natalie Moran and Tori Charters circled this weekend on their respective calendars months ago, maybe even years.
It was going to be their big day, one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Their names would be called in front of thousands of people as they walked across the stage of the Thomas Assembly Center in high heels and dresses to receive their diplomas as part of spring commencement exercises at Louisiana Tech.
Instead, Moran and Charters will be performing on a different stage in a different venue in a different once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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