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SOCA Saturday

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Ruston residents will have the chance to take a nice stroll or run through the neighborhood South of California Avenue on Saturday morning.
The fourth annual SOCA 5K Walk/Sprint is set to take off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Registration, which is $25 for individuals and $100 for a five-person team, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Mays Chapel Church, which is where the race will begin. That registration will include lunch and a T-shirt.

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Three new degrees

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Lincoln Parish’s two public universities got the approval of the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for the implementation of three new degree programs — two at Grambling State University and one at Louisiana Tech University — for the 2012-13 school year.
The first of the two new degree programs at GSU includes the development of an alternative Master of Arts degree in teaching (MAT).

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Waltman golf tourney on tap

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A round of golf, 27 holes and a side of philanthropy could be the recipe for an interesting weekend in Lincoln Parish.
The Ninth Annual Jason Waltman 27 Hole Closest to the Hole Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the Emerson Centre, is set for May 4-6.
Tee times begin at 7 a.m. each day and continue every two hours with the last tee time being at 5 p.m. The course takes approximately two hours, but residents who are unavailable that weekend are allowed to come early from Friday through May 3.

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SciTech offers summer learning opportunity

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The SciTech Education Center at Louisiana Tech University has the chance to bring students more learning opportunities this summer thanks to a $50,000 grant they have been awarded by NASA’s Summer of Innovation Program.
All Louisiana students in grades four through nine will have the opportunity to attend free on-campus non-residential camps throughout this summer. Students in fourth through sixth grades can attend June 11-15, sixth and seventh graders can attend June 18-22 and eighth and ninth graders on June 25-29.

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RCT to present ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

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Ruston Community Theatre is proud to present Irving Berlin’s famous Broadway musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” as the Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical Series for 2012.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 3-5, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on May 6. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students with identification. The musical will be held at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Help support DART's cause

To say domestic violence affects us all is an understatement. It’s statically impossible to not know someone who has experienced some form of abuse in a domestic relationship.
Collectively, it costs employers $1.8 billion in loss of productivity. Not surprisingly, health care-related costs due to domestic violence are even more costly at around $4 billion.
Although these numbers alone give reasons to intervene, they do not reflect society’s moral obligation.

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Cancer survivors speak out

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Nancy Bergeron had no symptoms of cancer.
When the tumor was detected in February 2011, Nancy could only deem it a “God thing that it was caught early.” Because she was having some other issues, which were unrelated to the tumor, her doctor ordered an ultrasound to see if she had a problem with her gallbladder. It was at that time that the kidney cancer was detected while it was still in the first stage.

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Schools set for summer break in 28 days

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“Twenty-eight days Mother, then school is a over!“
This is the response my daughter gave to me wearing a wide smile on her face.
“Just think about it, I can stay up late at night, and sleep in late if I want to.”

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Rotary names April students of the month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by Rotarian Jim Tuten, each student was honored at the April 18 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club President Tom Garza. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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Library hosts book fair, FBLA members excel

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Important Dates
• Friday — FBLA Awards Banquet
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, RHS Auditorium — Band Spring Concert
• Tuesday — Teacher Appreciation Day

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