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October 9th, 2014

Lincoln ACHIEVE making strides to success

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Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln ACHIEVE Coordinator, was recently among a group of national stakeholders brought together in Washington D.C. by The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF). Part of a series of meetings focused on initiating enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) opportunities for students in all grade levels, Cox-Boniol joined business and industry representatives as well as other educators in exploring opportunities to inspire and engage students in expanded STEM initiatives and activities.

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RHS to host debate

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Ruston High School will be hosting the Bearcat Classic debate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by Woodard and Clement Law Offices. Several schools from across the state will compete in events. The Top 4 finishers in each division will earn bids to the state tournament. Several types of debates will be offered incluading:
• Examination debating, which is a two-partner debate event focusing on issues of government policy.
• Lincoln Douglas — a one-on-one event in which students debate values.

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LSMSA student excels

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More than 165 students were recognized during the Summer Recognition Ceremony held Oct. 2, in Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.
Deborah Adeyemi, of Ruston, was one of 11 seniors announced as Graduates with Distinction for academic excellence.

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SIMSBORO HONOR ROLL

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A Honor Roll
• First grade
Luis Bautista, Mackenzie Becks, Aimsley Brown, Autumn Brown, Olivia Cole, Ivy Collinsworth, Morgan Crowe, Jolee Dison, Tate Hammond, Kaleb Holstead, Ke’Shaun Jackson, Jacob Miller, Max Milton, Rayanna Pesnell, Jabari Robinson, Christopher Stevens, Kira Wright and Adlee Young.
• Second grade
Iva Sibley
• Third grade
Bo Collinsworth, Grisham Locke, Amayah West and Will Young.
• Fourth grade
Kailee Barnette and Kristian Warfield
•Fifth grade
Dakota Dowing.
• Sixth grade
Violet Waddle.
B Honor roll
• First grade

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Choudrant Elementary: Fire dept. visits Temple pre-k

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Top: The Ruston Fire Department recently visited students in the Temple Baptist Church Pre-k program. Students enjoyed watching a movie on fire safety and getting a tour of the fire truck.
Bottom: Ainsley Bridges and Bess Cotton posing inside the fire truck.

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RUSTON ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Principal’s List
• Third grade
Amelia Avery, Donovan Breeding, Kyle Caston, Bethany Colvin, Bryant Crook, Matthew Daulton, Jonah Dumas, Joanna Fernandes, Austin Guillory, Pondexter Howard, Khadija Karim, Jude Keen, Cole Magee, Jaliyah McWain, Annalynn Murray, Kadence Nugent, Diamond Patterson, Katoriah Robinson, Amelia Roger, Earl Spencer, Preslea St Andre, Koy Tolar, Ty’jai Ursin, Serenity White andKaitlin Woods.
• Fourth grade

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Rotary students of the month named

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the September Student of the Month Awards. Following comments by program coordinator Rachel Lilley, each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the September 17 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. 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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October 8th

Fundraiser fights violence

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During the unloading of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s pumpkins, 22-month-old Drew Wade helped his mom Rebekah Wade, member of the DART board, arrange pumpkins in a wheelbarrow.
The pumpkin patch is located at the Townsend House and is available for residents to take fall photos and purchase pumpkins. Located at 410 N. Bonner St., the Townsend House is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Prepping for disaster

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Parish to host mass casualty drill Thursday
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Louisiana Tech University will be the site of a mass casualty drill on Thursday.
A collaboration of emergency response agencies including, but not limited to, law enforcement and fire agencies throughout the parish and the state of Louisiana, there will also be state and federal agencies involved.
Eric Brazzel, Ruston Fire Department public education officer, said the drill would be performed in close proximity to Joe Aillet Stadium.
“The ‘victims’ in this scenario are going to be Louisiana Tech nursing students,” he said.

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School board discusses truancy funding

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The Lincoln Parish School Board defended itself once again Tuesday night over an alleged discrepancy in a transaction made between the board and the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
On Sept. 26, an invoice was made from the LPSB to the DA’s office for services rendered by the Truancy Assessment Service Center — a special program overseen by the DA.
Funding for TASC normally comes from the state — specifically the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement — however, for the past several months the state has failed to reimburse grant monies to the DA’s office.

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