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February 14th, 2015

Students excel at science, prepare for PARCC exams

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Test Preparation Program
The Extended Day Test Preparation program for eighth graders began on Feb. 2. The major purpose of the program is to engage students in test—taking skills and additional practice lessons/activities that will better prepare them for success on the new Louisiana Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment. The after-school program is scheduled 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Science Fair

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Choudrant Elementary

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Top Photo: CES third graders attending Tech’s Regional Science Fair were, left to right, Conner Thompson, Bryce Ougel, Payton Antley, Kylee Parker, Elli Dickerson, Gracen Bryant, Mason Colwell, Mitch Stone, Liam Lowe, Reagan Breslin, Tanya Mina-Cirilo and Cooper Davis.
Bottom Photo: Fourth graders representing Choudrant Elementary at the regional science fair were, left to right, standing: Elissa Guillotte, Madalyn Owens, Trent Baker, Blake Bullock, Kameron Sheets and Mattie Johnson; and sitting: Emma Bell, Kylar Estis, Case Farrar and Cassidy Causey.

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CES was well-represented at regional science fair

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Science Fair
Choudrant Elementary School was well-represented at Louisiana Tech University’s Regional Science Fair held on Thursday for the third through fourth graders and on Friday for the sixth graders.
Math Nights
During the month of January, Choudrant Elementary was excited to have Julie Holmes’ elementary math methods students from Tech host two math nights for our school.

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Voicing opinions beneficial for all parties involved

Monthly meetings of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury can spark community interest and involvement in a variety of ways.
After four committee meetings prior to Tuesday night’s meeting, the jury convened to take care of several items of business.
However it wasn’t without the input from community members that some of these committees made a final decision.
The LPPJ is responsible for a multitude of projects throughout the city of Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
The Ruston Daily Leader urges residents to get involved and voice their opinions.

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FB updates from the afterlife

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In a cliché, “I remember when,” sort of fashion, I can clearly remember exactly when I first opened my Facebook page. Being in college at the time that Mark Zuckerberg’s invention began to take off — when it started you had to be in college to get a page — I was one of the early subscribers.

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McClellan celebrates 106

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Celebrating a milestone birthday is a time most individuals look forward too, but one local woman recently celebrated her 106th birthday.
Rosia McClellan was born Jan. 25, 1909, and raised in nearby Bernice.
McClellan said she worked as a farmer most of her life.
“We grew everything — cotton, corn, potatoes, watermelon,” she said. “You name it, we raised it.”
During a recent visit, McClellan talked about how hard she and her family worked because there was no tractor back then.
She also said people don’t know what hard work is now. 

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CCA receives donation

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In honor of their 175th church anniversary celebration, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church donated more than 1,000 can food items to Christian Community Action for the “Souper Bowl Of Caring Project,” during which other churches made donations as well. Pictured are members of Wesley Chapel, along with their Pastor Charles Penuell presenting the cans to CCA Director Stephanie Matthews.

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Hundreds of students converge on Tech’s Spring Career Day

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Louisiana Tech University held its annual Spring Career Day recently, with more than 100 employers gathering in the Student Center looking for interns and full-time employees from the university, and nearly 800 students attending the event.
“If you go to Career Day, you are one step ahead of several other graduates,” said Reghan Lopez, a Louisiana Tech alumna.
Lopez said she was so nervous that she almost decided not to go, however, due to what her parents may have said, she decided otherwise.

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Church News February 15, 2015

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly
of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
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Celebrating a lovely holiday, remembering a leader

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I hope you all had a great Valentine’s celebration. Some people don’t pay much attention to this date, but I love it. It isn’t just for children, you know. It’s a forerunner of spring when young hearts (and old) turn to thoughts of love.

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