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November 28th, 2014

Master Gardener class on tap

The LSU AgCenter is accepting applications for the next Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners class, scheduled for January through March. Membership is open to all adults in Northwest Louisiana. Master Gardeners are the volunteer arm of the AgCenter. They are trained in horticulture in exchange for 40 hours of volunteer service, sharing what they have learned with other gardeners.

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November 27th

Man arrested on drug charges

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A Grambling man was arrested Tuesday night when a police officer stopped a vehicle without license plate lights.
According to the affidavit, the Ruston Police Department officer was stationed at South Farmerville Street when a white Ford Crown Victoria passed by without a functioning license plate light.
The officer reported a traffic stop was initiated and contact with the driver was made.
The driver was reportedly identified as Jermichael Grant, 29, of 111 Young St., Grambling.

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Poinsettia Show set for Tuesday

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Louisiana Tech University knows the Christmas season has officially started when the Department of Agricultural Sciences holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction set for Tuesday at Squire Creek Country Club.
A reception will kick off the event at 6:30 p.m. with the auction set for a 7 p.m. start.
A varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction, with proceeds going to the Department of Agricultural Science.

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We have plenty to be thankful for

Here in Lincoln Parish we have plenty for which to be thankful. Just in the past year, the parish has grown by leaps and bounds civically, financially and politically.
To name a few, the city of Ruston has been able to initiate beautification projects downtown, including the renovation of Railroad Park, and there have been numerous construction projects for new access to budding businesses all over town.

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Saying goodbye isn't easy

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Today is Thanksgiving and although I have a lot to be thankful for, I’m a little sad because I have to say goodbye.
I have decided to return to school and pursue a career in education and I know I should be excited, but I’m not there yet. I keep thinking about all of the things I’ll miss about journalism and all of the people I’ve come to know and love that have made this experience so wonderful for me.

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NLA Medical Center a big help

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Concerning my recent stay at the North Louisiana Medical Center, I want to share my wonderful experience while a patient there. Going to the hospital is not something any of us would want to do, but when you are sick and in need of professional health care, you go. I had been battling walking pneumonia for almost eight months. My wife called Dr. Tommy Smith’s office and told his nurse about my symptons. They were kind enough to manage to get me in the next day.

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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a success

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Dear Lincoln Parish,
Thank you for making the 63rd Ruston Kiwanis Pancake Day another successful event. All of our Kiwanis projects are dedicated to helping children in our community such as Terrific Kids, the Methodist Children’s Home Christmas Party, Youth Art Festival, Med Camps, school backpack program, drug court, Teen Challenge, Dixie Baseball and Habitat homes.
We thank the businesses that bought tickets for their employees and customers. Serving you pancakes for a great cause is a double benefit for our club.
Thank You.
Pam Jones, Kiwanis president

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Governor still putting state in finacial peril

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Once again our governor has put the financial affairs of this state in great peril. Now we’re looking at a $1.4 billion budget shortfall for the coming year. History repeats itself once again.
Honestly, this guy is just no good at financial policies.

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Elisha Ministries, HELP partner for Thanksgiving

Elisha Ministries Supportive Housing of North Louisiana in collaboration with the Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by giving away turkeys to 10 needy families in Lincoln and Morehouse parishes.
Elisha Ministries Supportive Housing of Northeast Louisiana is an agency developed to meet the needs of the poor and homeless as a faith based nonprofit incorporation. The organization provides education, housing and support services to individuals and low income families suffering from a severe and persistent mental illness.

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Tech innovators share ideas at business pitch competition

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Entrepreneurs and innovators from Louisiana Tech University recently shared ideas for new business ventures and competed for cash prizes during the “Won in One” pitch competition.

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