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May 23rd, 2014

You can’t be too prepared

Sometimes, we residents of North Louisiana forget how much hurricane season really can affect us as an entire state.
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and the state is offering an incentive for citizens to be prepared by offering a 4 percent tax break on all items purchased for hurricane safety.

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Time to remember the fallen

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There was a stark contrast between my Dad’s war and mine.
Theirs had Rosie the Riveter, rationing coupons, war bonds, Glenn Miller, Bob Hope and Betty Grable. We had Jane Fonda, Mohammed Ali, Abbie Hoffman and Country Joe and the Fish. He had Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima and ticker tape parades. We had the Tet Offensive, Khe Sanh, Agent Orange, Mi Lai and Cal Berkley.
To use the vernacular of the time, it was a bummer all the way around.

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May 22nd

Opponents: Move bad for economy

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Residents express concerns about gun, knife show
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During Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting, Ruston resident and retired CPA John Sachs told the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control it would be taking money out of the parish by allowing the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a gun and knife show slated for August in the Library Events Center.

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Removing barriers

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Tech students design new pavilion for MedCamps
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At 3 p.m. Friday, MedCamps of Louisiana and the Louisiana Tech School of Architecture’s Design Build program will dedicate the Larkin Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Garden at Camp Alabama in Choudrant. 
Students in Tech’s School of Architecture have partnered with various organizations in Lincoln Parish to design and build structures ranging from homes for Habitat for Humanity to park pavilions around Ruston. This year’s students have designed and built a barrier free outdoor meeting space and pavilion for MedCamps of Louisiana to facilitate an array of camp functions.

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Belton addresses residency issues

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John Belton, a candidate for 3rd Judicial District Attorney, and his wife Alana, issued a statement this week to dispel the rumor that they moved their son to West Monroe to play football.

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Kicking up awareness in Ruston

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Teen Challenge to host walkathon, crawfish boil fundraiser Saturday

On Saturday morning, Ruston residents are being asked to tie on their walking shoes for a good cause. Then, they can tie on their bibs to enjoy a good meal.
The Louisiana Teen Challenge Statewide Walk is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Railroad Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the park, and the cost for participation is $25 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Ruston Teen Challenge Induction Center.
After the walk, participants can enjoy crawfish, corn and potatoes for $12.

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Glen View Elementary: Sour lemons make for sweet learning

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For the students in Glen View Elementary School’s second grade Advanced Learning Academy, their 2014 Lemonade Day Project was nothing but a sweet treat. Utilizing the “How to Make Lemonade” book from the required Reading A-Z series, the students engaged in a series of events that introduced entrepreneurship to the youngsters as well as the importance of giving back to the community.

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Haddox named first recipient of Boniol New Tech Scholarship

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Ruston High School and New Tech @ Ruston 2014 graduate Chandler Haddox was the first ever recipient of the Tom and Cathi Cox Boniol New Tech Scholarship. Presented during the NT@R Graduation Celebration, the scholarship evolved from the profound experience Tom Boniol had in observing the students and staff at work within New Tech @ Ruston.

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CSE/RES reading raffle a huge success

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For the seventh year, Lincoln ACHIEVE and the Association of Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education have partnered to help foster a love of reading for elementary students in the Ruston district. Together, the two entities have continued to sponsor an annual Reading Raffle that puts the spotlight on strengthening literacy skills in the classroom and at home by putting high interest books in the hands of the students.

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Learn more about mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, experience a mental illness in a given year, according to statistics provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Of those, about 1 in 17 — or 13.6 million — live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.

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