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January 17th, 2018

Chamber banquet rescheduled

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce 98th Annual Awards Banquet, presented by First National Bank has been rescheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center.
Judy Copeland, president of the Chamber, said the event was rescheduled because of the winter weather.
The banquet will begin with a wine-and-cheese social. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.

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Deep freeze continues

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Lincoln Parish will remain cold and frozen at least another day, but city and parish officials say things are looking up.
“Tomorrow we should get back above freezing and start thawing out,” Kip Franklin, parish director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said this morning.
Classes will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Ruston campus of Delta Community College. Spokespeople for Lincoln Parish public schools, Cedar Creek School and Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities said they would wait until later in the day to the make their decisions.

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January 16th

Snow makes tough sledding for parish

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Travel in Lincoln Parish came to a near grinding halt today after the first winter storm of 2018 spread a wintery mix, following by an inch or more of snow across the area.
Parish public and private schools, along with Louisiana Tech, Grambling State and the Ruston campus of Delta Community College were also closed today and will be closed again Wednesday.
The parish is under a hard freeze warning from 8 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Ruston pastor: Keep King’s dream alive

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GRAMBLING — Keep the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive by “stop lying to ourselves, learn to practice what you preach and learn on how to depend on the power of God.”
That was the message from Maurice White, pastor of Zion Traveler Baptist Church of Ruston, Monday to a crowd of more than 300 people on Grambling State University’s campus.

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Onion can aid in keeping flu virus at bay

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I have paraphrased an interesting article I read on Facebook about onions and bacteria.
Thank you KaCee Carroll for sharing it.
It is fascinating to read about alternatives to today’s version of healthcare.
In 1919 when the flu killed more than 40 million people, there was a doctor who visited with many farmers to see how he could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted the flu and had died.
Then the doctor visited one farmer and his family and found to his surprise that everyone was healthy.

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Local group spreads holiday spirit

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Evening Star Chapter No. 93, Order of Eastern Star in Grambling shared the holiday spirit with residents at Alpine Rehabilitation Center, Princeton Place and Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Sharing with the residents were Vanessa Brown and Angelite Caldwell. The residents were very appreciative of the chapter sharing their time with them, participants said.

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education wins hospitality award

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The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the 2017 recipient of the Lincoln Parish Hospitality Award is the Louisiana Tech University College of Education.
The College of Education made noteworthy contributions to the tourism economy of Lincoln Parish in Spring 2017 by hosting the National Field Experience Conference and the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting.

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Tech’s Haskins earns spot in Rural Health Fellows program

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Louisiana Tech University associate professor and registered nurse Tara Haskins, one of only 17 professionals selected nationwide by the National Rural Health Association for its 2018 Rural Health Fellows program, grew up watching her grandmother serve as a nurse in the small family clinic that tried to meet the health needs of everyone in her home parish of Bienville.

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Last-second tip-in lifts G-Men to win

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GRAMBLING — Jason Perry-Murray tipped in a missed shot by Nigel Ribeiro with .03 of a second remaining as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team rallied in the final seconds to defeat Texas Southern, 79-78, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Monday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

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Two Tigers named All-Americans

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Grambling State University senior offensive lineman Trenton Scott and junior linebacker De’Arius Christmas were named on Monday to the SBN Black College All-American Team, announced by the Power News Radio Network. Scott (No. 5 above), an AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-American Second Team selection, an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference First-Team selection and a BOXTOROW All-American, finished with a 90-percent grade this season. He has 39 pancakes with 32 downs and didn’t allow a sack all season. In fact, Scott only allowed just three sacks over his collegiate career. Christmas (No.

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