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September 28th

Local named achievement semifinalist

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Benjamin Siegmund, a senior at Cedar Creek School and son of Bruce and Pamela Siegmund, has been named a National Achievement Scholarship Program semifinalist. Siegmund serves as the senior class president and is a member of the Cougar Varsity Football Team.
More than 1,600 black American high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 48th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program were announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials.

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McMurry wins 4-wheeler

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Jerry McMurry, of Ruston, was the winner of the Honda 4-wheeler given away by McKinney Honda at this year’s 26th annual fall open house. Handing over the keys is Richie McKinney of McKinney Honda.

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GSU celebrates Founder’s Week

Sept. 26-30 is Founder’s Week for Grambling State University, and as the historically black college and university celebrates 110 years of academics, it also looks back at the history of the school and what all it has meant to Lincoln Parish over the years.
According to GSU’s website, the school opened in 1901 under the name of the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School, and it was founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, a group of African American farmers who wanted to operate a school for black residents in this region of the state.

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Customers should have choices

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Early on in my business school career, a professor emphasized that in order to succeed at business we’d have to stop thinking like consumers. I’ve been in business school long enough that I am really starting to see the business side of things. I’d hope so, considering I’ll finish up classes next quarter.
But, having been a consumer my entire life makes it difficult to shake the habit. Especially when it seems that companies aren’t really considering loyal customers’ best interests.

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A gift made with love

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It was the worst time in the world for an itinerant scissors grinder to be knocking at Jed Marley’s door. As one of the many barely-hanging-on sharecroppers in our sassafras and red clay hill part of the world, the year had been a disaster for Jed. Boll weevils had virtually riddled his one cash crop, and he still owed a balance at the store.

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JA welcomes incoming provisional class

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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston welcomes its incoming provisional class for the 2011-12 year.
This group of ladies has shown interest in joining Junior Auxiliary of Ruston.
The provisional class will be trained for six months as well as attend chapter meetings and participate in projects to determine if they wish to volunteer their time to the Lincoln Parish community through JA for the next five years.

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RHS class of 1951 celebrates 60-year reunion

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The Ruston High School Class of 1951 held their 60-year reunion at the Lincoln Parish Park on Sept. 9. Present were the following classmates, plus their spouses: Front row, left to right: Margaret Nix Evans, Jimmy Dooley, Norma Robinson Lyles, Barbara Anderson Hastings, Pat Ingram Bailiff, Esmeralda (Essie) Coker Burnham, Mary Frances Adney Clark, Barbara Colvin Johnson, Ann Norris Stedman and Patricia Reese Edwards.

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Bearfoot to perform at Dixie, offers three-day residency

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One of the leading young bands that is reshaping American roots music, Bearfoot, will bring its award-winning sound to Ruston for three days in October, courtesy of a partnership between the North Central Louisiana Arts Council and the Dixie Center for the Arts.
The post-bluegrass band will provide a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Dixie Center. Tickets are $20, with free admission for Louisiana Center for the Blind students.

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Tech fraternity receives award

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The Gamma Psi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) was recognized as the recipient of the 2010-11 Harvey T. Newell Most Improved Chapter of the Year at the Pi Kappa Alpha International Awards Banquet held in Memphis, Tenn., on July 30.
This is a highly honored award that is eligible to more than 214 Pi Kappa Alpha chapters across North America, but only awarded to one chapter. The award reflects the commitment to excellence and service of the almost 60 active LA Tech PIKE men.

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RHS, Creek at home Friday

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Home games greet two of Lincoln Parish’s three high school football teams Friday night.
Back on its own turf after a close battle at perennial power Haynesville last weekend will be Cedar Creek, which will play host to Delhi.
Ruston High is at home for the third consecutive week with a meeting against Minden.

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