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January 17th, 2019

Reappointed

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Bob Levy returns to Board of Regents
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Gov. John Bel Edwards has reappointed Bob Levy of Vienna to the Louisiana Board of Regents, the policy and advocacy board for higher education in Louisiana.
Edwards swore Levy and other new members of the board into office Tuesday in Baton Rouge.
The Board of Regents’ responsibilities include creating a statewide vision for educational attainment and talent development and adopting a funding formula to incentivize improved student outcomes.

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January 16th

Artie Marie Clark

Artie Marie Clark Obituary
Artie Marie Clark, age 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Ruston, Louisiana on Monday, January 14, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Artie was born in Osage, Arkansas on February 21, 1933 to parents Jasper N. Clark and Melvina Allred Clark. Artie grew up in Northern Arkansas with nine siblings and is predeceased by her parents and sisters Pina Petree, Virginia Jones, Nora Mitchell, Louisiana Henderson; brothers Jonah Clark and Norman Clark; infant son Larry James Clark; and granddaughter, Trisha Nicole Clark.

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Search continues for rape suspect

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Ride began behind Ruston store but ended in Jackson Parish

Jackson Parish sheriff’s authorities were following a new clue Tuesday that Sheriff Andy Brown said he hopes will lead to a suspect in the Jan. 10 sexual assault case that began in Ruston and ended just across the parish line.
During the incident, the suspect reportedly told the victim he was a police officer, handcuffed her and sprayed her with pepper spray.
Brown said investigators found DNA evidence that they’ve sent to a national forensic database for possible matching.

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Honoring the best in class

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Three students and four teachers were honored with district-level recognitions at the Lincoln Parish Schools Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala Monday.
Lincoln ACHIEVE, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and local businesses gathered the community together at the Ruston Civic Center for this 11th annual event to recognize 35 school-level awardees across seven categories and announce district winners who will move on to state competition.

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School board: Timing sank tax plan

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Lincoln Parish School Board members on both sides of Superintendent Mike Milstead’s request to send a pair of property tax proposals to voters say the timing of the plan is what killed it.
“The timing was not good, and some of the things on the list, we weren’t ready for that next stage,” District 8 board member Lisa Best, of Ruston, said.
The board was scheduled to vote Jan. 8 on whether to put the millage increases on the May 4 ballot, but at Milstead’s request, the item was deleted from the agenda.

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G-Men take down Braves, 77-42

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GRAMBLING — Three Grambling State University men’s basketball players reached double figures in scoring as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team rolled past Alcorn State, 77-42, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Monday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Grambling State (8-9 overall, 2-2 SWAC), which have now won two straight SWAC games, led 39-21 at the break and did not let up. The Tigers shot 53.6 percent in the first half and cruised to the victory.

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GSU women rally past Alcorn State, 61-56

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University women’s basketball rallied back from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter to top Alcorn State, 61-56, on Monday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Grambling State (6-10 overall, 3-1 SWAC) led 13-11 after one quarter and took a four-point advantage, 29-25, into the half. Alcorn State (2-14, 1-3) outscored Grambling State, 20-9, in the third and took a 45-38 lead into the final period.

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Anthony nabs both C-USA, LSWA Player of Week honors

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Louisiana Tech’s Kierra Anthony picked up more hardware on Monday as the senior was named the Conference USA Co-Player of the Week and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women’s Player of the Week.
The New Iberia native averaged 23.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in Tech’s two Conference USA road games while shooting 44 percent from the field, 50 percent (4-8) from the 3-point line and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.

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Saints’ ‘D’ looks to stay strong without Rankins

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METAIRIE (AP) — Saints third-year defensive tackle David Onyemata spent Tuesday — the players’ usual day off — performing some extra conditioning work at club headquarters.
He is among a trio of defensive linemen likely headed for more snaps against one of the best offenses in the NFL with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.
Sheldon Rankins, the Saints’ most productive interior defensive lineman, won’t play in the NFC title game against the Los Angeles Rams — or any other game this season — after tearing his Achilles in the first quarter of Sunday’s playoff victory over Philadelphia.

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NAMI offers suggestions for healthy lifestyles

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Good mental and physical health contributes greatly to a healthy lifestyle and an overall feeling of well-being.
Suggestions
The following suggestions were shared recently with a local, senior women’s church group. Some of the ways that they maintain balanced and healthy lifestyles are included in this list. Many of these tips may apply to people at any age, regardless of gender.
Do activities that you enjoy or hobbies. Read, play cards, listen to music, go to movies and concerts and plays. Do gardening and word or number puzzles. Crochet or knit or do needlepoint.

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