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Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are brain-based conditions that often result in a variety of symptoms that can affect daily life. People who live with mental health conditions may need many services, such as assistance with social skills, personal care, employment, housing, finances, mutual support, education and medical treatment. When people are diagnosed with a mental health issue, finding effective medical and...

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04/26/2018
Four area high school students, along with approximately 500 other high school students, served as youth legislators/delegates civically engaged in a mock government setting-researching, writing,...
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04/26/2018
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about a relatively new and simple assessment for children that have experienced trauma. The results of the test help educators and physicians better...
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04/25/2018
May is Mental Health Month. It is a special opportunity to spread awareness and come together to provide support and strength to the 1 in 5 people affected by mental illness and their families. Let...
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04/24/2018
On my bandstand again today — I was just reading on Facebook how people who have timber on their land “harvested” always have the land replanted. This doesn’t always seem to be true in Ruston and...
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04/21/2018
The Regional Spelling Bee recently took place at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and Rosie Shultz, a student at Ruston Junior High School, was named runner-up. “The lobby outside of the...
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04/21/2018
Members of the 2018 Louisiana Peach Festival Planning Committee recently presented a $500 check to Pamela Powers, the winner of the “Peachy Paradise” themed 2018 festival poster. Born in Germany,...
04/21/2018
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...
04/20/2018
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced an exhibit by artist Lacey Stinson at Rumo’s Barbershop, 203 West Alabama in downtown Ruston. Stinson’s new collage series, “Falsely...
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04/20/2018
Thanks to Richard Hood, the local authority on anything having to do with the Chet Atkins family and Chet’s music, the Dixie is delighted to present “Loren & Mark” (our last season show) at 7 p.m...
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04/19/2018
Having been a community advocate at D.A.R.T. for the past year, I have often had a front-row seat to see what our community does for D.A.R.T. From food donations for the shelter to corporate gifts,...