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May 5th, 2016

Students participate in Lemonade Day

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More than 60 Cypress Springs Elementary and Ruston Elementary fourth grade students participated Wednesday in a national program to teach entrepreneurship.
Students sold lemonade for national Lemonade Day at several Ruston locations to learn how to run a business and raise money for a local charity.
Lemonade Day teaches students how to develop and implement a lemonade stand, said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln Parish Schools ACHIEVE coordinator.

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DART pushes ‘No More’ campaign

More than a decade ago local individuals realized our community had a big problem — domestic violence.

But it wasn’t just Lincoln Parish that had the problem, it was surrounding parishes as well.

The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team was formed in 1994 to help victims of domestic violence leave their attackers before it was too late.

Today we celebrate the success of this entity, for while our communities may have lost dozens of lives to domestic violence even more were saved because of the efforts of these brave individuals.

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Change is coming for Louisiana

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I am absolutely appalled by the ongoing, illegal and disgusting actions of all groups claiming to be pro-life. The Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld a woman's Civil Right to choose what to do with her own body, and that includes her reproductive system.

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Plan visit to the Robinson museum

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Eddie Robinson was a man of integrity.
The legendary former Grambling State University head football coach loved GSU as much as the university continues to love him.
The love is warranted. However, the community loves Robinson more for what he did off the field than he did on it.
Sure “Coach Rob” is the second winningest head football coach in NCAA Division I history — behind former Penn State University head coach Joe Paterno — but his dedication to his players far stretches any record he set on the gridiron.

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Rotary students of the year announced

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The Lincoln Rotary Club recently announced the recipients of its annual Middle Grades Student of the Year Awards. Each student was honored at the April 29 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club President-Elect Fletcher Hyacinth. Rotarian Josh Perot provided an overview of each student’s accomplishments and Lincoln Parish Superintendent Mike Milstead closed the event with inspiring and challenging remarks. Each awardee has maintained excellent grades, been active in extra-curricular activities and community service and served as a leader on their perspective school campus.

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Student wins Literacy Fair

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Second grader Nahaya Saleh was recently chosen as the best projected at Glen View Elementary’s Literacy Fair. Ninety-two students competed in the annual event sponsored by Origin Bank.

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Maxwell, Turner to unite

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Maxwell, of Ruston, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Renee Maxwell to Casey Allen Turner, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Nutt, of Arcadia, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Maxwell, of Pollock.

Haley is a 2011 graduate of Ruston High School and a 2016 graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

She is currently employed at The Hood Companies.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Turner, of Ruston.

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Rowland, Meyers to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Devery Alan Rowland, of Dubach, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Darby Nicole Rowland to Jefferson Edward Meyers, of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Jacks, of Dubach, and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Rowland Sr.

Darby is a 2014 graduate of Ruston High School and is attending Louisiana Tech University.
She is currently employed at the Tech Bookstore.

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Cool, Sutton to unite in marriage

Kimberly Cool, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Chase Sutton, of Ruston, are proud to announce their recent engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Lexine Cool, of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Torrey and the late Mr. and Mrs. Foster Cool.

Kimberly is a 2011 graduate of Louisiana Tech University and is currently employed as a special education teacher at Hillcrest Elementary in Lincoln Parish.

The groom is the son of Joey and Kathy Sutton, of Ruston.

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Percussion Ensemble to perform at Tech

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Louisiana Tech University’s Percussion Ensemble will present its final performance of the school year Monday.
The concert will include a popular xylophone rag titled “Triplets,” which features percussion major and Bossier City native Alek Gonzalez.
Also on the program is Carlos Chávez’s seminal three-movement work, “Toccata for Percussion.” This sextet, written in 1942 for pitched and non-pitched percussion, has become a standard in the repertoire.

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