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May 16th, 2013

Hitting the sweet note

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Piney Hills Harmony offers free vocal lessons

Piney Hills Harmony’s free group vocal lessons are back.
After annually offering free vocal lessons to area women for more than 15 years, during the past two years the Sweet Adelines chorus sponsored other spring and summer projects instead.
Now, Director Sheila Nugent said the time is right to resume the voice lessons.

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RPD adds three new hires

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In honor of National Police week, the Ruston Daily Leader would like to congratulate three new hires of the Ruston Police Department.
Pictured far left is Taylor Folmar, 22, originally from Houma. He is a member of the Army Reserves and has been a Ruston resident for the past five years. Folmar will start basic police academy in July.
Pictured center is Ryan J. May, 23, from West Monroe. He is a graduate of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Basic Police Academy N.L.C.J.A. and the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he majored in criminal justice.

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Horse handling clinic gallops at Expo Center

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Kiazziah Allen and Mike Wilson were the sponsors of a Ron McLoughlin Horse Handling Clinic held at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center in Ruston on May3-5. Most of the 15 riders were from the Delhi and Tallulah areas.

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Club news: Long Leaf Pine Chapter of DAR

Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. May 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 11 members and one guest present.
Regent Rebecca Stenzel opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Secretary Kara Giddings read the minutes and they were approved.
Regent Stenzel reported that the National Society has created a “Cold Closed Cases Project” to research revolutionary patriot lines that have been closed to new members due to conflicting service or lineage issues.

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Reminding women to be healthy

Most women wear more than one hat ranging from mother and daughter to career professional and wife. Women often serve as the caregivers for their aging parents, while juggling a career and their own family’s needs.
Unfortunately, that often results in women putting the needs of their children, spouses, parents and others before their own.

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Transitition begins for Tech

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Change can be a good thing, even if at times it might seem a little bittersweet.
hat’s the current mood around Louisiana Tech University as Daniel Reneau moves into his final month of presidency while Les Guice begins his transition in taking over as the school’s top dog.
Guice was the best choice to replace Reneau and those around Tech knew it all along. That showed during the search process to select a new leader as hundreds attended public hearings to voice their support of Guice.

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Prevent cancer with care

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Rarely do I spend much time reading about celebrities in the news. Usually, because of the variance in reporting of the news; the stories tend to destroy my curiosity when there are so many different ones. However, Angelina Jolie has stepped out onto the red carpet wearing dresses that are not her norm. It has been rumored that she was once again pregnant, back in January. Therefore, with her various tattoos and full figured physique, everyone was expecting her to parade herself in one of her most revealing fashions, with baby in tow.

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Awards, a play, service wrap up the year

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Students, staff look forward to next year
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It has been another great year at Bethel Christian School. As classes wind down and summer looms ever closer, Bethel’s administrators and teachers are encouraged by all that was accomplished since that first school bell rang in August.
Community projects
The past year has seen a number of Bethel’s students involved in exciting community programs. The second graders completed Louisiana Tech University’s Make a Splash program, where they learned the importance of water safety in all environments.
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Good behavior honored, teachers shown appreciation

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From the Principal
This has been a great year with our “new” kindergarten, first and second grades! I am so proud of our students, parents and teachers who have made this transition successful. Good luck to our second graders as they become third graders at RES. We are also looking forward to welcoming our new kindergartners and to having returning students. I hope your summer is a good one. Practice your reading and math facts!
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Laird: Thumbs up for Bearcats

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Former coaches, players like having ex-RHS quarterback on board
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Ruston High School’s football family has one of its own back on campus.
And in a spinoff of political campaign promotions, Bearcat Nation “approves this message.”
When Brad Laird was announced earlier this year as his prep alma mater’s head gridiron coach, he received a quick endorsement from the RHS faithful.
From members of the selection committee who helped pick him as the successor to his father (Billy Laird) to former legendary players in the program’s history, Stephen Brad Laird was an overwhelming (7-0 vote by the committee) choice to guide the Bearcats.

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