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May 9th, 2013

Phoning in support: Radiothon underway to benefit DART

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The annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Radiothon, in its 12th year, is broadcasting live at Super 1 Foods from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. today on 94.1 The Q. During the radiothon, various community advocates will speak on the importance of the services DART provides to victims of domestic violence and the budget cuts the organization is currently facing. Pam Dance, with DART, was on the scene taking phone calls early this morning.

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Arsonist arrested?

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A Grambling woman is behind bars after allegedly admitting to setting a home on fire Friday evening with her father still inside the residence. 

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Choudrant OKs grant process

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If the Village of Choudrant’s 2013 and 2014 funding year applications are successful, three streets in the village could see upgrades in the coming years.
On Monday night, council members voted unanimously — with the exception of Reagan Aswell, who was absent — to adopt a resolution allowing the village to make an application for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant.

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Running for the children

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Runners head out at the beginning of the recent Children’s Miracle Network 5K Run organized by Miss Dixie Gem Peach 2013 Mallory Cox. Cox said the event raised $4,000 to donate to the MCN.

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Rowland to speak to local TEA Party Monday

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The North Central Louisiana TEA Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.
The guest speaker will be Johnny Rowland. He will entertain with his music and speak as a gun expert on the issue of gun control and the Second Amendment.
Rowland is from rural Northwest Louisiana. He is a professional entertainer and musician, producer, talk show host, television personality and engineer.

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Nurses deserve gratitude

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time to acknowledge the highly-skilled, attentive and compassionate nurses and other health professionals who work seemingly countless hours at times to transform the lives of others for the better.
Maybe a Nurses Year would be more appropriate, because nurses dedicate every week to saving lives, providing high-quality patient care and finding innovative solutions to improve patients’ health.

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Easy to dwell on the negative

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Sometimes, especially in light of today’s tough economic era, it’s easy to concentrate on all the negatives and not look at the overall big picture.
Recent findings by an independent audit conducted by Ruston CPA Douglas Brewer found the City of Ruston’s actual general fund revenues fell short of the total budgeted revenues by more than 5 percent.

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Suffering from allergy season

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It is that time of year, or doesn’t it seem as if it should be past that time of year for allergy season?
Not so if you have been to the doctor’s office lately. The waiting room is full of the rhythmic sound of coughing and sneezing of those suffering from the itchy noses and scratchy throats. Others are there for immediate need of relief from chronic headaches and pains in their chests and ribs from the chronic coughing from the night before.

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Tech awarded grant to advance water source, environmental education

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Diane Madden, science educator for the IDEA Place and SciTEC at Louisiana Tech University, has received a grant from the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) for “Project ‘Way’ Water and You” — a program designed to educate people on the problems affecting America’s waters and to bring awareness to the naturally-occurring and human activities that impact our water sources.

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Ruston Junior High: Students focus on wrapping up year’s studies

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Ruston Junior High School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the third nine weeks reporting period. Students are listed by academic achievement and grade level.
Principal’s List — All A’s
Seventh grade: Gabriel Allen, Trevor Blackstock, Brandy Boyd, Aislyn Coyne, Maryam El-awadi, Ma-oneke Gwan, Connor Little, Rory Malek, Jasmine Mctyer, Bailey Montgomery, Lauren Peterson, Carley Strickland, Parker Sutherland, Rachel Walters, Carmen Williams and Chloe Woodard

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