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November 14th, 2012

RHS runners place in Top 10 at state

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NATCHITOCHES — Both of Ruston High School’s cross country team finished in the Top 10 for Class 5A at the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championships on Tuesday.
The Lady Bearcats placed No. 6 with 163 points and the Bearcats were No. 9 with 337 points.
Ruston High’s top individual finishers for the two teams was Adaiza Austin, who was No. 6 in the girls’ division with a time of 18:41.18.

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Floyd (Sonny) Ellerman

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A memorial service for Mr. Floyd (Sonny) Ellerman of the Douglas Community will be held at 2:30 PM Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Douglas United Methodist Church., Officiating the service will be Rev Jeremy Jones assisted by Rev. Rolly Walker. Private graveside service will be held at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. .

Mr. Ellerman was born December 19, 1932 and passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Maude Ellerman; and sister: Christine Carpenter.

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Rev. James Freeman Taylor

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Funeral services for Rev. James Freeman Taylor, age 95, of Ruston, LA will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 17 at the Cross Point Church in Madison, AL. Officiating will be Rev. John Dees, the Church’s Pastor.

Rev. Taylor was born on March 21, 1917, in Phoenix City, Alabama. He went home to be with his Heavenly Father on November 12. 2012.

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RESOLUTION TO SELL SURPLUS PROPERTY

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November 13th

After the superstorm

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Ruston native Marine lends a hand
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When Superstorm Sandy tore though the Northeast in late October, she brought considerable devastation, causing loss of lives, power and property.
New Jersey and New York reportedly bore the brunt of the destruction, and the Marines have stepped in to help with cleanup efforts.
Cpl. Mark Baugh, a field radio operator and native of Ruston, is among the Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, who are in New York to support humanitarian operations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Southern board member stirs controversy

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Louisiana could save a lot of money and Grambling State University would get more attention if Grambling became part of the Southern University System, says Southern University board member Tony Clayton.
He said Grambling would retain its identity, but would be governed by the Southern Board of Supervisors rather than the University of Louisiana’s board, Clayton said.
“Grambling is not a high priority in the UL system,” he told The Advocate. “They would instantly be a top priority in our system.”

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RHS construction moving along

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Two new buildings expected for completion in February
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Things are moving along, even a little ahead of schedule, with the two construction projects at Ruston High School.
The old agriculture building was torn down, and a new one is being built on the campus. This new building will be much roomier and add three classrooms.

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Prolonging the tomato harvest

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With the average date of the first killing frost approaching, many home vegetable growers are anxiously keeping an eye on their fall crop of tomatoes. Waiting for green tomatoes to ripen can be nerve racking, especially this time of the year. The final ripening process depends upon temperature, humidity, light levels and other environmental factors. The optimum temperature range for ripening is between 68 and 77 degrees. Outdoor temperatures below or above the optimum range will slow down the ripening process.

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