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September 28th, 2016

Lincoln Parish School District

Officials with the Lincoln Parish School District are set to approve the Pupil Progression Plan for the 2016-17 school year. Members of the community are invited to review and give input on the proposed changes until October 3, 2016 at the Lincoln Parish School District during operating hours from 7:30 - 4:00 pm.

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COLLABORATION FOR A CAUSE

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Adopt-A-School enters ninth year
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Approximately 86 local businesses will partner with 20 Lincoln Parish schools to help with community outreach programs through the 2016-17 school year.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE collaboration celebrated the programs ninth year with a kick-off event and luncheon Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
Melanie Colvin, Lincoln Preparatory School assistant director, said the program helps in a number of ways including helping fund several scheduled events at the school such as teacher appreciation day, incentive activities and parent-teacher conferences.

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Ruston preps for curbside recycling

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Changes coming in garbage, trash pickup
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Ruston residents are about to see a change in household garbage pickup and trash pickup, all as part of a three-prong program that includes recycling.
Approximately 9,000 city households will begin receiving recycling sign-up forms in the mail next week.
The form also explains the pending switch to once-a-week garbage pick-up and a quicker way to have yard trash removed from the curb.
All of the changes begin in January. At the same time, the city will offer garbage and recycling pickup to eligible parish residents living with a three-mile radius of Ruston.

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CLUB NEWS: Rotary Club welcomes new member

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The Rotary Club of Ruston welcomes its newest member Bradford Scroggins, the director of sales and marketing of the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Pictured with Scroggins, left, is Rotarian Bill Elmore.

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How to find appropriate housing for loved ones

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Because mental health issues affect so many aspects of life, people who live with them may need many services, such as help with social skills, personal care, employment, housing, finances, education and medical treatment.
The most effective community service programs build on individual strengths, provide a sense of belonging, emphasize the possibility of work and personal growth and are driven by the particular needs and preferences of each person.
In seeking appropriate housing for your loved ones, ask the following questions:

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Reader remembers Charles Smith

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Many readers will remember Charles Smith, a happy-go-lucky guy who grew up in Ruston back in the 1950s. He and his buddies, a mischievous group of kids, who called themselves the Marauders, loved pranks like climbing the water tower at midnight and shadow streaking behind the screen at the Dixie — mostly harmless fun and dares. But Charlie outgrew those childhood pranks to take on a passionate drive to serve God in mission work and to devote his whole life helping the underprivileged wherever he could and doing whatever he could to assuage poverty and human suffering.

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Board of Review needs another look

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Whoever decided parish police juries should sit as boards of review for property tax assessments should have their heads examined.
Take the recent Board of Review conducted by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, for example.
“Twelve people who don’t do real estate would set the value of a piece of property?” Juror Walter Pullen asked, as the jury/board tried to figure out what to do faced with a handful of parish residents miffed about their recent property assessments.
“We’re not realtors,” Jury Vice President Joe Henderson said.

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Kiosk opens up new possibilities

All the information anyone ever wanted to know about local shopping, dinning and attractions in Lincoln Parish will not need look further than downtown Ruston.
The Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the completion of the new Visitor Information Kiosk located in Downtown Ruston at the corner of West Park Avenue and Trenton Street.
The kiosk will be a self-service 24-hour information center that will even be available to provide information about all the local attraction when the visitor center and businesses close for the day.

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RHS JV team downs West Monroe

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Hashan Jackson scored three touchdowns Monday night to lead the Ruston High School junior varsity football team to a 28-12 win at West Monroe.

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RHS volleyball team tops HHS

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The Ruston High School volleyball team defeated Haughton High School in a three-set match Tuesday evening. Gracie Smith led the way with five aces, three kills, 18 assists and 10 digs while Reagan Lee had 12 kills and Madalynn Plunkett and Katie Durrett added 10 digs each. RHS returns to action Thursday with a district match at undefeated Airline.

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