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March 11th, 2013

INVITATION FOR BID

INVITATION FOR BID

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March 10th

Frances Irene Hampton Stewart

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Funeral services for Frances Irene Hampton Stewart, age 83, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Stewart was born June 26, 1929 in Oak Grove LA and passed away March 8, 2013 in Ruston, LA.
She was preceded in death by her husband: James A. Stewart.

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March 9th

Sweet Adelines set open rehearsal

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Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present a free sample of its regional competition package during Friends and Family Night at 7 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. In addition to the two contest numbers, several other songs from the chorus repertoire will be performed, and two quartets from within the chorus will sing.

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Officials hope that seeing is believing

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, Ruston High School students received a “War and Peace” sized lesson Thursday.
RHS juniors and seniors viewed a vehicle mock crash put on by the school’s “Get Out There” team that was aimed at making them think twice about drinking and driving during upcoming prom celebrations.
Shattered glass, dangerous shards of metal and empty beer cans littered the ground as a girl lay motionless between a wrecked truck and car while a young man lay face down on the hood of the car, his body sticking through the vehicle’s broken windshield.

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2013 Dixie Horizon Entertainer search ongoing

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Calling all performers, of all ages, with any talent, the 2013 Dixie Horizon Entertainer search has started. For the seventh year, talent across the region will battle it out for the opportunity to be named the 2013 Dixie Horizon Entertainer.
“The DHE gives individuals the opportunity in our community and surrounding parishes to be on the Dixie Stage — to show us just what kind of talent we have right here in our own backyard,” CJ Matlock, director of the Dixie Horizon Entertainer show, said. “An artist who entertains at different functions but may have not received the recognition they deserve is one of the many reasons why we have the Dixie Stage. This is why we have this event every year.”

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Help spread MS awareness

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a disabling disease. MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. While the disease may be uncomfortable for some, it can be excruciating for others, as the severity of the disease is different for each person. With March designated as MS Awareness Month, it is important to know the facts.

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Man: Changing standards is a mistake

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This letter is in response to recent letters and editorials regarding women in combat assignments in the American military.
As a veteran with 35 years of duty in the Marine Corps and Navy, I can speak from experience about the wisdom of putting women in combat assignments. It would be foolish, and it would be wrong. Women were made as opposites to men for a valid reason.

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Ways to bolster bee population

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Dear EarthTalk: I’d like to have a garden that encourages bees and butterflies. What’s the best approach?
— Robert Miller, Bakersfield, CA
Attracting bees and butterflies to a garden is a noble pursuit indeed, given that we all depend on these species and others (beetles, wasps, flies, hummingbirds, etc.) to pollinate the plants that provide us with so much of our food, shelter and other necessities of life.

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Remembering 'Buddy' Napper

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Today’s thoughts engender feelings of grief yet comfort. The difficulty stems from the loss last week of a wonderful person, Buddy Napper. There is also comfort upon remembering his great life and example.

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Hillcrest class excited over new SmartBoard

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Lincoln Parish School Board Technology and Instructional Facilitator, Debbie Pender, made a “Smart” choice in selecting Hillcrest Elementary Kindergarten classroom as the location of the newly acquired Smartboard 885ix.
Pender was selected to receive a Smartboard by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE), at their annual Conference in November 2012. The board was donated by DETEL, a technology provider for K-12 organizations in Louisiana and Mississippi. DETEL has been a strong supporter of the LACUE organization and their annual conference event, which provides three days of continuing education to educators and IT administrators from across Louisiana.

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