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December 8th

Shelter will hold 150 animals

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Building to utilize sustainable, green practices
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Someday, hopefully in the next couple of years, local animals that have been abandoned will have a nice place to stay as they await a permanent home.
The plans have been released for the state-of-the-art, green facility planned to serve as the shelter and office for 4 Paws Rescue Inc.

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School board to examine teacher payment plan

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The Lincoln Parish School Board will hear a variety of reports before being faced with a number of financial decisions during their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The board will hear reports on two projects they voted to look into pursuing during the Nov. 13 meeting. During that meeting, they voted to enter into a contract with contractor Ron Riley to research the building of a track at Simsboro High School. They also voted to enter into a contract with architect Mike Walpole to examine the possibility of updating the restroom and concession facilities on the home side of the Ruston High School stadium.
Board members will hear updates on the progress of these two projects during Tuesday night’s meeting.

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GSU holds high school poetry contest

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Louisiana’s budding high school poets have a chance to show off their best work and win $100 to $500 in a poetry contest hosted by the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Grambling State University.

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Guice good pick for Tech leader

Considering the support shown for him throughout the process, the Louisiana Tech University and Ruston community likely released a sigh of relief when the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors named Les Guice as the 14th president of the university last week.
Guice, who currently serves as the executive vice president and vice president of research and development at the university, beat out eight other candidates for the top position.

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Alumna: Time to plan own bowl game

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Okay, Louisiana Tech fans! Let’s stop complaining how we are left out of a bowl game and start doing something about it!

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Donations sought for holiday dinners

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As the Christmas holidays are approaching, there are many in our community still struggling with the economy and with providing for their family needs.  In the Ruston area, Christian Community Action (CCA) has done a magnificent job of meeting the needs of those individuals and families.

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Cooperation needed from fire commission

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I am writing this after attending two Lincoln Parish Fire District Commission meetings this week, one on Monday and one on Thursday. The meeting on Thursday was actually a budget committee meeting made up of all of the members of the regular commission, to review and approve the 2013 budget. There were more people signed up for public comment for these two meetings than all of the public meetings that I have attended in the last two and a half years combined. Yes sir, we all tend to want to comment, but sometimes what we say and how we say it can be detrimental.

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Relating to birth of Christ

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Last week we began a multi-part series concerning Christmastime. We ended up, with of all things, a reference to taxation.  One might recall the words of Christ when He said: “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.” Well, Caesar was ready for a whole lot of rendering. He was starving for more revenue, maybe like today’s Washington. Please endure my comparisons to our present; I think it appropriate from the standpoint of description as well as the fact that the living Word is meaningful today.

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Tech digital forensics team scores big in contest

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A team of students from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science had a successful run in their first Digital Forensics Challenge, hosted by the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center.

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School News: I.A. Lewis

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Parents show support, student achievement recognized
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Special thanks go to the I.A. Lewis Missy Crane dancers, who paid special tribute to our parents and country by dancing to “All American Girl.” Performers included Jalia Payne, Chloe Campbell, Lauren Washington, Kelli Copes and Jessica Johnston.
Top Accelerated Readers
Special certificates were given to Michael Bishop, Jalia Payne and Joanna Ham for having the top Accelerated Reading scores for October. Earlier this year Bishop won a Kindle for being the top summer reader at I.A. Lewis.
Gift from Devon Energy

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