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Area schools depend on community

Because of the passage of a $33 million bond proposition to renovate every school in Ruston which is part of the Lincoln Parish School System and a $6.5 million bond proposition to renovate Simsboro High, the school board received additional MFP (Minimum Foundation Program) funding from the state. This is because the added revenue boosted the wealth factor, which affects the MFP.

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Advantages of milk add up

I think anyone who has children, ever baby-sat or just stood near little children in a store for a moment can relate to these statements. With big puppy eyes filled with pain and longing, kids’ facial expressions reveal feelings of shock or anger as we try to explain about money and budgets to their reason-resistant little ears.
When I was a short, whining child, fast food was my heart’s desire. Every time the family piled into the station wagon on vacation or to ride through town, I just knew there were greasy hamburgers and fries within my reach.

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Tech, GSU ready practice agenda

The Western Athletic Conference program will have twice-a-day sessions on Aug. 12, 14, 16, 18, 21 and 23 before then finalizing preparations for a Sept. 2 opener against the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with 4 p.m. drills Aug. 30-31.
A scrimmage is scheduled for the Bulldogs on Aug. 19 at Joe Aillet Stadium beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Head coach Jack Bicknell, who enters into his seventh season at the helm with a 40-42 overall record, will give his squad a day off on Aug. 13, 20, 26 and 27.

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Board elections are on our heels

Ten out of 12 current school board members have expressed a desire to run for re-election. They include Mattie Harrison, District 1; Flynn Ludley, District 2; Curtis Dowling, District 3; Jim Kessler, District 5; Joe Mitcham, District 6; Lisa Best, District 8; Lynda Henderson, District 9; Otha Anders; District 10; George Mack; District 11; and Ted McKinney, District 12.
Robert Shadoin, District 7, could not be reached to verify whether he would seek re-election, and District 4 Representative Jo Tatum does not plan to run.

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