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Patriotic film presented on Veterans Day

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‘Flag Of My Father’ to be shown at FBC

A story of jealousy, war, faith and healing, “Flag of My Father,” will air at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Veterans Day and at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Ruston sanctuary.
Admission is $5 at the door and will also be available at the church office Monday-Friday.
“Flag of My Father” is a patriotic movie that deals with the kinds of sacrifices soldiers in combat make and the camaraderie they develop. But it also explores the strains war places on relationships between the combat soldier and the family members at home.

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Parish’s jobless figures drop

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Lincoln Parish saw a 1 percent decrease in unemployment from August to September, according to statistics released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission late last month.
The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate for September was 8.6 percent, compared to the 9.6 percent unemployment rate reported in August.
This rate is still higher than the 7.5 percent unemployment rate reported in September 2009.

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Lecture de-mystifies breast cancer factors

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Seventy-five percent of women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease, and some who develop the condition have none of the risk factors.
Physicians with the Green Clinic shared these facts and others last week during a special presentation on breast health in recognition of breast cancer awareness.
A small crowd gathered in Green Clinic Surgical Hospital lobby on Thursday evening to listen to some “pearls,” or important tips, regarding breast cancer.

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La. Tech tightens belt

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While other Louisiana colleges and universities are making major budget adjustments, a noticeable interruption of Tech’s university services has been avoided thanks to preparedness and efforts of its faculty and staff.
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced a higher education budget cut Oct. 22 resulting from a deficit of $106.7 million in the state’s budget from last year. Higher education’s portion of the cut consists of $34.7 million to help account for last year’s lack of estimated income.

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Bossier college partners with university

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Bossier Parish Community College continued strengthening its ties with four-year universities in north Louisiana last week, signing a partnership with Louisiana Tech University.
Tech President Dan Reneau and BPCC President Jim Henderson each signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will establish an Associate of Science in Engineering program for BPCC students that intend to continue their studies and pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering at  Tech.

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Too many texting teens make bad choices

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DEAR ABBY: I read your advice to “Getting Grief in Grants Pass, Ore.,” (Sept. 11), whose father was reading her cell phone messages. You called his supervision “heavy-handed” and suggested she discuss it with him. While I applaud your suggestion to have a talk with her father, please reconsider the characterization that he was heavy-handed.

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Preserve the 13th check; shop locally

Each November, Lincoln Parish School Board employees receive a 13th supplemental pay check — just in time to fund their Christmas time expenditures. Those checks are courtesy of sales taxes collected within the parish.

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Grambling State theater to present ‘Stadium View’

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GRAMBLING — The Department of Theatre Arts at Grambling State University is pleased to announce its production of “Stadium View” by Judi Ann Mason.
“Stadium View” was originally written by the late Mason while attending Grambling State University as a theater major in the 1970s.
The story brings to stage the life of three aspiring football players and their female companions, while dealing with love, books and jealousy.

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Area artwork explosion

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Arts tour to be unveiled Nov. 19
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Paintings, jewelry, sculptures and other nice gifts can typically be uncovered during the annual Holiday Arts Tour in Ruston.
Many works, created by artists throughout the region, are available for purchase during the tour, which runs from Nov. 19-21.

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Ribbon cutting held for STAGE

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Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Oct. 22 for the remodeled STAGE store located at in the Graham Shopping Center along I-20 in Ruston. The ribbon cutting was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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