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October 1st

Success in store for BGCNCLA

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Throughout the month of September community members pulled together to vote for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana through a Pepsi Refresh Campaign.
The campaign, if the club had won, would have allotted them a $50,000 grant to be used how the Boys and Girls Club saw fit.
Eldonta Osborne, executive director, said even though the club came up short and didn’t place in the Top 10 to win the $50,000 grant, the whole process has been a success.

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New Tech @ Ruston tapped for documentary

RHS students join others from D.C., Harlem for film
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For New Tech @ Ruston, the pace just keeps picking up.
Since the beginning of school, the 2011-12 National New Tech Demonstration Site at Ruston High School has already hosted site visit tours for teams from Bogalusa City Schools, Ouachita Parish and El Dorado High School. Now its doors will open for a documentary film crew from the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation from Windhoek, Namibia — a country in southern Africa.

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Cypress Springs Elementary

Faculty, students enjoy new school year activities
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What a great beginning to a new school year for Cypress Springs. Our faculty and students have had a wonderful time getting to know each other and establishing our school policies. So far we have had great turnouts for the annual Parish Back to School Bash and our School’s Open House. We look forward to many more activities that include our parents, students and community members.
Kindergarten

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Peet peeves, take two

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I visited with you about some of these before and here are some more. It’s not going to be the major upheavals and challenges in my life that finally push me over the edge. It seems like when life dishes out its biggest cataclysmic waves, somehow we get through those horrifying, terrible and scary times. No, what I figured out, at least about me, that it won’t be the major life-changing events that end up sending me into a Woody Woodpecker-like conniption fit, bouncing off the walls down the hallway; it will be the small irritations and annoyances that I have to deal with on a regular basis.

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Resident: Global warming ‘hoax’

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After the exposure of the global warming/climate change email fraud in 2009, I thought this man made climate change hoax was finally exposed and put to bed.  Apparently, I was wrong. Articles blaming human activity for the weather are popping up everywhere. Most articles claim that a consensus among scientists proves man made climate change.  Science is not a consensus field and according to the May 30, 2008, issue of The Telegraph in the UK, “More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition denying that man is responsible for global warming.”
So much for consensus.

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It took many to host JDRF walk

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To all of the people and businesses that helped and donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) walk, I want to extend a sincere thank you for your time and effort.
As of last week, this event had generated more than $25,900 to aid research for the cure of Type 1 Diabetes. Businesses that participated in the fundraising for the walk were Beehive Outlet and Karen’s Hallmark. Ruston High School and Cedar Creek also raised money for the event.

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Man says local gas prices high

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Buy locally. How often have we heard this statement from public officials here in Ruston?
Yesterday while in West Monroe and Monroe, I noticed that the gasoline prices ranged from $3.149 to $3.169 per gallon. Ruston prices from $3.329 to $3.369, an 18 to 20 cent difference per gallon. Why such a difference?
You can rest assured that I will buy locally when the prices are comparable. However, when in West Monroe and Monroe and find that the prices are drastically different, I will buy there. It is suspected that others are doing the same thing.
Edward Lamkin
Ruston

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Raising breast cancer awareness

Thoughts of breast cancer ring true to many area residents.
Known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is the time where many area organizations gear up to spread the word of breast cancer.
On Saturday, Louisiana Tech University took a proactive stance hosting their game against Hawaii as part of the fifth annual “Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer” campaign.

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