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Painting SOCA

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Students join neighborhood project
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Even with the community garden in place, Ruston’s SOCA (South of California Avenue) project still has some work left to do, and on Saturday groups gathered at Duncan Park to lend their hands painting fences to decorate and protect the newly-planted garden located at 401 Union St.
Tech’s Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) students, part of the School of Architecture, have partnered with the community for the SOCA project, designed to improve the social, living and working conditions for residents in that area by creating projects that will bring positive change to the community.

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Jury meets Tuesday

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will convene at 7 p.m. Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting.
Among the items of business are the appointments of Shannon Liston to Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful and Mike Haddox to Greater Ward One Waterworks District.
There will also be two resolutions — one for off-system bridge program annual inspection certification and another authorizing the jury president to execute donation of servitude with the city of Ruston for a sewer line.
Before the meeting, the following committees will meet:

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Grant funds sewer work

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With the help of a state grant, the city of Ruston will be able to add a number of residents on Winona Drive and Tennessee Avenue to its sewer system, as well as make other improvements.
During the City Council meeting last week, aldermen unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the city to enter into contract for the work. The low bidder — at $1.03 million — was Wicker Construction out of Shreveport.

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Bearfoot in the Dixie Tuesday

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Bluegrass band to return to Ruston
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The Dixie Center for the Arts will become home for a night to the Alaskan bluegrass band, Bearfoot, on Tuesday.
The concert scheduled for 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council and the Dixie Center for the Arts. Tickets will cost $20 per person and can be purchased at the door.
However, admission is free for students of the Louisiana Center for the Blind.
The band describes themselves as a Nashville-based string band for the 21st century, but they started out in Alaska in 1999 as Bearfoot Bluegrass.

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RHS: Home games continue

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Bearcats end lengthy stay at James Stadium Friday
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If it seems like Ruston High’s football team has been playing at home for a month, it should.
When they face North DeSoto on Friday, it will be the fifth straight game at James Stadium for the Bearcats.
No surprise, it’s the longest consecutive home stand in school history and the ‘Cats are hoping that another appearance on their own turf will get the team back in the winning column.
Last week, in a District 2-5A opener, RHS stumbled to Top 10 state-ranked Monroe Ouachita 42-0.

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Kyte leads Bearcats’ swimmers

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Junior keys Ruston High No. 2 finish in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT — Junior Jake Kyte’s first-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle and several other Top Five finishes by Bearcat swimmers helped propel Ruston to a second-place finish in the recent 12-team Shreveport meet held at Centenary College.
“We performed well at this point in the season and the results were a second-place finish for Ruston, said head swim coach Paulette Crawford. “Not only did we post our best finish this season as a team, but several swimmers improved on their qualifying times for the upcoming Louisiana State Swimming Championships.”

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NAMI Ruston holds education seminars

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In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week in October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI’s) efforts to raise awareness of mental illness.
This year, Mental Illness Awareness Week took place Oct. 2 – 8. We hope that you joined the public dialogue about mental illness.
Now, let’s continue that dialogue throughout the year.
Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individualized treatment plan.

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Hooshang’s work shown in Mass., Fla., Ruston

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Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani is continuing his busy year of exhibitions with gallery and museum events in Florida and Massachusetts approaching, as well as the local Holiday Arts Tour in Ruston.
A three-painting set of 6-by-6-inch abstracts will be featured through Saturday in Tallahassee’s 621 Gallery, and two 36-by-36-inch abstracts will be in Attleboro (Mass.) Arts Museum from Friday to Nov. 5. The Ruston Arts Tour is scheduled for Nov. 18-20.
Gallery 621 will hold its 17th Annual Art Auction on Saturday with Hooshang’s “Fall Series” as one of the items.

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Wine-tasting fundraiser set to benefit Dixie Center for the Arts

Beulah and Pam Laster, along with Devine Wines and Spirits Plus and Republic National Distributors, are sponsoring the “Grapes & Leaves Fall Soiree” as a wine-tasting fundraiser for the Dixie Center for the Arts on Oct. 20, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Greg and Dr. Cindy Bimle have offered their home for the event at 917 Aldridge Circle in Marcus Pointe in Ruston (take Jefferson Street to bottom of the hill into the Pointe and take first right ... parking will be assisted).

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Club News

Pierian Club

The initial meeting of the Pierian Club year was held in the lovely home of Teri Fulton with an attendance of 18 members who enjoyed delicacies served by the hostess and co-hostess, Bobbie Sue Lann. Fulton led the members in the Club Collect, and Carol Johnson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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