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Solar panel farm started

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Small group utilizes power from new city source
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The city of Ruston recently began drawing a small portion of its power from a more natural source.
A new solar panel farm, located beside the water tower off Interstate 20, harvests solar energy, putting out 40,000 watts of power per hour so long as it’s sunny outside.
“It’s ‘green energy’ that generates electricity with no waste — nothing environmentally unfriendly,” City of Ruston Public Utility Manager Darrell Caraway said. “We are feeding (the solar power) back into our grid, and it will supply energy for the (around seven) homes in the area.”

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Pianist to perform at Events Center

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Rita Spillers, pianist/musician, will perform at 10 a.m. Friday in the Library Events Center.
Spillers is from Ouachita Parish and has been playing “at” the piano since the age of 5. She began an early career with her family singing gospel music, having been an original member of “The Robinettes” of Bastrop.

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RHS alumni, educators honored

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CHOUDRANT — Ruston High School alumni and friends gathered at Squire Creek Country Club on Friday to celebrate another year of the school’s success and honor several distinguished alumni and teachers.
After being treated to a meal, Principal Mike Milstead updated the alumni on the current programs and progress happening at the school.

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ExxonMobil includes Tech in grant program

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ExxonMobil Corporation has awarded a check for $24,000 to Stan Napper, dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, as part of the company’s academic grants to colleges and universities throughout the country.
College departments singled out for funding include:

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Trailer destroyed in fire

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday. The fire destroyed a 1981 Prowler camper trailer parked on Mays Crossing Road and a nearby storage building. This fire also reportedly caused a 2-acre woods fire. Jim Hilton, spokesman for the LPFD, said the origin of the fire is unknown. He also said no one was in the trailer at the time of the fire. Around 14 firefighters were on scene for about two hours to get the fire under control.

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Nutrition night

Families at Alma J. Brown Elementary School will get a chance to learn about the importance of healthy lifestyles through an innovative program sponsored by the Lincoln Health Foundation and the LSU AgCenter.

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Pet of the Week

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Onyx is a 6-month-old American shorthair that is looking for a home to call her own. She is spayed, current on shots and housetrained. Onyx reportedly gets along well with both dogs and cats. Her favorite thing to do is curl up in a lap and purr while being petted. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Onyx

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New Hope Association hosts NAMI

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Recently, volunteers from NAMI Ruston, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, were invited to speak to the New Hope Baptist Association in Jonesboro.
Representatives from a total of 25 churches participated in the Educational Health Hour, designed to raise awareness about mental illness in the faith community.

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Lions Club hosts guest speaker

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Stephanie Reeves, of Hospice of Caring Hearts, was a recent guest at the Ruston Lions Club noon luncheon. Reeves told the group about the responsibilities and work provided by hospice care as well as the need for volunteers to help with this much needed service.

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Help teens drive safely

The first time a teenager drives a vehicle can be a frightening time for parents. At first, adults might try to limit their child’s driving as much as possible, such as only letting them drive to school or work.

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