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Archive - Oct 25, 2011

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Alternative schools transition

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Progress of schools’ former students tracked

Former Lincoln Parish Career Academy and Lincoln Center students have assimilated into the bustle of various parish public schools, but they haven’t been forgotten.
Former Career Academy employees Stacy Findley and Remonia Hudson were given a special task when the schools were shut down in time for the 2011-12 school year — to track the progress and success of students who had formerly been placed in their care at the alternative schools.

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Woman booked in stabbing

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A Ruston woman was arrested Monday after an argument with her boyfriend reportedly turned ugly.
Erinn Lynn Threkeld, 42, of 606 S. Bonner St., was arrested on charges of aggravated battery after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend twice with a knife at her home.

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Hot Halloween to sizzle

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With Halloween less than a week away, the Ruston Fire Department is gearing up to host their fifth annual Hot Halloween Happening, offering candy, games, food and fun to any children who stop by.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the main fire station, located at 920 E. Georgia Ave., children will be able to come by and start their Halloween weekend off in style.
RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said there will be plenty of games for children to play at the event.

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Thoughts on the elections

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This column is not a place in which your writer may endorse any candidate, but after the fact, certainly remarks of congratulations and thanks are in order.
It is mildly comforting to know that all of the statewide and most of the local races are over. There are some runoffs to take place. Without getting into every race, best wishes are sent to all who will continue or begin to serve. Good luck to the remaining candidates still running. Thanks to all of them and their families for offering themselves for public service.

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Fall planting has its advantages

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There are some advantages to fall and winter planting of ornamental or landscape plants. For instance, it allows the plant materials time to establish a root system in the new soil long before the hot weather approaches. Root activity takes place in relatively cool soil even though the top is not actively growing.
Usually less supplementary water will be required in late fall and early winter as compared to late spring or summer planting.

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Remember to get a flu shot this season

With the cooler weather knocking on the door and the first month and a half of flu season out of the way, there is still time for area residents to make their way out to their doctor, hospital or pharmacy to get a flu shot to help prepare them for the rest of the season that can last until May.

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Cox-Boniol named to national New Tech advisory group

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For the second year, Cathi Cox-Boniol, New Tech @ Ruston director, has been named to the Directors’ Advisory Group for the national New Tech Network.

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Another year in the garden nears an end

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We are getting close to the end of another gardening year. Many people, including myself, have been disappointed in the results because of the weather. If we would have known what was ahead it could have been a better year. 
Even shooting for dry conditions we just did not expect the extreme conditions that we had. We expected change toward normal and it just did not come. It is hard to expect a 100-year drought like we have had.

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Club News

A large gathering of members of The Woman’s Department Club met at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Lincoln Parish Museum.

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New Garden Club officers named

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The Ruston Garden Club’s new officers are, left to right: Susanne Brady, first vice president; Olitsa Robbins, president; Marlen Jimerson, second vice president; Donna White, recording secretary; Jane Shell, parliamentarian; Robin Sehon, treasurer. Not shown is Carol Plamondon, corresponding secretary.

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