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New RES principal?

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School board will vote on Tuesday

Lincoln Parish School Board members will convene for their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
At this time, board members are expected to approve a recommendation for a new principal of Ruston Elementary to replace Pam Harris, who retired effective June 30.

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Proposed dance studio, parking plight pondered

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Building owner expresses concern
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When Ruston aldermen meet on Tuesday, they are expected to consider a request that would bring in a new dance studio.
Robert Flournoy put in an application for a conditional use permit that would allow Darleine Milford to lease 712 square feet of space inside a building Flournoy owns at 414 W. California Ave. The proposed dance studio would be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and offer lessons in various forms of dance. No renovations are reported to be necessary to open the dance studio.

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A tasty experiment spices up schools

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Student meals made healthier
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Summer school students were the subjects of an experiment of taste every day when they visited the lunchroom.
Throughout the summer, students and professors from Louisiana Tech University’s Nutrition and Dietetics Department worked with the school lunch staff to improve the recipes for both taste and nutrition.

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Pet of the week

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Charlie is a young retriever mix that is looking for a home. He is playful and might make a great pet for someone with a big backyard. His adoption fee is $50 and he is neutered and current on shots. Call 251-DOGS for more information about this fella in need of a home.

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Dedication ceremony held

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On May 14, the family of the late Richard A. “Dickie” Lewis gathered in front of the Scott Hamilton Warehouse in Dubach to dedicate a bronze memorial in his honor. His wife, Carolyn Hunter Lewis, thanked all who made the presentation including the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization (DRABO), the Revitalization Coalition, and the citizens and Town of Dubach.
“Dickie,” as he is remembered, passed away in late 2010.

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Minority mental health statistics released

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This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will run July 11.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI National), mental illness affects one in five individuals in America. African Americans are no exception.
Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental illness often results in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

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Labor and delivery — no pain, no gain

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The truth hurts and let’s face it, so does labor. However unlike many other painful things, there is something sweet and precious to gain.
While there is no getting around the pain of that, thankfully there are many options for pain relief in childbirth.

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Fourth of July to be remembered

Today is about more than barbecues and family picnics. It should also be a day of remembrance.
In April of 1775, few people living in the United States at the time wanted complete independence from Great Britain. Those that did were deemed radicals.
However, within the next year the number began to grow by leaps and bounds. Richard Henry Lee made a motion calling for the colonies’ independence on June 7, 1776, almost a month before the declaration would be signed.

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LLL 7-8 girls in All-Star tourney

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Lincoln Little League is among teams entered in the District 5 All-Star 7-8 girls’ tournament that will conclude tonight with a championship game at 8 p.m. at the LLL Complex. The Lincoln Little League representative features team members in (bottom row, from left) Preslee Fortenberry, Landri Millsaps, Gretchen Martin, Kendall Maddox, Aubrey Leggett, (middle row, from left) Landri Thomas, Amber Stevens, Gracie Duke, Skylar Barnett, Adaah Wysinger, Julianna McMillan, (top row, from left) Coach Randy Thomas, Coach Brandon Fortenberry, Coach Heather Roussell and Coach Ben Martin.

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Allick latest sad story for Tech hoops

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It’s a story the Louisiana Tech basketball program has heard too many times over the past year — the death of a former player from its teams that played in the mid 2000s.
On June 24, former Bulldog Donell Allick was shot and killed in his hometown of New Haven, Conn. He was 31 years old.

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