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Creek students focus on future

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Students at Cedar Creek will soon start working toward their career goals at a much younger age.
Beginning this year, Cedar Creek Head of School Linda Bass said all students in grades six through 12 will be taking a test that measures their strengths and interests.
While students will continue to take all courses necessary to fulfill state requirements, Bass said some electives and extracurricular activities will likely be adjusted.

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More than 600 lose power in Ruston

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Thanks to a falling limb, 645 homes in the Ruston High School area were without power for a brief time Thursday evening.
Darrell Caraway with the City of Ruston said a limb fell on a group of power lines, causing an outage that lasted 58 minutes.
“We were able to get it up and running within an hour,” Caraway said.

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GSU game tickets still available

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Tickets are still available for the Port City Classic football game between Grambling State University and Alcorn State University. To obtain tickets, go to Ticketmaster or other ticket outlets in Shreveport or the GSU ticket office.

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Local theatre shines in city

A recent event recognized a number of area residents for their participation in the Ruston Community Theatre.
The RusTony awards were held Aug. 27 and served to honor a wide array of people for their contributions to the theater whether they were in performance or production-based awards.
Ruston Community Theatre was formed in December 1977 by a group of local citizens who loved theater and wanted to create an opportunity for the people of Ruston to direct, act and attend local community productions.

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Tech's future looking bright

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After spending the past year of my life away from my north Louisiana based home and in a new place, it is nice to be back in an area where I am comfortable.
While I am not technically from Ruston, the city has played a major role in my life, and I am proud to be a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.
Growing up less than 30 minutes away from the campus in Calhoun, I can think back on numerous Saturday trips to Joe Aillet Stadium to watch the “Air Tech” offense light up opposing defenses.

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Dating life can cause strife

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For more than 20 years, social scientists have consistently found that children do better raised by their mothers and fathers united by marriage.
For most of that time policymakers have focused on the problem of “father absence,” and it is a real problem. Very few boys and girls have involved, loving, supportive fathers if the man that made them is not married to their mama.

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Rock and roll show for multiple age groups

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There’s something new brewing at the Dixie and it’s been the talk of the town over the past few weeks. It’s Ruston’s first-ever Rock & Roll Spectacular, which consists of a two-night show featuring local artists performing some of the top rock classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Russell Moore, owner of Rumo’s in downtown Ruston, is leading this effort and has pulled together our area’s top musical performers for this upcoming event.

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RCT to present ‘Heaven Can Wait’

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Ruston Community Theatre will present “Heaven Can Wait” as the first of the 2011-12 season. The play will open Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Additional performances will be Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 with the performance on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. The play is directed by Billy C. Chandler with Diana Grigsby as stage manager.

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Artists sought for Holiday Arts Tour

North Central Louisiana Arts Council is now accepting applications from artists to participate in the 14th annual Holiday Arts Tour.
NCLAC wants to serve the artists in this region first, so they are inviting artists in Lincoln, Jackson, Claiborne, Bienville and Union parishes to apply through today.
Afterward, if there are host sites still available, they will extend the call for artists beyond the region for two more weeks. Late applications from artists in the region will only be considered if a second call is issued.

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Creer at top of power charts

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Lennon Creer’s chief forte is running with the football, which he does very well.
But the No. 3 ranked ground gainer in the Western Athletic Conference in 2010 wants to be known for more than just such a specialty during his final collegiate season.
“I want to have more catches and contribute as a receiver,” said Creer. “I want to be more of a complete player and also a leader for our team.”

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