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Anyone who has ever had the inkling to run away and join the circus won’t have to run far next month.
The Carson and Barnes Circus will make a stop in Ruston on Oct. 23 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center on Louisiana Highway 33. The circus, presented by the Ruston Jaycees, will have two show times at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The event will feature traditional circus acts such as acrobats, animals and clowns, including world-renowned clown Alex, the “King of Comedy.”
Jason Jones, president of the Ruston Jaycees, said the event is an exciting family event.

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Celebrate success

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LTCA hosts annual banquet
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The board of directors of Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. held its annual fundraiser banquet for the workers and community members who support the program last week. The Head Start program that was highlighted throughout the banquet.
Head Start, according to the Administration for Children and Families website, is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

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‘Heaven Can Wait’ beginning Thursday

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Weeks of preparation are finally going to pay off for those cast members chosen to perform “Heaven Can Wait” with the Ruston Community Theatre.
The play is set to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, with other performances set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. All performances are at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Tickets can be purchased on the day or evening of the performance. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults.

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Safety Saturday

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Area residents were able to learn hands-on safety tips from Ruston police and fire officials during Ruston’s annual “Safety Saturday” over the weekend. Children could see the equipment that the RPD uses to do their job. They could also hold replicas of guns that the police use.

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Pelvic prolapse is common and treatable for women

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As women age and experience childbirth, as well as other strenuous physical activities, certain muscle groups aren’t as strong as they used to be. A woman’s pelvic floor — the muscle group responsible for supporting the pelvic organs — can weaken due to aging, injury, physical exertion or certain illnesses, leading to a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse.

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Pet of the week

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Marmalaid is a one-year old American shorthair that is looking for her forever home. She is a social butterfly that loves to be petted by everyone, and she even likes to play with dogs. Marmalaid is housetrained, spayed and current on shots. Call 251-DOGS today for more information about this feline.

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Tech faculty to present research

Two members of Louisiana Tech’s journalism department will give presentations at the annual Louisiana Communication Association conference.
Assistant professor Elizabeth Barfoot Christian and instructor Judith Roberts were chosen to discuss their recent research topics.
Christian will talk about “Rhythms for Mercy, Rhymes of Vengeance: Marking Time in Angola from Leadbelly to Lil Boosie,” and instructor Judith Roberts will present “Challenges of Online Communication: Achieving Digital Equity within Intercultural Communication Confines.”

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Parish prep teams regroup

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Ruston, Creek, Grambling suffer weekend losses
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It’s back to the drawing board for Lincoln Parish’s high school football programs.
Ruston, Grambling and Cedar Creek all dropped games last weekend and now look to regroup for the fifth Friday night of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s 2011 season.
The Bearcats (1-3) were a 42-14 victim of Shreveport Byrd, the Cougars (3-1) were edged 20-18 by Haynesville and the Kittens (1-3) were shutout 26-0 by Jonesboro-Hodge.
That RHS-Byrd final score wasn’t indicative of how close the Bearcats played the No. 6-ranked Class 5A Yellow Jackets.

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Soto: Local legend on diamond

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It’s back to the drawing board for Lincoln Parish’s high school football programs.
Ruston, Grambling and Cedar Creek all dropped games last weekend and now look to regroup for the fifth Friday night of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s 2011 season.
The Bearcats (1-3) were a 42-14 victim of Shreveport Byrd, the Cougars (3-1) were edged 20-18 by Haynesville and the Kittens (1-3) were shutout 26-0 by Jonesboro-Hodge.
That RHS-Byrd final score wasn’t indicative of how close the Bearcats played the No. 6-ranked Class 5A Yellow Jackets.

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Car seat safety a top priority

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As my due date draws closer and closer, I have begun what many would call nesting — attempting to organize and clean everything in preparation for the upcoming arrival of the baby. However, with this also comes the joyous task of registering for items one would like as a gift for the baby shower.
Last week was National Child Passenger Safety Seat week, and with an array of activities beginning Sept. 17, many moms and those who are expecting should have taken the time to attend an event to gain a little more knowledge.

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