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February 9th

Lincoln school board receives clean audit

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Lincoln Parish School Board President Otha Anders was excited by the report given by the board’s independent auditor Margie Williamson, with Allen, Green Wlliamson.
Anders exclaimed “Yay!” when she informed board members on Tuesday night that the report was very clean.
Williamson said the firm did have one finding, which was an issue with the maintenance procedures.

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Grambling hosts reading council conference

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The North Louisiana Reading Council held its spring conference at the Grambling Community Center on Saturday.
Local educators gathered to see two presentations at the conference. The conference began with a “Welcome” address from Grambling Mayor Edward Jones. Featured speaker Ann Buisson, teacher of academically gifted at the SMA Gifted Center in St. James Parish, gave a presentation on improving literacy titled “It’s Your Time to Listen.” Jimmy McJamerson, Nanthalia Jamerson and Hannah McCarty presented “Showcasing Poetry.”

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LPFD releases response stats

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The monthly emergency response statistics for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department have been compiled and released.
The LPFD responded to a total of 33 alarms during the month of January. These 33 alarms consisted of:

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Scouts lending a hand

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Ruston Cub Scout Pack 59 planted 300 flower bulbs on Jan. 28 in and around Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area, and in front of the Cypress Springs Elementary sign. The bulbs were provided to the University Hills Neighborhood Association by the Louisiana Keep America Beautiful program. Shown is Bear Scout Gregory Davis getting a lesson in bulb planting from Peter Gallagher, president of the University Hills Neighborhood Association.

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Increase knowledge of heart issues

The American Heart Association recognizes February as National Heart Month, but residents should know the preventative measures to take all year long to have a healthier body.
Dr. Michael Langiulli was on hand at the first National Wear Red Day Luncheon in Ruston to give out this information and to let men and women alike know the risk factors.

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Make Valentine's Day sweeter

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A few days remain until Valentine’s Day, so those who weren’t aware the holiday was approaching have a little time to plan.
When I mentioned something about the designated day of love to my husband the other day, his response was, “Oh. When is that?”
From my experiences and interactions with people, that stereotype of men not being as aware of Valentine’s Day has proven true. So for those guys who don’t know, the date is Feb. 14.

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LEAP into testing

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Yes, parents and kids, it is that time once again. As a former teacher, I used to indulge in decorating my boards to influence happiness and encourage learning. The kids would drag their book bags, and I would just smile and welcome them to the door. After January, it is hard to keep children on task with the work you are on.

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Reforms needed to rein in debt

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Gov. Bobby Jindal recently revealed his legislative package to revamp the way Louisiana funds its state retirement plans. His proposals aim to tackle accumulated unfunded pension debt that began accruing back in 1936 with the creation of the teachers’ retirement system. Eventually, additional systems were established, including those for state police, school employees and rank-and-file state workers.

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CDA program helps children in Africa

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Second grade
Mrs. Blackwell’s second-grade class is getting excited about Valentine’s Day. We decorated valentines to put on our bulletin board, and we can’t wait for the Valentine’s Day Party. We are also doing well in our subtraction facts and have been working on double digit subtraction.
Additionally, we are all moving up in our reading levels. We published our non-fiction stories last week, which were full of interesting facts. We are really getting prepared for third grade!

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RUSTON ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Ruston Elementary School has announced the students who have achieved honor roll for the third six weeks grading period.
Principal’s List-All A’s
First grade — Joshua Anding, I’Keia Brown, Ke’Marrion Coleman, A’rial Collins, Amani Dean, Dyson Fields, Clifton Francis, Kaleb Holland, Ashley Jackson, Portia Jackson, Ta’Kevia Jenkins, Duquavion Jones, Kendrick Jones, Rodolfo Landaverde, Kylen Mamon, Sha’Miracle Mayfield, Gary Perry, Rhagen Shallowhorn, Ransom Tah, Jabrina Womack and Kemyra Wright
Second grade — Kalyn Barnes, Antavion Bass, Teron Griffin, Brinessia Hargrove, Jeremiah Holland, Jystice Jackson, Jamal Johnson, Rakerria Modest, Mario Sears and LaDiamond White
Third grade — Mariah Engrum, Carlena Johnson and Makhia Mamon

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