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State of district

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Community members can pair a light lunch with a meaty presentation during the second annual State of the District education update this week.
The meeting, which is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, will feature Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Danny Bell as the main speaker.
The annual report was developed to meet the goals of the Ruston 21 city improvement plan, which includes a section on ways to improve education in the area.

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A cultural spread

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International students share heritage
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Although Ruston is not a city where immigrants come by leaps and bounds, many do, however, come with one thing in mind — education.
Louisiana Tech is one place that becomes the home for young adults from various countries across the world seeking to further their education.
On Tuesday young adults who are part of the English Language Students program are giving back to the community.

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NAMI takes a look at schizophrenia

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Everyone uses their mind to get through every second of the day. Unfortunately, according to the National Institute on Mental Health, as many as 2.2 million Americans can’t quite trust what their minds have to tell them.
Schizophrenia affects approximately 1.1 percent of the world population, and it will be the topic of discussion at this month’s meeting of the local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

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Chronic kidney disease: the silent killer

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Remember that this information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information and facilitate conversations with your physician that will benefit your health.
Approximately 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease — and millions of others are at risk, but may not know it. Kidney disease is often called the “silent killer,” because it has no symptoms until the advanced stage of the disease. In fact, one in nine Americans has chronic kidney disease, but many are unaware that they have it, because they do not feel ill.

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Pet of the Week

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Oreo is a 2-year-old male domestic, medium hair black and white cat that is neutered, house trained and current on shots. Oreo is a gentle feline that prefers to be indoors and needs some time getting used to new people and new areas. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Oreo, whose adoption fee is $50.

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Chamber magazine promotes economic diversity

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Ruston and Lincoln Parish are thriving, thanks to a unique mix of businesses, quality education, top-notch health care, plenty of recreational opportunities and a comfortable, hometown lifestyle.
That’s the theme of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s new 2012 Ruston USA magazine.
Approximately 8,000 copies of the 83-page, full-color relocation and visitor’s guide will be distributed this year.

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Techsters’ turnaround?

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Win at San Jose State could provide boost
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Maybe this is what the Lady Techsters needed.
After losing its previous two Western Athletic Conference games, Louisiana Tech University took a 70-64 road victory against San Jose State late Saturday night at the Events Center in San Jose, Calif.
It was an important early season conference win for the Techsters (9-10, 2-2), who were upset 61-47 at Hawaii late Thursday night and had fallen 79-62 at home against Utah State University the previous game.

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RPAR FOCUS

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Stephanie Hunter RPAR basketball coach
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1. What is the most enjoyable aspect that you like about coaching youth basketball?: The most enjoyable aspect about coaching youth basketball is being able to teach the youth some of the fundamentals and skills of the game. I also enjoy watching the youth have fun and being physically active because most youth in today’s society would rather sit and play video games instead of being more active.

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Grambling women stop Jackson State

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JACKSON, Miss. — The Grambling State University Lady Tigers’ basketball team clawed their way to a 59-55 overtime victory over the Jackson State University Lady Tigers here Saturday night.
The score was tied 22-22 at halftime with Cierra Ceazer pacing the Lady Tigers’ offense. Jackson State was led by Rachel Jones
Going into the final stretch the JSU Lady Tigers pulled within two and scored a jumper at the buzzer to tie the score at 49 and force an overtime period.

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RPAR sets hoops’ play

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The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will host a men’s double elimination basketball tournament on Saturday.
Entry fee is $60 per team and all games will be held played at the Bobby James Memorial Gymnasium.

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