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October 26th

Howl’oween revisited

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Tuesday’s event to feature candy, games
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Ghost, goblins, witches and fairies — human and animal forms alike, will take over downtown Ruston during the city’s annual Howl’oween set for Tuesday.
With trick-or-treating to start at 4 p.m., children may visit participating downtown shops for treats and other goodies provided by local merchants.

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Cooking for a cause

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Choudrant cookout to benefit organizations

The village of Choudrant is cooking up something good this weekend to benefit the town, as well as several projects.
From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the second annual Opening Day Camo Cookout is planned at Choudrant Park, located on the corner of U.S. Highway 80 and Louisiana Highway 145.
“It’s the opening day of deer season, so that’s why we call it that,” Choudrant Assistant Police Chief Don McDonald said.

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Revitalization impacts local businesses

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Project attracts criticism, praise from owners, customers
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“Revitalizing the downtown,” “Ruston 21” and “progress” are phrases typically used to describe the activities of construction currently taking place within the downtown area. However, like most change, the project is not without its critics.

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Take a trip through history at the library

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Children and adults of all ages are invited to celebrate the Lincoln Parish Library’s 50th anniversary by attending “Once Upon a Time Through the Time Machine” from 2-4p.m. Saturday in the Library Events Center.
Children and parents can travel through a life size “time warp” back to 1962 when the Lincoln Parish Library first opened its doors, then journey through the decades and travel back to the future by playing games, making crafts and listening to music of the 60s, 70s 80s, 90s and 2000s.

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Holiday Arts Tour offers much variety

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is vey busy these days gearing up for Holiday Arts Tour, which will fill the streets of Ruston Nov. 15-18.

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JA of Ruston welcomes provisional class

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A Pearl Reception, for the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston, was held at the home of Life Member Rosy Bromell on Sept. 23 to welcome the 2012-13 provisional class. This group of 17 ladies will be trained for six months as well as attend chapter meetings and projects to determine if they wish to volunteer their time for the next five years.

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The Arbor raises funds for Alzheimer’s

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The Arbor and The Terrace of Ruston was proud to host the first Annual Savor Every Memory fundraiser to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association. 
The event took place on the evening of Sept. 27 and attendees were able to support the cause by bidding on desserts donated by local bakeries, caterers, restaurants and individuals. Attendees were also able to purchase tickets for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses.
The night was way to generate awareness about the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  This event will be held again next fall.

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Alumni honors reflect well on the community

Many times after a person graduates from a high school or university, they move away, and their accomplishments are unknown among their former classmates.
In other cases, alumni may remain in the area, but manage to keep a low-profile as they achieve great success.
Despite their best efforts, however, some programs make it difficult for successful alumni to keep out of the spotlight.

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Wasteful spending in the U.S. 

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Right here before election time, in addition to preparing yourself a “cheat” sheet for a quick exit from the voting booth, you need to read Oklahoma United States Sen. Tom Coburn’s 2012 Waste Book. This should certainly put you in the mood to vote.
This 202-page document contains what Coburn calls “the top 100 examples of outrageously wasteful spending,” by your United States Congress this year. Coburn estimates the total cost of these items to be $19 billion.

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Tech, GSU: On the road

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’Dogs at NMSU, Tigers go to Texas Southern
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Louisiana Tech University gets another chance to beat the Aggies Saturday.
If the on-the-paper evaluation is correct, this one should be arguably less challenging than the first Aggies’ squad (Top 25 ranked Texas A&M) that the Bulldogs met earlier this month.
Now back in the Top 25 (No. 24 in the Associated Press poll), the ’Dogs (6-1, 1-0) meet basement-dwelling New Mexico State (1-6, 0-3) in a Western Athletic Conference game in Las Cruces, N.M.

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