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November 29th

SIMSBORO HONOR ROLL

Simsboro School has announced the students who earned honor roll for the second six-weeks grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
First grade: Cayden Barfield, Richard Canterbury, Dimitri Carr, Bo Collinsworth, Harley Dowing, Taylor Hill, Steven Holstead, Grisham Locke, M. J. Radford, Brooklyn Roberson, John Robert Scheer, Kirah Spivey, Stormy Tartar, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young

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New Tech students begin job shadowing

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Students learn lessons outside of class
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With New Tech @ Ruston in its third year of implementation, learning has truly extended beyond the classroom.
In addition to the highly collaborative project-based learning they have engaged in for two years, NT@R juniors are now immersed in a cycle of job shadowing experiences to be completed this year. A component of New Tech schools across the country, the shadowing opportunity provides an introduction to the internships the students will engage in during their senior year.

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Professor invited to present to national engineering board

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Jenna Carpenter, associate dean of administration and strategic initiatives and professor of mathematics in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been invited to present an overview on the Grand Challenge Scholars Program to the board of the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES.)

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Irby to sign book copies

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Community Trust Bank will host a public book signing from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday featuring Marna Irby as she signs copies of her children’s book titled, “Rainbow the Funky Chicken.”
The event will take place at Community Trust Bank’s Ruston Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St. in Ruston.
This is Irby’s first book. According to the synopsis, “Rainbow the Funky Chicken” is about a chicken born on a farm in Louisiana who learns what it is like to be different and to deal with relational issues.  

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Edwin (Ed) L. Burns

Edwin (Ed) L. Burns, age 85, was born in Hodge, Louisiana, on January 10, 1927 and went to Heaven on November 23, 2012. Services are being handled by Forest Park Funeral Home of Shreveport. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 30, 2012, in the Forest Park Cemetery, 3700 Saint Vincent Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103-4563.

He lived in Houston, TX for the last 52 years. He had Alzheimer’s and bladder cancer, but never let either one slow him down.

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PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will receive proposals for the following:
ADJUDICATED PROPERTY DISPOSITION SERVICES

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November 28th

All aboard

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Express train stops by
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Many waited out in the cold on Tuesday night just to take a look at Santa’s own personal exhibit, the 12th Annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express train. Pulling into Railroad Park, the six-car exhibit featured busy worker elves, a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, a miniature village with toy trains whistling by, a gingerbread boxcar, the elves’ workshop, the reindeer stable and a little red caboose.

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Follette Pottery open for business

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Owners decide to refocus and stay in Lincoln Parish
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Kent and Libby Follette had put their house and business on the market, scaled back production in the studio and declared there would be no Christmas season at Follette Pottery. It was time to retire and move closer to family in South Louisiana.
But as the couple sat stuck in traffic around Baton Rouge, they changed their mind.

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Dryer cause of residential fire

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Ruston Fire Department received a 911 call to respond to a dryer fire on Lakeshore Drive around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“On arrival there was moderate smoke coming from the carport area,” RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said. “Firefighters attacked the fire with a 1 3/4 inch hose line putting the fire out.”

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Anniversary honored with a community dance

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A special dance for the community will twirl in on Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The event will feature both square and round dancing and is expected to bring in callers and cuers from all over North Louisiana. It is being held in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Jerry and Frances Stinson, who are actively involved in the local Trinity Twirlers, the event sponsor which was formed in 2011 and has worked to promote square and round dancing in the area.

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