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Council meets Monday

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The Ruston City Council will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Council members are slated to consider an amendment to their contract with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development relating to the Interstate 20 Service Road Improvements. This amendment would officially add the Tarbutton Road exchange project to the contract.
Also on the table is a preliminary approval for a $15.2 million issuance of revenue refunding bonds. This refinancing of bonds for the sewage treatment plant could save the city $1.3 million over the life of the bonds.

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Wise investments

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Pros devote time, money to local kids
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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana were able to give out nine scholarships to local students.
The monies raised from the second annual Fred Dean Hall of Fame Pro-Day camp were used to fund more than $5,000 in scholarships.
NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson was on hand at the luncheon to give advice to the young children of the crowd.
“Make sure that you lead,” Jackson said. “Don’t be a follower. There are a lot of people that try to just follow people along, but it takes a lot to be a leader.”
Jackson added that children should keep in mind to do good in school.

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Primary turnout low

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13.94 percent of voters voiced their opinion on March 24

The turnout for the March 24 Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary was significantly lower than for the same such election in 2008.
For the 2012 primary, Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said there were 20,437 registered voters eligible to vote. Only registered Democrats and Republicans were allowed to vote in this election.
Of that more than 20,000 registered voters 2,848 or 13.94 percent showed up to the polls. A further breakdown reveals that of the 12,074 registered Democrats 858 or 7.11 percent voted, while 1,990 or 23.8 percent of the registered 8,363 Republicans voted.

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Sheriff seeks ‘yes’ vote on sales tax

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In response to local political and business leaders stating opposition to the proposed quarter-cent sales tax, Sheriff Mike Stone sent out a press release this week to explain why he believes Lincoln Parish voters should approve the new tax.
The proposed sales tax is expected to generate $1.8 million in additional funds per year, and it is set as an in perpetuity tax. This means the tax will never expire, and never come before voters to be reapproved.

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Payton in good spirits

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Despite the Bountygate controversy that has surrounded the franchise in recent weeks, New Orleans Saints’ Head Coach Sean Payton was upbeat and jokative as the guest speaker at the annual “Big Whit77 Foundation” dinner for sponsors at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club Friday night. See more about his appearance on page 10A.

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Cedar Creek Honor Roll

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Reporting Period: 3rd 9 weeks, 2011-12 School Year
All A’s
Fourth grade: Nicholas Adams, Luke Black, Savannah Davis, Alli Freeman, Michael-Anne Garlington, Clayton Guyotte, Corbin Johnson, Devin Jung, Ty Lolley, Isabella Mariano, Jack May, Alexandra McConnell, Audrey McDonald, Kaleb McWhorter, Lauren Menzina, Jared Miller, Blake Moss, Jayden Nguyen, Garrett Nobles, Clayton Nolan, Christian Norris, Leyton Riley, Laney Robbins, Lauren Shirley, Landri Thomas, Dixie Venters, Dylan Ward, Sidney Wilhite and Mary Page Wood

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Simsboro Honor Roll

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Simsboro High School has announced the 2011-12 Honor Roll list for the third nine weeks.
“A” Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Bailee Taylor and Maggie Watts
Ninth grade: Raigan Talbert
11th grade: Daniel Ogunyemi
12th grade: James Atkins, Emily Choate, Leslie Elam, JoAnna McGinty and Katie Skinner
“B” Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Allison Brown, Armani Gipson-Jackson, Emma Green, Brittany Miller, Jada Morelos, Jenna Nugent, Elayna Pruitt, Lizeth Ramirez, Lindsey Thomas and Emilee Venable

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Alma J Brown Honor Roll

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Alma J Brown Elementary Laboratory School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the fourth six-weeks reporting period.
Students are listed by academic achievement (minimum 3.0 grade point average) and grade level.
Principal’s List
– 4.0 GPA
First grade — Edward Ford, Geordan Guidry, Jaidyn Page and Trinity Page
Second grade – Keshawn Brewster, Darrell Jackson Jr. and Jeremiah Thomas
Fourth grade — Binta Thomas
Fifth Grade — Daizsha Hackney and Kayla Wiley
Honor Roll –
3.0 – 3.99GPA

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Bethel Christian School Honor Roll

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Bethel Christian School has submitted their honor roll list for the 3rd 9 weeks. Students are listed by academic achievement and grade level.
President’s List:
4.0 GPA
First grade: Jonah Ducharme and Rebekah Webb
Second grade: Stephen “Trey” Auger, III, Bailor Brown, Brooke Dison, Kaylee Ford, Lorraine Freeman and James Scharr
Third grade: Lucas Ducharme and John Scharr
Grade 4: Dylan Foster, Ciara Smith and Lauren Strickland
Fifth grade: Kaleb Aulds
Eighth grade: Sara Liner
Ninth grade: Christian Norred
10th grade: Elijah Cain, Ryan Howard, Elizabeth Parker and Chayce Penix

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Choudrant High Honor Roll

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Choudrant High School has released the honor roll for the third nine weeks.
Principal’s List is all A’s (4.0 GPA); A-B Honor Roll is 3.0 GPA with no grade less than a B; Honorable Mention is 3.0 GPA with no grade less than a C.
12th grade
Principal’s list: Haley Colvin, Kylie Farrar, and Katie Hogan
A-B Honor Roll: Emily Allen, Nicole Allred, Anne Marie Baker, Savannah Bearden, Joanna Boyd, Olivia Gorsuch, Whitney Haywood, Bria Jones, Morgan Price, and Katelyn Scott

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