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Cedar Creek

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New board members
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Lonnie Menzina (left) and Sean Dwyer recently joined the Cedar Creek Board of Directors.

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Ruston Elementary School Honor Roll

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Ruston Elementary School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the sixth six weeks grading period.
Principal’s List — All A’s
First grade — Ke’Marrion Coleman, A’Rial Collins, Dyson Fields, Kaleb Holland, Aaron Jackson, Ashley Jackson, Jamiyah Johnson, Myesha Kilson, Rodolfo Landaverde, Kylen Mamon, Robert McGee, Rhagen Shallowhorn, Ransom Tah, Toriana Traylor, Jabrina Womack, Kemyra Wright

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Local teacher named to New Tech design group

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New Tech @ Ruston proudly announces that Sarah Wages, biology teacher and teacher advocate, has been named to the newly formed New Tech Network Teacher Design Group.
A certified teacher and trainer for the network, Wages will begin her work with this prestigious group during the New Tech Annual Conference in July.

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STEM instructors, students recognized

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The efforts of the Lincoln Parish School District to expand its STEM (Science, Technology and Math grants) initiatives continue to involve more students while gaining acclaim in a greater arena of opportunities. On the heels of exemplary success with consecutive sweeps at the Regional Science Fair as well as various robotics competitions, students across the district have made their mark in bold new ways during the 2011-12 year.

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Cedar Creek School

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Cedar Creek students to explore medical career opportunities

Pictured above are Cedar Creek students who were selected for the “A-HEC of a Summer” Program, which explores career opportunities through “hands-on” participation at a local medical facility. In addition to CPR certification and first aid training, the students will receive high-school credit. Pictured on the back row, from left to right, are Tyler Ray, Corey Moss and Will Rudnicki. Pictured on the front row, from left to right, are Taylor Witten, Katie Howard and Carley Bowman.

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New Living Word OK’d for 315 state vouchers

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RUSTON (AP) — New Living Word has been approved to accept 315 students as part of the state’s scholarship program, but the school doesn’t currently have the facilities or teachers to accommodate that many students.
New Living Word School in Ruston had 122 students last year. The Rev. Jerry Baldwin, the school’s principal and church pastor, said students currently meet in rooms that serve as the church’s Sunday School classrooms.

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Never leave children in hot vehicles

Leaving your car in a parking lot for even an hour during the summer can make the steering wheel nearly impossible to grab, the temperature unbearable and the quest to turn on the air conditioning the most important thing on your mind.
With that being said, imagine being stuck in that vehicle with absolutely no way of getting out or cooling yourself down.
That was recently the scenario for an area 1-year-old child when his mother allegedly left him unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of Super 1 Foods for 30 minutes to an hour.

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Library board works to improve

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Who should make the decisions regarding an organization? Someone with years of experience with that group or a similar one, or a person with no experience or interest in that field whatsoever?
I’ve heard some educators voice concerns about how many individuals with no classroom experience have been placed on boards to make decisions that impact those who have real, hands-on experience in the educational system.
Sad, but it doesn’t seem that unusual in our society for people with no idea what workers in a certain field endure in a day’s job to be put in positions of power over them.

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Summer and the practical traveler

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Most people in the working world look forward to the summer. For a person working and saving for the summer, a vacation represents their personal effort placed into their need for rest and relaxation for a short period of time. When planning a vacation, you must take certain things into mind. Cost of transportation is one of the primary concerns, especially if air transportation is involved.

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Lynn Bretz

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Ruston native Lynn Bretz, 62, died in Lawrence KS on Sunday, May 27th, after a 21-month battle with esophageal cancer.

Friends and colleagues at Kansas University remembered Lynn Bretz as a consummate professional who worked hard to tell a story. She was employed in KU’s office of University Relations, becoming its director in 2002 before being named as KU’s director of University Communications in 2006.

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