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Desegregation decisions to be made

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LPSB scheduled to vote on Tuesday

Several widespread issues will be discussed and decided on at the 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board.
Board members will meet in the common room of Ruston Junior High School to allow for a potential increase in attendance.
Board members are scheduled to vote on one of two plans to restructure the school attendance zones for the four Ruston elementary schools.

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Students share their love of art

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Various works on display at Lincoln Parish Library
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Simsboro School eighth grader Juan Monjaras doesn’t think there’s a big difference between the urban and the rural, so when he paints, he likes to blend the two together.
The sketch he was working on in a recent art class featured a rural pasture with cows and skyscrapers in the near background.
“I’ve been doing art since I was 4 years old,” Juan said.

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Jury to review $5M fund

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Solid Waste and Recycling Committee, chaired by Walter Pullen, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to authorize a contract with Crochet Equipment Company, Inc. for biomass facility operation and review and recommend disbursement of Solid Waste Disposal Equipment Reserve funds.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said monies for the fund are generated by a parishwide 1/2 cent sales tax. The money generated first goes to operation of the Lincoln Parish Landfill, he said, and excess revenues are distributed to the parish municipalities based on a population formula.

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Grambling adopts animal ordinance

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Aldermen also OK new fire chief, city judge pay increase

GRAMBLING — The Town of Grambling may not have a facility to house stray dogs or cats in the municipal limits, but thanks to a new ordinance adopted Thursday night at the monthly town council meeting, they do have a place to put the animals they find in their limits.
In a unanimous vote, the Grambling aldermen voted to approve the establishment of a new animal ordinance in the town’s limits, which Mayor Edward Jones said will require Grambling to get help from the city of Ruston to deal with the strays.

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Pet of the Week

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Logan is a 3-month-old terrier mix who is looking for his forever home. Logan loves to play and run around. After a hard day of playing, Logan enjoys curling up and taking a nap. Logan would love to be told the news that his forever family is ready to adopt him. For more information about Logan, call 251-DOGS. His adoption fee is $50, which includes a neuter certificate.

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Club collects children’s books

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The Birthday Fellowship Club members are collecting children’s books for the children of Sudan, Africa. These children live in poor conditions, having no running water, food or books to read. The club has already collected 300 books for children. For more information, contact Joseph Capers, Sr., president, at 247-6962.

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Mock drill helps prepare Lincoln Parish

The mock drill conducted at the Ruston Regional Airport on Friday was a great thing for this community to ensure its safety and have many emergency personnel working together.
The drill was quite elaborate in its set-up and involved many emergency services, such as the Ruston Fire Department (who was over the drill), Ruston Police Department, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Pafford EMS.
In the mock drill, a simulated plane went off the runway after not taking off.

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Navigating a learning curve

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While at my parents’ home one evening, I decided to start working on my Monday column. I had planned to write about another topic entirely until I realized my mother’s old computer had been packed away and her brand-new, shiny Mac was still in its box.
“It will give you a chance to set it up. Install the Word for Mac,” was her solution to my predicament. Up until that moment, I had not realized I had been waiting for a chance to “set up” her computer. But, since I was the person who had convinced her to switch from a P.C. to a Mac, I felt obligated.

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’Cats look to take another step

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Ruston High, Jesuit in quarterfinal game tonight
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Ruston High’s baseball team wouldn’t mind spending this entire week in New Orleans.
They can do that very thing by winning tonight against Jesuit High in a Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association regional round playoff game.
By taking a victory in the 6 p.m. contest at the Flyers’ diamond, District 4-5A champion RHS can advance into the Tulane University-hosted state tournament that will start with the quarterfinals on Friday and conclude with championship action on Saturday.

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GSU receivers: A big day

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Variety of targets excel in spring game
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GRAMBLING — Maybe the post-Mario Louis Era will be productive after all for Grambling State University’s football program.
It was Louis, now a free agent signee with the Houston Texans, who breathed much of the life into the Tigers’ offensive effort in 2011.
The All-American and All-Southwestern Athletic Conference wide receiver totaled 51 catches for 1,000-plus yards and nearly 20 touchdowns and had three-game winning grabs that helped spur the G-Men on to a league championship and Top 10 national ranking in the Football Championship Series.

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