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Honoring greatness

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Nominees sought for RHS alumni awards

In November, seven people who represent the best of what Ruston High School has to offer will be recognized for their achievements inside and out of the classroom.
The Ruston High Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 RHS graduates of distinction and distinguished teacher awards. These awards will be handed out at the annual RHS Alumni luncheon, which is set for Nov. 2 at Squire Creek Country Club.

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Pulling for a good time

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On Saturday, the Boeuf River and North Louisiana Vintage Tractor Clubs held the fourth annual Ruston Antique Tractor Pull. The event saw 52 pulling tractors and 26 different classes.

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Jury to serve as assessment board of review

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury, which recently approved its millages, will act as the board of review for residents who would like to contest the reassessed value of their property for 2012.
Acting as the Property Assessment Board of Review, the jury will conduct public hearings in September. However, if one disagrees with the reassessed value of his property— which takes place every four years — residents should first contact the Lincoln Parish Tax Assessor’s Office.

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School lunches upgraded

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Fat, sodium limited; produce increased

Though students may not notice a difference, parents may notice the additional energy and overall wellness that comes from healthier eating in their children this school year.
Doris Marzett, child nutrition supervisor for the Lincoln Parish School system, said the food services department is making a few changes to school lunches this year. These changes are the latest in mandates handed down by the federal government to help make the country’s children healthier.

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Traffic stop leads to a drug arrest

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During a traffic stop of an unlicensed occupied vehicle on Friday, a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputy requested to have another deputy attempt to find a licensed driver at a residence located nearby, to refrain from towing the vehicle.

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Help 4 Paws help a pet in need

More than 100 homeless dogs and cats get turned away from 4 Paws Rescue Inc. each month because of a lack of space and volunteers to come to their aid. Currently, the organization houses about 50 animals, and doesn’t have the resources or room for much more.

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Transitioning to grade school

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The other day, my niece, Adrienne, went to school for the very first time. Luckily — because I know I would have cried in public — I was not able to attend this momentous occasion.
The first day was a little rough. After settling Adrienne into her classroom, and bravely walking away from the crying child, my sister had to skip out on the school’s Boo-Hoo Breakfast to go have a little cry herself in the car. Adrienne is the first born — definitely a “mama’s girl.” The separation anxiety was equally painful for the two of them.

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Lightning causes structure fire

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 1857 Pea Ridge Road at approximately 10:26 a.m. Saturday.
The first fire department personnel to arrive on the scene reportedly found that the residence had been struck by lightning. There was a heavy thunderstorm taking place at the time of the incident.
Firefighters reportedly entered the residence and found active fire in a laundry room near the front of the residence.

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Understanding mental illness

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Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series on mental illness. The second part will run August 27.
Mental illness can strike anyone. Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else.” In fact, mental disorders are common and widespread.
If you think that someone you love has a mental illness, you are not alone. According to the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), an estimated 54 million Americans have some form of mental disorder in a given year. These disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.

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Big questions await Tech, GSU

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Main one is can they repeat as league champions?
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Now, Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University look for an encore in the 2012 football season.
How do you get much better than what the Bulldogs and Tigers achieved in 2011, when both captured their conference championships. Tech was tops in the Western Athletic Conference and Grambling was the best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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