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October 9th

Grambling man's passing saddens city

"He was an invaluable employee and volunteer," she said of the city's first litter patrol officer. "This is a man, who with all his skill and educational background, was perfectly happy to be out there helping as a volunteer."
Jones, who returned home to Grambling in 2003, had obtained a masters degree in English, taught English in Baltimore, and earned a juris doctorate in law.

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Dablow art

Photographs portraying the state's people and landscapes, either submitted or taken by Dean Dablow, director of the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University, are hanging on virtually every wall at LPL.
The majority of photos, drawn from the Library of Congress, were taken in the 1930s and 40s by well-known photographers hired by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to document the lives of people in rural areas who were struggling through the Great Depression.

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City to tackle outdated zoning ordinance

Today, subdivisions and expanding commercial businesses are flourishing, traffic is congested and construction is underway for a multi-screen movie theater. Ruston’s original hub to the south has also changed dramatically, largely due to the growth of Louisiana Tech University.

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Causey crowned Miss Louisiana

Causey, a finalist last year, claimed the 2005 crown in a field that was loaded with Ruston ties.
After winning the preliminary talent competition with a piano performance of George Gershwin's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Causey had set herself up as one of the early favorites.
With the victory, the Ruston High and Louisiana Tech graduate, and current LSU grad student, claimed a total of $9,000 in scholarship money — $8,000 from the Miss Louisiana Scholarship Foundation and $1,000 from Creed and Creed Law Firm.

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Block committee to hold public forum

The 7 p.m. meeting will take place in the Ruston High School auditorium.
"The committee has met several times and considered all of the alternatives," Ruston principal Kenny Henderson, the committee's chairman, said. "We will present our findings and answer whatever questions the public might have."
The committee will present its recommendation Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to the Lincoln Parish School Board.

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Alexander speaks to GEAR UP graduates

But after the week at the Ruston campus, the youngster has set himself a goal.
"I want to be a computer engineer or an architect," he said. "And if Tech will give me a scholarship, I'd love to come here."
Williams was one of more than 100 youngsters who took part in GEAR UP on the Tech campus.
The GEAR UP program is a discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education, Glenn Beer, director of the Science and Technology Education Center, said.

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Simsboro girls continue to win

The Lady Tigers, who finished No. 6 in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class B state poll, moved their record to 37-5 with the victory.
Next up for Simsboro will be a third round game against Simpson, the state's No. 4 ranked club and a 51-47 winner against unranked Lacassine during second round play Monday night.
Simsboro will travel to Simpson probably on Thursday for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Admission will be $4. A bus for Simsboro fans is also scheduled and more details will be announced later in the week.

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Simsboro dominates semifinals

The 69-49 win by the Lady Tigers (39-5) booked them a spot in Saturday's championship game at 2:30 p.m. and a second game in Hammond against the winner of Thursday's Negreet-Maurepas match-up.
The Lady Tigers also learned that two sisters are better than one.
As has been the case all season for Simsboro, the Patterson sisters led the way offensively.
Sophomore forward Cherryl finished with 36 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks, and senior guard Victoria added 16 points, five assists and three steals.

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Gipson proves value as senior

Last week, Gipson was named All-State MVP by Louisiana’s sportswriters. Earlier in the year, the 6-2 senior forward was named MVP for District 2-B.
Now, he can add MVP award No. 3 to his list of senior accolades. Gipson has been named Most Valuable Player for the 2003-04 version of The Ruston Daily Leader’s All-Parish team.
“He was very deserving of this honor — which is a good honor,” Dubach head coach Shane Lee said. “There are a lot of good players in this parish. It ought to mean something to him. He worked very hard for us.”

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Hilburn's influence spread through region

To the naked eye, the answer to that age-old question is a newspaper.
But throw two words — Wiley Hilburn — into that equation and the whole world of journalism and politics opens up.
To those familiar with Hilburn’s work, the response to that simple riddle includes a myriad of answers — news stories, political commentary, books, columns and editorials — all of which serve as a source of delightful enlightenment for readers.

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