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February 8th, 2014

Bearcats beat West Monroe, 68-44

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WEST MONROE — The Ruston Bearcats maintained their second place District 2-5A standing Friday with a 68-44 win at West Monroe.
Ruston now stands at 17-8 overall and 5-1 in district play.
West Monroe fell to 4-20 and 1-5 in district play.
Lady Rebels 57, Lady Bearcats 41
WEST MONROE — The Lady Rebels opened strong and never looked back en route to a District 2-5A win over Ruston Friday night.
West Monroe stormed out to a 13-4 lead by the end of the first quarter before Ruston rallied somewhat, outscoring the Lady Rebels 14-11 in the second stanza to trail 24-18 at intermission.

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Ruston man shot by LPSO deputy

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Fatal incident occurred after suspect reportedly pointed pistol at officers
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At approximately 1 p.m. Friday, deputies with Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office were involved in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Ruston resident.
Chad Alexander, public information officer with the LPSO, said deputies were on routine duty at East Side Mini Mart, located at the intersection of South Farmerville Street and Martin Luther King Drive, immediately prior to the incident.
“The deputies came into contact with a group of individuals in the parking lot of the convenience store,” Alexander said.
“One of those individuals immediately (fled the scene) on foot.”

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Creating perfect smiles

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Peach Tree Dental provides free treatments
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More than 100 people braved freezing temperatures and a wintery mix of precipitation Friday night into Saturday morning in downtown Ruston.
And it was Peach Tree Dental that delivered with its seventh annual Dentistry from the Heart event.
The event provided people in need, including those without dental insurance, the choice between a tooth extraction or teeth cleaning at no charge. That meant $20,000 worth of services were provided on the day.
Four dentists and a small army of dental assistants joined in with other volunteer support staff members to make the event success.

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Musical mission

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Carter draws inspiration from everywhere
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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of features running in February in recognition of Black History Month.
Ruston’s Ken Carter has a passion for music, and because of those who fought for his rights and freedoms, he has seen no one stand in the way of his pursing that passion.

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Stats show fewer area arrests in 2013

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Law enforcement officials have released statistics for 2013 on the number of arrests made as well as what this means for the community.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer with the Ruston Police Department, said the number of arrests made in 2013 dropped quite a bit from 2012.
“Very rarely do we see a drop in all categories reported to the Uniform Crime Reporting system,” he said. “But in every category we had a decrease in arrests for 2013, and that is a very good thing.”

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RJHS names student, teacher of the year

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Second nine weeks
Principal's List

Seventh grade: Lathe Allen, Abigail Ambrose, Michal Bishop, Victoria Breeding, Kaylee Broom, Alyssa Cahoy, Tristan Calaman, Emma Colvin, Jacob Crook, Malcom Davis, Makayla Lewis, Emma Montgomery, Jalia Payne, Kyler Pesnell, Anna Pody, Alexandra Sanders, Madison Scheer, Ashley Thorson

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Lincoln Head Start: Head Start plans field trip, upcoming events

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The Lincoln Head Start Child Development Program is sponsored by Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. and is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children Youth and Families, to provide comprehensive childcare services to 320 low income three and four year old pre-school children.
Head Start promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.

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LSMSA: Students learn new program on Exploration Day

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NATCHITOCHES — Prospective students entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades next year that attended Exploration Day on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts learned about the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars sponsored by Northwestern State University.
In addition, More than 130 students and their parents visited the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts on for other outlets of Exploration Day.

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Winners help make Lincoln a better place

When it comes to service beyond self and beyond the professional call of duty, folks in Ruston and Lincoln Parish know how to step up.
That’s why it’s always nice to see the best of the best among a variety of community partners honored during the annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce banquet.

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Club thanks locals for support

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On behalf of Grambling Mayor Edward Jones and the Grambling Community Joy Fund Volunteers, we offer thanks and appreciation to the citizens of Grambling and surrounding areas for making our 2013 annual project a success.

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