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November 18th, 2013

Brazzel speaks to club

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Ruston Fire District Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel recently spoke at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Officer Brazzel told the group of the cross training of the fireman within the Ruston Fire Department.

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Club news: Littera Club meets

The members of Littera were greeted by hostesses Mildred Tuten, Maggie Carter and Marion Gist when they arrived at the Community Room of the Community Trust Bank. The tables were decorated with fall leaves and black birds. The Thanksgiving treat bags that were on the tables for each member had been made by the president, Emily Baugh. Pumpkin pie and coffee was served.
Littera members were welcomed by Baugh as she called the meeting to order and thanked the hostesses. Linda Jean Rolf led the Pledge of Allegiance and the club collect was led by Jean Lay.

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Hooshang’s art in home decor

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Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani’s art is mushrooming in the home décor field. Work offered by his latest publisher has grown from three landscapes on illuminated canvases to around 200 items ranging from shower curtains to placemats.
The Colorado-based Dianoche Designs began working with Hooshang in late 2012 with three of his landscape paintings on pieces of art that double as lights. Now, Dianoche has added Hooshang’s abstract, equine, floral and digital work to the mix.

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Season sweep

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RJHS girls, boys cross country teams take first place in all meets
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Ruston Junior High School sent Coach Kathy Steed out in winning fashion as both the boys and girls teams completed their seasons by taking first place wins in every meet the competed in.
Steed is set to retire at the end of the school year.
“We have had a great season with all first place wins,” Steed said. “The boys and girls have worked hard every day and it paid off in the end.”
The last meet of the season as this held in late October at Good Hope Junior High School in West Monroe.

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Slaughter set for postseason play

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Cedar Creek won’t be the only Ruston flavoring in the ongoing Division IV state football playoffs as Jake Slaughter (5), grandson of Ruston’s Mickey Slaughter, a former Louisiana Tech and Denver Broncos quarterback as well as a Tech assistant coach, and son of former Ruston High and Tech defensive back Michael Slaughter, leads Ouachita Christian into second-round action Friday against Sacred Heart.

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Tech volleyball ends season with road loss

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HOUSTON — In its final match of the 2013 season, Louisiana Tech fell to the Rice Owls, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-19), Sunday afternoon at Tudor Fieldhouse in Houston.
In the season finale, Tech (7-22, 1-13 Cpnference USA) hit .233 and .324 in the first two sets, but faltered in the third set with a negative attacking percentage to end the match with a .170 percentage. Rice (11-18, 7-7 C-USA) ended the match with 50 kills and hit .343 over the course of three sets.

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‘Obamacare’ expert to speak in Lincoln

The Associated Press reported earlier this week that last month, less than 400 Louisiana residents were able to sign up for health insurance through the federally run online marketplace created under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
With more than 14,000 people needing health insurance in the state, and very few answers about the defunct website, there is a lot of confusion and uncertainty when it comes to health insurance.
Luckily, Lincoln Parish will play host to one of the foremost experts on the Affordable Care Act — frequently called “Obamacare” — this week.

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LPPJ meeting could be a 'doozy'

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It looks like tonight’s the night a deal might be struck between the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Lincoln Union District Atttorney’s Office.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. tonight to finalize and adopt its 2013 Amended and 2014 proposed budgets.
At 6 p.m. the LPPJ’s Finance Committee will meet to decide how much of a requested increase to give to the District Attorney’s Office and fit those figures into the budgets.

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November 16th

Voters pass school proposition

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Ruston School District voters said “yes” Saturday to a $21 million public school improvements project.
Complete but unofficial returns show 68 percent of voters voted for the millage extension that will finance the work, while 32 percent voted against the proposition.
“We’re very pleased with the results,” Lincoln Parish School Superintendent Danny Bell said.
“This is going to have the Ruston School District well positioned with facilities for many years to come, something we can be proud of.”

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McAllister wins 5th District race

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Lincoln Parish voters mirrored the rest of Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in electing political newcomer Vance McAllister as their next congressman.
Complete but unofficial returns from Saturday’s runoff show McAllister won 67 percent of the local vote to challenger state Sen. Neil Riser’s 33 percent. Both men are Republicans.
McAllister won 60 percent of the vote districtwide in the race to fill the 13 months remaining in former Congressman Rodney Alexander’s term. Alexander resigned in September to take a job in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s cabinet.

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