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September 26th, 2013

AP scholars, school leaders recognized

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AP Scholars
Eight Cedar Creek School students received College Board AP® Scholar recognition based on their outstanding performance on the 2013 Advanced Placement® Exams.
Catherine Hild and Morgan Vann earned the AP Scholar Award, which is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. 
Taylor Barron and Story Moller earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

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C-USA honors Tech’s Sakit

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Louisiana Tech junior Paul Sakit was named the Conference USA Men’s Athlete of the Week Tuesday after winning the Mook 5 Invitational.
Sakit won the Mook 5 Invitational with a 5K time of 15:26.50 in his first meet as a Bulldog. Sakit averaged a 4:58 mile despite extremely wet conditions and a different course location than expected.
The Mook 5 was moved the morning of the meet from its normal location at Lincoln Parish Park to an area on campus surrounding Joe Aillet Stadium due to extremely wet and unsafe conditions at the park.

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RHS freshmen take on Neville

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Ruston High ninth-grade team member Will Davison heads upfield earlier this week as a pair of Neville defenders try to take him down. Neville won that ninth-grade game by the score of 22-15.

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RJHS wins cross country meet

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Bearkits to host their own event on Saturday

The Ruston Junior High School boys and girls cross country teams each took first place honors recently as the Ouachita Junior High Invitational.
Ruston’s girls won with a score of 19, easily outdistancing second place Calhoun (84 points) and third-place finisher West Ridge (121 points).
The Ruston Junior High boys team won with 34 points to win over second-place Calhoun (66 points), third-place West Ridge (88) and fourth-place Winnfield (100).
RJHS will host its 17th annual cross country meet at the school field on Saturday,
Registration will start at 9 a.m.

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Tickets for Tech’s Heart of Dallas Classic still available

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Louisiana Tech fans can still purchase tickets to the inaugural Heart of Dallas Classic between the Bulldogs and the Army Black Knights which is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the historic Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

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September 25th

Goal of $3.6M set for 2013

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United Way of Northeast Louisiana kicked off its annual campaign last week at the West Monroe Convention Center. Special guest speaker, Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, delivered an inspiring message and Louis Gavioli’s original music entertained the hundreds in attendance. The air was charged with enthusiasm and optimism for the upcoming community goals.

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Tasty treats, memories to be savored

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Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer’s disease

Around Ruston, residents are big on giving back to the community, and now The Arbor and Terrace of Ruston is doing just that.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, they will play host to the second annual Savor Every Memory, which is a benefit for Alzheimer’s.
Summer Hammons, director of marketing for the Arbor, said the idea was brought to them by Judy Ho.

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LP tax assessors online site upgraded

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Lincoln Parish Assessor Sheila Bordelon announced today that the assessor’s online real and personal property search has transitioned to a new upgraded user interface.
Bordelon said the office has entered into an agreement with DataScout, LLC., a web solutions provider and database management firm. The Lincoln Parish real estate and personal property databases are available at www.actdatascout.com.

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Curtains open for GSU’s 2013-14 playbill

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Grambling State University Theatre held opening night performances Tuesday for “The Amen Corner.”
Written by James Baldwin, the play will be performed through Friday at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University was pleased to announce its 2013-14 season opener.

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Event aimed toward outdoor enthusiasts

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Gun, knife and outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to stock up for the fall hunting and recreation season at the Ruston Gun, Knife and Coin Show, set for Oct. 5-6 at the Ruston Civic Center.
The event, produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, is expected to draw more than 1,000 spectators, along with vendors from five states, Chamber Interim President Judy Copeland said.

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