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October 9th, 2013

Trying to tighten the fiscal belt

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has a bit of a dilemma. It’s unofficially said it’s willing to help the local Head Start program, but exactly how to do so is a problem.
Just as the board was about to vote in September on the city’s budget for the fiscal year that started yesterday, Alderman Elmore Mayfield asked for an additional $10,000 for Head Start. There’s one allocation of $10,000 already in the budget.
“We’re trying to get these children ready,” Mayfield said, referring to the 340 Lincoln and Union Parish students who participate in the preschool program.

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Live Oaks planted in Duncan Park

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As part of a statewide tree program, the City of Ruston received Live Oak seedlings this past summer and now they are planted in hopes of beautifying one of the community’s park facilities.
Approximately three weeks ago, 25 trees were planted in Duncan Park, located at the corner of Arlington and West Vaughn Ave. The Live Oaks were planted in the 12-acre facility, among the Pecan, Bald Cypress, Green Ash, River Birch, Crape Myrtle and other oak trees that call the park home.

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Bassi named ‘Bluebirder of the Year’

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Sheryl Cooper Bassi of Oak Ridge (standing left) was honored as “Bluebirder of the Year” by the Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society. She is a founding member of the organization, and has served as secretary/treasurer, board member, editor of the LBBS Newsletter and now serving as first vice president.
She helped with many nest box workshops across the state. She is now retired and this year had her first bluebirds ever at her new home in Oak Ridge. Emily Winners, president, from Lecompte (right) presented the award.

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Winzer finds a hole for the Bearcats

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Ruston High JV running back/receiver Ladarius Winzer (10) breaks free to gain yardage Monday in a junior varsity game at Ouachita. The Bearcats defeated the Lions 17-15 in that contest.

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RJHS CC teams on top

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Boys, girls teams both take first at Cedar Creek
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Ruston Junior High School’s boys and girls teams both captured first place in the Cedar Creek Cross Country meet held last weekend.
Following are results from those one-mile runs:
Ruston Girls First Place 19 points
Alexius Austin 1st 5:44
Jamiya Walker 2nd 6:02
Kaylee Webb 4th 6:04
Amani McWain 5th 6:07
Aislyn Coyne 7th 6:22
Samariah Speed 9th 6:26
Keirra Ktichens 13th 6:30
Jaila Payne 15th 6:34
Daisy Peterson 19th 6:47
Tanner Moore 21st 7:05

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Scout Day set at Tech for Oct. 19

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Homecoming 2013 is right around the corner at Louisiana Tech as there are plenty of events planned surrounding this annual weekend where alums and fans return to campus to celebrate their university’s rich tradition.
Homecoming 2013 will be highlighted by the Bulldogs hosting Conference USA foe North Texas at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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October 8th

The business of giving

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Roberts volunteers to help locals in need
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Ann Marie Roberts picks up a can of green beans and methodically puts it in a brown paper grocery bag.
“I tend to stick with things I get involved in,” she said.
Roberts, of Ruston, got involved with Christian Community Action when the human services organization was just an idea. That was 25 years ago. Roberts has been a CCA volunteer every since.
“It’s given me a lot of satisfaction,” she said. “It’s introduced me to loads of people I wouldn’t have known.”

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$5K reward available

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Claiborne Electric searches for vandalism suspect

Claiborne Electric General Manager and CEO Mark Brown has announced a $5,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals causing vandalism or theft of Claiborne Electric property.
“Over the last several years, we have seen vandalism and theft skyrocket, especially at our substations,” Brown said. “Some of these absurd acts are theft, and others are extreme destruction, but all are criminal and we have decided to pursue these perpetrators and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”

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Ruston to begin work on airport apron

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Work will begin soon on an apron expansion at the Ruston Regional Airport. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved an agreement Monday with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development allowing the city to receive $39,651 in state money toward the project.
Richard Aillet, Ruston’s director of engineering services, said the existing concrete apron will be extended southward. The expansion will enhance the overall usability of the airport by adding more aircraft parking area.

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RHS to recognize alumni, teachers on Friday

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Three Ruston High School teachers and four graduates have been named the RHS Alumni Association’s 2012 Achievement Award recipients.
This year’s distinguished educator winners are current RHS teacher, Heather Reeder, retired History teacher, Earvin Ryland and the late teacher of business, Edna Erle Kavanaugh.
Alumni award recipients are Dr. William R. Higgs, Class of 1961; Allen Tuten, Class of 1963; and Dr. Lynda Brown-Wright, Class of 1973. The Young Alumnus of Distinction is Lee Denny, Class of 1992.

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