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Some property owners may see tax hike

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Lincoln Parish property owners will begin receiving their 2010 tax notices this week.
While taxes owed may change for homeowners who have added on to their homes, built a new structure or otherwise increased the property value, the only taxpayers who will see an increase by virtue of a millage election are those in the Choudrant School District.

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Arts Tour begins Friday

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Holiday Arts Tour begins Friday. Hours are 3-9 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the tour will be from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

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Oh deer!

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Buck shatters door

A deer got into a fight with its reflection and lost this past Sunday outside a local church.
The incident reportedly happened sometime between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. at Ruston Church of Christ on Woodward Avenue.

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Dubach deficit

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Aldermen to consider slashing DRABO budget

DUBACH — Dubach town council members on Monday discussed a potential way to cut the town’s budget in order to save money in the upcoming year.
During their monthly meeting, council member Charles Brown pointed out that at the end of this year, Dubach will be $27,000 “in the hole.”
“Thank goodness we have a reserve,” Brown said. “But we need to find a way to (cut costs) before using it.”

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Downtown to shine with holiday cheer

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Local residents and visitors will soon encounter a lively downtown.
Although the Holiday Arts Tour does not begin until Friday, the shopping season will illuminate starting tonight when Ruston Main Street presents Downtown Christmas Open House.

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‘On Golden Pond’ showing at the Dixie

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Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “On Golden Pond” opened Wednesday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Other performances are at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students or by season ticket. 

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Holiday patrol volunteers sought

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Lincoln Parish Triad and Sheriff’s Citizen Observer Patrol will soon begin their annual Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday patrol. Patrolling areas are in the parking lots of Backus True Value Hardware and Walmart. Pictured are members of the patrol team, SCOP and Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together as a Team. From left to right: Deputy Mattie Houston, Deputy Emma Williams, Deputy Charles Thomas, Sheriff Mike Stone, Joe Dickson, Richard Jones, Barbara Gipson and James Dugdale.

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CES students celebrate fall, Red Ribbon Week

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Kindergarten news
Kindergarten celebrated Pumpkin Day on Oct. 29. Parents came to work centers that focused on math, science, reading and art grade level expectations.

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Elementary track team goes the distance

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This was the first year Simsboro has had an elementary track team. The team was made up of 53 students in grades first through sixth.
They participated in five track meets and did an outstanding job. At RJHS on Sept. 18, first-grader Breana Henley received a medal for 10th place.
At Cedar Creek on Oct. 9, the third- and fourth-grade girls’ team placed second. On Oct. 14, at Cedar Creek, Madison Jones and Sophia Green placed in the top 10 in the third and fourth grade age divisions.

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Aggies snag spotlight again

Choudrant High School has done it again.
But when it comes to cross country, what else is new?
One can make a valid argument that the best Class B program in that sport for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is based in Lincoln Parish.
The Lady Aggies and Aggies took championships at the annual state meet held earlier this week on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
Another year, another sweep of the titles.

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