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Much to love about the fall

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The end of October marks the beginning of my favorite time of the year. Many people reserve this designation for their birth month or Christmas time, but I enjoy the full two months from Oct. 31 – Dec. 31. My birth month just doesn’t quite fit my bill for an awesome 30 days.
I hate warm weather (yes, I realize that means I probably live in the wrong area of the country). By Halloween, the weather has usually cooled to a daily max of 70 degrees (I say usually because this year the weather seems slow about cooling off. Hopefully the rain the past couple of days will finally knock the heat out of the air).

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LPSB approves 13th check, land purchase

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Lincoln Parish School Board employees can rest easy knowing that their annual 13th check will remain at the same level as the 2009 check.
Employees will receive their supplements on Nov. 19. Certified personnel will receive $2,450 and support personnel will receive $1, 225.
School board members voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s monthly meeting to retain the same level of payment as last year’s check based on the suggestion of George Murphy, business manager for the board.

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Nutritional nourishment

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Health on the menu at local schools
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Lincoln Parish students have been getting a lesson in nutrition when they visit the cafeteria for lunch and breakfast each day.
Doris Marzett, Lincoln Parish School Board child nutrition supervisor, began work in April. She said after reviewing policies implemented in 2004-05 concerning overall student wellness, she realized that the menus needed to be reworked.
“I started working immediately,” Marzett said.

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Practice makes perfect

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HazMat training

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Cougars gear up for TV

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Junior wide receiver Dylan Spearman (7) will be one of the key offensive players for Cedar Creek High in tonight’s 7:10 p.m. District 2-1A battle against Monroe Ouachita Christian at Cougar Stadium. Spearman is tied for second place on the Creek squad for most pass receptions with 14. The game will be televised statewide by the Cox Sports Television network.

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Downtown development

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Intersection at Vienna, Georgia streets to receive work
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A planned road project is expected to enhance safety while increasing green space and parking spots in downtown Ruston.
The city has spent $130,000 to purchase an estimated 1/3 of an acre of property from Randy Ewing at the corner of Vienna Street and Georgia Avenue. City Administrator Lewis Love said the state Department of Transportation and Development is kicking in an estimated $250,000 in funding to add a turning lane to Vienna and widen a section of Georgia Avenue to make the curb encompass a larger radius.

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The mind's aversion to dissonance

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I have been making mixtapes and giving them to cute boys and friend crushes for about 10 years now. As an introvert and music fanatic, music has always been my choice method of communicating. Music not only articulates that which is sometimes difficult to express but in more powerful ways than any phrase I could scribble out in a note. I find it hard to write about it because there’s nothing I can say that will do it justice.
Philosophers have been concerned with music for millennia; Plato wrote 2,500 years ago “music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” What is it about sound touching our eardrums that has the power to move one to tears or to laughter or to love? In hopes of finding a link between emotional connection to music and how we think about politics, I have started a little survey-based research project (for class).

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Cash in on library investment

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If you won a free trip, would you turn it down? What about free tickets to an athletic event?
In this society obsessed with getting their money’s worth, it’s amazing how often people bypass amenities for which they have already paid.
The Lincoln Parish Library is a prime example. On Tuesday, the parish’s voters approved a 10-year continuation of a property tax to fund the library. That means businesses, landlords and homeowners whose property is worth more than $75,000 are investing to keep the library thriving.
And the library is pretty impressive as far as its variety of offerings, which range from free computer with Internet usage to movie showings.

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Get your kicks at WAC soccer tournament

Soccer fans in Ruston and the surrounding area will get a double treat starting today.
Not only is the 2010 edition of the Western Athletic Conference tournament being held in the city, but it’s being hosted by Louisiana Tech University.
And making it even better is that the Lady Techsters are in the tournament for the first time ever.
Action will get under way today with two matches, starting with a 12:30 p.m. meeting between No. 6 seeded Fresno State and No. 3 seeded Idaho and followed by the No. 4 seeded Techsters against No. 5 seeded Boise State.

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Jones wins Grambling mayor spot

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Mayor pro tem draws 68% of vote
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Grambling Mayor Pro Tem Edward Jones took the next step Tuesday, winning the town’s mayoral election over local businessman Robert C. Wiley with 68 percent of the vote.
Jones totaled 607 votes while Wiley picked up 287 ballots cast by a total of 894 voters.
“I’m deeply appreciative of the vote given to me,” Jones said. “I’m abundantly excited and most appreciative of this overwhelming show of support.”

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