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LPSB seeks names for RHS facilities

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Ruston High School’s new field house is currently under construction, and the Lincoln Parish School Board has decided to look into the possibility of giving the school’s football facilities a proper name.
At the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, board members voted unanimously to seek suggestions from the public on possible names for RHS football facilities potentially including the new field house and the football stadium.
Before the regular meeting, the building and grounds committee met to discuss the possibility of seeking names and a timeline for doing so. The suggestion to do so came from Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Danny Bell, who did research into the related legal issues.

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Farmers market remains open

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Despite freezing temperatures, residents can still find some fresh produce if they venture out early on Saturday morning.
From 8 a.m.-noon Saturday and Dec. 17, the Farmers Market will be having its final two markets of the year.
Karen Pittman, vice president of North Louisiana Farm Fresh, said residents can find a wide variety of fresh produce still on the stands.

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Reward offered for information on cemetery vandals

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office reports an incident of desecration of graves within the last few days. LPSO Public Information Officer Lt. Stephen Williams said the vandalism occurred at Douglas Cemetery on Louisiana Highway 821. Approximately 12 tombstones were damaged, some of which date back into the early 1800s. Anyone with information pertaining to the crime is asked to call Ruston-Lincoln CrimeStoppers at 255-1111 or go online to rustonlincolncrimestoppers.org. CrimeStoppers will pay cash rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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Suspected burglar arrested

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a Choudrant man wanted in connection with three car burglaries in Lincoln Parish.
Andrew Ryan Breeding, 29, 5773 Louisiana Highway 33, was arrested Dec. 6 on three warrants for simple burglary. Breeding faces a $30,000 bond for the three charges.
According to LPSO spokesman Lt. Stephen Williams, all three of the simple burglary warrants were for vehicle burglaries that occurred within two or three miles of each other in the northeastern part of Lincoln Parish.

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Dixie Dancers to perform Christmas show Friday

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It’s that time of year again, where area residents can rock around the Christmas tree to their favorite holiday songs.
And while the Dixie Dancers mostly perform in private settings, at 10 a.m. on Friday they will give a free performance at the Lincoln Parish Library for the public.
Patsy Hinton, a Dixie Dancer member for nine years, said a total of seven songs will be performed including “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Santa Baby.”

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Dixie Dancers to participate in parade

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The Dixie Dancers, who have taught tap lesson classes through Ruston Parks and Recreation for the last five years, have had a very busy Christmas performance schedule this holiday season. They will also participate in the annual Christmas Parade in Ruston, set to roll out at 6 p.m. today.

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Children celebrate Christmas with music

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Pictured above are the “WAM 4 Kids — 4 Christmas” cast members of First Baptist Church of Ruston displaying their talents during a musical/drama performance in Worship, Arts and Music on Dec. 4. Also pictured are the children of First Baptist “Wee Singers” and the “Preschool Group” who also participated in the musical production. Not pictured is Stacy Bridges, children’s music director.

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Keep streets clean, recycle this season

December is said to be the biggest month for garbage production.
It seems everyone has something to throw away this time of year.
But area residents should aim for two practices — don’t leave trash on the streets and recycle what you can.
The annual Ruston Jaycees Christmas Parade — this year called the 2011 Volvo Rents Christmas Parade — will roll out at 6 p.m. today.

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Easy Christmas shopping tips

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It’s that time of year again where many people are in a shopping frenzy trying to get ready for Christmas.
They are making a list, checking it twice, adding on to it and watching it balloon into something that can seem intimidating. On most people’s gift list are their children, spouses, parents and friends. Some include their siblings, grandparents, nieces and nephews, and the more holiday spirit-minded take time to pick up a little something for their co-workers. We have one or two people up here at the Daily Leader that set the bar high each year by getting everyone in the office something, whether it be a mug of treats or a small stuffed toy.

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Second glance gratuities

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It is a great opportunity in life to have the chance to experience something in life that one would say is so “unimaginable” that it renders the viewer to take a second glance. I know for me, this is an experience that is not only welcomed, but it is invited as I truly love to laugh. And if I have someone to share it with, it makes it all that much better.
Just recently I was conversing with an old co-worker and still friend and confidant, Tom Berry (T-Berry). Tom works out of Mississippi and we used to work homeowners claims together.

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