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Tech freshman enrollment grows

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University also reports increases in transfer, undergraduate students

Louisiana Tech University released its fall 2011 enrollment figures today and is reporting their largest freshman class since 2006. In addition to the increase in freshman enrollment, Tech also reported increases in transfer and undergraduate students.
Total enrollment for Tech stands at 11,581 students, which is a decrease of 223, or 1.9 percent from last year.

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Wyatt seeks re-election to PJ District 1

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Theresa Wyatt, police juror for District I in Lincoln Parish, has announced her intention to seek re-election this fall. She cites some of the many accomplishments of the police jury during her four years on the jury:
• Assisted in the 2010 census count to make sure that every citizen in Lincoln Parish was counted;

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Families to get tips, engage in activities

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Area residents can get informed and let the kids participate in fun activities during the annual “Safety Saturday.”
Slated from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lowe’s, the annual event provides an opportunity for the public to receive hands-on safety tips from representatives of Ruston Police and Ruston Fire departments, as well as Louisiana Tech Nursing Department.

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Wakeboarding tour splashes up

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Ruston residents looking for high-flying weekend fun are in luck as the Louisiana Collegiate Wake Tour will be having its first wakeboarding tour starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake D’Arbonne.
LCWT was formed earlier this year, and consists of wakeboarding teams from Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette that will compete in four tours, two in the fall and two in the spring, throughout the year.

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Chicken Fest to heat up

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Over the last few weeks events have kicked off leading up to the 23rd annual Louisiana Chicken Festival, which officially begins Friday.
Normally between 2,000 and 3,000 area residents come out to support festival events throughout the month of September, and Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization Vice President Judy Beavers said there is something for everyone at the Chicken Festival.

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Celebration helps foster world peace

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Students at Wildflower Montessori School lifted their voices in support of world peace on Wednesday during United Nations International Day of Peace.
At exactly 11 a.m., students sang “Light a Candle for Peace,” which was being sung by different Montessori schools throughout the world at different times so that the day would be filled with the song.
The song is an original composition by Shelley Murley, who first began the Montessori school Day of Peace involvement three years ago.

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Students learn reading counts, child skills

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Library news
The Simsboro School Library is off to a fantastic start for the 2011-12 School Year. The students are reading books that qualify for Reading Counts quizzes. They are looking forward to their first visit to the Reading Counts Store for this school year.
A book fair was held this year. The students enjoyed participating in it. It was successful.
We are currently involved in a cookie dough sale to raise funds to support the Simsboro School Library.

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Police: Man had 25 bags of weed

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A Ruston man was arrested for allegedly selling marijuana early Wednesday after officers reportedly found more than 20 bags of the drug in his pockets at a local playground.
Ladara O’Shay Moore, 23, 710 Second Ave., was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and introduction of a controlled substance into a penal facility for the incident. According to his arrest affidavit, officers spotted Moore at the Ruston Housing Authority playground off of McAllister Street around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Child car safety is essential

Sept. 18-24 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.
In his proclamation specifically for Ruston, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth pointed out that in 2009, an average of two children ages 12 and younger were killed and around 340 were injured every day in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In fact, for children ages 1-12, crashes are the leading cause of death.

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New seasons, train derailment

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October is budding right around the corner. Summer is gone and a new season is stirring about, and you can ask any child and they will tell you that it is almost Christmas. Yes, they skip around in search of the perfect Halloween costume. Thanksgiving and the gobbling of turkey and dressing in November, and go right to December. What a perfect month!
A month of colors and weather that seem to change overnight, but most of all, the change comes when you least expect it.

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