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September 27th

Youth rewarded for good behavior; parents visit school

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We are off to a great start at Ruston Elementary! We are very excited to welcome several new members to our faculty and staff. Our students have been very busy learning about their new school, getting to know their teachers and making new friends. We would like to take this time to say “thank you” to our parents who came out for our walk-through, Open House and Bring Your Parents to School Day. The turnouts have been amazing!

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Lessons learned through ‘Rachel’s Challenge’

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Cedar Creek School students in grades kindergarten through 12 participated in the Rachel’s Challenge Program on Sept. 11.
Rachel Joy Scott was the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine tragedy. While her life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, Rachel Joy Scott’s shining example of kindness and compassion was not defeated that day.

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RHS: Another duel with Tide

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Ruston High gets another chance to make it 2-0 against Minden High this season.
Well, sort of.
Although the Bearcats were a 31-8 winner over the Crimson Tide in late August, that particular game won’t count in the official season record because it was registered in the annual “Jam at the Joe” at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Remembering J.P. Fitzmorris

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Throughout this 2012 season, members of the Ruston High School football team will honor the memory of the late J.P. Fitzmorris, a former Bearcat player who died while serving his country in the U.S. Navy earlier this year. A decal of Fitzmorris’ RHS number “44” is affixed to the back of the Bearcats’ helmets.

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September 26th

MCS hosts grand opening

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Mortgage Contracting Services opens new Ruston facility
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The expectant arrival of Mortgage Contracting Services into the Ruston area commenced with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday at the new facilities located at 1300 Celebrity Drive, just off Interstate 20.
MCS works with mortgage servicing companies to maintain vacant properties and to protect neighborhoods from blight. The company has grown six-fold in the past six years and also maintains offices in Tampa, Fla., and Plano, Texas.

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Tech leader search begins

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Louisiana Tech student and junior class president Austin Vining expresses his thoughts to the Presidential Search Committee about what the students want from their new president.
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The Louisiana Tech University Presidential Search Committee met for the first time Tuesday afternoon to discuss the procedures and policies for the search process to replace current President Dan Reneau and to get some feedback from the local community about what they want in the replacement.
While the search will continue for the next few months, many community members and Tech representatives made it very clear that they do have someone in mind to replace Tech’s familiar president, and it’s with a candidate who is already very familiar with the university — Les Guice, vice president for Tech’s Research and Development and former dean of the College of Engineering and Science.

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GSU kicks off Founders Week

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s largest annual gathering celebrating founding president Charles P. Adams began Monday with an official proclamation and a community breakfast that brought out a diverse group of more than 350 people.
The annual Founders Week Fellowship Breakfast was held in the university’s Black and Gold Room in the Favrot Student Union, celebrating Adams’ vision to create what is today GSU 111 years ago.

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Under 4 Soccer Program added to RPAR roster

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Old enough to walk? Old enough to enjoy soccer!
New this fall at Ruston Parks and Recreation is our Under 4 Soccer Program. It’s not a league, it’s not a game, it’s not about competition or points …… Then, what is it? It’s all about fun and introducing your young David Beckham or Alex Morgan to the sport of soccer.

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La. Chicken Festival names domino tourney winners

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The Dubach Louisiana Chicken Festival Domino Tournament was held Sept. 22 in the Scott Hamilton Warehouse.
Pictured above are Darwin Fortune and Gene Posey, who placed first as a team. J.R. Boyett and Floyd Dean placed second as a team and Jay Atkins and Troy Ham placed third as a team.

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Keep track of blood pressure

When one visits the doctor, having their blood pressure checked is often part of the standard routine.
And during last weekend’s Safety Saturday, presented by the Ruston fire and police departments at Lowe’s, Louisiana Tech nursing students were present to take attendees’ blood pressure.
So why is it so important that people frequently keep track of their blood pressure? Because if the readings are high, it can mean one is at risk for many serious health problems.

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