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Although schizophrenia is often feared and misunderstood, it is a treatable medical condition. Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects 2.4 million American adults over the age of 18. It affects men and women with equal frequency. The symptoms, strengths and course of the illness are unique for each person. People living with schizophrenia have talents, goals and feelings just like anyone else. But, if left untreated, their illness can have a profoundly negative effect on their lives, their families and their communities. Some people say the illness feels like a dream, but it is...

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08/29/2014
Trinity United Methodist Church is offering free computer classes this fall. Classes begin the middle of September and continue through Dec. 11. To sign up go to www.trinityruston.org or call the...
08/29/2014
On Sept. 2, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council will hold a photojournalism workshop entitled “My Vision, My Voice” for youth involved with Seeds of Light in Homer. Seeds of Light is a...
08/29/2014
Teens get your free Zombie Prom Tickets; dig up a date, zombify, yourself then head on over to Lincoln Parish Library for the event of the year. This will truly be a night to remember with photo...
08/28/2014
NCLAC’s ARToberfest Committee announces its call for home brewers for the fifth annual ARToberfest, scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston. Home brew tastings are a highlight...
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08/28/2014
A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can...
08/27/2014
Louisiana Tech’s summer quarter commencement exercises were held Aug. 21, with diplomas awarded to 290 graduates. Commencement marked the close of the summer quarter at the university. Area graduates...
08/27/2014
Northeast Delta Health Savings Account has continued the coordination of behavioral health service initially conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program, a...
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08/27/2014
The Lincoln Parish Future Farmers of America officers attended a retreat at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center in Dubach August 11-12. Twenty-two officers from Choudrant High, Ruston High, Ruston...
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08/27/2014
Nell Calloway, Director of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, was a recent guest of the Ruston Lion Club. Calloway spoke of the museum’s namesake — Gen. Claire Chennault — as well as some of...
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08/25/2014
Middle and high school students from Louisiana and Oklahoma began the new school year by completing the STEM Student Experience program recently held at Louisiana Tech University and sponsored by the...