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May is Mental Health Month. It is a special opportunity to spread awareness and come together to provide support and strength to the 1 in 5 people affected by mental illness and their families. Let our community continue to learn the facts, support these persons and their families, and advocate for comprehensive, effective services each and every month. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Friends, co-workers, significant others, and even a member of your family — anyone can struggle with a mental health condition. Often they struggle in...

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09/09/2014
Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, the two-act comedic play “’Til Beth Do Us Part,” a Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy, took place at The Dixie Center for the Arts on July12 and 14...
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09/08/2014
All week long, I have been working on a newsletter in honor of DART’s 20th anniversary. As I have written of our beginnings and our growth during the past two decades, it is apparent that DART has...
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09/08/2014
Harley is a Lab mix with a grey and black speckled chest. Around 1 year old, she has been at 4 Paws since she was a pup. Harley gets along with both children and other dogs. She is always happy and...
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09/05/2014
DART’s largest training event of the year, “Collaboration Is the Key,” recently brought in a crowd of more than 125 people to the Ruston Civic Center. The 14th annual statewide training event has...
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09/05/2014
Top left: Pictured is Queen James, the winner of the Birthday Fellowship Club’s Fan Drive in June. Top right: Pictured is A.P. Butler, chairman of the Birthday Fellowship Club’s Benevolent Committee...
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09/05/2014
Tiffany Currie Lewis, a Lincoln Parish elementary school teacher, was the trainer at the most recent Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers youth group workshop. Lewis used the phrase “Back to School” on a...
09/05/2014
Trailblazer Resource, Conservation and Development and partners will be conducting a Forestry Best Management Practice — Landuser workshop Sept. 19 at the Claiborne Parish Library in Homer. At noon...
09/05/2014
Educators and counselors from NASA Stennis Space Center recently conducted a three-day “train-the-trainer” Astro Camp, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), at...
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09/04/2014
Mary Caldorera-Moore, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to attend the Sixth Annual National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering...
09/04/2014
Natchitoches — The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts and Vox Novus are collaborating on a special edition of 60x60 focused on Louisiana. Artists are invited to submit recorded works...