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Barbecue fundraiser planned

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LifeHouse Ministries will hold its annual barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday at LifeHouse, located at 813 N. Trenton St. Tickets are $10 and are available from any LifeHouse board member, by calling LifeHouse at 202-3850 or at the door on the day of the event. Takeout plates available.
Those wanting takeout plates should turn off North Trenton onto Goode Street where drive-up orders will be available. For more information about LifeHouse call 202-3850 or visit www.lifeshouseministriesinc.com.

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Tech student drowns in Florida

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NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The body of a missing Louisiana swimmer has been recovered off a Florida Panhandle beach.
Officials say the body of 21-year-old Nathan Hughey, of Pineville, was found about 35 feet offshore Thursday.
He went missing on Wednesday afternoon while swimming with his sister in the rough Gulf of Mexico surf.
The Pensacola News Journal reported the pair got caught in strong currents, but a lifeguard was able to help his sister to shore.
Hughey was swept further into the water.
Dangerous conditions made it impossible for rescuers to reach him.

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Lemonade Day Becomes Official Resolution

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Sen. Gallot contributes to local elementaries
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State Sen. Rick Gallot had a resolution from the Senate prepared in honor of both Cypress Springs and Ruston Elementary schools and their Lemonade Day projects. He visited both CSE and RES to present the resolutions and make a $25 contribution to each school. CSE is resolution No. 0553 and RES is resolution No. 0555.

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Local students graduate from law school

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LEFT: Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Miss., is proud to announce that Judith Hampton, of Farmerville, recently graduated with a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude. Hampton is the daughter of Bruce E. Hampton and Cindy K. Hampton.  
Hampton is married to Chris Kozik. She is a graduate of Cedar Creek High School and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.  Hampton worked for Hampton and Frasier, Attorneys at Law, L.L.C. during the last 10 years, and completed internships at the Third Judicial District Judge’s Office and the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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Buddy's Blog

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Wright deserving of spot in state Sports Hall of Fame
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Larry Wright is still waiting to receive Louisiana’s highest honor in sports.
It’s time for the long wait to be over.
Since the early 1980s, one of North Louisiana’s most successful and highly decorated athletes has been on the ballot of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
His credentials at all levels in basketball have been more enough to have already earned him membership in the state’s most exclusive sports fraternity.

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Hunting exotics can be exciting

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I consider myself fortunate indeed in my profession as an outdoors communicator to get the opportunity to go places and do stuff I probably wouldn’t have access to otherwise.
One thing I shall be eternally grateful for is my open invitation to travel to Menard County in Texas each spring to do battle with Rio Grande gobblers. An individual I owe a debt of gratitude to is Walt Russell, owner of Russell Ranch where the gobbler games take place.

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Ruston Elementary School Honor Roll

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Principal’s List
Third grade:
Johnathan Brantley, Atlis Britt, R J Brown, Ashlyn Cripps, Caroline Estes, Ginger Johnson, Cole Maestrini, Gisele McAllister, Semaj McDonald, Alaina Moffett, Samuel Owen, Zander Revels, Julianna Roberson, Brody Soto and Charlee Walters.
Fourth Grade:
Lillian Avery, Caleb Babineaux, Cohen Ballew, Hasson Brown, Kelly Caston, Emma Fernandes, Brandon Green, McKenzie McFadden, Riley Oakley and Landry Tucker.
Fifth Grade:
Lindsay Adair, Bryton Breeding, Amanda Crook, Brianna Laird, Griffin McAllister and Lauren Smith.
A Honor Roll
Third grade:

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I.A. Lewis School Honor Roll

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Principal’s List
Kathryn Apelgren, Zachary Atkison, Ashton Barber, Tasnia Bari, Baylee Brown, Joy Eddie, Grayson Hipp, Logan Johnston, Morgan Keen, Madeline Murphy, Brooklyn Nestrud, Jared Norsworthy, Rayne Oden, Vanessa Ruiz, Matthew Skipper and James Yates.
A-B Honor Roll

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Simsboro High School Honor Roll

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A Honor Roll
Seventh grade:
Samantha Eckert, Sophia Green, Maritsa Olguin and Tamyia Roberson.
Eighth grade:
Madison Griffith and Landon Wilhite.
Ninth grade:
Katie Durrett, Bailee Taylor and Maggie Watts.
10th grade:
Victoria Anderson, Katelyn Cullins, Alex Driggers, Brianne Ellis, Tierra Jones, Lillian Merritt, Omarr Mitchell and Brenda Olguin
11th grade:
Natoria Amos, Jasmine Anderson, Ashleigh Cole, Emari Gipson, Patricia Gonzales, Antoniette Harris, Kierra Jones, Katie Kimrey, Ashley Musgrove, Sharica Nelson, Sabrina Pruitt, Raigan Talbert and LaShonda Walker.

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Cedar Creek visits France, Spain

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Cedar Creek High School students and their families recently explored France and Spain while furthering their knowledge of the countries’ cultures and languages. On this trip, they were exposed to diverse aspects of European culture, including tours of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. They also experienced the more adventurous side of the Spanish culture though flamenco shows and bullfights.

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