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November 16th, 2013

Simsboro High Honor Roll

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Simsboro High School has released the names of those students who achieved the honor roll list for the first nine-week grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Andrew Cole, Samantha Eckert, Sophia Green, Madison Jones, Valerie Lay, Maritsa Olguin, Kayle Pyles and Julie Anna Smith
Eighth grade: Johana Escobedo, Camby Grant, Madison Griffith, Zachary Musgrove, Kelcie Sneed and Landon Wilhite
Ninth grade: Katie Durrett, Bailee Taylor and Maggie Watts

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Local shopping funds 13th check

This Thanksgiving, Lincoln Parish educators have a little something extra for which to be thankful. On Friday, employees of the school district will receive their annual November supplemental — or 13th — check.
Certified personnel — which includes teachers and administrators — have an extra $2,450 in their pockets, while support personnel — which includes secretaries, food service personnel and maintenance personnel, among others — have an extra $1,225 to spend this holiday season.

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Kiwanis Club thanks citizens

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Thanks so much to the citizens of Ruston and Lincoln Parish for another successful Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser. More than 3,000 plates of pancakes, bacon, sausage and drinks were served on Nov. 8. Many people ate pancakes at the Ruston Civic Center and enjoyed fellowshipping with one another. Some businesses bought carry outs and fed employees at their work place.

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Avoid decline in school system

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Look in my high school senior yearbook under the Class Favorites picture and you will find the following caption among comments about me:
“Cathi Cox’s greatest wish is to meet Elvis.”

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RPAR Family Focus

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It’s all about the energy, fun for RPAR youth coach
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Preston Gray served as coach for Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s recent championship 7-11 year old youth flag football team.
Following is a question and answer session posed Gray:
Q: What do you like about coaching RPAR youth flag football?

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Wife bags big buck while husband hunts out of state

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Delores Sampey, registered nurse who works at Specialty Hospital in Winnfield, is part of a hunting family.
Her husband, her son, daughter and son-in-law all hunt.
In fact, her husband, Dwaine, was on a hunting trip in Kansas and son Nicholas was on a deer stand in Illinois.
While they were a thousand miles or so away looking for trophy bucks, Delores slipped out to her stand within three miles of their Goldonna home on Nov. 2 and brought down a big eight-point buck.

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Bearcats capture Red River Classic

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Ruston swimmers take first in both boys, girls divisions
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For the second consecutive season, the Ruston Bearcat swimmers were crowned Red River Conference champions, rolling to a team title Saturday at the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
The Bearcat boys repeated taking the title and the Ruston girls improved from last year’s third-place finish to capture the girls division. The combined score of 617 points easily outdistanced Alexandria’s second-place 443 point total. Pineville finished third, followed by Natchitoches Central and West Monroe.

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Plourde leads Tech at NCAA Regionals

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WACO, Texas — Louisiana Tech junior Anthony Plourde led Louisiana Tech Friday morning as the Bulldogs competed at the NCAA South Central Regional cross country meet on the Baylor campus in Waco, Texas.
Plourde ran 33:01.8 in the 10,000-meter race to lead a group of four Bulldog runners that competed at the regional meet, placing 85th out of over 140 runners. The meet marked the first time this season Plourde has ran the top time of Tech’s runners.
Junior Taylor Ashton followed as he finished 90th, running 33:07.1.

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Buckner named RPAR MVP

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D’Marco Buckner was recently named MVP of the Ruston Park and Recreation Department’s 7-11 year old Youth Flag Football Championship Game played at Joe Aillet Stadium. Buckner quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to a 20-19 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Aggies first at Simsboro CC meet

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Choudrant High School varsity girls and boys cross country team participated in the 2013 Madden Memorial cross country meet on No. 9 in Simsboro. Both varsity girls and boys teams captured first place in the meet.
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