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Wyatt won’t abandon Democratic Party

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People at the local, state and national levels must be watchful of the political hand that reaches out to them. Is it a hand that holds the vision, commitment and proven record of lifting you up or a hand with a hidden agenda of keeping or pulling you down?
The October 2010 election is bigger than Grambling’s challenges. It is larger than any candidate. This election will test the moral fiber of candidates and voters.
It may very well determine how other HBCU’s, friends and alumni might view Grambling State University and the community. We may risk the loss of respect by both friends and foes.

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Ruston is ahead of curb on road work

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The large eastern cities like Boston, New York and Philadelphia are on the threshold of massive shut-downs of their busiest streets. Most of their buried utilities are in deplorable condition and need replacement. When the water lines, sewer lines and electrical cables were installed, the assumption was that they would not need replacing for 50 years. The 50 years concluded 25 or more years ago.
The reason for the delay in repairs is due to the requirement to shut down streets for one to two years. There are high-rise apartments and office buildings with thousands of people residing there. Closing the streets would have a devastating effect on them. Most of those people are not aware of the problem.
Recently, Ruston affected similar repairs on their city streets. It was bothersome for local residents but it was a manageable program. The finished product is nothing short of excellent. Those individuals responsible can take credit for the fine results we all see and enjoy. It is an obvious advantage of living in a small town.

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Dumpster users must act responsibly

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Thanks to the city of Ruston for an excellent job repairing the pavement on Sybil Drive.
What has happened to pride and curb appeal? There are four or five Dumpsters on Sybil Drive, which is off of Cooktown Road, but many people throw their trash out beside, and not in, the Dumpsters. The city of Ruston does their part keeping the Dumpsters emptied.
The public needs to do their part. Keep Lincoln Parish clean. Thanks to those who use Dumpsters.

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An experiment worth watching in our parish

Officials at Ruston Junior High aren’t going to allow most boys and girls at the school to take math and LEAP preparation classes together for the 2010-11 school year, and perhaps beyond.
Their reasoning — placing junior high-level boys and girls together in a classroom setting that requires more concentration than perhaps other subjects causes distractions for them.
“A lot of middle school students feel that they have to perform for the opposite sex.

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