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Archive - Oct 21, 2012

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Protect home from burglars

Cooler weather tends to bring thoughts of the holidays. Along with that comes the typical increase in crime that is seen around the holiday season.
In Lincoln Parish, it would appear that some individuals have decided to start early and several burglaries have reportedly been committed over the past few months.

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Mitchell responds to sign theft letter

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I “used” to live in a neighborhood in Ruston where I had eggs thrown on my house the first few months.
Then about a year later, I had a mysterious fire to start in my unused garage (that was thankfully put out.)

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Flournoy: Our core values ‘eroded’

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The United States of America was founded on Judeo/Christian principles. Our forefathers had extraordinary, divine vision to write a well-defined constitution. It is more than 200 years old and is still pertinent in today’s world for America. Our forefathers expected generations to carry the torch for freedom throughout the centuries. Have we let them down? Most assuredly, YES. We have allowed the taking away of many of our freedoms, the creation of a top-heavy federal government and spending that jeopardizes our future, just to name a few of the ways we have let them down.

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Time to get off the sidelines

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It started as another typical day.
I headed out the door for work, slid into the Jeep, and had the Elvis channel on Sirius cranked up. The opening strains of a new arrangement on an old favorite began. It was a cut from the soundtrack to Viva Elvis!, the fabulous Cirque du Soleil show that enjoyed a spectacular run at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. A smile began immediately as I anticipated the vocal beginning. I was ready to sing, and this was one that needed to come from the top of my lungs.

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Don't forget to vote

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In the number of years that this column has been written, one of the most predictable times that I receive comments is during election time, and particularly when there are matters on the ballot that are not particularly clear at first glance. This has been the case the last couple of weeks with the upcoming election.  I have received a large number of phone calls and emails asking that I explain some of the items to appear on the ballot, especially with early voting commencing.

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ACHIEVE coordinator thanks community

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There are simply no words to express our deepest gratitude to this community for once again stepping up to provide essential financial support as ACHIEVE kicked off its efforts to enhance another academic year.

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Tech to offer new leadership class in winter

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Louisiana Tech University will offer a new class this winter, Introduction to Leadership, to assist students in how to be professional and how to be a character-based leader.
Wayne Hogue, who joined Louisiana Tech this fall, will teach the class. He previously taught at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, where he was named Professor of the Year three times.
“It’s common knowledge that people are hired — and fired — because of the kind of person they are much more frequently than because of issues with skills, knowledge, abilities or even degree,” Hogue said. “Professionalism, character and leadership ability or potential encompass some of the most critical ‘fit’ traits in the work force today. That’s what this Introduction to Leadership class is about.”

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RUSTON ELEMENTARY - SCHOOL NEWS

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Students of the Month
The October Students of the Month were Antavion Bass, Lillian Avery, Marilyn Priego, Avery Barrett, Carter Decuir, Jessica Young, Amber Davidson, Joie Sutherland, Adrianna Prewitt, Jose Zuniga, Amanda Crook, Ashton Barber, Kelsye Johnson, Leslie Mendez, Brooklyn Nestrud, Eryn Bagwell and Tyron Williams.

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RUSTON HIGH - SCHOOL NEWS

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Now in the sixth year of its ongoing partnership, the Ruston High School Parent Teacher Assocation and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting RHS as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen career.
The Mini Grant Program is specially designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping $17,786.45 into teacher classrooms on the RHS campus over the past five years.

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National center president talks to GSU students

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The president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism recently told students at Grambling State University that the world of business journalism needs them.
During a 1.5-day visit, Andrew Leckey told more than 30 Department of Mass Communication students they should consider business journalism because it’s a cool, fun job, it’s meaningful, it’s not all about numbers and business should be covered by more diverse populations.
“Business journalism is a great opportunity for folks of color, because they are the ones usually most affected,” said Leckey.

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