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September 6th

Library to host coupon class

Coupon exchanges available

The Lincoln Parish Library will host a free program about saving money using coupons at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Lincoln Community Room. A Coupon Exchange will be held after the program.
Couponing is an activity that combines shopping skills with couponing in an attempt to save as much money as possible while accumulating the most groceries. The public is invited to learn about the latest tips and tricks to getting the most out of coupons and store polices. The event will include information on how to maximize savings while having fun shopping.

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Maggie Moo’s offers cool, sweet treats

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School is back in session, and the season is turning into fall. But in Louisiana the weather is still warm, so why not treat yourself, or the kids, to some tasty ice cream at Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery?
At Maggie Moo’s you’ll find a multitude of cool, refreshing delights, from various super-premium ice creams, to specialty treats, to lighter yogurt options. Pick your flavor and spruce it up with some mix-ins, which include every kind of topping imaginable such as rainbow sprinkles, chocolate, candy and fruit.

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Bethel values excellence

School dedicated to faith, quality academics
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It’s been 47 years since Bethel Christian School, Ruston’s oldest private school, first opened its doors to the public. Since that time, they have maintained a persistent dedication to two guiding principles: high-quality academics and faith built upon Christ and His Word.
These two pillars are the reason behind the many advances that have been made by the school over the past several years. It is because of Bethel’s devotion to a challenging academic program for grades Pre-K through 12 that it has been able to remain state accredited for more than 40 years and TOPS certified for the past 14 years.

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Parish well prepared for Isaac

Hurricane Isaac halfheartedly blew into the area last week, sparing Lincoln Parish from the sort of damage seen by our neighbors to the South.
Despite the weakened state of the storm, various agencies throughout the parish worked hard in the days leading up to the weather event to prepare for whatever the wind blew our way.
Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said things went very well.

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What to do after school is over?

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How do children spend their evenings after school?
Many of them watch hours of television, delaying doing their homework until the last minute, if they get around to it at all. Others alleviate boredom by doing things they shouldn’t, such as getting into their parents’ liquor supply or wasting gas by cruising around in cars for long periods of time.

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The effects of sleeping habits

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College students have returned back to campus, and they will use the usual handouts, coupons and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students what a growing body of research reveals could make a huge difference in their college careers: ear plugs, sleep shades and napping lessons.

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Henderson — a coach for the ages

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Note: Forty years ago this year, Coach Billy Henderson led our T.L. James Contractors American Legion baseball team to their only Louisiana State Championship. We’re planning on having an All-teams Reunion Oct. 13, at the Ruston Country Club.
He’s 80 now and gets around a little slower. It’s been 40 years since I played baseball for him.

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Bearcats back on own turf

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The playing surface changes, but Ruston High remains at home on Friday night.
From Joe Aillet Stadium’s FieldTurf to the real grass of L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium at James Field, the Bearcats will continue their early season “home sweet home” scenario with a matchup against Bastrop.

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Ex-RHS quarterback Alsup has 14-5 record

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Former Ruston High record-setting quarterback Ben Alsup is still making a big mark with his strong right arm.
These days, it’s on the baseball mound.
Alsup has been one of the top pitchers in the South Atlantic League this summer as an ace for the Asheville Tourists, a Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.

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GSU looks to bounce back

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s No.1 challenge for meeting Big 12 Conference power TCU on Saturday night?
Easy: getting over a heartbreaking 22-21 season opening defeat to Alcorn State University in Shreveport last weekend.
The Tigers enjoyed a 21-9 lead entering the final quarter of their “Port City Classic” duel against the Braves and appeared destined to boost their lead in the series to 8-4 when playing at Independence Stadium.

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