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May 2nd, 2015

New meets old at Railroad Park

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A city worker cleans the fountain in downtown Ruston’s historic Railroad Park in the photo above. At left, the newly installed fountain in Railroad Park is similar in design to the original fountain that for years was the park’s signature attraction. City officials intentionally sought a tiered, cascading fountain so as to bring the park back as close to its original look as possible.

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Drug operation benefit to community

During the summer of 2014, multiple law enforcement agencies spanning the federal, state and the local level came together to combat drugs in our area.
Operation Pit Stop allowed law enforcement agencies to confiscate hundreds of dollars and seize a substantial amount of drugs.
Fast forward to this past week, these agencies came together once again to apprehend even more suspects allegedly responsible for distributing cocaine, hydrocodone and marijuana to area residents.
All agencies involved are to be commended for the time and effort put into apprehending these suspects.

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Thanks to event sponsors

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Ruston is so fortunate to have individuals and organizations that donate
their time, effort and money for the benefit of the whole community. 
Two recent examples of this community involvement include the Senior Citizens’
Expo and the various sponsored Ruston Community Theater productions.
The Senior Citizens’ Expo was an outstanding effort to provide the
senior citizens of Ruston and Lincoln Parish with important health and legal
information. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the contributors of

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Lemonade Day creates memories

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Work ethic — an idea that has been seemingly been forgotten by many individuals in today’s society, and has instead been replaced with a sense of entitlement.
I was raised in a home where a single mother worked two and sometimes three jobs to keep things afloat for many years.
I started my first job shortly after I got my driver’s license at 16. While the job wasn’t much — a cashier at a local convenience store a couple mornings on the weekend — it taught me a great deal.

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Two receive Patriot Awards

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Two Lincoln Parish men have earned Patriot Awards for their support of employees who serve in the Louisiana National Guard.
Corey Pruitt, with Grambling State University, and Chris Turner, with Ruston’s Super 1 Foods, were presented the awarded by Jack Humphries, of Ruston, state ESGR chair emeritus.
Pruitt and Turner also received “My Boss is a Patriot” pins, after signing statements of spport.

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Finley named top dentist

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MONROE — Dr. David Finley, a nationally recognized Monroe cosmetic dentist, was selected as one of America’s Top Dentist by the Consumer Research Council of America for 2015.
Dr. Finley, owner of Bayou Dental Group, has earned this prestigious designation every year since it began.

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New Omega members stroll GSU campus

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Grambling State University has the largest number of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity members in recent memory as the fraternity welcomed 18 new members April 15.
“I’ve been an active Omega man since 1973, I’ve been a part of the ninth district leadership that includes the GSU Gamma Gamma Chapter since 1994 and I’ve taught at Grambling State for 11 years and I don’t remember a group as large or as diverse as this one,” said Bobby Burkes, an associate professor in the university’s chemistry department and basileus president of the Pi Tau Chapter, the graduate group that advises GG.

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Cypress Springs announces fifth six weeks honor roll

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Third grade
Principal’s List
Lexy Baude, Taylor Bernard, Robert Campbell, Aiden Carrier, Anna Colvin, Jacoryian Crowe, Jodi Dunbar, Meredith Edwards, Kinsley Foster, Leslye Garcia-Flores, Ameera Hagaan, Windham Lee, Savannah Long, Ainslee Marrable, Alyssa Morgan, Jaida Morgan, Lily Oden, Gabriel Pennison, Claire Roane and Paige Taunton.
Fourth grade
Principal’s List

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Alma J. Brown releases fifth six-weeks honor roll students

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Alma J. Brown Elementary Laboratory School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the fifth six-weeks reporting period.
Students are listed by academic achievement — minimum 3.0 grade point average — and grade level.
Principal’s List —
4.0 GPA
Second grade — Gaven Evans, Xavier Harris, Malcolm Mosley, Kelan Nute and Jordan Williams.
Third grade — Cheyenne Deloney and Dekota Deloney.
Fourth grade – Taylor Baker, Edward Ford, Lauryn Garrison and Trinity Page.
Fifth grade — Jace Morris, Kamille Patton and Jeremiah Thomas.
Honor Roll —

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Community leaders donate to school

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Alma J. Brown would like to thank their Adopt-A-School partners and volunteers for a superb year.
Thanks to the Industrial Insulation Group for their contributions to our school. Our partners donated basketball goals and basketballs, as well as refurbished the basketball court. The IIG also hosted a pizza party for all the honor students. The students are elated with these wonderful donations.
Alma J. Brown would also like to express a debt of gratitude to our school partners — Community Trust Bank and True Care Dental — Dr. Rhonda Pruitt.

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