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Library on LPPJ deadline for budget

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The Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control nearly called a no quorum Wednesday, but with members walking in at the last minute the board was able to conduct business.
Instead of rescheduling the meeting for another day Library Director Vivian McCain put in personal phones calls to board members who were not present because there was one item of business that needed to be taken care of immediately for the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
With the end of 2014 coming soon, the board of control needed to give the LPPJ an updated budget.

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Truck overturns on Rabb Road

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At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday a truck transporting a load of dirt overturned on Rabb Road.
According to reports at the scene, the driver was hurled through the front windshield landing on the ground in front of the accident.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Fire District No. 1 and Ruston Fire Department-EMS responded to the scene. The driver was transported by Ruston Fire-EMS for minor injuries sustained in the accident.

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NCLAC brings kids to the opera

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council had an exciting week last week, as we held our beer-tasting fundraiser, ARToberfest, as well as our annual school show presentation.

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UWNL volunteer readers needed

A perfect opportunity to get involved in the community is here. The United Way of Northeast Louisiana is seeking volunteers to read to children in 13 area schools. The project, started during the 2012-13 year, focuses on enhancing literacy among elementary school students in an effort to increase the number of local children graduating from high school. 

Some other goals, according to United Way, are to create enthusiastic readers who can read at or above grade level and empower our communities to help our children.

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Safety a must for kids, parents

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By now everyone has seen their fair share of ghosts, goblins and ghouls. But the safety of this fun filled holiday should continue on into the night.
If you haven’t left your home yet to take the little ones trick-or-treating then listen up.
To ensure that tonight is fun for everyone the Louisiana State Police issued a few tips. They are as follows:
• Ensure that your child carries a flashlight and/or wears reflective clothing to maximize visibility for drivers. 

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Global thinking with local action

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I want to submit a few common reasons for the apathy that has been shown towards the candidates running for the 5th Districts’ Congressional seat that Nancy Bergeron wrote of in a recent column. She has plainly stated the ineffective, and clumsy way that the governor gads about doing his (not Louisiana’s) business. These are obvious to any living person and I applaud her for continuing to bring these useless forays up that never help Louisianians at all.

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October 30th

United Way in need of volunteers

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The United Way of Northeast Louisiana is seeking volunteers for the 2014-15 school year who will volunteer to help local students READ.LEARN.SUCCEED in literacy.
According to a UWNL press release, the long-term goal of the program is to increase the number of local children graduating from high school. 

To volunteer, one hour of training and a background check is required.

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Scouting for Food

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Residents will be able to join in with the Ruston Boy and Cub Scouts on Saturday to help restock the pantry at Christian Community Action.
As part of Scouting for Food, local scouts will be distributing brown paper bags throughout Ruston neighborhoods.
Cindy Brantley, SFF Chairman of Thunderbird District, said residents only need to fill the bag with canned goods or nonperishable items.

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JA to host ‘Race for the Kids’

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Grab the shoes and hit the road, the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston is holding its first 5k in the coming days.
Junior Auxiliary of Ruston will hold their Race for the Kids run Nov. 8. The 5k Color Run and one mile walk/run will be held at Lincoln Parish Park.
Following the run they will serve snacks, hold an awards ceremony and showcase what JA of Ruston is doing in the community.

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Amendment No. 11 could increase number of government departments

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Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana to better inform voters about the issues that will be on the ballot.
Proposed Amendment No. 11 would increase the limit of government departments to 21, which would allow for the creation of a Department of Elderly Affairs.
Current Situation

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