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October 9th, 2014

SIMSBORO HONOR ROLL

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A Honor Roll
• First grade
Luis Bautista, Mackenzie Becks, Aimsley Brown, Autumn Brown, Olivia Cole, Ivy Collinsworth, Morgan Crowe, Jolee Dison, Tate Hammond, Kaleb Holstead, Ke’Shaun Jackson, Jacob Miller, Max Milton, Rayanna Pesnell, Jabari Robinson, Christopher Stevens, Kira Wright and Adlee Young.
• Second grade
Iva Sibley
• Third grade
Bo Collinsworth, Grisham Locke, Amayah West and Will Young.
• Fourth grade
Kailee Barnette and Kristian Warfield
•Fifth grade
Dakota Dowing.
• Sixth grade
Violet Waddle.
B Honor roll
• First grade

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Choudrant Elementary: Fire dept. visits Temple pre-k

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Top: The Ruston Fire Department recently visited students in the Temple Baptist Church Pre-k program. Students enjoyed watching a movie on fire safety and getting a tour of the fire truck.
Bottom: Ainsley Bridges and Bess Cotton posing inside the fire truck.

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RUSTON ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Principal’s List
• Third grade
Amelia Avery, Donovan Breeding, Kyle Caston, Bethany Colvin, Bryant Crook, Matthew Daulton, Jonah Dumas, Joanna Fernandes, Austin Guillory, Pondexter Howard, Khadija Karim, Jude Keen, Cole Magee, Jaliyah McWain, Annalynn Murray, Kadence Nugent, Diamond Patterson, Katoriah Robinson, Amelia Roger, Earl Spencer, Preslea St Andre, Koy Tolar, Ty’jai Ursin, Serenity White andKaitlin Woods.
• Fourth grade

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Rotary students of the month named

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the September Student of the Month Awards. Following comments by program coordinator Rachel Lilley, each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the September 17 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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October 8th

Fundraiser fights violence

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During the unloading of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s pumpkins, 22-month-old Drew Wade helped his mom Rebekah Wade, member of the DART board, arrange pumpkins in a wheelbarrow.
The pumpkin patch is located at the Townsend House and is available for residents to take fall photos and purchase pumpkins. Located at 410 N. Bonner St., the Townsend House is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Prepping for disaster

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Parish to host mass casualty drill Thursday
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Louisiana Tech University will be the site of a mass casualty drill on Thursday.
A collaboration of emergency response agencies including, but not limited to, law enforcement and fire agencies throughout the parish and the state of Louisiana, there will also be state and federal agencies involved.
Eric Brazzel, Ruston Fire Department public education officer, said the drill would be performed in close proximity to Joe Aillet Stadium.
“The ‘victims’ in this scenario are going to be Louisiana Tech nursing students,” he said.

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School board discusses truancy funding

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The Lincoln Parish School Board defended itself once again Tuesday night over an alleged discrepancy in a transaction made between the board and the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
On Sept. 26, an invoice was made from the LPSB to the DA’s office for services rendered by the Truancy Assessment Service Center — a special program overseen by the DA.
Funding for TASC normally comes from the state — specifically the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement — however, for the past several months the state has failed to reimburse grant monies to the DA’s office.

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Choudrant amends 2013-14 fiscal year budget

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Amending the budgets for the 2013-14 fiscal year was the main order of business for the village of Choudrant during their regularly monthly meeting on Monday night.
Municipalities are given the opportunity to amend their budgets each year before their annual audit, which is something they are required to undergo.
For the general fund balance, the income was amended from a projected $373,110 to $583,200.38. The expenses were amended from a projected $367,725 to an actual $543,049.89.

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Simsboro talks sidewalk project

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The village of Simsboro Board of Aldermen met Monday night to discuss possible improvements to the downtown area as well as water and sewer reports.
Markay Brown, a senior project manager presented a Sidewalk Projects proposal in August through Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson engineering firm, which is being funded by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
“The DOTD expects we’ll have good news before the end of the month,” Brown said. “They believe when we get started it’s going to go a lot faster than what we had expected.”

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Tech men dominate NSU cross country meet

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NATCHITOCHES — Taylor Ashton finished first and the Louisiana Tech men’s cross country team placed seven in the top eight as the Bulldogs cruised to a first place team finish at the NSU Pre-Conference Meet on Monday afternoon in Natchitoches.

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