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October 4th, 2014

Grambling looks forward to new plan

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The city of Grambling is looking to the future with new developments in the works.
During the Thursday night regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen Mike Kimble, with Kimble Development, was able to answer residents’ questions and update the board on the Legends Avenue Master Plan.
Kimble said there would be a groundbreaking ceremony held on Oct. 16 and the public is invited to attend.
“This project is going to be good for this community,” he said. “It’s going to increase sales tax revenue by four or five times by our calculations.”

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Community supports diabetes research

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Hundreds of people hit the streets of downtown Ruston Saturday morning to participate in the seventh annual Ruston Walk to Cure Diabetes. All funds raised by participating teams will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which has a mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

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DART expert explains why women stay

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While domestic violence is currently a hot topic on the national stage, it has been an important issue for at least 20 years in Lincoln Parish because of the work of the local Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
This year, DART celebrates 20 years of helping local and area women escape domestic violence. One of the questions many people have asked in light of National Football League player Ray Rice being suspended over a video showing him punching his now-wife unconscious in an elevator is why his wife stayed and married him after such a horrendous event.

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Parking still a predicament for downtown

One of the biggest constant issues in downtown Ruston is parking. Some merchants and shoppers declare there is a parking problem, while others declare there is not.
The latest study, done at the city’s request by a Baton Rouge consulting firm, confirms both viewpoints. Ruston has plenty of parking places that are available most of the time, Tipton Associates found.

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Women, children not to be abused

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A woman is not a punching bag. A child is not a toy to be thrown around, abused and beaten.

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Owning pets can be rewarding experience

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House-training my two pups was an interesting undertaking.
I’ll admit, the responsibility has fallen a lot more on my husband than it has on me, thanks to the early mornings and late evenings of being a journalist. But, I’ve been there enough to know it’s been an interesting process.

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'Beeing' busy brings great rewards

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I’ve just moved into the most wonderful new office space. In fact, I have my own little building and I’ve discovered it’s the perfect area for working on all the partnership initiatives that ACHIEVE has under its expansive umbrella.

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Hillcrest Elementary students learn life skills, throw AR party

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A Word from Ms. Hilton:
We are so excited to add many new people to our faculty. Welcome to Hillcrest. Kim Anderson, Mallory Montgomery, Jeanetta Roberson, Carolyn Jones, Lakellee Hunter, Marie McClinton, Diamond Mitchell, Shelly Pearson, Penny Boyd, Chasidee Baker and Tiffany Hill.
First and second grade parents, mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 17. We will have Donuts and Digits at 8 a.m. Come eat a donut with your child and see how we practice our math facts in the classroom.
Kindergarten

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LSMSA to host informational meetings for prospective students, parents

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Natchitoches — Prospective students and their parents will have 11 opportunities this fall to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.
A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in University Hall, Room 111, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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DUBACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

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Braxton Slade Colvin, Levi Peyton Colvin, Martinez Natalie Hernandez, Trinity Hope Neal, Tristan Blain Cunningham, Jack Ryan Dean, Emma Leigh Pilgreen, Madeline Grace Smith and Annelise Robison.
A Honor Roll
Amberly Annette Humble, Karlee Michelle Obrien, Presley Mae Doss, Sue Anne Howell, Katelynn Bree Ponder, Julissa Charday Rushing, Saul Salazar, Liliana Evelin Valle, Kesler Ashton Wright, Nathan Linard Castle, Maggie Paige Ray, Geordan Westbrooks Guidry
Katherine Rose Seleen Nordan, Janiyah Chuntae Rushing, Charles Ellis Davis and Sierra Elise Luginbill.

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