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March 1st, 2014

Grambling High School

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Third six weeks honor roll
Principal’s List (All A’s): Tyneshia Cato, Brianna Ridgell, Adarian Williams and Allen Williams.
B-Honor Roll:
12th grade: Persia Bobb, Vaderious Dismuke, Marcus Evans, Endiah Green, Paris Greene, Jae Hill, Roderius Hill, Latravion Houston, Dominique Jones, Trent Lewis, Tavares McNeal, Diamond Parker, Asia Reynolds, Shamirika Session, Mariah Tolston, Labriesha Torbor and Mershell Watson.

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Helicopter lands at Hillcrest, students tour

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Students of Hillcrest Elementary School were able to witness a helicopter actually land on their playground Thursday afternoon. The second grade Advanced Learning Academy class was able to go closer after the Pafford Air One flight crew landed to ask questions and visit with the pilots.

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How to let your portfolio work for you

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It takes time and effort to build an investment strategy that fits your goals. But several factors can disrupt even the best-crafted plan. The simple day-to-day movements of the financial markets can pose a real threat to the health of your portfolio.

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Smart financial moves for women unveiled

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On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. Yet women everywhere still face challenges — and here in the United States, one of their biggest challenges may be to gain the resources they need to enjoy a comfortable retirement.
So, if you’re a woman, what steps should you take to make progress toward this goal?

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February 28th

Ruston Kiwanis Club

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Submitted photo- Jim Tuten, warden at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, was the guest speaker at the Ruston Kiwanis Club meeting on Feb. 20. Tuten gave a historical review of the Detention Center and discussed its current operation by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department.

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Catching the writing bug in 5-star accommodations

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Well, you will never believe the things that have been happening to me this week. I am temporarily a resident in an assisted living place that is amazing. One of my friends said it was comparable to a 5-star hotel.
Believe it or not, it is within about 5-10 minutes from our house on the side street of my dermatology clinic. I’ve driven by a jillion times and never noticed it, but it truly is a lovely establishment, with unbelievable accommodations.

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Moller wins SAR poster contest

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During their Jan. 28 meeting, the James Huey Chapter of the SAR awarded their Poster Contest winner, Zachary Atwood Moller, of Ruston, $50 and a certificate for his winning entry. Moller’s entry will now be judged by the Louisiana State Society of the SAR during their Annual Meeting on April 12 in West Monroe where the winner will be awarded a $100 check and will advance to represent the State of Louisiana at the national level. This years poster contest theme was “Francis Marion: The Swamp Fox.” Zachary is the son of Mr. and Mrs.

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Barry: Taxpayers get stuck with bill

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Oil and gas pipeline companies are breaking the law by not repairing damage they do to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, the head of a nonprofit organization backing a lawsuit against some of the companies said Wednesday.
John Barry, founder of Restore Louisiana Now, also said taxpayers are getting stuck with the multi-million-dollar bill because the state’s Department of Natural Resource won’t enforce the law requiring the companies to fix the damage.
“What I find most offensive about the whole process is the industry saying, ‘hey, we’re above the law,” Barry told the Ruston Rotary Club.

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Two locals honored at state level

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For the first time in history Lincoln Parish has a principal and a teacher ranked in the top 15 of their professions at the same time for the state of Louisiana.
Tammy Schales, a fourth grade English and Language Arts teacher is in the running for the state’s Teacher of the Year and Simsboro High School principal Ricky Durrett is a candidate for the state’s Principal of the Year nomination.
Both Schales and Durrett have spent the majority of their educational careers in Lincoln Parish and have extensive resumes.

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GPD to tighten belt on drivers

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In an effort to get impaired drivers off the road the Grambling Police Department will be participating in the National Impaired Driving — Click It or Ticket enforcement crackdown.
Officers from the GPD will be conducting overtime patrols and checkpoints in Louisiana’s largest-ever concentrated effort to get impaired drivers off the road and increase usage of seat belts through high visibility enforcement.
The campaign will be held throughout Mardi Gras and DWI enforcement will be conducted through today. Impaired driving enforcement will be conducted Sunday through March 4.

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