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October 30th, 2014

RHS: 2014 ACHIEVE/PTA mini grants awarded

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Now in the eighth year of its ongoing partnership, the RHS PTA and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen career.
Its Mini Grant Program is specially designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping $29,621.49 into teacher classrooms on the RHS campus over the past seven years. The fall 2014 funding initiative now adds another $2,943.37 to that total.

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RHS homecoming court announced

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Pictured, front row from left to right, are Seniors Hannah Siegmund, Cameron Adams, Nina Melton, Catherine Olson and Erin Goree.
Pictured, middle row from left to right, are Sophomore Taylor Mays, Maid of honor Taryn Stark, Queen Valerie Thomas and Junior Sydney Ratcliff.
Pictured, back row from left to right, are Sophomores Alex Bennett and Ceinna Washington, Freshmen Allana Payne and Jamiah Franklin and Juniors Isabelle Mays and Jessica Clinton.

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GMMS ‘boots out’ cancer

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Grambling Middle School, along with Grambling High School, participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness week.Activities included a teacher-led educational hour where the teachers rotated to different classes to present pertinent facts about breast cancer.

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Postseason at stake for Tech tonight

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With five tickets already punched to the Conference USA Tournament, the remaining three spots are up for grabs and Louisiana Tech is one of the teams in the thick of it with one match left.
The Lady Techsters will square off against Florida Atlantic in the regular season finale at 7 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
The situation is very similar to last year when it came down to the last match of the regular season to determine if Tech (12-5-2, 4-4-1 C-USA) would make the league tournament. The Techsters needed a victory but did not get it, losing 3-0 to Rice.

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Diamond ’Dogs gearing up for alumni weekend

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When Louisiana Tech University hosts its 89th annual Homecoming football game against Western Kentucky University at 2 p.m. Saturday, Tech’s baseball program will already be participating in a homecoming of its own, as the Bulldogs will welcome alumni and their families back to J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park for Alumni Weekend, which is set to begin this Friday afternoon and last through Saturday.

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Local girl excels at piano competition

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On Oct. 11 at Louisiana Tech University, Alma Moegle competed in the Louisiana Music Teachers National Association Competition. 
Alma was selected as first alternate to attend the division competition. 
This summer, Alma was chosen as the state winner in her category of Level I-3 at the Louisiana State Rally, Torgrimson-Swanzy Competition. She competed with 12 other pianists from across the state at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches on June 7. Alma is a piano student of Jeanne Patterson.

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Lions hosts Franklin

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Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Kip Franklin was a recent guest at the Ruston Lions Club.  Franklin told the group of some of the current issues confronting Homeland Security.

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Ruston author shares relationship advice in new book

Author Kathy B. Nelson announces the nationwide release of her new book, “5 Things,” where she shares fresh perspectives regarding the relationship between men and women.
Nelson said great relationships cannot depend on the changing preferences of surveys, trendy relationship experts and popular opinions. These preferences may teach people about their culture, but they have crippled men and women in relationships with their shallow rules, minimal expectations and flesh-driven requirements.

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October 29th

Bearing ‘Silent Witness’ to domestic violence

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has erected their annual Silent Witnesses display in the front yard of The Bridge Community Church on North Trenton Street. Silhouettes are placed for all individuals who have lost their lives to domestic violence in the area. This year, there are 34 silhouettes representing 28 women, two men and four children. Each of the life-size silhouettes bears the name of the person they represent. This is part of DART’s month-long observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which will conclude with the annual DART Candlelight Vigil set for 6 p.m.

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Local charm recognized

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Ruston named one of most charming towns

Ruston is an eclectic mix of hip, artsy districts as well as a large historic downtown, according to an article published in USA Today Travel designating Ruston as one of the South’s most charming small towns.
“Local revitalization and numerous outdoor activities led USA Today Travel to crown Ruston one of the most charming small towns in the South,” reads the article, written by Carri Wilbanks.
The USA Today Travel article displayed photos from around the area and highlighted Louisiana Tech University, Lincoln Parish Park, the Dixie Center for the Arts and downtown Ruston.

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