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June 3rd, 2014

Summer workshop opportunities

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Looking for some great learning opportunities for your children this summer? Summer workshops will teach your children skills that will last a lifetime.
Myself and volunteers Beth Liberatos and Helen Boersma are presenting “Cooking with Kids,” a summer workshop June 23, 24 and 25.

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June 2nd

Chartreuse Pear finds new home in historic building

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Walking down the carriageway that leads to Ruston’s recently relocated Chartreuse Pear might make residents think they’ve stepped into another city altogether.
Located behind The Fashion on West Park Avenue, the Chartreuse Pear is the latest addition to the building that used to house Stowe’s bar and a downtown hospital before that.
Travis Lee, who co-owns the business with his mother Brenda Lee, said the business has been open in Ruston for about 15 years, and the new spot opened at the beginning of May.

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Woman charged in auto theft

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A Texas woman was arrested and charged with auto theft, possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs Sunday night in Lincoln Parish, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
According to reports, LPSO received a call from Louisiana State Police about a stolen vehicle headed into Lincoln Parish. They reportedly found the vehicle being driven by Sarah Holloway, 24, of Willis Point, Texas.
Holloway reportedly stated that she was heading back to Bossier after leaving sometime Saturday following an argument with her boyfriend.

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City to discuss overlay district

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to be asked tonight to change a proposal that, if adopted, will give the city its first neighborhood conservation overlay district.
“We will amend it to exclude Robert Street,” Alderwoman Marie Riggs said this morning.
Aldermen convene at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.
The University Hills Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District Committee wants the board to rezone 17 mostly older neighborhoods that cover much of southwest Ruston into on overlay district, a move that supporters say will preserve the viability of the area.

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LPSB to discuss testing, pupil progression

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The Lincoln Parish School Board will meet Tuesday night to review end-of–year testing results presented by Testing Coordinator Donna Doss.
With the implementation of Common Core standards and the transition of the state-created LEAP and iLEAP, which match the standards, overall scores in the parish dropped 3 percent from last year.

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NAMI saddened by Californian tragedy

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and its Ruston chapter issue the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara, California:
NAMI shares the sadness of other Americans over the Santa Barbara tragedy and extends our sympathy to the families of all who were killed or wounded. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families affected by mental illness and we also recognize the pain experienced by the family of Elliot Rodger, who was responsible for the tragedy.

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Domestic violence in Louisiana: Good news and bad

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If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, there is encouraging news from this year’s legislative session in Baton Rouge.
Compared to last year, when shelters were threatened with drastic budget cuts which would have resulted in closure for several state programs, our funds were safe this year. We thank our legislators and Gov. Bobby Jindal for protecting families who are already living with pain, trauma, and fear, from facing possible homelessness as well.

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Discover drinkable science, coffee chemistry

Kick off the summer with the knowledge and inspiration to add more juice and energy to life.
At 6 p.m. June 10, join the Lincoln Parish Library in the Library Events Center for “Mixology: A Drinkable Science and Coffee Chemistry.” Learn how to beat the summer heat with a refreshing cool drink. This workshop will feature basic juicing techniques and recipes along with how to make smoothies as well as gourmet coffee drinks.

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Techsters add Marquette duo

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Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt has announced that former Marquette University guards Brooklyn Pumroy and Ashley Santos have signed financial aid agreements and will be enrolling at Tech and joining the Lady Techsters basketball program.

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Tech relay team headed to NCAA Championships

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Trey Hadnot, left, and Jarvis Gotch are two of the four-man 4x100-meter relay team that wll compete in the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, later this month. Devin Henderson and Dennis Richardson are the other members of that relay team.

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