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March 20th, 2014

RHS FBLA leads district once again

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Ruston High School Future Business Leaders of America left no doubt about which school in District II was the best at the District II FBLA Leadership Conference at ULM on Feb. 5. Although many schools did an excellent job and many won their share of district titles, RHS FBLA captured more district titles than any other school in attendance. RHS had 22 members earn 20 excellent ratings in 15 events and 29 members earn 26 superior in 20 events. RHS finished with the most district titles again this year as 10 members walked away as District Champions in 8 events.

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RHS teachers receive PTA mini grants

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Now wrapping up its seventh year of financial support for Ruston High School teachers through its Mini-Grant Program, the RHS PTA is proud to announce that the initiative provided $5,867.41 in funding during the 2013-14 academic year.
RHS PTA and Lincoln ACHIEVE has remained partners in an effort to support Ruston High School as it endeavors to become the best high school in Louisiana at preparing students for their chosen path following graduation. In addition, the partnership has maintained its commitment to increase support by funding more mini grants throughout the year.

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RJHS FBLA students step up at district

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Ruston Junior High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) carried 18 members to the District II FBLA Leadership Conference on Feb. 5. As the only middle level chapter competing against high school chapters, they had their best performance in their three year membership in FBLA. RJHS left the conference with three students who earned four excellent ratings and three other students who earned four superior ratings.

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LSMSA students qualify for literary rally

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Natchitoches — Twenty-nine students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts participated in district literary rally held Feb. 22 at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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Emmanuel Pre-K kicks off spring with Dr. Suess

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Top left: Emmanuel Baptist Preschool celebrates Read Across America Week with green eggs and ham for snack. Top right: Jack Henry said he loves Dr. Seuss. Bottom left: Stella enjoys eating her green eggs and ham. Bottom right: Tosh Schexnyder enjoyed visiting with Thing 1 and Thing 2.

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Tech announces local high school rally winners

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Winners in the 2014 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge have been announced following competition at Louisiana Tech on Feb. 22. Over 1,600 students competed from 18 parishes. Lincoln parish had the second longest list of winners.
Lincoln Parish
Bethel Christian School (V)  — Biology II, Sara Liner, 2; *English Pronunciation, Jordan McCullin, 2; Psychology, Elizabeth Parker, 1; *Spelling 9, Chandler Plunkett, 2.

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March 19th

RPD hosts DNA seminar for local law enforcement

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Four local law enforcement agencies came together Tuesday to further their education on the topic of DNA.
Hosted by the Ruston Police Department, employees with the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory in Shreveport were on hand to inform officers, deputies and agents on DNA analysis and the importance of CODIS (COmbined DNA Index System).
RPD Training and Public Information officer Sgt. Clint Williams said the purpose of the class was to help bring different agencies together.

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Charter school in the works

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The Grambling High Foundation will be submitting an application to the state’s Board of Secondary Elementary Education for a Type II charter, after missing the deadline to submit an application for a Type III charter to the Lincoln Parish School District.
“We were still waiting on a piece of information and were unable to get the application in by the deadline,” said GHF president Gordon Ford.

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Farmerville PD seeks suspect

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The Farmerville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are seeking a Ruston man believed to be responsible for a burglary at Northside Pharmacy.
Farmerville Police Chief Bim Coulbertson said officers were dispatched after an alarm from the pharmacy was received at 12:24 a.m. March 14.
“Our officer parked around the corner from the pharmacy and saw the suspect squatting down at the front door, looking like he was trying to pick something up off the floor,” Coulbertson left. “When the officer identified himself, the suspect jumped in his car and took off.”

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Initiative willing to purchase land for $65K

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The head of the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative says his group is willing to pay the $65,000 appraised price for property for a water treatment plant, if the Legislature OKs the sale.
“If we can buy it, the two towns and the police juries are willing to pay $65,000 to purchase the property,” ULRSWI President Stein Baughman said Tuesday.
“I just pray it will pass so we’ll have that opportunity,” ULRWSI member Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said.

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