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New Tech program sets concrete goals

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A few Lincoln Parish School Board members weighed in on the New Tech @ Ruston program during their regular meeting last week.

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Nanda to present Andrews Lecture

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Anil Nanda, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will present this year’s Chris Andrews Lecture, on Nov. 16 at Trinity United Methodist’s Trinity Center in Ruston.

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Grambling water still not up to standards

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GRAMBLING — Grambling’s City Council learned that the town’s wastewater problems have not been solved during Thursday’s monthly meeting.

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Homeless pets remain a problem for area

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary, 4 Paws Rescue, Inc., held an event in Railroad Park in hopes of finding homes for the 83 pets currently in foster homes.

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Father dabbles in cooking, enjoys eating fresh

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After graduating from Louisiana Tech University and moving to Kansas City, Mike LeBlanc and his wife decided to move back to Ruston.
He now works as the production manager for the journalism department of Louisiana Tech.
“Coming back to Ruston and working at the university has brought me job satisfaction,” LeBlanc said. “As far as student interaction, it’s been a great learning experience.”
Additionally, he also said it’s always good to see the new faces around campus.
“The university is always changing, so that in itself was worth it to come back to Ruston,” he said.

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Career Academy students attend career fair

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During a Career Fair at Career Academy on Friday, representatives from the Grambling Fire Department let a student try on an oxygen tank. Lawyers, doctors, writers, singers, police officers and many other professionals were present to answer students’ questions and discuss their jobs.

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Tech associate dean to chair national scholars committee

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Jenna Carpenter, the Wayne and Juanita Spinks professor of mathematics and associate dean for administration and strategic initiatives for Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been elected chair of the steering committee for National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

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Students involved in word and character studies

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Kindergarten
We are off to a great start in kindergarten. We have already begun learning how to sound out and read words.
In math, we are learning to recognize numbers and count items to 10.
In October, we took a field trip to the Ruston Fire Station and learned about fire safety.
We walked through the smoke house, learned about the tools on the fire truck and saw where the firemen sleep. Thank you for having us. We had a great time.
We also learned about pumpkins, carved pumpkins and made pumpkin pie.

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Cleaver, Cunningham had it right

First it was June Cleaver, then Howard Cunningham. The one-two punch of losing two of the most beloved parents in the history of television has definitely knocked me for a loop. And I’m here to tell you that it really hits home when those mainstays from youth begin to leave us.

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Jury president: Voters stepped up

Once again Lincoln Parish voters stepped up to the plate and did what they do best. They went to the polls on Nov. 2 and voted overwhelmingly in support of Amendment No. 2.
Because of local residents’ desire to bring the tax dollars back to Lincoln Parish, they acknowledged their confidence that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury would use a portion of those dollars wisely to build, repair and maintain the roads and bridges without additional tax dollars from the citizens.

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