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Woodwaste builds at landfill

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Lincoln Parish Police Jurors hope to hire a consultant to address the growing woodwaste pile problem at the landfill.
Landfill supervisor Doug Bagwell said there are about 10,700 tons of woodwaste — most collected from inside the city of Ruston — lying on the ground, and the pile is getting bigger every day.
Early in 2010, the parish ended its contract with a company that burns wood collected from tree surgeons, yards and off the roads at the parish landfill.

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Ruling could be positive for area poultry growers

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Area poultry growers who feel they were damaged during Pilgrim’s Pride 2009 shutdown of its Farmerville chicken processing plant could find some financial redemption in the future.
Farmerville attorney Johnny Dollar said that a recent ruling by a U.S. magistrate judge in Marshall, Texas, that awarded around $26 million in damages to poultry growers who supplied stock to Pilgrim’s Pride in El Dorado, Ark., leaves him feeling confident about an upcoming similar case filed by growers who feel they were damaged by the 2009 shutdown of Pilgrim’s Pride Farmerville facility before it was eventually bought and re-opened by Foster Farms with the help of the state of Louisiana.

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Lions Club gives 2,000th free exam

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Since 2008, the Ruston Lions Club has checked the vision of preschoolers all over the parish, all for free, with its Cubsight program, and on Wednesday the group reached a milestone, giving their 2,000th child a free exam.
“This is just one way to help detect vision problems early on in children,” Lions Club President Stephanie Griffin said. “The earlier we can detect any problems, the quicker we can get them referred to a doctor and possibly correct the problem.”

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I-20 wreck injures two

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A one-vehicle wreck on the side of Interstate 20 West reportedly sent two people to the hospital and three animals to the vet Wednesday afternoon.
At around 2:40 p.m., approximately one mile west of the Choudrant exit, a red Ford Explorer had a tire blowout on the passenger side of the vehicle, said John Deinart, a witness to the crash.
Deinart said after the blowout, the vehicle then struck a concrete barrier and started to roll multiple times before coming to a rest on the right side of the road. Deinart said there was a man and a woman from Texas in the vehicle.

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Tickets on sale now for Gaither’s Monroe performance

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Gospel music fans in the Monroe area might be anticipating renowned singer, songwriter Bill Gaither and his Homecoming Friends, as they bring their inspirational music and message to the Monroe Civic Center at 7 p.m. Nov. 4.
Earlier this year, their latest CD, “Greatly Blessed,” was released by The Gaither Vocal Band, with its all-star line-up of Mark Lowry, Michael English, David Phelps, Wes Hampton as well as  Gaither.

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Cub Scouts perform flag ceremony

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Members of Pack 59’s Bear Scout Den performed the opening flag ceremony Friday night as Ruston High hosted Ouachita at James Stadium.  The opportunity to perform an outdoor flag ceremony completes a badge requirement for these scouts as they learn “What Makes America Special.”  Pictured, from left to right, are Frank Reger, Alex Liston, McGuire Toncrey and Stephen Embry.

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Grambling opens campus to high-school students

GRAMBLING — This Saturday will not be just another game day at Grambling State University, but its High School Day.
Grambling is expected to receive more than 1,200 students this Saturday during its annual High School Day. Some students will be coming from as far away as Colorado Springs, Colo. Church groups, alumni chapters and parents who just want to bring their student will be in attendance. Grambling will open its campus to all high-school students to enjoy a fun filled day of activities.

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Second Waterfest continues success

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 6-7, the Louisiana Sparta Ground Water Commission hosted the second annual Waterfest at Lincoln Parish Park, and close to 1,000 Bienville and Lincoln Parish fifth-graders were taught a lesson more area residents should know.
These students were able to participate in a day full of activities to learn about where water comes from, how it is used and, most importantly, how to conserve water.
Lindsay Gouedy, Louisiana Sparta Commission educator, said students were given a chance to participate in interactive activities to hone in on the main concept — to preserve the Sparta Aquifer.

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The value of proper nutrition

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It can make the difference between a good complexion and bad skin or a healthy body weight and obesity.
The importance of proper nutrition cannot be overemphasized. There have been times in my life where I was smoking cigarettes regularly while not eating enough and drinking a lot of soda. That combination led to my hair falling out, a face full of blemishes and an energy level so low that I tired walking half a mile.

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Help celebrate Meet the Blind Month

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October is Meet the Blind Month, a month the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has established as a time for communities across the country to come together with blind members of the NFB and learn about blindness, blindness resources and more (www.nfb.org).
Here in Ruston it may seem like every month is Meet the Blind Month, as many of you have daily encounters with blind people. However, this month is unique in that several events around the community are happening to help blind members and our communities learn more about each other.

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