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Fire district heats up

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Rolling Hills location could help raise rating
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Lincoln Parish residents may now sleep better during these hot summer months with the addition of another fire station.
Thursday marked the grand opening of Lincoln Parish Fire District’s Rolling Hills Fire Station No. 21, located at 1360 La. Highway 3072.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said it was an honor to be at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Slow start to savings

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Friday morning sales tax holiday shoppers sparse
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Maybe it was the oppressive heat. Or maybe it was the tough economy.
Whatever the case, shopping was light this morning as the Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday started.
According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue website, the sales tax holiday held today and Saturday will provide an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of personal property for non-business use.

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Cheering the week away

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Clinic at RHS teaches local girls chants, stunts, dances
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More than 100 local girls cheered, danced and stunted their hearts out this week at the annual Ruston High School Mini Cheerleader Camp.
Heather Reeder, RHS spirit coach, said this year’s event was the biggest in quite a while.
“This is a great year,” Reeder said. “We have 120 girls. Normally we have around 90.”

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Handling business

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Prep days allow students to start classes on first day
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Students at Ruston High School and Ruston Junior High School will have a chance to get a head start on school next week.
From 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, students and parents will be able to go to Ruston Junior High to get a copy of students’ schedules, pay their $25 school fee and join clubs. Representatives from the Parent Teacher Club will also be present so that parents can join if they’re interested.

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Show support to college teams

As proven recently by the NFL, football is big business.
That’s true here in Lincoln Parish, where we boast of two historic college football programs in Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. Both football programs are economic players in our parish and deserve our support.
That support can be shown by purchasing season ticket packages for either school.

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Temperature tantrum hard to take

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Yes, I know I’ve already written about Mother Nature, but let’s face it, she seems angrier than ever this year and her most recent temperature tantrum has no end in sight.
I don’t have to tell you. It’s been impossible for anyone to miss the fact that we’re in the middle of a record-setting heat wave that is not only dangerous, but also deadly.

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Organized religion not for everyone

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I was disturbed by remarks in some churches as they frowned upon various genres of music as if it is the reason for some of the youth steering away from the church. For me that was an insult because I sing various genres of music.
But that’s not the reason I don’t attend church on a regular basis. In actuality, the church has just as much negativity, hatred and hypocrisy as an artist or the music they create.

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Police: Man burglarized NLMC, Green Clinic

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Ruston Police Department has arrested a man they believe is responsible for burglaries at Green Clinic and the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
Larry Bean, 46, of 800 Vernon St., has been arrested on charges of three counts of simple burglary, resisting an officer, two counts entering or remaining after being forbidden and theft less than $500.

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Dixie welcomes stellar season

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The board of directors of the Dixie Center for the Arts is committed to presenting artists from many different backgrounds.
As board president Lynne Gnemi pointed out, “Our goal is to present local and regional entertainers to enhance our traditional series.
“Therefore, our sixth season begins with a rock and roll tribute produced and directed by Ruston native Russell Moore.”

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Two organizations receive Operation Round Up funds

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Two Ruston organizations were among the recent recipients of Operation Round Up grants from Claiborne Electric Cooperative’s community service foundation.
Bethel Christian School and Lincoln Parish 4-H/LSU AgCenter joined two other organizations and one individual in the communities served by Claiborne Electric to receive a total of $17,689 in grants from Co-op members through the Operation Round Up program.

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