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February 23rd

Two arrested on drug distribution charges

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A man and a woman were arrested at around 2 a.m. today by local law enforcement officials on drug possession and distribution charges.
Kimberly Renee Dailey, 38, of 13012 Greenway Chase Court, Houston, and King Jelani Marwan Beckwith, 26, of 118 Richmond St., were arrested by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office after a confidential informant reportedly purchased 40 units of hydrocodone (Vicodin).

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White, Weatherspoon join Coaches vs. Cancer

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Louisiana Tech coaches Michael White and Teresa Weatherspoon will be two of nearly 4,000 head and assistant basketball coaches across the U.S. swapping their loafers for sneakers during the ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers event — an effort to bring awareness to the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

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Museum of Fashion, Textiles at La. Tech receives donation

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Louisiana Tech’s Museum of Fashion and Textiles just became a bit more colorful.
Dorothy Williams, a Monroe resident, has donated four pieces of wearable art she has created throughout the years. The clothing pieces have been appraised at $5,500 for one piece and $11,000 for the other three.
The four pieces include her “Picasso,” based on the artist’s “Girl Before a Mirror;” “Diamonds R Back,” a baseball-themed ensemble; “Dinosaurs,” which includes the names of some of the dinosaurs; and “Voice of the Flowers,” which includes 40 colors of silk.

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Baseball, hoops coming up for local fans

The month of March will mean a double dose of exciting sports action for fans not only around Lincoln Parish and the surrounding area, but also the entire state.
That’s because two big events are scheduled during the first two weekend, beginning with the annual Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Baseball Classic and finishing up with the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ and girls’ championship basketball rounds.

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Take caution with your ears

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The purpose of earphones is generally to prevent other people from having to hear the same information or musical entertainment to which the listener is being exposed.
Unfortunately, these devices do not always serve their purpose. At one time I worked with an individual who, when utilizing headphones at work, turned the music up so loud that I could hear the song across the room.

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Wish upon an economic star

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Families today often find themselves with large amounts of debt. College loans, car payments, desperately trying to put enough back to buy a home, while maintaining the expenses of having small children can lead to financial struggles. Any financial planner you speak to will tell you the first thing you need to do is to sit down together and develop a financial plan you both agree on.

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The missed opportunity of 2008

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We have all read those stories many times. The professional athlete or new pop idol makes a fortune and in no time spends it all and is worse off than they were before riding the wave of fame.
Prior to the two hurricanes in 2005, state generated revenue stood at about $9 billion. The initial adverse impact on Louisiana’s economy forced the Legislature to lop off $900 million in spending after the storms to balance the budget. That was done with few if any state employees losing their jobs and no medical or educational institutions being forced to close.

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RUSTON HIGH

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Ruston High School claimed the most district conference championships at the Future Business Leaders of America District II conference held at the University of Louisiana at Monroe on Feb. 9. RHS won 10 district titles as they recorded their best championship finish ever at the district level. As RHS hosted the event with ULM, part of their duties having the District II Vice President Jared Spiller, it seemed only fitting that RHS performed well.

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Mini-Grants given to teachers by PTA

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Now wrapping up its fifth year of financial support for Ruston High School teachers through its Mini-Grant Program, the Ruston High School Parent Teacher Association is proud to announce the initiative provided $5,945 in funding during the 2011-12 academic year.
RHS PTA and Lincoln ACHIEVE have 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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RUSTON ELEMENTARY

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Students celebrate Valentine’s Day

Kindergarten news
The kindergarten classes exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with each other. We would like to thank Trinity Church for our snacks on Valentine’s Day. In class we are learning to sound out and spell words. We are writing sentences using our “Being a Writer” program. The teachers would like the parents to read a book to their child each night.

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