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October 26th

JA of Ruston welcomes provisional class

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A Pearl Reception, for the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston, was held at the home of Life Member Rosy Bromell on Sept. 23 to welcome the 2012-13 provisional class. This group of 17 ladies will be trained for six months as well as attend chapter meetings and projects to determine if they wish to volunteer their time for the next five years.

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The Arbor raises funds for Alzheimer’s

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The Arbor and The Terrace of Ruston was proud to host the first Annual Savor Every Memory fundraiser to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association. 
The event took place on the evening of Sept. 27 and attendees were able to support the cause by bidding on desserts donated by local bakeries, caterers, restaurants and individuals. Attendees were also able to purchase tickets for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses.
The night was way to generate awareness about the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  This event will be held again next fall.

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Alumni honors reflect well on the community

Many times after a person graduates from a high school or university, they move away, and their accomplishments are unknown among their former classmates.
In other cases, alumni may remain in the area, but manage to keep a low-profile as they achieve great success.
Despite their best efforts, however, some programs make it difficult for successful alumni to keep out of the spotlight.

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Wasteful spending in the U.S. 

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Right here before election time, in addition to preparing yourself a “cheat” sheet for a quick exit from the voting booth, you need to read Oklahoma United States Sen. Tom Coburn’s 2012 Waste Book. This should certainly put you in the mood to vote.
This 202-page document contains what Coburn calls “the top 100 examples of outrageously wasteful spending,” by your United States Congress this year. Coburn estimates the total cost of these items to be $19 billion.

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Tech, GSU: On the road

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Louisiana Tech University gets another chance to beat the Aggies Saturday.
If the on-the-paper evaluation is correct, this one should be arguably less challenging than the first Aggies’ squad (Top 25 ranked Texas A&M) that the Bulldogs met earlier this month.
Now back in the Top 25 (No. 24 in the Associated Press poll), the ’Dogs (6-1, 1-0) meet basement-dwelling New Mexico State (1-6, 0-3) in a Western Athletic Conference game in Las Cruces, N.M.

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Gridiron Heroes

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Some of the leading performers for Lincoln Parish football teams last weekend:
HIGH SCHOOL
• RUSTON: BEN LEBLANC, completed three-of-five passes for 58 yards; CEDAR CREEK: MARK VAN, scored on runs of three and 31 yards; GRAMBLING: JUSTIN MCKINSEY, led the Kittens in rushing with 79 yards.
COLLEGE
• LOUISIANA TECH: KENNETH DIXON, ran for 232 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries; GRAMBLING STATE: JUWAUN MARTIN, paced the Tigers in ground gaining with 80 yards on seven carries.

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Tech to host cross country meet for WAC

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In its final season as a league member, Louisiana Tech University will serve as the host for the 2012 Western Athletic Conference cross country championships on Saturday at Lincoln Parish Park.
The meet that will feature nine members of the league will begin with the women’s division at 9 a.m. and the men’s category at 10 a.m.
There’s no admission for fans to attend the meet, which will have Utah State University seeking a seventh men’s title in the past eight years.
In the women’s division, Idaho goes after a third consecutive crown.

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RHS grabs key victory

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’Cats keep playoffs alive by halting Chiefs
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NATCHITOCHES — Ruston High School kept its hopes alive for a berth in the Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs at Turpin Stadium Thursday night with a 31-7 victory over Natchitoches Central High School.
The Bearcats (4-5, 1-2) won their first district game of the season with a total of 335 yards, including 186 yards on the ground, where running back Juwaun Wright led the way with a game-high 146 yards and a six-yard touchdown run on 25 carries.

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’Dogs in exhibition win

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Louisiana Tech University kicked off the 2012 campaign with a 72-44 victory over Arkansas-Monticello in an exhibition game Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech was led by sophomore Michale Kyser, who scored 12 points, while also blocking three shots on the night. Sophomore Kenneth Smith led the team in rebounds with six. Junior Kenyon McNeail led the defense, as he recorded five steals in the victory.
Tech led by 10 at the half, but pulled away early in the second half with a 19-2 run which gave them a commanding 60-33 lead with just nine minutes remaining.

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October 25th

Commission to review zoning code changes

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There will be a special meeting of the Ruston Zoning Commission at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
On the agenda is a public hearing to review and consider action for the proposed amendments to the Ruston Zoning Code.
City Zoning Administrator Jim Hays said for anyone who would like to comment, there will be sign-up sheets when they walk in the door. Speaking times are limited to three minutes.
The meeting will be in the courtroom on the second floor of City Hall, located at 401 N. Trenton St.
For more information, call the Planning and Zoning office at 251-8644.

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