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Round dancing the weekend away

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The Louisiana Round Dance Teachers Association held its 30th annual Weekend Round Dance Convention at the Trinity United Methodist Church Sept 14-15. Along with the opportunity to take part in choreographed ballroom dancing, there were also workshops held Saturday morning and afternoon.

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Time to consider

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Decision delayed on new zoning ordinance

Due to some residents’ concerns, the Ruston City Council will not be voting on the new proposed zoning ordinances in October.
Instead, action has been pushed back until the November council meeting.
“This is to provide more time for public input and any modifications,” Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. “We had a request from a group of people who felt like they didn’t have time to look at it, so it was decided that it should be pushed back at least another 30 days.”
Planning and Zoning Commission Chair Travis DeFreese said the zoning code consideration has also been taken off the agenda for Monday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and will instead be considered at their next meeting.

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Eight crowns up for grabs

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Girls, between the ages of 1-18-years-old, looking to take center stage and vie for a shiny crown may do so in this year’s Louisiana Chicken Festival Pageant set for Saturday.
Collectively there are eight divisions: Baby — 1-year-olds, Toddler — 2-3-year-olds, Tiny — 4-5-year-olds, Little — 6-7-year-olds, Petite — 8-9-year-olds, Deb — 10-12-year-olds, Junior Teen — 13-15-year-olds and Teen Miss —16-18 year olds.

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NAMI set to discuss PTSD

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As Sept. 11 passes each year, residents take a moment of pause to remember those lost and to thank those who have served this country in the military. Last month, a group of National Guardsmen returned home to the area, including some who call Ruston home.
All of this, along with recent American deaths on foreign soil, place the focus on the military.
Next week, residents will have a chance to learn more about something that affects nearly 60 percent of soldiers who see combat.

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Tech going full steam ahead

Louisiana Tech University has renewed its status as a first rate university by once again receiving a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges list.

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Writer reflects on tenure at Cedar Creek

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish Cedar Creek School and the Ruston community well as school begins for the 2012-13 school session. I was so proud to see that the Cougars football team defeated BTW on Sept. 13! During my year at Cedar Creek, I saw a group of dedicated coaches and team members who worked extremely hard to improve the program, and that dedication to excellence appears to have paid great dividends.

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Resident expresses political views

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The temperature is freezing. Many do not have adequate clothing or shoes and are suffering from frostbite. Yet, the battle is looming. Ammunition is in short supply, yet the patriots of the newly formed United States of America are ready to fight. Their desire to be free men and support the divinely-inspired new country keep them going. They fought for our freedom, our liberty and the generations that followed them. Think of the horrible conditions they experienced and getting shot at to boot.

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Writer reflects on tenure at Cedar Creek

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish Cedar Creek School and the Ruston community well as school begins for the 2012-13 school session. I was so proud to see that the Cougars football team defeated BTW on Sept. 13! During my year at Cedar Creek, I saw a group of dedicated coaches and team members who worked extremely hard to improve the program, and that dedication to excellence appears to have paid great dividends.

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Government must wake up

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Once again, I was naïve. For a fleeting moment I trusted the “efficiency” of our government, specifically the State Department in Washington. Do you remember the old ad for the National Guard: “Sleep well tonight, your national guard is awake.” The State Department occupies the opposite position; don’t sleep well when it is supposedly on guard.

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SCHOOL NEWS: WILDFLOWER MONTESSORI

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World Peace Day, recycling on the schedule

Montessori School of Ruston is off to a great school year. We have many wonderful, returning students who are beautiful classroom leaders, and a large number of new students who are quickly learning the ropes of their new school. Altogether, these students are making a lovely Montessori community. Our school continues to serve children between the ages of three years old and the eighth grade.

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