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10/19/2017 - 11:33am
Upcoming October Events: • Proceeds from teacher donations and concessions will be donated to “Wiggin’ Out” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month • Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated Oct. 23-27. Each day the students will be given stickers to wear. Monday will be “Smarties Choose to be Drug Free” and...
10/19/2017 - 11:35am
Eight Lincoln Parish high school seniors have been chosen to participate in Bank of Ruston’s “365 to Rich Shadow Day” on Oct. 25 -26. The students are Joseph Bailey, Cedar Creek; Christall Bates, Ruston High; Kenze McGuire, Ruston High; Landon Millsap, Cedar Creek; Maritsa Olguin, Simsboro; Jacob...
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10/19/2017 - 12:00pm
Head Start officials are meeting today with Lincoln Parish school system administrators to talk about possible options for housing students displaced by a Tuesday morning fire that destroyed the Head Start Center. Head Start Executive Director Clotill Smith said Wednesday night she hopes the...
10/19/2017 - 12:02pm
Lincoln Parish residents will have the opportunity to buy lunch plates of chicken legs, baked beans, potato salad and a roll for $7, with proceeds going toward a Louisiana Tech University scholarship fund for non-traditional students looking to get into mechanical engineering. The Brothers of...
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10/19/2017 - 12:11pm
Christmas is coming to downtown Ruston. About 30 merchant members of the city’s Main Street organization fanned throughout the central business district Wednesday morning wrapping 26 trees with decorative white lights. The lights will be turned on in mid-November, along with strands city utility...

Announcements

Steve and Judy Baker, of Choudrant, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anne-Marie Baker to Jacob Cain, of Ruston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kathleen Baker and the late Davis Baker, of Choudrant; and Hilda Lee and the late Hosey Lee, of...
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ward Hindman, of Ruston, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Margaret Livingston Hindman to Clayton Glen Avery, of Jonesboro. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late James Archibald Livingston Jr. and Margaret Gresham Livingston, of...

Sports

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The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team closes out the road portion of its schedule this week with two conference matches, the first one coming at...

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GRAMBLING — Finish strong and try to get to .500 to close out regular-season play.

That’s the focus for the Lincoln Prep Panthers as they...

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Only three players last season started all 33 games.

Two of them were forwards — Erik McCree and Omar Sherman. And they have both moved on...

Editorials

The University of Louisiana System set an ambitious, yet bold target for its framework that will keep the system’s nine universities competitive in 21st century higher...
Come on, Lincoln Parish, you can do better. The unofficial local turnout for the Oct. 14 state treasurer’s race and referendum on three proposed constitutional amendments? A...