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December 23rd

City of Ruston, RPD give to Pine Hills

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The miracle of Christmas has once again left residents of Ruston with a smile on their faces.
Recently, the Pine Hills Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lessening the trauma experienced by child victims when abuse allegations are investigated, sought local help to make Christmas memorable for the children they serve.
The city of Ruston and the Ruston Police Department didn’t hesitate to answer their call.

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Walpole named winner of Robert E. Russ Award

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Longtime Ruton resident and businessman J. N. Walpole is the winner of this year’s Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Robert E. Russ Award.
The award is one of the most prestigious civic honors that can be obtained by a citizen of Lincoln Parish, and is designed to recognize those who have contributed to the civic, business or cultural advancement or development of this region in an outstanding manner during the preceding year.
The award will be presented during the chamber’s annual banquet set for 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Ruston Civic Center.

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The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story comes from Luke 2:1-20. It is presented here as it is written in the New International Version of the Holy Bible.

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'Bah, flu bug' kind of Christmas for parish

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I got an early Christmas gift Thursday afternoon, one I’m not feeling too good about.
Literally not feeling good about.
As Thursday afternoon dragged on I felt, and my cough became, worse and worse. I had planned to go to the Lady Techsters vs. Houston Baptist basketball game that night but felt so bad by 6 p.m. I went straight home and straight to bed with a temperature that got as high as 102 degrees.
And there I laid for around 11 hours straight, getting very little sleep in the process. I felt too bad to sleep.

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Excited to finally make it to Christmas Day

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Merry Christmas! Tomorrow is “the day.”
The last couple of times, challenges were issued to myself and others about how we might cause tomorrow, and for that matter, the balance of the holiday season, to make the celebration most meaningful to many.

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Local writers visit with students

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Third Grade News:

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Dubach receives celebration

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Dubach Elementary School was recently feted by Lincoln ACHIEVE with a holiday luncheon to celebrate the school’s advancement to a “B” rated school by the Louisiana Department of Education. From left, Dubach teachers Stefanie Register, Tiffany Cooper, Ann Elizabeth Brown and Debbie Joyner are shown at the buffet line that featured a special meal catered by Ben Christmas in honor of the school’s hard work and significant achievement.

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ABATE donates toys for Christmas

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Members of the North Central Chapter of ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education) of Louisiana, Inc., recently gathered for a special presentation to Lincoln ACHIEVE and its efforts during the holiday season. From left, Duff Houston, Gene Murphy, Penny Farrar, Roger Farrar, ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol, Jeff Ferguson and Cecil Crawford celebrated a donation of $599 in support of ongoing ACHIEVE initiatives as well as bags of toys collected during the 2017 Toy Run in support of the local “Stuff Santa’s Sack” initiative.

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Louisiana Tech ranks top in state for college value

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Kiplinger, the nation’s most recognized publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice, ranked Louisiana Tech University first among Louisiana’s public colleges and universities in the magazine’s Best College Values 2018 report released Friday.
This is the third year in a row that Kiplinger ranked the University first in the state.
Among public colleges in the United States, Louisiana Tech ranked No. 65 for in-state students and no. 52 for out-of-state students in the ranking.

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LPECC students enjoy trip to museum

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The Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center has had a busy month. Trenton Dental Center completed dental screenings for LPECC, Simsboro School’s prekindergarten class and Dubach School’s prekindergarten class. The students participated in the ninth Annual Adopt-a-School food drive by collecting canned foods for CCA. To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season, a field trip was taken to the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum where students enjoyed a variety of activities, including a story from Mrs. Claus and snow. Pictured clockwise: Dr.

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