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October 21st, 2017

LPSO seeks burglary suspects

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the publics’ help in locating two Ruston area men wanted in connection with a recent string of vehicle burglaries in the Choudrant area.
Hadrekus Bailey and Charlston Davis are wanted on a combined eight felony counts, Major Stephen Williams, LPSO’s criminal division commander and public information officer, said Friday.
The pair faces six count of vehicle burglary, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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New Tech Academies offers elective career-based education

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As a response to the mandates and expectations set by the state in education through the Jump Start program, the Lincoln Parish school district transformed New Tech@Ruston into New Tech Academies, a program that offers elective courses through Ruston High School that align with various career fields.
Louisiana’s Jump Start program began in 2015 as a new paradigm for career and technical education, requiring students to attain industry-valued credentials in order to graduate high school.

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Soup for the Soul to gather donations

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Lincoln Parish residents have the opportunity to help raise funds and gather food for Christian Community Action while also receiving soup and dessert during the annual Soup for the Soul event.
Soup for the Soul tickets are $10 and will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
Tickets are available at local churches or at the door.

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iFun Family Center holds ribbon cutting ceremony

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for new member IFun Family Fun Center arcade and laser tag facility. Owner/operators are Etan Gipson, Ekara Mendenhall and Jonathan Mendenhall. The center is located at 215 N. Service Road East.

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Local appointed by governor to Human Trafficking Prevention Commission Advisory Board

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.
One of those appointments included Ruston resident Casey L. Morace.
Morace is the outreach training supervisor for Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services.
As required by statute, Morace was nominated by the Louisiana Association of Children and Family Agencies.

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Volunteer for the animals

It’s been a busy month for the 140 rescue dogs and cats that left Ruston early on Sept. 19, bound for new foster families and forever homes in California.
As part of the largest animal rescue relocation in which north Louisiana agencies have participated, the cats and dogs rode west on two refitted buses, complete with veterinary technicians on board.
Happily, 85 percent of the local animals have been adopted, according to spokespersons for 4 PAWS rescue and Ruston Animal Control who’ve keep in touch with the larger group effort.

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Time a big factor on Korean Peninsula

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The clock is ticking. And it seems inevitable that at some point, the powder keg is going to ignite.
Despite heightened tensions amidst continued saber rattling from both sides, nothing has happened so far in the United States’ verbal showdown with North Korea over Kim Jong Un’s insistence on increasing his country’s nuclear weapons capabilities.
Not yet anyway.

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Take a look at how history formed the world today

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Look at history. Take a focused look.
Don’t take a passing glance, take a hard look. One-line descriptions in a history book or reflective news column, sanitized or not, don’t always tell the full story.
This process can be stimulating, challenging and certainly educational. We know that there are moments that are simply entertaining; more importantly, with just a little scratching of one’s scalp, and a closer look, we can learn a great deal. We can be inspired to take better courses of action while being warned not to walk down dangerous paths. Did you know in this week ... ?

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Students visit pumpkin patch

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Three classes had a wonderful time hearing stories, decorating pumpkins and playing in the hay at the First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch in West Monroe.
Top left: Liam Newsom, Austin Carrico, and Colt Wooten had fun painting. Most of the paint even ended up on the pumpkins. Top right: Owen Gaines stops to pose with some pumpkins during his class field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Bottom: Jase Wooten uses a magnifying glass to explore the surface of a pumpkin in his classroom’s science center.

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Cedar Creek School: School announces students who made honor roll

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Fourth grade: Avery Bourn, Selah Bryan, Macklin Conroy, Kate Harris, Alyssa Langiulli, Catherine McAdams, Carter Perry, Emma Phillips, April Potter, Tyler Roller, Owen Sun and Rubye Ann Walsworth.

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