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April 29th, 2015

Clothesline Project featured at library

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The Clothesline Project will be featured in the Chautauqua Gallery at the Lincoln Parish Library through Friday. It is presented by the Louisiana Tech School of Human Ecology’s Event planning class to bring focus on the problem of violence against women.
“The Clothesline Project” was originally the brain child of visual artist Rachel Cary-Harper, who created the first display of 30 shirts for a ‘Take Back the Night’ rally in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in October 1990,” Sarah Creekmore, the administrative assistant at the LPL, said.

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Beatles tribute band makes a trip to Ruston

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Meet the Beetles, a touring Beatles tribute band, performed a free show at the Lincoln Parish Library Events center on Tuesday night. They played classic songs from the British band.

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Adopt-A-School honors educators, businesses

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The seventh annual Adopt-A-School, End-of-Year luncheon was held Tuesday to honor schools and local businesses for their contributions to the Lincoln Parish education system, school projects and protecting the environment.
The awards banquet was separated into two separate categories: the Green Awards and the honoring of local business and educators for their contributions to the school system.

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I-20 Top 20 event builds connections

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The annual I-20 Top 20 event held Tuesday helps build connections between local entrepreneurs and potential investors, or business advisors to help accelerate entrepreneurs’ companies.
Kathy Wyatt, director of the Louisiana Tech University Technology Business Development Center said the event, which started in 2013, showcases new technologies, products and services come from entrepreneurs from across the I-20 corridor and Tech.

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Tech stock car to run at Talledega in ARCA Series race

ARCA Racing Series driver Buster Graham and the Roulo Brothers Racing team is set to return to the track in the No. 17 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Ford Fusion Friday at Talladega Superspeedway in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200.
The race is the second of the 2015 ARCA season for the No. 17 Louisiana Tech stock car and will be televised live across the nation on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 5 p.m. CST. 

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Art Crawl set for May 7

Nine galleries and art businesses will be participating in downtown Ruston’s Spring Art Crawl, May 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. The public is invited to each location to view new work from local artists, live performances and enjoy snacks and beverages.
For more information, email Jessica Slaughter, Director of NCLAC, at nclac5@gmail.com, or visit any of the shops during normal business hours.

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Nepal needs our help

The United Nations said Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 5,000 people has affected 8 million people with 1.4 million people in need of food assistance.
A Ruston art teacher is among four North Louisiana residents who remain trapped on a mountainside in Nepal as a result of the 7.8 Richter reading earthquake.
The world watches with heavy hearts for those affected by the magnitude of this earthquake.

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Mayor off to impressive start

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When it comes to economic development, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker doesn’t let grass grow under his feet. He’d rather grow jobs.
Take the tiny motorcycle that’s sat parked beside Walker’s desk for almost the entire four months he’s been mayor.

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April 28th

Ruston man trapped in Nepal

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A Ruston art teacher is among four North Louisiana residents who remain trapped on a mountainside in Nepal as a result of Saturday’s earthquake.
Douglas Walton was leading a group of 15 people, including three Monroe residents, on an art tour to Nepal and two other countries when the 7.8 magnitude quake hit. The group was about 50 miles from the quake’s epicenter.
The last contact with the group was Saturday evening local time.
“We’re still just in a holding pattern,” Walton assistant Marlen Waters, of Ruston, said today.

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Pre-K Roundup to be held on May 6

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This is the first year the school system is letting parents apply for their preferred school at the Lincoln Parish Community Network Pre-Kindergarten Application Roundup, said Kay Bradford, grant writer and registration coordinator of the Lincoln Parish School System.
The Roundup will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on May 6 at the Lincoln Parish Library Event Center.

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