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June 20th, 2016

‘Ruston Re-Imagined’ brings development

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Ruston has a new recruitment tool that’s also the city’s blueprint for the next decade.
“Ruston Re-Imagined” is an updated, but much shorter version of the city’s Ruston 21 master plan.
The 36-page, full-color booklet contains information about economic development, transportation and infrastructure, downtown, land use and parks and recreation.
The booklet will be used in business recruitment as well as made available to individuals considering moving to Ruston.
“I really hope somebody can pick this up and go ‘wow, this city’s on the move,’” Mayor Ronny Walker said.

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Ruston welcomes Monster Moto

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Ruston residents gathered along downtown sideways this morning in order to participate in a commercial by UPS to welcome Monster Moto to the area. Residents were asked by Mayor Ronny Walker to take a few moments out of their morning to show support for the new company. UPS has partnered with Monster Moto to help with the logistics of moving inventory and equipment to their new facility here in Ruston. UPS is utilizing this opportunity to film the activities for a web-based promotion.

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‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ to open on Dixie stage

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The curtain will rise on “the tale as old as time” beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

“Beauty and the Beast Jr.” is a children-led production of the fairytale classic presented by the Ruston Community Theatre.

“This production is a junior version of the Broadway hit ‘Beauty and Beast’ based on the 1991 Disney animated film,” Johnathan Baines, member of the Ruston Community Theatre, said. “As a junior musical, it is shortened to accommodate a younger cast.”

There are more than 50 cast members participating in the production.

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Monster Moto celebration begins

Only days away from Ruston’s biggest weekend of the year, there was a celebration held downtown this morning.

That celebration even featured a parade of sorts, even though it had nothing to do with the upcoming Louisiana Peach Festival.

This time the celebration was in support of a commercial being created for UPS and Ruston’s newest industry, Monster Moto. A throng of onlookers lined Trenton Street welcoming UPS trucks preparing to move inventory and equipment to the Monster Moto facility in Ruston.

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Hawthorne’s calls made him iconic for LSU fans

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth story in a series leading up to the 2016 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be held Saturday at the Natchitoches Event Center.
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The Voice. That Recognizable Voice.
A voice that tells you whether fourth and goal results in a touchdown and a win, whether a late 3-pointer is good or not, and, calls the walk-off chance for victory or defeat.

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Docket Nos. 16-279 thru 16-

HICO-KNOWLES AND TERRYVILLE FIELDS
Docket Nos. 16-279 thru 16-282
LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.
In accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, and with particular reference to the provisions of Title 30 of Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, a public hearing will be held in the Hearing Room, 1st Floor, LaSalle Building, 617 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 9:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016, upon the application of MRD OPERATING, LLC.

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Barbara Moon

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Funeral services will be held for Barbara Nolan Moon, age 81, at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church of Dubach. Rev. Danny Baskin will officiate. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Arcadia.

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Dunkin’ Dogs almost missed out on P.J. Brown

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Recruiting can be a double-edged sword sometimes.
Evaluation reports and opinions on a prospect may vary, ranging from giddy exuberance to major question marks.
P.J. Brown was such a recruit.
As a tall center/forward for Winnfield High School in the late 1980’s, there were times when he had college coaches salivating over his potential.
But on other occasions, a not-so-sure entry was added to his biographical slate.
Such were the mixed feelings that Greg Haddox had about Brown when Louisiana Tech University was recruiting the Winnfield product in the late 1980s.

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How to protect our elderly from abuse

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Janine, a teacher and a master gardener, had never married and lived alone most of her adult life. When she retired, she enjoyed visiting with neighbors and working in her yard.
Her nieces and nephews, who lived about two hours away, used to visit twice a month, but as they became older and their own families grew, they came less frequently.
At 80, Janine realized that she could no longer perform all of the household and yard tasks alone, so she hired a man named Raymond to do odd jobs for her.
Several years later, Janine began to experience signs of dementia.

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Club provides musical fun

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At a recent meeting of the Ruston Lions Club Paul Ford, left, and Kristi Hardaway, right, with Princeton Place entertained the group with their musical talents.

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