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May 18th, 2016

Ruston moves toward recycling

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Could it be? Could it really, really be that after years of talking — and even pleading by some residents — Ruston is actually going to have curbside recycling?
Appears so. If all goes according to plan, the city will begin picking up paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum cans in January.
For a $10 monthly fee — the charge will be added to a customer’s utility bill — you’ll receive twice-a-month recycling pick up. Participation is voluntary. As the start date nears, residents will be able to sign up online or via a paper registration form.

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Mental illness can strike anyone

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Mental illnesses are medical/brain disorders that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others or daily functioning.
Mental illness can strike anyone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 60 million Americans, one in four adults, suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. These disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
No one is exempt.
Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, gender, income or religion.

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Retired educators deliver gift bags to seniors

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Members of the Lincoln Parish Retired Educators visited the Ruston Rehabilitation Facility and passed out goody bags to the residents of the facility. The gift bags contained socks, lip balm, cookies, facial tissues, snack crackers and a note which read “LPRE cares about you.”
Each recipient accepted the bag with gratitude. Their faces lit up with cheery smiles. Those sharing in the delivering of the gifts were President of LPRE Annie Brown (seated); Brenda Matthews; Shirley Stringfellow; and Naomi Ross.
The next visit will be at Princeton Place.

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Club News: Caney Lake Good Sammers

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Janece and Louie Miller rallied the Caney Lake Good Sammers to “sally-forth” to the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in April for the Louisiana Good Sams Rally — themed “Rockin’ to the Oldies.”
Going to the main building, they registered, some got “first-timer” badges, put tickets in for door prizes and received “goody bags.”
After that, what else was there to do — because it was lunch time — but car-pool up to go to Superior Grill for some Mexican food.
Everyone had on their red vest or red shirt, so the table looked outstanding.

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May 17th

Donna Couch

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Funeral services for Donna Williams Couch, age 58, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Dr. Dwayne Miller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Vienna Cemetery in Vienna, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to La. R.S. 9.4759, notice is hereby given, that WESTSIDE SELF STORAGE MINI WAREHOUSES, located at 821 West California Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, will sell the following described property located in the units indicated and belonging to the person named in ORDER TO ENFORCE THE PRIVILEGE CLAIMED BY THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ON MOVABLE PROPERTY.

Unit #-0304 Carolyn Beaty 6074 Apple Tree Dr., Memphis, TN 38115
Table, love seat, chairs.

Unit #-0213 Clarice McDonald 1304 Stewart St., Ruston, LA 71270
Tv, clothes, Xerox.

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10 code revisions approved

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Proposed amendments sent to aldermen for OK

It took Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission only a matter of minutes Monday night to endorse 10 proposed revisions to the city’s zoning code.

The revisions, which basically tweak items already covered in the code, now go to the Board of Aldermen for final approval.

“Most all of these amendments are minor changes to keep our code current,” Zoning Administrator Jim Hays said.

The proposed changes also make the code less restrictive, he said.

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Man takes leap of faith to lose weight

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When Dave Guerin took a “leap of faith,” he set out to shed around 130 pounds.
After two years, Guerin finally reached his ideal weight of 190 pounds.
“I feel great,” he said. “I feel and look a lot better than what I did two years ago and it was something I needed to do.”
Guerin, who serves as Louisiana Tech University’s director of public relations, said he began his weight loss journey after feeling tired, sluggish and kept buying clothes at big and tall stores for many years.

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Pedestrian attempts to crawl under moving train

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A Robeline man was cited with disturbing the peace after being struck by a train in downtown Ruston.
Ruston Police Department Deputy Chief Clint Williams said the department responded to a call at 10:19 p.m. where a man had been struck by a train.
“Upon arrival officers found a man lying on the ground on the southside of the railroad tracks, about 50 feet from the North Monroe railroad crossing,” Williams said.
The person was identified as David Berry, 21, of Robeline, Williams said.
“The man had an injury to his head and was also highly intoxicated at the time,” he said.

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Dubach receives LCDBG grant

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The Town of Dubach was approved for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $506,770 that will be used to improve the water distribution system in the town.

Markay Brown, senior project manager of Meyer, Meyer LaCroix and Hixon, said the project will relocate pipes at two water tanks from below ground to above ground over the tanks.

The tanks are located at Henry Road and Annie Lee Street.

“It will, in the long term, save the town money and will bring quality water to the community,” Brown said.

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