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August 23rd, 2013

RUSTON FIELD 13-492

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RUSTON FIELD 13-492
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, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, upon the application of NADEL & GUSSMAN RUSTON, LLC.

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Alice Mae Brokaw Wideman

Alice Mae Brokaw Wideman passed away Wednesday morning August 21, 2013. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Wideman, and a son, William Carter Wideman. She is survived by her son, Fred Wideman and his wife Ann Caraway Wideman of Baton Rouge, LA and daughter, Lucy Wideman Sexton and her husband Ronnie Sexton, of Ruston, LA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grand children.

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Gloria Bryant

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Gloria Bryant, age 66, of Hermitage, AR passed away on August 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1946 to her parents, Richard L. and Arzona W. Howard Bryant. Mrs. Bryant was a zookeeper for the Crossland Zoo and had also worked for Safeway in Ruston, LA for 26 years. She was a member of Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.

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August 22nd

LPDC guard arrested, charged with prisoner abuse

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Today, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested a prison guard employed at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. The arrest was a result of a joint investigation initiated by Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone on Aug. 12.

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Nelson, Blackwelder to wed

Bruce and Cheryl Nelson, of Colville, Wash., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Grace Nelson to Cody Blackwelder, of Ruston.

Grace is the granddaughter of Ned and Jeane Swanson, of Colville, Wash., and Sandy and Doris Nelson, of Spokane, Wash. She is a 2005 graduate of Colville Senior High School and a 2011 graduate of Washington State University with a degree in comparative ethnic studies. She is currently employed in the hospitality industry.

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Council introduces budget ordinance

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Ruston’s proposed $55.1 million budget for the coming fiscal year is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval.
The 2014 spending plan won the endorsement of the board’s personnel-finance committee Monday night. Aldermen vote on the budget ordinance Sept. 9. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
The proposed budget is $1.7 million less than the current budget, and is an effort by Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to tighten the city’s financial belt in light of rising retirement system costs and generally flat sales tax revenue.

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CHEF kicks off new year

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Home schooling doesn’t mean being locked away with one’s children until they turn 18 years old.
In fact, the local Christian Home Educators Fellowship offers plentiful opportunities throughout the year for home-school families to interact and spend time together.
From 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Temple Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, those who have questions about the group can find their answers.

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Dancing opens Dixie season

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Variety of bands hit the stage starting Sept. 21
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Each year the Dixie Center for the Arts brings numerous bands to the stage for local residents to enjoy and this year is no different.
Dixie President John Emory said this season will feature new entertainment.
“So many times we seek out what is familiar to us and we attend concerts of well-known artists,” he said. “But this season we have put together a really good schedule for residents.”
The season will open with the Harmon Drew Super Group on Sept. 21. Emory said the band has performed several times at the annual Mardi Gras Ball and is a local favorite.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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A man was arrested on a drugs charge after a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Louisiana State Police Troop-F Trooper was patrolling on U.S. Highway 80 East when he noticed a driver not wearing a seat belt.
The officer reportedly conducted a traffic stop, and the driver, later identified as Khailon Ershawn Dupriest Williams, 20, of Tallulah, exited his vehicle.

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Dubach discusses fire ordinance, karate class

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The Dubach Town Council met in regular session Monday night to discuss new business and hear from residents.
In new business, Dubach Police Chief Russell Croxton asked the council for permission to hire Robert Owens to fill a temporary position while Officer Larry Lewis is out on extended leave.
The council voted unanimously to hire Owens, who has more than 20 years in law enforcement. He will begin work Aug. 30, when the current temporary employee Jonathan Taylor must leave for his new job.

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