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July 30th, 2013

Welcome Miller to the parish

All good things must come to an end, and it was announced earlier this year that Ruston High School Principal Mike Milstead would be leaving his job and moving on to one at the Lincoln Parish School Board office.
Unfortunately, when searching for his replacement, the board was unable to find a suitable candidate. They decided to keep Milstead on for another year and hire someone to serve as an assistant principal, soaking up the knowledge available through a mentorship from the highly successful RHS leader.

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Cook up plentiful zucchini

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If you planted zucchini this summer, you probably are still harvesting the vegetable. This summer we planted only four plants and have had an abundance of zucchini. Zucchini can be eaten raw, grilled or baked in a variety of dishes.

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End to weight discrimination in sight?

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Recently, I visited a hair salon, and while getting my hair cut, the stylist had a tale to tell. She informed me that she might not be working there much longer. At this point, I began to worry about my hair. I mean an angry hairstylist could absolutely ruin my day — or week for that matter. But, because I’m a nosy person — or better stated a journalist — I definitely wanted to hear her story.

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July 29th

City Works To Improve Street Safety

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One of the more dangerous intersections in Ruston has become safer thanks to work being done by the City of Ruston’s Public Works Department. The right of way area on a raised yard at the corner of Georgia Street and Monroe Avenue has been lowered in recent days to improve vision for drivers using the intersection. City Engineer Richard Aillet said that after a number of accidents at the intersection, the need to improve line of sight for drivers was realized and the work was ordered.

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Storms knock out power

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Approximately 2,300 Lincoln Parish residents lost power late Friday night into early Saturday morning as another storm hit the area.
Darrell Caraway, utility manager for the City of Ruston, said a tree knocked the power out for many customers in the southeast section of Ruston.
“About 1,500 customers lost power for about two hours,” Caraway said.
Jim Pesnell, customer service manager for Entergy, said despite stronger winds on Friday night, fewer customers lost power that night than they did earlier last week.

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Pet of the Week

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Picture is Heinz, named as such because he looks to be a Heinz 57 dog. It is hard to tell what breed he am, but he is not very big. He is black with some brindle coloring on his legs. His face looks as though he has some Chihuahua in him, and perhaps some Rat Terrier or Pug. Heinz is about 7 months old. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS today for more information. Residents can see all the adoptable dogs at the 4 Paws office, located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or call by appointment.

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School supplies help DART children

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The pleasures of living in a small community occur to me all the time these days. In a big city, daily news gets lost in the large-scale and urgent life.
In a small town like Ruston, people take note of the everyday needs of their neighbors. People remember. People care.
This week, while having lunch at Counter Culture, I ran into an old friend.
“I read your column about school supplies for DART kids!” she said. “I’m going to send a check!”
A few moments later, she came over to my table.

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Parish comes through for those in need

We’ve seen it in the past, and we’ve seen in recent weeks — and we thank you.
The people of Lincoln Parish have come through again, coming together to help those in a time of need.
Recently you’ve read stories in the Ruston Daily Leader about hospitalized Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis and Deuce the injured Chihuahua needing help. And in their times of need, the people of Lincoln Parish responded.
Countless people in Lincoln Parish have donated money for Davis and sent cards and well wishes to him. For that, we can’t thank you enough.

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Storms can be beautiful, too

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My wife thinks I’m crazy sometimes.
She may be right, but I can’t help myself.
You see, ever since I was a young child, I’ve always been fascinated by storms.
Now don’t get me wrong. I completely understand how dangerous a big storm can be, and I don’t go dancing out in the open holding a lighting rod.
But I sure do like to watch.
That was the case late Friday night (that faded into early Saturday morning) when a line of strong thunderstorms pushed through the area.

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SEALED BID # 2013-0015
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with
THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) NEW NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC SUPPORT PUMPS FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON AMBULANCE DEPARTMENT
As per specifications on file:
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701 East Tennessee Avenue

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