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May 27th, 2013

Tech tracksters earn Eugene trip

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Louisiana Tech University added another hurdler and the men’s 400-meter relay team to its list of athletes that have punched their tickets to Eugene, Ore., and the annual NCAA outdoor championships next month.
Advancing to the national meet following last weekend’s NCAA East preliminary meet at the Irwin Belk Track Complex were women’s hurdler Kim Francis and the men’s quarter-mile relay squad.

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Time to prepare for storm season

Up here in Northern Louisiana, it’s easy to forget that hurricane season is right around the corner.
Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30, which is why this week is set aside as National Hurricane Preparedness Week by the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane experts have predicted the 2013 hurricane season will be more active than usual, so the time to prepare is now.

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Rememer their sacrifices

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Last year, I had only been employed at the Ruston Daily Leader only a few months when assigned to the Cook Baptist annual fish fry for service members, retired and active, and their spouses. While there, I took the time to visit with veterans and gain some insight into their experiences and left the event with a renewed sense of patriotism and gratitude.
However, it was later that summer that I really understood sacrifice those in the military and their families endure. From a tragic event, I was able to visit with family members that had lost a loved one during war.

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Mrs. Norma Jean Thompson Thornton

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Jean Thompson Thornton, age 87 of Ruston, will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston. The Reverend Bill Easterling will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Thornton was born January 27, 1926 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to Manford James Thompson and Julia Bottoms Thompson. She died May 25, 2013 in Ruston.  She was a beautician by trade. Mrs. Thompson had many talents.

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Public Notice

Public Notice
The Village of Choudrant Council will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 on June 3, 2012, at Village Hall. This meeting will address the 2012-2013 amended budgets and the 2013-2014 budgets. The public is invited to attend. Feel free to contact the Village of Choudrant Water and Wastewater Department at 318-768-4111 with any questions.
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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.

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Lincoln Parish Police Jury

TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, April 9, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Nancy Wilson, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Walter Pullen and Jody Backus.
ABSENT: Skip Russell
Nancy Wilson called the meeting to order and Jody Backus delivered the invocation.

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Lincoln Parish Police Jury

TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, April 9, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: Nancy Wilson, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Walter Pullen and Jody Backus.
ABSENT: Skip Russell
Nancy Wilson called the meeting to order and Jody Backus delivered the invocation.

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Lincoln Parish Police Jury

TO: Lincoln Parish Police Jury
FROM: Public Property and Buildings Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Public Property and Buildings Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, April 9, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Sharyon Mayfield, Chair; David Hammons, Walter Pullen, Jody Backus, and Nancy Wilson.
ABSENT: Skip Russell

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Wray George Chicola

Wray George Chicola, age 53, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013.  He was a native and resident of Alexandria.  He is the son of Nick and Olla Rae Chicola. He was married to Theresa Drerup of twenty years and had three beautiful daughters; Carrie Wray, Celine Marie, and Barbara Colleen.  He was also the proud grandfather of Lexie Jules Waters.  Wray was incredibly devoted to his family.

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