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June 18th, 2013

Tickets available for state event

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NATCHITOCHES – Fans of Louisiana’s rich sports legacy can obtain tickets to the gala weekend planned for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame June 27-29.
The nearly 28,000-square foot, state-of-the-art museum that has been in the works for the past several years will official open its door with a grand opening set for June 28 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the facility located on Front Street.
Eleven inductees will be enshrined on June 29, at the Natchitoches Events Center during the 2013 induction dinner and ceremony to begin at 6 p.m.

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Anna Koll: Trailblazer in 1920s

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(Editor’s note: The first in a series of stories on 2013 inductees into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, with ceremonies set for Natchitoches on June 29. Today’s spotlight: Anna Koll).
Not long before her death in 1998 at age 93, Anna Koll of New Orleans was told by her nephew, Bill Koll, that she had been nominated for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Her response was “Why?”
Actually, the response should have been “Why not?” Or, more properly, “Why not sooner?”

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Today is deadline for Festival tennis

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Today is the final day for registering for the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival tennis tournament.
The Brennan Dodge-sponsored tournament will be held Friday through Sunday and has fees of $35 per player for one event and $45 per player for two events. Divisions are men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. The tournament will be played on the Louisiana Tech University courts.

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Mr. Richard Newton Moore

Mr. Richard Newton Moore, age 87, of Ruston passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Moore was born March, 4, 1926 and passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013.

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Committee Report

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Solid Waste Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Solid Waste Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, May 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Walter Pullen, Chair; Theresa Wyatt, Bobby Bennett, David Hammons, Skip Russell, and Sharyon Mayfield.
ABSENT: None
Walter Pullen called the meeting to order and delivered the invocation.

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May 14 session

THE LINCOLN Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Randy Roberson, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Jody Backus; District Seven; Skip Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Nancy Wilson, District Ten; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven and Ronny Walker, District Twelve.
Absent: None

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
The proposed budget for the Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court for the year ended June 30, 2014 has been prepared. The budget is available for inspection. A public hearing on the proposed budget shall be held on June 28, 2013 in the Lincoln Parish Clerk’s Office between the hours of 10:00 - 10:30am.
/s/ Linda Cook
Clerk of Court
2td: June 11 & 18, 2013

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June 17th

Ready, set, crawl!

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Babies to face off in Peach Festival Diaper Derby
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Mothers and fathers, start your children!
Many area babies and toddlers will compete in their first race when the 30th Annual Peach Festival Diaper Derby revs up Saturday.
During the festival activity, open to ages 6-24 months, participants crawl, toddle or ride their way to victory. Scooters and Hula Hoops are worked into the competition to give it some added excitement.

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Money matters

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Class offered on gaining government contracts

With a strained economy, business owners and trades people may branch out to accommodate other clients — specifically the government. However, navigating the murky waters of government contracts may prove a bit difficult. For those reasons, the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Center will host a seminar where participants will gain essential information to start winning government contracts.

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Bringing a taste of Gulf to North La.

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Cranford’s Catfish Corner features fresh seafood and more
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Ruston’s Sarah Turner saw the need and used that inspiration to realize a lifelong dream.
The result is Cranford’s Catfish Corner in Simsboro, co-owned by Turner and boyfriend T.J. Cranford.
“The older men around here were raised on Sunday fish fries,” Turner said. “They can tell if it’s not pond-raised catfish, or if the shrimp isn’t fresh and comes from overseas. They can taste the difference.”
So when JR’s Restaurant closed earlier this year, Turner and Cranford decided it was time to try and allow Turner to realize that lifelong dream.

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