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June 13th, 2013

Return of dividends

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Lost purse returned after 15 years
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It has been 15 years since Ruby Smith has seen her engagement ring and a pair of diamond earrings she lost along with her purse.
But, that all changed when a phone call from Dominique Daigle, of Lafayette, was received.
“My wife and I had been out crabbing on Holly Beach and we weren’t having any luck,” he said “So we decided to just stroll along the beach. That is when I noticed the purse.”
Half buried in sand, Daigle said he had to dig it out and tear open the side to attempt to look at the contents.

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Taking care of business

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Ruston City Council passes resolutions
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Ruston’s City Council considered resolutions leading to improvements at the Ruston Regional Airport and the Central Fire Station during last week’s monthly meeting at City Hall.
Aldermen passed a motion to enter into an agreement with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to make improvements at the Ruston Regional Airport. The city is requesting funding assistance to install REILS (Runway End Identifier Lights) and Distance Remaining Signs for the airport.

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Grambling calls for sweet treats

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Cake Bake Off to commence at noon Friday

The City of Grambling is putting out an open call for bakers, cooks and chefs who would like to display their talents in preparing desserts.
An event scheduled as part of Grambling’s 2013 Juneteenth Heritage Festival, the Cake Bake Off will begin at noon Friday at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center.

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Movie scenes to be filmed at Peach Fest Rodeo

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Among the bareback riders and steer wrestlers at this year’s Louisiana Peach Festival Rodeo there will be something unique to Ruston: actors, actresses and a film director.
During the rodeo, the Sky High Angels drill team and trick riders will perform to be filmed for the sequel to Cowgirls and Angels, Dakota’s Summer.
Dakota’s Summer continues the story of what it is like to grow up in the competitive cowgirl rodeo circuit while dealing with the struggles of being a 17-year-old girl.

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Men: Know the signs of health issues

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Top 7 health threats to Men:
No. 1 — Heart Disease
No. 2 — Cancer (including lung, skin, prostate and colorectal)
No. 3 — Motor Vehicle Accident
No. 4 — Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases (such as bronchitis and emphysema)
No. 5 — Stroke
No.6 —Type 2 Diabetes
No. 7 — Suicide (resulting from depression)
Statistics:
• One in two men (one in three women) will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime.
• One in 6 six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

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Lincoln Parish Retired Educators finish club year

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The Lincoln Parish Retired Educators group met the last Wednesday of each month from January through May. The group focuses on civic, social and educational activities throughout the year. Most activity done by the group this year was delivering snack baskets to the residents of Ruston Rehabilitation Center, formerly Long Leaf.

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Fresh veggies, fruits in Ruston

Each month we celebrate a different aspect of our culture or past. February is Black History Month, October is Domestic Violence Awareness and July is UV Awareness Month.
As for June — National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month — is what is on the agenda. Here in Ruston residents have the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this time of year.
The Ruston Farmer’s Market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the public parking lot at the corner of Monroe and Louisiana Avenues.

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Don't be beat by the heat

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Maybe the extended cooler temperatures that lasted into late spring have spoiled me.
But it really does somehow seem like we ought to be celebrating Independence Day this week.
Why? Because it’s already as hot as the Fourth of July out there.
Now I’m a Louisiana man pure and simple, born from Piney Hills roots and raised in New Orleans before spending my adult life in North Louisiana, where my parents grew up. High temperatures are nothing new to me and I wouldn’t want to deal with winters up north.

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Kyser finishes in NCAA’s Top 15

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Head Coach Michael White and his Bulldogs’ basketball team of 2012-13 had a season to remember at Louisiana Tech University.
Now, with the final official stamp of approval by the NCAA for statistics, there’s some more applause due for the ’Dogs.
And while Tech fans were already aware of it, forward Michael Kyser and his shot-rejecting expertise have earned additional confirmation with his Top 15 finish in that department.
The 6-9 and 210-pound sophomore from Lancaster, Texas, is No. 15 with an average of 2.71 blocks per contest.

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Ghersini nominated for NCAA award

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Tech bowler. economics’ major among candidates from WAC
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DENVER — Louisiana Tech University bowler Kayla Ghersini is one of the nominees from the Western Athletic Conference for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award
Joining Ghersini as one of the candidates from the league are Seattle University volleyball player Kelly Biette and New Mexico State softball player Amber Olive.

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