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February 10th, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
JEM Investments of Ruston, L.L.C. d/b/a 33 North Storage shall sell at public auction the following described movable property owned by Erica Denise McMurray to wit 1407 Cornell Avenue, Ruston, LA. 71270.
Leather couch, bed rails, marbled top dresser, dresser (2) lighted, clothes, miscellaneous items.

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Ben C. Smith

Ben C. Smith, 80 of Cumming Ga. passed away Tuesday February 5 at his home with family.

Ben was born in 1932 to Paul Kimbrell and Ray Smith and raised in Ruston, LA. He played football for Louisiana Tech and graduated with a chemical engineering degree in 1957.

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February 9th

Man faces drug charges

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A 19-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement team conducted a dorm-room search in conjunction with Grambling State University police.
According to the arrest affidavit, Jonathan Banks, of 1924 Martin Ave. in Baton Rouge, was found in GSU Building 500, Room 217, and arrested on five warrants for distribution of marijuana. At least three of those warrants were reportedly for distribution on campus. He also faces an additional charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

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Old CAB demolition begins

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Crews began the demolition of the old Louisiana Tech College of Administration and Business building Saturday as they knocked down walls on the north side of the facility. The demolition process is expected to be completed sometime around April and plans are to leave the area as a landscaped green space.

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‘Kupcakes for Kids’

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Fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s
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The fifth annual ‘’Kupcakes for the Kids’’ fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14. The event will be held in the lobby of Community Trust Bank, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.

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Five named as National Merit finalists

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Five Lincoln Parish Students have been named as National Merit Finalists for the 2012-13 school year.
Seniors Jeffrey C. Carroll and Chloe A. Kaczvinsky, both of Cedar Creek School, as well as John Herren, John Moore and Samuel Phillips, all from Ruston High School, achieved the honor this year.
These students are among approximately 15,000 Semifinalists who advanced to the Finalist level.
It is from this group that all Merit Scholarship winners will be chosen.

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Early dividends

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Investment in children pays off for B&G Club Youth of the Year
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If our youth truly are our future, then the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana are paving the way for success for generations to come.
Eleven-year-old Da’mon Moreland, a fifth-grader at A.E. Phillips, was honored Thursday evening as the Youth of the Year for the Boys and Girls Club of NCL during a reception held at the Lincoln Parish Events Center.

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White making a difference at Center for Autism

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“On Dec. 1,1955, our freedom movement came alive, and because of Rosa Parks we don’t ride in the back of the bus anymore.”
When asked, “What does Black History Month mean to you?” Tiffany White reminisced on her childhood as she recited this line from the Neville Brothers song “Sister Rosa.”
“It is exciting to think how one person can make such a difference,” she said.

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Dan Reneau Drive is a fitting honor

The town and gown relationship in Ruston is as strong as any in the country, and this past week one of the cornerstones in that partnership received an honor fitting for the indelible mark he’s left.
During last week’s Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Award Banquet, it was announced that portions of West Arizona Avenue will now be known as Dan Reneau Drive to honor the outgoing president of Louisiana Tech University, who will retire at the end of June.

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Laws, hearts both should change

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It was with great interest that I read Mrs. Mary Carol Vidrine’s letter to the Editor, which more than implied that we should not worry about changing laws, especially in regard to current gun laws.
I totally agree with her concept that society must “change our hearts” to embrace a culture of life, and not of death, but I am confused a bit by her logic.
The first question I would ask is, “Is Christianity tilted toward one particular political party or another?” No, it is not. God is not a Democrat. Nor is He a Republican. Nor is He a Libertarian, or any other political label we can come up with.

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