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December 5th

Jim Gunnels

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Jim Gunnels 81 of Magnolia, Arkansas died at home from heart disease on Friday, November 30, 2012 doing what he loved, caring for the wildlife around his home.

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THE FOLLOWING resolution was offered by Greg Phillips and seconded by Skip Russell: RESOLUTION

THE FOLLOWING resolution was offered by Greg Phillips and seconded by Skip Russell:
RESOLUTION

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THE CITY of Grambling is filing

THE CITY of Grambling is filing an application with USDA Development for funding to provide Vehicles for the Police Department. Approval on April 5, 2012, by the Grambling City Council. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
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December 4th

Guice Confirmed

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Tech alumnus, vice president promoted
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Les Guice, current executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech University, has officially been named as the next president of the university.
Guice is set to take the helm at Tech when current President Dan Reneau, who has served as president for more than 26 years, retires on June 30, 2012. Reneau has previously commented that he believes Guice is an excellent choice for the job.

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Armed robbery suspect arrested

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A Ruston man was arrested after a routine vehicle stop found a warrant saying he allegedly robbed a man with a gun in the victim’s own yard.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said LPSO received a report on Nov. 9 that a man on Works Road had been robbed in his own yard.
Williams said the victim was reportedly standing near a shop in his yard, when a man walked up behind him and pulled a gun. The suspect then demanded money, and reportedly took a cell phone and an unknown amount of cash before driving away.

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Universities compete in holiday food drive

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The Louisiana Tech University Department of Theater is fighting for food, not only to help feed those in need, but to retain the honor of the Foods Fight Championship Belt.
“This is a competition with Mercer University that is held every other year,” said Rachael Pace, head of promotions and marketing for Louisiana Tech University Stone Theatre.

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Bastion embraces Choudrant

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Job was God’s plan
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Though it took her awhile to get there, Lisa Bastion believes that being principal at Choudrant High School was God’s plan for her.
Bastion said her husband proposed the idea of moving to Choudrant while she was assistant principal at Good Hope Middle School in Ouachita Parish.
Bastion said she wasn’t interested in driving that far each day, but obviously, that wasn’t the end of the story.

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The sound of sirens

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City to test warning system
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Local residents who hear loud sirens this week should not assume there is an emergency.
That’s because the city of Ruston is scheduled to test its Outdoor Audible Emergency Warning System. Sirens designed to alert residents of weather-related issues and other emergencies have been installed at 13 different locations throughout the city.

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Preventing fires during the holidays

RFD offers safety tips for the season
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As local residents celebrate with their families and friends this Christmas, the Ruston Fire Department would like to remind everyone to stay as safe as possible.

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Landscapes need water in winter

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The rainfall event earlier was a welcomed relief from the dry conditions.  It is important that landscape plants, especially those which are mainstays in the landscape, have adequate soil moisture even in the fall and winter. Trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns can be damaged if they do not receive supplemental water during periods of low humidity, low precipitation and fluctuating temperatures.

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