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November 7th, 2012

Working together to move forward

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It’s all over. Even the shouting has calmed down a little bit. This is the afternoon of the morning after what seemed like one of the longest presidential campaigns in the nation’s 326-year history.
Just a few more weeks of analysis, and red states and blue states will fade away, at least for a while. As the campaign began to wind down last week, both candidates tried to balance their stump speeches with criticism of the other while offering what each believed were positive messages aimed at wooing undecided or fence-straddling voters.

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Hazel Thurmon

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Services celebrating the life of Hazel Thurmon, age 66, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church of Ruston located at 107 Love Street. Pastor Cedric L. Bridges will be officiating.

Interment will follow at Mays Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be at Our Christian Funeral Home 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9th. Their will be a second visitation prior to the funeral service at Praise Temple from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Thurmon is survived by a son Michael Thurmon and a daughter Sharunda Sumlin.

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Evelyn Regina Appleberry

Evelyn Regina Appleberry passed away on the evening of November 5, 2012. She was born on October 3, 1945 to Archie and Artie Story in Hector, Arkansas.

Evelyn was married to Thomas Olin Appleberry, who preceded her in death in 1993. She was a loving mother of two daughters, Carolyn Ivey and Rita Taylor; grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of 14, and great-great grandmother of two. She was and will always be a Christian example in our lives. She is also survived a sister, Kathleen Gilbert of McGehee, Arkansas, and a sister-in-law, Helen Story of Dubach.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Bienville Parish Police Jury

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November 6th

One dead following accident

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Drameri Dill, a first-time Grambling State University student, died in a single-car accident early Sunday morning. He was 22. The matter is being handled by the Ruston Police Department, which is not releasing details at this time.
Dill, of Clinton, Miss., who transferred to the university from Louisiana Delta Community College, was captain of Bac Doe Production, an intramural basketball and flag football team at the university.

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Local political perspectives

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Daily Leader staff asked a few local residents what they believed are the three most important issues in today’s presidential election. Responses were printed Monday and today.
“The three most important issues in this year’s election are health care, Social Security and illegal immigrants. All of them are critical in determining what the future could hold for our younger generation, particularly Social Security and health care.”
— Ruston High Head Football
Coach Billy Laird

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Henderson new chair of LPDC Commission

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The Lincoln Parish Detention Center has a new leader as of their Nov. 5 meeting.
Commission members elected Police Jury member Joe Henderson as chairman of the commission and District Attorney Bob Levy as vice chair.
Sheriff Mike Stone, who was serving as the chairman, tendered his resignation in light of a study being conducted on LPDC.

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Proposed amendments unanimously approved

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Ruston aldermen unanimously approved the proposed amendments to the city’s zoning code during their regular monthly council meeting on Monday.
City officials say the zoning changes were intended to make the code easier to understand, protect existing neighborhoods, preserve the historic downtown and make the zoning application process faster and more predictable.

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Two added to presidential search list

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The Louisiana Tech University presidential search committee will meet at noon Friday in Baton Rouge to make a decision on who they will invite to interview to succeed Dan Reneau.
Reneau, who has served as president for 26 years, announced in September he will retire effective June 30, 2013.
During Friday’s meeting, committee members are expected to make a decision about who will be invited to an on-campus interview later this month.

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‘Cheatin’ to open tonight at GSU

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Second production of the year about small town, morality

Grambling State University will begin the run of its second production of the 2012-13 school year with “Cheatin’” starting at 7 p.m. today.
“The show hits close to home,” said Nicholas Harrison, director of the production and instructor with Department of Theatre Arts. “It’s is about small town gossip and morality. A lot of people who come to the show will be able to relate.”
“Cheatin,’” written by Del Shores, is a comedy set in Lowake, Texas, and incorporates a local bar, restaurant, beauty salon, hotel and all their inhabitants and patrons.

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