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July 20th, 2016

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Fraternity donates fans to TRIAD

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The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. has donated 16 fans to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department TRIAD summer fan program. The program provides free fans to elderly and disabled residents who meet program qualifications and who have no other home cooling. From left, front row, are Paula Lee, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office; G. Stewart, Omega Psi Phi; Ruston Alderwoman Carolyn Cage; Krystal Terrell, Fannin Out organization; Korick Wilkerson, Omega Psi Phi; Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone; and Emma Williams, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office; back row from left, Trenton Scott, Kevin D.

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Local AAU team national champions

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The Williams Brothers Basketball Program 11-year-old team recently captured the championship of the Amatuer Athletics Union 2016 Hoop Play National Tournament in Conway, Arkansas. The team, founded by Reggie, Ryan and Rory Williams, was coached by Willie Newton and assisted by Brandi Ross and Dayshun Mardis. Team members were Justin Mack Jr., Nikaulyn Green, Chilaydrien Newton, Parker Batterton, Braylon McNeil,

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Miss Dixie Gem Peach to be crowned

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New Dixie Peach royalty will be crowned during the 66th annual Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageant beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

Joe Price, executive director of the Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship Organization, said the winner of the competition will compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant next June.

Along with the ladies vying for the crown, Miss Louisiana 2016 Justine Ker, of Choudrant, will emcee the event.

“We are excited to have Justine emceeing for us because she is local,” Price said. “You could say she got her start in our pageant.”

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Campers participate in art camp

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Layla Smith, 8, left, and Maggie Hood, 8, center, begin to trace their hands while Matthew Knopps, right, instructs campers as part of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp. Forty youngsters are participating in the camp that began Monday and will conclude Friday. Campers are taking classes in drama, music and visual art. The camp is being held at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston.

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Couple opens nutrition store

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David and Michelle Long opened Peak Sports Nutrition with one goal in mind: “provide residents with top quality sports nutrition products at wholesale prices.”
The store, which opened at the end of June, stocks several different nutritional items as well as workout supplements.
“It is a nutrition and supplement store, so we sell sport’s nutrition products like protein and pre-workouts and weight-loss products,” David Long said.
Long said he and his wife have been in Ruston since 2002, and he is a Louisiana Tech University alum.

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Neighborhood Watch good investment

“Good fences make good neighbors,” declares the neighbor in Robert Frost’s poem “The Mending Wall.”

Well, not always. Poetry analysts say Frost’s contemplative poem is a discussion about barriers that keep the two neighbors from getting to know each other.

And while the issue in the poem is an old-fashioned rock wall, there are plenty of present-day “barriers” that tend to keep us from knowing our neighbors like we once did. Among them: more time spent on social media than in actual conversation, schedules filled to the max with activities and changing neighborhood dynamics.

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Closing time in aldermen's hands

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Who would have ever thought? Bars and restaurants that serve alcohol in Ruston staying open until 2 a.m.?
Heck, not too many years ago, who would have ever thought of bars and restaurants that serve alcohol being in Ruston at all?
The city was “dry” and proud of it. Oh, not that people didn’t take a drink; they did. They just didn’t want other people to see them doing it in public.

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July 19th

Meeting

The Village of Simsboro met in regular session on July 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM.
Council members present were Alderman Jerry Davis, Alderman Joe Reed and Alderman Doug Durrett serving as Mayor Pro Tem. Mayor Foster was absent. Mayor Pro Tem Durrett called the meeting to order and opened meeting with prayer. Alderman Joe Reed led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Pro Tem Durrett presented the Agenda to the Alderman and asked for a motion to accept as presented. Motion was made to adopt the Agenda by Alderman Joe Reed and seconded by Alderman Jerry Davis. Motion passed.

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Resolution

The following resolution was offered by Council member G. Denise Dupree, and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson:
RESOLUTION NO.070716016-1
AN AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT OF RESOLUTION NO. 060212-2 ORDERING AND CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF SPECIAL TAXES THEREIN; MAKING APPLICATION TO THE STATE BOND COMMISSION AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

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