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July 22nd, 2016

Notice: Chapter 29

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 29 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA BY CHANGING CERTAIN OF THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES PROVIDED FOR THEREIN.
Case No. 1273: Application for Zoning Amendment - From R-25 to PUD, Planned Unit Development in conformance with submitted preliminary plat, which is attached hereto as Exhibit B.
Applicant: JD Red, LLC
Location: Vacant lot on east side of South Barnett Springs Street, across from 954 South Barnett Springs Street

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Notice: Zoning Code

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING CODE OF TH4E CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
was introduced by Alderman Jim Pearce on July 11, 2016. A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m., on August 1, 2016, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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Eula Woodard

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GRAMBLING’S ORIGINAL FIRST LADY DIES AT 101 YEARS
Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Turner Woodard, widow of Grambling’s first mayor, will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church, Grambling, LA.

At her 100th birthday party in April 2015, she received recognitions from Grambling State University Research Club, various church and social ministries, State Representative Patrick Jefferson, District Attorney John Belton, and President Barack Obama.

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Polly Hudson

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Mrs. Polly Ann Hudson, age 89, of Grambling, Louisiana passed away at her residence on Monday, July 18, 2016.

She was born December 14, 1927 to the parents of Harrison and Nettie Hudson who preceded her in death. Also, preceding her one son; Robert Hudson, sister; LuBertha Newton; brother; Herbert Miller.

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Drug bust leads to two arrests

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A six-month investigation by an area law enforcement agency aided by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a Lincoln Parish couple on multiple drug charges.

Scott Kalanquin, 32, and his wife, Kristin Kalanquin, 26, of 583 Main Street in Grambling, are each charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule II methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and firearm violations.

Scott Kalanquin is also charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule I Ecstasy.

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Local businessman passes away

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Long-time Ruston businessman William Sanders “Bill” Baskin is being remembered today as a one-of-a-kind individual who was compassionate, engaged in his community and enjoyed visiting with friends.
“He was one of those people you meet that’s not like everybody else,” former Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said. “He was very patriotic and real strong in his Christian beliefs. He was devoted to the community.”
Baskin, founder of Ruston Glass & Mirror, died July 18 at age 93. Funeral services are at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

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City begins moving forward

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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker, left, and District 2 Alderwoman Angela Mayfield, right, stand by a sign on Martin Luther King Drive marking the start of the first Moving Ruston Forward road project.
Martin Luther King Drive will be extended from Farmerville Street to U.S. 167 South.
The $2 million project is designed to enhance traffic flow in that area, and will also include water and sewer system upgrades.
Construction is expected to start within the 30 to 60 days, Walker said.
Moving Ruston Forward is a multi-million program of citywide infrastructure improvements.

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Grambling uses basketball to teach life skills

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The city of Grambling recently sponsored a community basketball camp beginning an initiative to get community children active during the summer.
Cornelius Dunaway, a local basketball instructor, has held his camp for more than 10 years.
Grambling and surrounding community fourth through 12th grade children gathered Wednesday at Grambling State University’s Intramural Recreation Facility.
Dunaway said the camps teach basketball fundamentals from area coaches and life lessons from guest speakers from around the community.

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Gallery Crawl set for Aug. 4 in West Monroe/Monroe

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Several Lincoln Parish artists will be featured in the August Downtown Gallery Crawl from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 4 in Monroe/West Monroe.
People of all ages will visit with happy neighbors while reveling in live music, good food and fine art in downtown Monroe and West Monroe.
Eight galleries will be open and displaying great art, and many of the artists will give artist talks, explaining the inspiration and technique underlying their creations. The event is always free — the only expense is incurred if you decide to buy some original art.

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RDBA teams to begin World Series action

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It’s going to be October in July for two teams in the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association starting this weekend.
World Series challenges are on the postseason schedule for the 9 and 11-year-old teams, with Regional WS action set for those representatives in Searcy, Arkansas, beginning today.
The 9-year-olds opened their competition this morning against Nacogdoches, Texas, and will face Pottsboro, Texas, at 4:15 p.m.
First-game action for the 11-year-old team will be noon against Hudson, Mississippi, and at 3 p.m. versus Cleveland, Mississippi.

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