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June 18th, 2016

NCLAC mural winner announced

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced Almira Bradford as the winner of its mural contest. From left to right is Mona Wilson, Broker with Pelican Realty; Bradford, Becky Strickler, donor; and NCLAC Executive Director Jessica Slaughter.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Legacy. She is a Weimaraner mix that is up-to-date on shots and spayed. Legacy is great with other pets, children and is also house broken. She knows several commands and wants a family. Come see her at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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Church News: June 19, 2016

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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June 17th

Ordinance Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING CODE OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis on June 6, 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 July 11, 2016, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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PUBLIC HEARING: Case 1275

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, June 20, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1275: Public Hearing to Consider Change to the Zoning Code

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PubLIC HEARING: Case 1274

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, June 20, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1274: Application for Conditional Use Approval (Payday Loan business)
Applicant: Jay D. Strickler
Location: 104 West Alabama Avenue

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PUBLIC HEARING: Case 1273

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, June 20, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1273: Application for Preliminary Plat of Planned Unit Development
Application to rezone from R-25, One Family Residential to PUD, Planned Unit Development
Applicant: JD Red, LLC
Location: Vacant Lot on east side of South Barnett Springs Road, across from 954 South Barnett Springs

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Ruston man arrested for arson

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Marlon Brantley taken into custody
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A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday on a simple arson charge after Ruston Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the corner of Lewis and Hill streets on Monday evening.

Firefighters found the vehicle with flames burning at the front and rear of the car but not in the middle, according to a press release from the Ruston Fire Department.

Because the nature of the fire appeared suspicious, the RFD initiated an official investigation.

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Holiday Arts Tour recognized

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Ruston’s Holiday Arts Tour was recently named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast in December.
“We are so excited to have them be selected. To be selected is an honor and makes a statement (to the rest of the region),”Amanda Quimby, marketing director for the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, said.
The awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985, Quimby said.
“Travel industry experts select 20 events per month to publicize throughout the United States,” she said.

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Ruston High School wins competition

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Six Ruston High School incoming sophomore team members took home first prize at Louisiana Tech University’s Cyber 1.0 Camp.
Those members included Davis Ellis, David Griffin, Eric Kim, Sarah Hoenke, Halie Ray and Alyssa Cahoy.
Kim Goree, RHS special education teacher and team adviser, said Cyber 1.0 camp is a weeklong experience for high school students across the state to compete in various technological exercises including using robots, working on coding and writing essays on technology.

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