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November 29th, 2012

Irby to sign book copies

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Community Trust Bank will host a public book signing from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday featuring Marna Irby as she signs copies of her children’s book titled, “Rainbow the Funky Chicken.”
The event will take place at Community Trust Bank’s Ruston Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St. in Ruston.
This is Irby’s first book. According to the synopsis, “Rainbow the Funky Chicken” is about a chicken born on a farm in Louisiana who learns what it is like to be different and to deal with relational issues.  

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Edwin (Ed) L. Burns

Edwin (Ed) L. Burns, age 85, was born in Hodge, Louisiana, on January 10, 1927 and went to Heaven on November 23, 2012. Services are being handled by Forest Park Funeral Home of Shreveport. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 30, 2012, in the Forest Park Cemetery, 3700 Saint Vincent Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103-4563.

He lived in Houston, TX for the last 52 years. He had Alzheimer’s and bladder cancer, but never let either one slow him down.

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PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury will receive proposals for the following:
ADJUDICATED PROPERTY DISPOSITION SERVICES

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November 28th

All aboard

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Many waited out in the cold on Tuesday night just to take a look at Santa’s own personal exhibit, the 12th Annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express train. Pulling into Railroad Park, the six-car exhibit featured busy worker elves, a flatcar carrying Santa’s sleigh, a miniature village with toy trains whistling by, a gingerbread boxcar, the elves’ workshop, the reindeer stable and a little red caboose.

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Follette Pottery open for business

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Owners decide to refocus and stay in Lincoln Parish
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Kent and Libby Follette had put their house and business on the market, scaled back production in the studio and declared there would be no Christmas season at Follette Pottery. It was time to retire and move closer to family in South Louisiana.
But as the couple sat stuck in traffic around Baton Rouge, they changed their mind.

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Dryer cause of residential fire

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Ruston Fire Department received a 911 call to respond to a dryer fire on Lakeshore Drive around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“On arrival there was moderate smoke coming from the carport area,” RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said. “Firefighters attacked the fire with a 1 3/4 inch hose line putting the fire out.”

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Anniversary honored with a community dance

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A special dance for the community will twirl in on Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The event will feature both square and round dancing and is expected to bring in callers and cuers from all over North Louisiana. It is being held in honor of the 60th wedding anniversary of Jerry and Frances Stinson, who are actively involved in the local Trinity Twirlers, the event sponsor which was formed in 2011 and has worked to promote square and round dancing in the area.

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Coaches receive a well deserved ‘thank you’

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Want to know some information about youth sports, courtesy of the Statistic Brain website?
• Thirty-five million children between the ages of 5 and 18 play organized sports each year.
• Seventy-one percent said they would not care if scores were kept in their games.

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’Dogs go for sixth straight win

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White’s squad plays host to Southeastern Louisiana tonight
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It’s five and counting for the men’s basketball team at Louisiana Tech University.
The Bulldogs (5-1) go after their sixth consecutive victory tonight with a 7 p.m. meeting against Southeastern Louisiana University on the Karl Malone Court of the Thomas Assembly Center.
And speaking of another streak, the ‘Dogs go after non-conference home court victory No. 22 in a row.

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Franklin in running for national awards

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Louisiana Tech University offensive coordinator Tony Franklin has been nominated for two national awards as the play caller behind the Bulldogs offense is up for the 2012 Broyles Award and is a finalist for the footballscoop.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year award.
Franklin is one of 29 nominees for the Broyles Awards as the five finalists will be announced on Nov. 26 with the winner being announced on Dec. 4. The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles.

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