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September 26th, 2016

Clyde Posey

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Funeral services for Clyde L. Posey, 75, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Ruston. Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Garden, Ruston. Mr. Posey went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 23, 2016, at his home in Ruston, LA.

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Joyce Arnold

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Services to honor the life of Joyce Christy Lewis Arnold, 91, of Bossier City, LA, will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Dubach, LA. Officiated by pastors Joe Whitney and Jessica Lewis under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Inc., Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. The family will receive friends from 1pm to 2pm prior to the service at 2pm. Interment will be at the Henry Cemetery in Dubach, LA.

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Guice congratulates students, teachers

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Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice spoke to students at A.E. Phillips Laboratory School this morning about the school’s being named Louisiana’s top elementary school by StartClass, an education research site powered by Graphiq — an international technology company that delivers insights from worldwide data.

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GSU kicks off Founder’s Week celebrations

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Grambling State University kicked off its annual Founder’s Week celebration today. The 115-year old institution will mark its history with convocations, campus tours, exhibits, a book signing by former GSU Acting President Neari F. Warner and an address by state Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe.
Most of the week’s activities are free and open to the public.

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Former Tech coach Jim Mize dies at age 99

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Longtime Louisiana Tech University track and field coach Jimmy Mize died Sunday at the age of 99 in Baton Rouge.
Mize began coaching at Ruston High under L.J. “Hoss” Garrett after graduating from Louisiana Tech in 1938. After two years, Garrett insisted Mize take the vacant coaching job at Arcadia High, 20 miles west, and in that year, 1940, Arcadia won the Class B state championship.

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Community helpers rewarded for hard work in Choudrant

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Choudrant recently had a clean up day as a part of their Saturday in the Park event. Volunteers were assigned a cleanup area and, once completed, would exchange the safety vest for an event T-shirt. A volunteer from Choudrant High School and one from Choudrant Elementary were randomly selected to win a cash prize. From Choudrant High, left, it was Grayson Pylant, a seventh grader. From Choudrant Elementary, it was fourth grader Bailey Weaver, right.

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Pumpkins for Peace: Patch to aid DART

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If you look up “pumpkin” in the Oxford English Dictionary, it will tell you that it is “a large rounded yellow-orange fruit with a thick rind, edible flesh, and many seeds.” But if you are from Ruston, “pumpkin” has a much broader meaning. It means color and community. It means the arrival of fall. It means the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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THE JOURNEY: U.T. Tower shooting – 50 years later

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Editor’s Note: It has been 50 years since the University of Texas tower shooting. My former neighbor, M.J. Gabour, and his family were there that day.

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BUDDY'S BLOG: Butler has bright future with Panthers

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One of these days, probably sooner than later, a commentator might be heard saying from an NFL broadcast booth, ‘’the Butler did it!’’
And he would be right.
Vernon Butler, a giant of a man at 6-4 and 323 pounds, could be doing it often as one of the top young defensive linemen for the Carolina Panthers.
So far, and while it’s still early, the former Louisiana Tech University ball carrier crusher, has demonstrated his worth as a first-round draftee.
It took only one game, no less, for Butler to whet the appetite of Panthers’ fans.

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Meeting

MINUTES
VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
August 8, 2016
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Philip Johnson, Alderman Brandon Williams and guests. Alderman Ricky Maier was absent
Mayor Sanderson called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm and offered prayer.
Motion to approve the agenda was made by Alderman Williams, seconded by Alderman Johnson. Approved.
Motion to approve the minutes of July 11, 2016, was made by Alderman Johnson, seconded by Alderman Williams. Approved.
Financial Report - presented

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