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November 30th

Shopping locally good for everyone

With Beehive opening in a larger location closer to the hub of activity and Str8 off the Runway, a fashion clothing store, recently opening its doors, our retail industry is thriving.
Ruston residents are finding that they don’t need to spend that gas money traveling out of town. Instead, they can pocket that gas money and use it for shopping in town.
Hollingsworth pointed out that 70 percent of the sales tax in the entire parish is collected in Ruston. The city also accounts for nearly 50 percent of all the property tax collected in Lincoln Parish.

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City’s historic district signage goes up

Burt said the Ruston Main Street Commission paid for the materials and the city of Ruston paid for actually making the signs.
“So far we have had very good comments about doing this,” Burt continued.
“It is another way to identify the heart of our city not only to visitors but also to local residents who may not have realized that this section of downtown is so unique.”
Burt said the economic life of downtown is dependent on making it something which stands out from the ordinary.
She added the new signage will help accomplish that.

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Tech, Tennessee renew rivalry

In this 2006 edition of the long running series, one led by Tennessee with a 21-17 .advantage (six straight wins), the Lady Vols (5-0) will show up at the TAC as heavy favorites.
Ranked No. 4 by the weekly Associated Press and USA Today national polls, Tennessee has remained perfect early on with three victories over top 25 listed opponents: 83-60 over then No. 20 ranked UCLA, 83-74 over No. 11 Arizona State and 77-60 over Stanford.
“I think Tennessee is probably stronger than they’ve been in quite a few years,” said head coach Chris Long of the Lady Techsters.

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November 27th

Little feet wear out big bodies

Alas for the ginger jar we bought during our military tour of duty in Okinawa. This fine piece of craftsmanship had managed to survive being packed by three sets of military packers and three overseas moves without so much as a crack. However, it could not stand up to Justin’s 180 pounds plodding across our hardwood floors. From behind me I heard a crash, then looked at Susan as she bit her bottom lip.
“Sorry, maw,” Justin said as he surveyed the damage.

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Award is best tribute

Much of what they do for their community and its residents are never known outside of those they have helped. Yet that does not bother them; in fact they often prefer to work in anonymity, the actual work itself reward enough for them.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, at the request of the Rotary Club, recently decided to name one of its annual awards in honor of such a person. Beginning in 2007, the Chamber’s Humanitarian Award will be known as the Bill Best Humanitarian Award and sponsored by Rotary, for which Best was former president and sergeant-at-arms.

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CedarTown preps for holidays

“We have live entertainment, and we’re going be serving wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres,” Fuqua said. “We are going to just give the community a chance to come and preview the merchants. We think this year is going to be the best ever.”
CedarTown is an annual fund-raiser for Cedar Creek School.
The live entertainment will be provided by piano students from Cedar Creek School, and, Fuqua said, will allow for a Christmas atmosphere.
The advantage of attending the preview party, she said, will be shopping in a relaxed atmosphere.

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November 24th

‘Dr. Ruth’ gets first treatment

In looking for a word to describe what it is I actually do in this space each Friday, I have come up with the word “treatment.” The most applicable definition in the options for “treatment” is “ ... process or manner of behaving toward or dealing with a person or thing ... manner of treating a subject in literature ... ”
At the moment I have more treatments in mind than I have space to deliver. When you learn my options you will fully understand my dilemma.

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Realtors aid Habitat effort

Stories told by the flood of evacuees who came to Ruston confirmed personal details of the nightmare many had suffered.
Restoration of a normal life for many of these people would take not weeks, not months, but years.
But there are those in Lincoln Parish who have not forgotten the plight of their fellow Louisianians to the south even to this day.
Among those are five members of the ERA Lincoln Realty team including Dicky Nealy, Bobbie Dyer, Alice Clark, Karen Johnson and Jennifer Cardwell.

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’Dogs, Fresno collide tonight

Neither will play after their finales on Dec. 2, neither will have to worry about finding extra space in their display cases for a conference championship trophy.
This was certainly not what  the folks at ESPN probably envisioned or hoped for when this game was put on their 2006 schedule.
And definitely not what head coaches Jack Bicknell of Tech and Pat Hill of Fresno State were figuring their situations would be for this day-after-Thanksgiving contest.

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Rotary: A big thanks for ‘Best’ giving

Best said she was honored to receive the recognition from the club and overwhelmed at the outpouring of emotion from the members of the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club, friends and community leaders as some stood and gave personal accounts of Bill Best and his generosity. Most said everything he brought to the community he received back.
“I knew everybody had a story about him,” Best said. “This was just outstanding. I’m just really grateful to the Rotary Club for this recognition.”
Of her husband, she spoke of his uniqueness.

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