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November 27th

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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Project deserves Library Board support

•The Police Jury agreed to help facilitate the construction of a conference center in the Lincoln Parish Library;
• The CVB agrees to pay the Police Jury $80,000 per year to support the park until the conference center is ready for occupancy; and
• The CVB agrees to pay the Police Jury 1 cent of the 4-cent hotel/motel tax for 10 years after the conference center is ready for occupancy. The agreement would then be reevaluated after 10 years.

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Gratitude takes some practice

It becomes easy to forget that this special day is about looking at what is good in our lives, instead of worrying about what can go wrong.

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Bearcats vs. Bears: playoff duel

The quarterfinal showdown is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff from Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge.
It’s a return to the south Louisiana area of the state for the second consecutive weekend for the ‘Cats (9-3), who turned back Fontainebleau in Mandeville 19-17 during second round action last weekend.
Another road trip or not, Laird and the red and white are more than happy to still be playing.

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Count your blessings in U.S., parish

To begin with, we live in a country where it is safe to vote, and freedom of speech prevails. And don’t forget about freedom of the press and freedom to choose one’s own religious path.
While feasting on Thanksgiving turkey and ham, remember to be thankful that we live in a country where food is abundant. Most of us will probably enjoy a week of leftovers following the holiday meal while those in other places long for enough to eat.

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