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Reed on Wheaties’ box

“I didn’t realize they had come into the area yet,” Reed told the Ruston Daily Leader Monday. “I had heard about them coming into the Dallas area in recent weeks, but I’m glad to hear that they’re starting to get into the local area.”
Then the man who guided the New York Knicks to world championships in 1970 and 1973 chuckled:
“I guess I better get out to Wal-Mart and pick some up before they disappear.”
The new package, which was initially unveiled in New York City recently, continues the Wheaties tradition of honoring renowned African-American athletes during Black History Month.

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Take me to the Mardi Gras

Music is one of the foundations Mardi Gras is built on. It’s that second line drum beat in the distance and the occasional wail of a siren letting you know that a parade is approaching.

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Businesses set example for parish

They, along with all the others who recycle, compost, unplug appliances not in use and walk instead of drive, are helping to make Lincoln Parish cleaner, more efficient and less wasteful.
Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development also has played a large part in making recycling more accessible for local businesses. Trailblazer provides newspaper, office paper, phone book and aluminum can recycling in an eight-parish area. Without them, we would have no local recycling service.

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The good times roll out at Ruston’s Mardi Gras ball

Those in attendance also benefitted the North Central Louisiana Arts Council with a silent auction as well as a public auction of a Krewe of Allegro necklace.
Before the announcement of Queen Allegro X, King Jim Mize led a second-line dance through the tables and across the dance floor to the stage with nearly all in attendance joining in as the Harmon Drew Supergroup segued from The Meters’ “They All Asked For You” to Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya.”

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