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Pancake Day sweetens Ruston

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Kiwanis Club flips out tasty fundraiser
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Members of the Ruston High football team ate a pancake breakfast this morning before heading to Baton Rouge for their first-round playoff game at Woodlawn High School. The Ruston Kiwanis Club is holding their annual Pancake Day fundraiser at the Ruston Civic Center. Pancakes were served this morning and will be served again from 4:30-7 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $6 per person and may be purchased at the door.

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New tenant for movie store space?

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Payments from renters used to pay off Police Jury’s bank loan
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Lincoln Parish should soon have a new business that might offer a little more stability to the Police Jury’s budget.
During their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Lincoln Parish Police Jurors approved local convenience store owner Ali Saleh — pending credit and reference checks — as a new tenant for the space that formerly housed Movie Gallery.

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A clean competition

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Simsboro Soapbox Derby on track

The dust will fly in Simsboro on Saturday when the village has its second annual Soapbox Derby from 10 a.m. to noon on Rose Street. The quarter mile, two-lane downhill course is located on the west side of Ragan Madden Park. Event organizer The lma Williams said more than 15 children ages 5-18 will compete.

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Grambling Chamber plans banquet

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Nine individuals, a local bank and two community groups will be honored at the upcoming Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Nov. 19 in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union at Grambling State University.

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Harold Bartlett

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Harold Bartlett

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J. B. Edmiston

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J. B. Edmiston
Graveside services for Mr. J. B. Edmiston, age 70 of Ruston, LA, formerly of Shreveport, LA will be held at 3:30 PM on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Simsboro City Cemetery in Simsboro, LA with Pastor Clay DeFriend officiating.  Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Edmiston was born March 31, 1940 to the late Charles and Lillian Edmiston being the last of 15 children. He entered into rest on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

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Proud of the veterans in my family

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It’s amazing how fast life can change on you.
Thursday morning and afternoon I had a wonderful time attending Veterans Day programs in Grambling and Ruston.
By Thursday evening, I was at Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe hoping and praying one of my favorite veterans ever will live to be honored for at least one more holiday.

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Consequences of technology

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Oh, my! Last week’s commentary on Louisiana Tech’s involvement in the technology race has led me to more thoughts and realizations about this rapidly advancing subject. I don’t know where I’ve been these past several years, but I suddenly feel like Rip Van Winkle waking from a 20-year sleep. Technological advancements are racing at and past me at warp speed.

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Parish teams ready to start playoff action

If the Thanksgiving holidays are nearing, that must mean a local high school football team is about to embark on postseason play.

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Action packed tour weekend planned

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The 13th Annual NCLAC Holiday Arts Tour is approaching fast, and Ruston and Lincoln Parish are set to be a hotbed of activity during the tour weekend, which is Nov. 19-21. The tour itself, which features a variety of arts and local music, will begin at 3 p.m. Friday and continue until 9 p.m. that evening. It will then pick up again 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

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