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August 28th

LEGAL NOTICE Lincoln Total Community Action

LEGAL NOTICE
Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. will be accepting bids to sell the vehicle listed on an “as is basis”:
1996 International Bus - 66P
Bid information can be picked up at the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center, on 1400 Oakdale Street, Ruston, LA between the hours of 8:00AM - 3:00PM. Bids should be returned in a sealed envelope by Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 3:00PM. Bids will be opened on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. The board reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. For additional information, contact Clotill Smith at 255-5401.
/s/ Clotill Smith

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John Earl Sanderson

Memorial services for Mr. John Earl Sanderson, age 67 of Choudrant, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 29, 2011 at Longstraw Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Emory will officiate. A private interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Choudrant.

John Earl was born Sept. 19, 1943 in Choudrant to the union of Edgar and Lille Beatrice Thrasher Sanderson. He was in the auto body repair business and a member of Longstraw Baptist Church. John Earl loved rodeos, gardening, going to Bonnie & Clyde and spending time with family, especially his grandson.

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August 27th

Tech 2011 Hall of Fame announced

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Oct. 2 induction to welcome a diverse set of sports figures, skill sets
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Louisiana Tech University’s athletic Hall of Fame class for 2011 has an impressive blend of success and skills in a plethora of areas.
Football?
Welcome in Matt Dunigan, Matt Stover and David Lee.
Basketball?
How about Paul Millsap, Mike McConathy and Venus Lacy?
Baseball?
T.J. Soto is the man.
And if he wasn’t also one of the inductees, veteran play-by-play broadcaster Dave Nitz could introduce what is arguably one of the most prestigious Hall of Fame classes in school history.

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Gearing up for the gridiron season

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The 10-team preseason scrimmages drew thousands of fans to Joe Aillet Stadium for a third consecutive year. For more on Saturday’s “Jam at the Joe,” see pages 6A and 9A.

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Bullock seeks District 12 seat

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Businessman Jason Bullock has officially announced his candidacy for the District 12 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Bullock was an honor graduate of Ruston High School and graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
He and his wife Lana have been married for 14 years, and have an 18-month old son, Jackson.

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New school year heats up with bash

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Nearly 4,000 gather at annual event
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Nearly 4,000 students, teachers, parents and community volunteers packed into the National Guard Armory on Thursday evening to kick off the school year at the Fifth Annual Communitywide Back-to-School Bash.
Despite the sweltering heat that filled the building, more than 3,800 people were abuzz with activity as they visited booths offering information about schools, food and various community organizations and events. Throughout the event there were also various games, contests and giveaways.

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Thousands join ‘Jam at the Joe’

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Third annual prep preseason event draws fans from across North Louisiana
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Photo 3: Cedar Creek fans celebrate an Adam Van touchdown run.
Photo 4: Bearcats junior cheerleader Hanah Reeder posed for pictures with Snoopy, the Loyola Flyers’ mascot.
Photo 5: Rusty the Ruston Bearcats mascot was on hand during the RHS win over Loyola.
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Photo 3: Pafford Emergency Services had a headquarters set up on site.
Photo 4: Loyola’s Joseph Woodley (30) and Ruston’s Braden Hilton with presented with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Character awards before their game.

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Thousands join ‘Jam at the Joe’

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Third annual prep preseason event draws fans from across North Louisiana
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Top Photo: Jonesboro-Hodge’s Leotis Walker made good yardage on this kickoff return against Haynesville.
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Photo 1:Two Haynesville fans cheer after the Golden Tornado scored a touchdown.
Photo 2: Fans attending early games during Saturday’s “Jam at the Joe” tended to seek shelter from the sun by sitting in the upper, shaded parts of the the west-side stands of Joe Aillet Stadium.
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Photo 1: Members of Cedar Creek’s dance squad enter Joe Aillet Stadium.

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O.K.’s Corral

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Pat Summitt will stare down early dementia
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Observations, our two cents’ worth and assorted other takes on the sports world with your Sunday morning coffee:
• Pat Summitt won’t go quietly into the night when dealing with the early dementia that she’s been diagnosed with and that was officially announced earlier this week.
Not one bit, I can assure you.

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Creek, RHS blank foes

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Cedar Creek and Ruston got an unofficially encouraging start to their 2011 football season on Saturday.
That’s when the Cougars rolled past Homer 22-0 and the Bearcats Shreveport Loyola Prep 14-0 at the third annual “Jam at the Joe” held at Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Other results in the megajam that lasted an estimated 10 days on the Bulldogs’ FieldTurf:

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