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February 28th

Helen Hollis Colvin

Helen Hollis Colvin was born on May 20, 1916 in Bernice, LA and died on February 26, 2012 in Ruston, LA.

The youngest child of Jesse Benjamin and Euphamie Grafton Hollis, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William A. Colvin, III, nine brothers and two sisters.

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA MONROE DIVISION

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
MONROE DIVISION
EXCO OPERATING COMPANY, LP: CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:10-CV-01838
VERSUS: JUDGE: DONALD E. WALTER
EVELYN ARNOLD, ET AL.: MAG. JUDGE: KAREN L. HAYES
ORDER
TO: Pearl Dedman Wylie Baldwin Estate;
Audrey Turner Burns;
Bruce Anthony Calahan;
Luther Ray Calahan;
Omari Ali Calahan;
Tara Calahan;
Unknown Child of Leon Calahan;
Vicki Rochelle Calahan;
Ethelyn Denise Jenkins Cox;
Constance Henderson McKinney;
Charles F. Turner;
Raymond Anderson Wiley;
Alexander Harvey Wiley;
Tyrone Turner;
Rodney Gene Turner;

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February 27th

Collections up in parish

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Sales and use taxes increase by 1.73 percent

Sales tax collections in Lincoln Parish inched up by 1.73 percent in 2011 over collections in 2010, which Jerry Moore, sales and use tax administrator, said wasn’t bad.
“Truthfully, for what we had last year with the economy, I wasn’t too upset with these numbers,” Moore told the Sales and Use Tax Commission at a meeting last week.
Moore told commissioners that they are still waiting on $270,000 from audits in 2011 that hasn’t been collected quite yet.

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Landmark no more

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Historic hotel sees final days
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In 1962, when a group of people from Ruston got together to build a hotel in the city limits, they had no idea the next 50 years were going to be full of history they would never forget.
“I remember at the grand opening of the hotel, there were 3,500 people there just to see it,” former hotel manager and co-owner Johnny Maxwell said. “It was something to see.”
Now, 50 years later, the hotel that sat on the service road off of Interstate 20 has been closed, slowly torn down and will no longer be a part of the surroundings that make up Ruston.

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Second robbery suspect arrested

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A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday in connection with an armed robbery that allegedly happened in November.
Maj. Stephen Williams, public information officer for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Alma Jakob Hardyway, of 1301 Highland, No. 5, was arrested by deputies late Saturday evening on one charge of armed robbery with a gun and a charge of aggravated second-degree battery.
Back in November, Hardyway and his relative Felicia Hardyway allegedly picked up a male walking on Rog

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Women’s conference features Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

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Temple Baptist Church will host the 15th annual Women’s Refreshment and Renewal Conference on March 24.
Women of all ages are invited to attend this year’s event, which is themed “The Pursuit of Peace.”
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, a Louisiana native, author and radio host, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. Tomlinson is the publisher of the website All Things Southern and the host of a daily radio show and weekly video segment by the same name. She also writes a weekly inspirational column in The News Star and a monthly column for Louisiana Road Trips.

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The life and times of GSU’s ‘Soul Roe’

Local resident reflects on his career working with famous musicians

Bruce Roebuck, “Soul Roe,” worked at Grambling State University for 11 years. During that time he was responsible for acquiring musical acts for GSU events, namely the Bayou Classic and Spring Fest.
In particular, Roebuck recalled meeting Etta James at the 1988 Bayou Classic. Each year either Grambling or Southern State University would host the Bayou Classic.
The GSU National Alumni Association sponsored the concerts.

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RCT to present ‘Wrong Window’

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Ruston Community Theatre will present “Wrong Window,” a comedy whodunit written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore It is directed by Mitch Dufour and sponsored by Richard Lewis and family.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Off-and-on New York couple Marnie and Jeff enter an even more complicated phase of their relationship when they think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife.

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Pet of the Week

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Dingo is a young black and tan coonhound mix. He’s a medium-size dog weighing in at 40 pounds. Dingo is leash-trained. He is neutered and current on shots. Contact 251-DOGS to meet Dingo.

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Techsters defeat UTPA

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Tennis team remains perfect at home
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In the first contest of a quadruple header for Louisiana Tech Athletics Saturday afternoon, the Lady Techster tennis team defeated Texas-Pan American 6-1 at the Lady Techster Tennis Complex.
Tech improves to 5-2 on the year while the Broncos are now 1-4.
The Lady Techsters began the afternoon by winning all three doubles matches to pick up the doubles point as the team of seniors Elne Barnard and Anna Zurek shutout the team of Malin Andersen and Suncica Strkic 8-0 at the No. 1 position.

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