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Barbara Suggs Gates Trussell

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Barbara Suggs Gates Trussells was born January 19, 1947 in Minden Hospital. She passed away at her home in Ruston on July 2, 2012 after a courageous battle with a brain tumor. Babs was an administrative assistant and worked in the College of Education of LA Tech for 18 ½ years. She enjoyed her job and loved her co-workers.

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Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2 P.M. CT July 19, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018120015: Domestic Hot Water Boiler Replacement

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Farmers’ Market grows

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Vendors, customers fill downtown parking lot
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The Ruston Farmers’ Market was abuzz with activity on Saturday morning.
Joshua Beard helped his grandfather at Mack’s Tomatoes and Produce stand by assisting customers.
While carrying 2-year-old daughter Parker, Ruston resident Lauren Lee browsed the various breads available for sale. Several feet away, Leslie Shriner purchased fresh produce.

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Peach Fest sets new record

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The 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival pumped a record of approximately $5.3 million into the Lincoln Parish economy, according to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. The number tops the previous high of $4.6 million set in 2006.

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New sales tax takes effect

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A new quarter-cent sales tax to support the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office went into effect this week.
This means customers should already be seeing a slight difference in the total price when they buy items in Lincoln Parish.
“We are getting ready to send out letters to ensure people change the cash registers to reflect the quarter-cent increase,” said Anel Salinas, auditor with the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission. “We’ve noticed a few businesses that have not yet changed them.”

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A dream becomes reality

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Miss La. 2012 recalls journey
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For Lauren Vizza, a native of Shreveport, sports, not pageants, was the plan.
“I was going to play soccer all through college,” the newly crowned Miss Louisiana 2012 said. “But due to knee surgery, I was not even able to really run. During (my) freshman year (at Louisiana Tech University) a friend talked me into entering the Miss Tech pageant. I just kind of stumbled into it.”
However, once the ball started rolling for Vizza, it wouldn’t stop.

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Tech makes impact with La Gear Up camps

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Put together motivated high-school students with equally motivated college students at a weeklong educational camp, and the sky’s the limit.
Louisiana Tech University has taken the lead in the state in offering a variety of different camps for La Gear Up, which has been operating since 2003, offers camps for aviation, film, sports medicine, atmospheric science and engineering, all on campus.

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Boys and Girls Club receives grant

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana recently received a $1,000 grant from The Lincoln Agency, LLC through the Allstate Foundation. Pictured from left to right are Boys and Girls Club board of directors member Randy Graham, Boys and Girls Club Chief Professional Officer Eldonta Osborne and Lincoln Agency agent Matt Graham.

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Fant wins Peach Festival Quilt raffle

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The winner of the Peach Festival Quilt raffle was Jennifer Fant of Belcher, who bought her ticket at the Mitcham Orchard Peach Store. The quilt was made by the Piney Hills Quilt Guild of Ruston. Proceeds from the donation tickets go to the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, Life Choices and MedCamps.

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Trades heat up quickly in NBA world

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We are only a few weeks removed from the NBA season and the crowning of the Miami Heat as the new world champions and the only word that teams and players seem to know is “trade.”
There are so many trades that are flying by and others that are just rumored that it’s tough for even the most avid of NBA fans to keep up with these days.
One trade that has a lot of people in Orlando, Fla. either excited or on pins and needles is that one dealing with Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard.

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