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RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau

RUSTON LINCOLN Convention & Visitors Bureau
Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 a.m. November 15, 2012
Ruston, LA
Minutes
Members Present:
Bill Hogan, Chair
Dr. Gave Guerin
Skip Russell
Rosy Bromell
Greg Phillips
Staff Present:
Travis Napper, President/CEO
Timothy Bush, VP for Sales/Marketing
Members Absent:
Keith Brasuell
Chris Garriga
Call to Order
Mr. Hogan called the meeting to order at 8:07 a.m.
Invocation
Mr. Bush presented the invocation.
Approval of Agenda

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO AMEND ITS EXISTING CHARITABLE GAMING ORDINANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHANGES TO LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO SAME

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PUBLIC NOTICE (NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE BILL-SLS 13RS-99)

PUBLIC NOTICE
(NOTICE OF INTENTION TO INTRODUCE BILL-SLS 13RS-99)
Public notice is hereby given, as provided by R.S. 47:1907.1, that there will be introduced at the forthcoming session of the Legislature of Louisiana, to be convened on April 8, 2013, a bill to authorize assessors in the state to increase their annual salary compensation up to four percent annually for the next four years; and to provide for related matters.
2td: January 30 & 31, 2013

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January 30th

Honoring leaders

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GSU to recognize distinguished awardees

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue has named five Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership awardees, including the mayor of Grambling, a civil rights activist, educational pioneers and medical doctors.
The award categories and the awardees are: Charles Drew for Science and Technology Award: Drs. Richard and Edith Rayford — Fannie Lou Hamer Community Service and Leadership Award; Valena Lane and Grambling Mayor Edward Jones — Kara Vaughn Jackson Education Award; Lamore J. Carter — Madame C. J. Walker Business Award and Calvin Wilkerson, posthumously.

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Storm causes damage, outages

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Tuesday night’s storm caused damage and power outages within the parish. Darrell Caraway, City of Ruston light and power operations manager, said approximately 1,300 residents lost power at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of town near Eastland Avenue and South Farmerville Street. Jim Pesnell, customer service manager for Entergy, said throughout Entergy’s local service area approximately 1,000 people lost power, the majority of whom live in Lincoln Parish. He said all customers should have their power back by the end of the day. Pictured is a home, located at 4110 U.S.

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Tech production looks at relationships

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The Louisiana Tech University School of Performing Arts is set to present “Proof,” a play that explores the human element of relationships.
“It is a study in common relations,” Paul B. Crook, director of recruiting for the department of theatre, said. “It explores the fragility of the human existence, how relationships are formed and how they are maintained.”

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H.E.L.P. Agency to distribute food

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The H.E.L.P. Agency will begin taking applications for USDA donated food distributed to needy families under The Emergency Food Assistance Program. All households who desire to participate must complete an Application/Declaratory Statement of Eligibility in order to receive commodities.
If a person completed an application between May 1, 2012 and Nov. 30, 2012, it is not necessary to complete a new application.

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Residents come together to save Ms. Ruston

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Last week, a young dog, affectionately named Ms. Ruston by the people involved in rescuing her, got to see firsthand that there is still plenty of kindness to spare in Lincoln Parish, despite tough economic times.
Last Wednesday, sisters Jordan Pierce and Melissa Simons, both Lincoln Parish residents, found a young dog in Bienville Parish.

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RPAR set to begin youth spring soccer season

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The deadline has passed and work is under way to form teams, find volunteer coaches and set schedules for the Ruston Parks and Recreation spring soccer season. Local children will be among the nearly 20 million youth who play soccer in the United States, enjoying the exercise, camaraderie and fun associated with playing recreational sports.

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Veteran honored at VFW Post 3615

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Dan Fallin, Ruston resident and WWII veteran, was honored with a party at the Ruston VFW Post 3615 on Jan. 23 for his 100th birthday. The party was hosted by his family, the VFW and The Arbor of Ruston. Pictured above is Mayor Dan Hollingsworth presenting Fallin with a letter from the City of Ruston.

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