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More bang for a buck

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New Dollar General opens in Grambling
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GRAMBLING — Grambling shoppers have a new option with the opening of a Dollar General a stone’s throw away from Grambling State University.
Public Relations Manager Emily Weiss said the store, located at 2127 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., will employ six to 10 people in the area, which is a mixture of full- and part-time positions.
“Dollar General sells quality name brand and private label merchandise, including health and beauty products, cleaning supplies, paper products, baby care items, pet products, seasonal items, food and basic clothing,” Weiss said.

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Outhouse nationals

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Choudrant races set for Sept. 22, registration due by Sept. 19
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Anyone who has wanted to be a champion while sitting on a porcelain throne might just find their shot at glory this month.
The 2012 Outhouse Grand Nationals race is slated to begin at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 on Elm Street in Choudrant.
The event is a soapbox derby style race featuring outhouses instead of traditional racecars. Racers are required to sit on the toilet, which ranges from a hole cut in a board to an actual toilet seat.

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Country club to host guest speaker

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The Rev. C. L. Bryant will present a message on “Restoring America’s Spiritual Heritage” at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club.
Professionally, Bryant has been a gospel minister since the late 1970s. His ministry has taken him coast to coast and into the mission fields of South America, including the Amazon.
He is the former president of the NAACP in Garland, Texas; but his strong pro-life views caused him to leave the organization and led him to the path of conservatism.

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Authority awaiting grant

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Ruston Regional Airport to start apron rehabilitation
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As discussed in its regular meeting on Aug. 23, the Ruston Regional Airport Authority is awaiting a grant to begin the apron rehabilitation project, with Triad Builders awaiting the green light to begin construction.
The apron, often referred to as the ramp, is the area of an airport designed to accommodate the loading and unloading of passengers and to refuel, service or park any aircraft.

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High school career night set

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Event for juniors, seniors

The Lincoln Parish Career Night for all Lincoln Parish and Jackson Parish high school juniors, seniors and their parents/guardians will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor of the Student Center at Louisiana Tech University.
Representatives from more than 30 colleges, universities, vocational/technical schools, businesses, and all branches of the armed forces will be available to meet with those interested in attending the various institutions.

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Church welcomes the Easterlings

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The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is pleased to welcome to Ruston the Rev. Bill Easterling as its eighth rector.
Pictured above, with Father Easterling is his wife Cathy, daughter Brooks and granddaughter Caiya.
The installation service will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 by the Right Rev. Jacob Owensby, bishop of the Western Diocese of Louisiana.
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is located at 504 Tech Drive.

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Pet of the Week

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Bo is a young male Dachshund mix that was found wandering in the woods all alone. Bo would really like to find a forever home of his own. His handsome looks and charming personality might make him a good companion. Bo is current on shots and his adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Bo.

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Children receive free school supplies

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New Rocky Valley Baptist Church members gave back-to-school supplies to elementary, middle and high school students. Church members received the name of a student and grade with the list of needed supplies. Church members also included an encouraging note for their student.
Pictured above are some students who received free school supplies and Julius Sumler, pastor-teacher.

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Protect against flu this season

As the month progresses, temperatures will likely begin to cool off. With the decrease in mercury, many will see an increase in illness as cold and flu season hits the area.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza — better known as the flu — is a very serious illness that can lead to a hospital stay, and in some cases, death.

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Man criticizes Ruston 21 plan

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“Welcome to Ruston 21 Community Visioning Day. Find a seat at one of the tables. Thank you for participating in the vision for Ruston in the 21st century. Please choose a table leader, write down and discuss your vision for Ruston in the 21st century. After we have finished, the table leaders will report your visions to us all. After we have your visions, we will begin to develop the Ruston 21 Comprehensive Plan.”

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