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January 18th, 2017

Harvey Gene Willis

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Mr. Harvey Gene Willis, age 76, a well switcher, of West Monroe, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

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‘Unearthing’ opens at Studio 301

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From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Studio 301: Contemporary Art Gallery will announce their newest exhibition, “Unearthing,” featuring paintings by Peter Hay.
Hay is a painter and printmaker who is currently exhibits director at the Durango Arts Center in Duranago, Colorado.

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Auditors in Downsville

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Park grants focus of attention

State auditors were in Downsville last week, looking into two grants administered by a state agency.
They were looking specifically for irregularities in spending on work at Downsville Recreation Park and Bryan Park with funds that came from the National Park Service to the Louisiana Office of State Parks and on to the village.
Tom Cole, first assistant to Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, said the visit by staff auditors was brought about by concerns over payments made to Downsville Mayor Reggie Skains.

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City acquires military museum

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Officials envision facility becoming star tourist attraction

The North Louisiana Military Museum now belongs to the city of Ruston.
Though the final separation of the museum from the secretary of state’s museum system must be approved by the Legislature, unofficially, the relationship has been dissolved and the museum turned over to the city, Lewis Love, chairman of the Friends of the North Louisiana Military Museum, said Monday.
Officials say bringing the museum under the city’s wing will allow it to grow and become a star tourist attraction for the area.

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NAMI-NEDHSA partnership benefits Northeast Louisiana

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To better serve you, Northeast Louisiana, the Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has become a partner with the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, headquartered in Monroe.
NEDHSA directs and manages the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders.
It serves citizens in 12 parishes of Northeastern Louisiana: Lincoln, Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union.

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Note to bond commission: Just say yes

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Thursday is the big day. That’s when the Louisiana Bond Commission will decide whether Ruston will be allowed to issue up to $34 million in incremental revenue sales tax bonds to finance transportation projects in the tax incremental district.
The commission was supposed to have made that decision in December, but in a last-minute move, pulled the request because officials couldn’t get their heads around the concept of a TID. In fact, Ruston’s request didn’t formally get on Thursday’s agenda until Tuesday afternoon.

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Reader writes about Obamacare

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Well, the cat is out of the bag.
The Republican Party has put its targets on the Affordable Care Act.
They want it repealed.
No one should be surprised.
That’s what the president-elect ran on, and that’s what Congress is set to do.
That means 21 million families will lose their health care. Either part of it, or all of it.
I will lose my supplemental insurance, and I expect to become sicker and sicker until that day I die.
My son will lose his insurance and he will become sicker, as well.

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Miss GSU needs community’s support

Voting for the Ebony magazine’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Campus Queens Contest has been extended until 11:59 p.m. today and one local college student needs your help.
The community has another chance to vote for Miss Grambling State University Astra Watts, a senior pre-med student, and give her the opportunity to be one of the magazine’s Top 10 vote getters to land a photo shoot and magazine spread in an upcoming issue of the publication.
Currently, Watts is at No. 7, which would mean she would be one of the 10 to win the grand prize.

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Lady Cougars roar past DWCS

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Anna Larr Roberson and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars picked up a big win Tuesday night as they roared past D’Arbonne Woods Charter School 64-14. Cedar Creek is now 16-17 overall and 3-3 in District 1-1A play while DWCS fell to 5-16 and 1-6.

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Bearcats fall in final seconds

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Cepheus Gix’s 3-pointer with three seconds remaining proved to be the difference Tuesday as Ouachita Parish escaped with a 56-53 win over the Ruston High School Bearcats in the District 2-5A opener for both teams at the RHS Gym.
Terrance Dodson and Demarques Harris scored 18 each to lead the Bearcats.
OPHS was led by Gix and Rod Hall with 16 points each.
Lincoln Prep 50,
Haynesville 42
Lincoln Preparatory School remained unbeaten in district play Friday as the Panthers roared past Haynesville.

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