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May 18th, 2017

NATASHA M. MILLIEN

Natasha M. Millien, age 45, of West Monroe, LA died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in West Monroe, LA. Services are incomplete at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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CLAUDINE PAGE HATTER

Funeral Services for Claudine Page Hatter (75) will be held Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 1 PM at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Farmerville, Reverend Tommy L. Carr, Pastor, Reverend Marcus Ellison Officiating. Interment will Immediately follow at the Zion Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday May 22, 2017 from 2 TILL 6 PM at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services Entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville Louisiana.

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MARTHA GANTT CALHOUN

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Funeral services will be held for Martha Gantt Calhoun, age 71, at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Bro. Howard Cole and Bro. Tony Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. Martha was born September 5, 1945, to Isaac and Mildred Dobbins Gantt. She passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Martha was a member of Bryceland Baptist Church.

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PAUL ROGER RAMSEY

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Paul was born on July 27, 1945 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Mabel and Victor Ramsey. He passed away on May 05, 2017 in Tyler, Texas. Paul was a biology professor at Louisiana Tech University for over 40 years. Memorial service for Paul Ramsey will be held on May 20, 2017 at 11am in Merriman Baptist Church, Ranger Texas and scattering of ashes will follow at Lake Leon, Ranger Texas. Paul was preceded in death by his father Victor Ramsey and his sister Patsy Anderson.

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STEPHEN PRICE BARKER

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A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Stephen Price Barker will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service at the church. Price was born on October 9, 1964 in Falls Church, Virginia and passed away on May 13, 2017. Price was a 1982 graduate of Ruston High School and a 1986 graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where he received his degree in Business Administration. He then graduated with his Juris Doctor from LSU Law School in 1989.

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REGULAR MEETING

TOWN OF DUBACH
REGULAR MEETING OF TOWN COUNCIL
The Town Council of Dubach, Louisiana met in Regular Session Monday May 15, 2017,
at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. Present were Honorable Robert Jensen Mayor, Council members Ruby Key, Robert Colvin, Evelyn Graham, Donna Lewis.
Absent: Monique Roberts
Citizens attended: None
The Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Robert Colvin.

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Warrants issued for shooting suspect

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Warrants for attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon were issued this morning for 23-year-old Justin Lamar Early.
Early is wanted in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting that wounded a Ruston man, Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said.
Authorities consider Early armed and dangerous.
He has ties to the Ruston and Monroe area, Williams said.
The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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Farmerville man held on attempted murder charge

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The almost month-long search for the suspect in the shooting of a Ruston man is over.
City police arrested Donnell Williams, Jr., 27, of Farmerville, on Tuesday after locating him in Ouachita Parish. Williams is charged with attempted second-degree murder in a March 27 incident that left a local man with multiple gunshot wounds.
Donnell Williams is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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E-recycling reaps over 7,000 pounds

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Ruston residents donated 7,225 pounds of used computers, printers and other electronics during the city’s first electronic waste recycling day May 13.
The event was so successful officials want to make it an annual occurrence, Haley Perot, Ruston’s Main Street director and community coordinator, said.
“It was a win-win for everyone,” she said. “Besides being a free event, our community could safely recycle electronic waste while giving back to organizations around the state.”

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NLMC Auxiliary donates $15,000 to hospital

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The families and patients that put their trust in the staff at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center can rest a little easier after a $15,000 donation from the hospital auxiliary.
Members of the auxiliary raised funds to purchase three AccuVein devices — a product that uses vein illumination to allow nurses to see a map of veins on the surface of the skin, thus lowering the chances of multiple needle sticks.
Kim Kavanaugh, a registered nurse, clinical educator and a member of the vascular team at the hospital, said the equipment has really helped patients.

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