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July 17th, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE LEVYING AND IMPOSING TAXES ON ALL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis on July 10, 2017. A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 6:30 p.m., on August 21, 2017, Council Chambers/ Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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APPLICATION FOR HOUSING

PUBLIC HOUSING & SECTION 8 PROGRAMS
The Housing Authority of the City of Grambling will accept applications for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing beginning, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Thursday, July 20, 2017 Applications will be taken only during 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for three (3) dates/times:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
The location will be - 300 B. T. Woodard Circle - Perkins Lane

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Outlying schools receive security upgrades

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Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series updating the community about upgrades to parish schools.
After Ruston city schools completed security upgrades on all campuses last year, Choudrant High School, Dubach Elementary and Simsboro Schools have begun to complete their security updates before the beginning of the school year.

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Designs for Bulldog Project to be selected Thursday

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As the deadline for sponsors and artist submissions passed Friday, the Ruston Cultural District Board’s Bulldog Project is officially past stage one.
Haley Perot, president of the board, said she is proud of how many artists decided to participate in the project.
“Extending the deadline was well worth it,” she said. “By doing that it opened up a whole new group of people that didn’t know about it.”
Organizers don’t yet know how many artists they have because mail-in applications are still arriving, Perot said.
More sponsorships have also come in.

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MedCamps celebrates 30 years of smiles

There’s nothing quite as fun as spending part of the summer break at camp.
Between the freedom of living in a cabin amongst your friends, to participating in activities such as swimming and archery, summer camp is as much of an American pastime as is baseball.
That’s why we think every child should have the opportunity to particiate in the camping experience.And that’s where MedCamps of North Louisiana comes in.

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OK, we need to be frank about writing

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A devoted female fan wrote me not too long ago to suggest I improve my writing by adding more descriptive adjectives and adverbs. After I looked up those terms; I decided to give it a try.
Here’s how I write now: Frank sat down on a damp park bench and got his butt wet. He ain’t right.
That’s 16 words. Now here is how I might lengthened the word count by using her suggestion:
It was a cold gray morning of a cold gray day in a cold gray city. Another day filled with abject loneliness and despair that only comes when one has lost the love of a lifetime.

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Young girls should keep looking to the future

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I recently had the chance to go home and see family that I have not seen in a long time. It is always weird going home and seeing cousins who were so young when I left for college all grown up. They have always been my younger cousins, and now they are growing into young adults.
I was also able to see the four girls I used to babysit throughout high school. The two oldest girls are about to enter seventh grade and their mom asked me to talk to them about growing up and dealing with mean girls.

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C-USA honors Tech soccer’s Sloan

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Former Louisiana Tech star Kathryn Sloan was chosen as the recipient of the 2016-17 Conference USA Scholar Athlete Award for women’s soccer, announced by the league office on Friday.
C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives selected the Scholar Athlete of the Year awards, which are presented to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport based on academic achievement (GPA), athletic achievement and service.

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Buddy's Blog: Fred Dean will ‘sack’ another honor Sept. 2

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Future football foes finally won’t be haunted by tales of terrorizing by No. 70 for Louisiana Tech University.
Those digits worn by pass-rushing terminator Fred Dean will be retired during halftime ceremonies at the Bulldogs’ season opener versus Northwestern State University on Sept. 2.
With that retirement, Tech will complete its “trifecta” of Pro Football Hall of Fame representatives having their jersey numbers retired. Previous honorees include Terry Bradshaw and Willie Roaf.

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DART seeks help for children through donations

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School is right around the corner. Seems like we just were popping July 4th firecrackers and we are shifting our attention to getting kids ready for the first day of school Aug. 11.
Did you know that the cost to purchase school supplies for a kindergarten student in Lincoln Parish is over $80?
And that doesn’t count the $15 instructional fee required by most kindergarten teachers.
The average cost for an eighth grader is even higher at over $85.
School uniforms average a little over $20 for a kindergarten student and about $25 for an eighth grader.

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