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August 21st, 2014

Cheers: Taylor

Dumfries, VA — At their recent meeting, the Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation voted to award a scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year to Nathan L. Taylor, of Choudrant. Nathan will attend Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, in the fall. He is the son of former FBI Agent Mark A. Taylor.

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Tech faculty member presents at Central American conference

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Stephen Webre, the Garnie W. McGinty professor of history and interim associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Louisiana Tech University, presented research at the 12th Central American Historical Congress in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Webre was one of about 600 scholars from more than a dozen countries who gathered at the University of El Salvador for the conference. During the five-day meeting, Webre presented “The Central American Encomienda in the Late Seventeenth Century.” 

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Counteracting cataracts

For many Louisiana residents, there’s nothing better than getting out in the sun. Unfortunately, in addition to upping your skin cancer risk, too much sun exposure can also damage your eyes and lead to cataracts.
August is National Cataract Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about keeping your eyes safe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 17.2 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes, while 5.1 percent have had their lens removed operatively.

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Caring too much can be good

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People amaze me — the way they can overcome, screw up, get knocked down, overcome again — you never know what life is going to throw at you. The wind can blow and suddenly, your life is moving in a totally different direction.
When I saw our current School Superintendent Danny Bell announce that he would be retiring at a back-to-school rally at Ruston High School last week, I later thought about how the tone of the meeting changed so drastically with the utterance of just one phrase.
It was like life — completely unexpected.
The crowd went from cheering to crying.

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RESOLUTION 345

RESOLUTION 345
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following millage (s) are hereby levied on the 2014 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by Town of Dubach:

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2014, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis on August 18, 2014. 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 5:30 p.m., on September 8, 2014, Council Chambers/ Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ)

PUBLIC NOTICE
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (LDEQ)
CITY OF GRAMBLING / GRAMBLING REGIONAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
DRAFT WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT

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TOWN OF DUBACH

TOWN OF DUBACH
REGULAR MEETING OF TOWN COUNCIL
The Town Council of Dubach, Louisiana met in Regular Session Monday, August 18 2014, at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall.
Present were Honorable Robert Jensen Mayor, and Council members Vallie Carrico, Robert Colvin, Hattie Graham, Davie Powell, Donna Lewis, Elizabeth DeGrie with the Ruston Daily Leader.
Absent: NONE
Citizens attended: Hershel Cooper, Debbie Heard and Bonnie Gibson.
The Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Mayor Jensen.
Motion by Davie Powell Seconded by Robert Colvin to approve Agenda as presented

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed Budget for fiscal year ending 2015 for the City of Ruston is now available for public inspection between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Treasurer's Office located at City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.
A General Summary of the proposed Budget is listed as follows:

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August 20th

Lynda Champagne

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Graveside services for Lynda Champagne, age 75, of Dubach, LA, formerly of Houma, LA will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Union Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mrs. Champagne was born November 3, 1938 and passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.
Mrs. Champagne was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of LA Tech and a retired Teacher.

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