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August 13th, 2014

A twist on hospitality

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LPL to host towel, toilet paper origami workshop
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Many Southern women pride themselves on providing the best Southern hospitality they can offer to any guests who enter their home, and sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest impact.
At 6 p.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Community Room, the Lincoln Parish Library will host “Fancy Folds: A New Twist on Hospitality.” Community members are invited to learn how to fold towels and toilet paper in unique ways that will impress their guests.

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Intersection relief soon?

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury approved a resolution urging the Department of Transportation and Development to “provide greater safety to the motoring public as needed.”
The jury met in regular session Tuesday night to discuss a plan of action to enhance the safety of the intersection of Louisiana Highways 821 and 33.
Juror Randy Roberson said several severe accidents and even deaths have occurred at the site.
“We are working towards encouraging a solution,” Roberson said.

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Milstead takes on newly created position at LPSB

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Former Ruston High School Principal Mike Milstead is starting the school year out on a different page. In fact, he’ll be starting a new book altogether because the position of chief academic officer has been newly created for Milstead to assume at the Lincoln Parish School Board.
“The position of CAO was created to provide for improved continuity of academic programs and support for the local schools,” School Superintendent Danny Bell said.

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White joins District 5 race

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A Ruston clergyman is the newest contender in the race for the city’s District 5 alderman.
Maurice White, pastor of Zion Traveler Baptist Church, will launch his campaign Saturday with a noontime districtwide cookout at Huckleberry Trails Park. White is challenging incumbent District 5 Alderwoman Marie Riggs in the Nov. 4 primary. District 5 covers southwest Ruston.
Candidate qualifying for the fall election begins Aug. 20.

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Caney Lake Good Sams Club

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The Pavilion RV Park in West Monroe was the setting for the July 23-26 monthly campout for the Caney Lake Sams.
Hosts, Jim and Nan Colvin and Larry and Patsy Bond, began the campout on Wednesday evening at the camp-house on the grounds. Each member provided their own brown bag supper with desserts provided by the hosts.
All campers enjoyed a leisurely morning of visiting and playing cards and then gathered together for a trip to the Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant for a lunch of every kind of Chinese food imaginable.

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Report details child advocacy in Louisiana

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Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services announces the release of a second Advocacy Paper, “Child Well-Being: Louisiana Among Worst in the Nation for 25 Years.”

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Benefits abound for baby, mother

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We celebrate many things every year and while there are still many that are overlooked, one in particular stands apart.
A task that should come as natural as breathing for those just entering into the world is being celebrated.
National Breast-feeding Month was first developed in order to raise awareness of the natural task that occurs between a mother and a child.
Although this is a hot-button issue for many people in today’s society, the one thing that cannot be debated are the benefits of breast-feeding.

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Leaders frustration begins to show

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Here’s a question for you. What do aquifers and interstate highways have in common?
Knee jerk answer: Nothing. Real answer: A lot, especially if the aquifer is the Sparta Aquifer and the interstate is I-20 through Lincoln Parish.
Just ask any of the Lincoln-Union Parish delegation that went to Washington, D.C., in July to talk with the area’s congressional delegation about funding for projects to lessen the drawdown on the Sparta and upgrade of interstate access in Ruston.

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Dr. Jason C. Owen

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Funeral services for Dr. Jason C. Owen, age 89, of Ruston will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rolly Walker and Rev. Leslie Stephens. Burial will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Kilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.
Jason was a 1941 graduate of Kilbourne High School.

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Joan Elizabeth Jones Ross

Joan Elizabeth Jones Ross, age 84, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Keller, TX. She was born March 13, 1930, in Rush Springs, OK to Ullman Stephens Jones and Bertha Adelma Jones. She was a resident of Ruston, La for 54 years, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Ruston, LA.

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