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February 7th, 2014

Commending local law enforcement

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Day after day there are men and women on the streets of Ruston and Lincoln Parish who provide a service to residents.
Those individuals go above and beyond what we as residents perceive their duty to be. Officers and deputies alike take a personal interest in the safety of their community members. This isn’t just our home and people we know and care about — this is the home of our local law enforcement as well. They want it to be a safe place for their families, as well as the rest of us.

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We are all just people first

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Last summer, I met a man named Patrick. He was an extremely nice guy and kept to himself. He never bothered anyone and spent his free time playing games with his friends and doing what made him happy.
Patrick is just a normal person. However, quite a large chunk of our society does not agree with that, simply because Patrick has Down syndrome.
Down syndrome is a chromosome abnormality that affects one in every 691 people born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Patrick does not care that he has Down syndrome, so why do you?

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Evelyn Joyce Young Whitfield

Funeral services for Evelyn Joyce Young Whitfield, 83, of Ruston, LA will be held at 10a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2104 in the Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating will be Brother Lynn Hawkins. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery under direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Whitfield died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Hampton Willow Brook Health Care Center in Houston, TX.

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Catherine Canterberry Ballard

Catherine Canterberry Ballard was born on November 23, 1917 and died February 4, 2014. She was married to Ingram Ballard until his death in 1965. There are three children: Ann, Steve, and Richard, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She had several nieces and nephews as well as some very special adopted adult children.

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Mike Reed

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Long time Ruston resident, Mike Reed, passed away on Thursday morning, February 6, 2014 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center. He was 88 years old. Mike was born in Centreville, Mississippi, on June 15, 1925 and was named for his father, Courtney Reed, Sr., but was best known as Mike. Visitation will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Trinity Methodist Church from 12:00-1:00 PM. Reverend Brian Mercer will lead the memorial service at 1:00 PM at Trinity Methodist Church of Ruston.

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THE RUSTON Housing Authority

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on February 28, 2014, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following obsolete equipment:
1979 Chevrolet 3-Ton Dump Truck VIN C16DA9V107302
1994 Chevrolet 1500 PickUp VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL PickUp VIN IFTDF15Y75NA
1999 Ford E-150 Van VIN IFTRE1422XHA
1990 GMC C-1500 Pick Up VIN 1GTDC14HXLZ552491
1995 EXCEL-HUSTLER 440-HD 72” DUAL TRIM DECK VIN 004203
All items are sold as is. The housing authority reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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RESOLUTION NO. 872 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 872 OF 2014
RESOLUTION DESCRIBING THE ACTIONS WHICH WILL BE TAKEN BY THE CITY REGARDING THE MUNICIPAL WATER POLLUTION PREVENTION ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT REPORT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE AND PREVENT EFFLUENT VIOLATIONS PER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THE LOUISIANA WATER DISCHARGE PERMIT SYSTEM

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RESOLUTION NO. 871 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 871 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY AND TO INSTITUTE EXPROPRIATION ACTIONS NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION OF U.S. 167/U.S. 63 & REYNOLDS DRIVE TURN LANE PROJECT IN THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA

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RESOLUTION NO. 870 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 870 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE UNION-LINCOLN REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY INITIATIVE (ULRWSI) TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BID PROCESS FOR PROPERTY NEAR D'ARBONNE LAKE REPRESENTING AN ACCEPTABLE LOCATION FOR A WATER TREATMENT FACILITY AND, IN THE EVENT THE ULRWSI IS THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER FOR THE PROPERTY, THAT THE CITY CONTRIBUTE AN AMOUNT NOT GREATER THAN ONE-FOURTH OF THE APPRAISED VALUE OF THE PROPERTY TO FACILITATE THE PURCHASE OF THE PROPERTY BY THE ULRWSI

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RESOLUTION NO. 869 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 869 OF 2014
RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE PARTICIPATION OF STOWE WOODWARD, LLC, IN THE LOUISIANA QUALITY JOBS PROGRAM
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Quality Jobs Program, created pursuant to the Louisiana Enterprise Act, LSA-R.S. 51:1781, et seq. (the “Program”), offers significant incentives for economic development to various areas in the State; and,
WHEREAS, Stowe Woodward, LLC, located at 3101 McDonald Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana (“Stowe”), is expanding their facilities (the “Project”); and,

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