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July 22nd, 2014

Summer clean-up for Fall gardens

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Mid-July means two things: the dog days of summer and fall vegetable gardens. Everyone can relate to dog days — it’s hot and humid, good only for dogs to find a cool spot to dig a hole.
But fall gardens? In July? That’s right. Mid-summer is the time to begin preparing and planting the garden for a fall harvest.
Most spring gardens have passed their peak production period and the gardens are usually infested with weeds and old plant materials. The first key for a successful fall garden is to get the weeds and old plant materials, which may carry disease organisms.

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Cheers: University announces spring 2014 honor roll

LAWRENCE — Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester.
The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 38 other countries.

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Lions Club hosts Dupree

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Kim Dupree with State Farm Insurance, spoke at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Dupree has taken over the Jean Hollis agency. The new agent is fully licensed to handle her customers’ insurance needs.
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Cleo S. Bagwell

Cleo S. Bagwell, 89, left us for a better place to be with family who have gone before her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bagwell and her brother Claude H. Hornsby. She is survived by her four children, Pam Bagwell, Mary Bagwell McKinney, Joe Christopher Bagwell, and Rodney Daryl Bagwell, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A service in her memory will be held at Evergreen Baptist Church in Bernice, Louisiana Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. Those wishing to send flowers are asked instead to make a donation to Alzheimer's or Cancer Research.

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July 21st

reTagz keeps variety in stock

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Doors are open, hard work paid off for owner, employees
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Bargain hunters who enjoy scouring a store to find that one unique purchase will likely be pleased to know that they officially have a new venue — reTagz.
The thrift store, located at 200 W. Alabama Ave., first opened it’s doors on a trial run during the recent Louisiana Peach Festival. They’re now open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
“We have miscellaneous items,” Chris Willis, owner of reTagz, said. “From clothes to furniture to dishes and tools. We also have a changing room for dressing.”

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Knife used allegedly in battery

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Suspect arrested Saturday
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A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with aggravated battery after a weekend incident in which he reportedly stabbed another man with a knife.
Marco Jenkins, 34, of 1301 Highland St., Lot 2, was arrested by Ruston police shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday at University Trailer Park. According to the arrest affidavit, several witnesses told the officers that a black male, identified as Jenkins, stabbed another man who witnesses said was trying to walk away from a fight with Jenkins.
The two men were reportedly arguing over a cell phone.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Power Supply, RFP No. 2014-008
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED PROPOSALS until the hour of 2:00 p.m. local time THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014, for furnishing the city of Ruston with POWER SUPPLY.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631
mcolvin@ruston.org
Notice of Intent

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Police Jury has declared that the following described immovable property is no longer needed for public purposes:
Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (SW _ of NE _), Northwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter (NW _ of SE _), and North Half of Southwest Quarter of Southeast Quarter (N _ of SW _ of SE _), Section 8, Township 19 North, Range 3 West, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, containing 100 Acres, more or less (CB 136, Page 510). Minimum Bid $150,000.00

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Regular Session

The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the board room of the Central Office at 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.
Mr. Otha Anders was absent.

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Seeking nominees

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RHS to honor distinguished alumni

The Ruston High School Alumni Association is once again seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Educators and Alumni Awards Luncheon.
Each year the alumni association honors seven former graduates of RHS who have excelled in one or several aspects of their lives.
“We’re hoping to have all of the nominations in by the end of August so that way we will have plenty of time to go through them and make plans for any nominees who have to make travel arrangements to attend the luncheon,” Committee Awards Chairman Betty Joe Fagan said.

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