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July 24th, 2014

Whataburger to host CCA fundraiser

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On July 31, Whataburger customers can show their support for Christian Community Action by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 5 to 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. Funds raised will go toward clothing, food and school supplies.

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Beat the heat with precaution

When it comes to children and summertime, safety is a must.
And although parents try their utmost to be as protective as necessary in today’s society there are still hidden dangers that many may overlook.
Most residents are forced to commute at least a few miles each day in their vehicles, and with many commutes children are involved in some way.
Whether it be directly — taking children to childcare, or indirectly — seeing children at the convenience store, there are several areas where all residents should take head.

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Wake up and smell the reform

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and a few certain colleagues are paving the way to reform the criminal justice system — and there’s no other state that needs this more than Louisiana.
Louisiana has a lot of claims to fame, but being the prison capitol of the world is not one that should particularly makes us swell with pride. Our state’s incarceration rate is nearly five times Iran’s, 13 times China’s and 20 times Germany’s, according to NOLA.com.
There’s obviously a problem here, but Louisiana is only a small part of what seems to be a nationwide trend in overcriminalization.

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Loyd, McDonald to marry

Autumn LaRae Loyd and Christopher Ray McDonald, both of Choudrant, together with their parents, are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Autumn is the daughter of Kathy Mitchell, of Ruston, and the late Ronnie Loyd. She is the granddaughter of the late Lloyd Carl Wilson, the late Mildred Pearson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Loyd.

Christopher is the son of Joyce McDonald, of Choudrant. He is the grandson of Donna Sherman, of Choudrant, and the late G.W. Sherman.

Autumn is currently employed as office coordinator with Inspirations of Ruston.

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Cheers: Walker

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Raymond D. Walker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

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GSU hosts 54th Annual Band Camp

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In 1960 Grambling State University legendary band director Conrad Hutchinson formed a band camp for high school and junior high school students. Fifty-four years later the tradition continues.
Under the direction of Larry Pannell and his band camp staff, future musicians and possibly future Gramblinites are trained to improve their musicianship.
This year the camp had 475 students who traveled from Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana to take part in marching and educational sessions.

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Locals named Karate champs

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Pictured are the local karate students who were named the 2014 United States Karate Association Champions. Classes are held at Ruston Parks and Recreation in the McLane Multipurpose Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. From left to right are Ross Todd, Ethan Axton, Larry Banks, Harley Cooper, Brandon Lowrey, Cole MaGee, Olaric Garner, Severin Kirbow, Mary Peshoff, Kristina Shaffer and Loren Todd.

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Holtz: Tech QB race wide open

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Five-man competition for starter as Bulldogs near start of preseason camp
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DALLAS — Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz threw it out there — the competition for the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback role is up for grabs.
Holtz talked about the five-player competition during Conference USA Media Days earlier this week in Dallas.
“It’s wide open for the taking,” Holtz said. “We’re looking for someone to step up and take it over, and we’re hoping that happens fairly early on as we begin preseason practices.”

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No.1 has declared that the following described items owned by the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No.1 are no longer needed for public purposes:
ITEM 1. 1973 Ford C750 Serial#C75FVR15881
Minimum Bid $500.00
ITEM 2. 1975 Mack Pierce Snorkel Truck Serial#CF658FCS1612
Minimum Bid $1,500.00
ITEM 3. 1999 GMC Suburban Serial#1GKEC16R1XJ770085
Minimum Bid $500.00
ITEM 4. 1991 Ford F-250 _ Ton Pickup Serial #1FTHX25H6MKB15169
Minimum Bid $250.00 ITEM 5. 1994 Kubota L185 Tractor Serial#L185-55648

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, JOHN DAVID COOK, have been convicted of 14:43.1 SEXUAL BATTERY on Jan. 12, 1993. 14:81.2 MOLESTATION OF JUVENILE on July 15, 1998. 14:81 INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES on July 25, 1990. My address is 133 TODD DR., APT, SIMSBORO, LA 71272
Race: White
Sex: Male
DOB: 07/17/1970
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
2td: July 23 & 24, 2014

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