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July 20th, 2017

Ruston Rotary donates $1,000 to CCA

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The Ruston Rotary Club contributed $1,000 toward the Lincoln Rotary Club’s summer food drive for Christian Community Action, a nonprofit organization that helps feed local families. Ruston Rotary donated its money from several fundraisers including its annual catfish fry. Pictured with the check are, from left, Chris Turner, Super 1 Foods store director; Diane Hunter, Ruston Rotary; Stephanie Matthews, CCA director; Tyler Storms, Lincoln Rotary member; and Melodye Turner, Ruston Rotary; donating the check.

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‘Christmas in July’ helps those in need

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It may be a little too early to bring out all of the Christmas decorations, but it is never too early to begin buying gifts — especially if those gifts are for those in need.
Elizabeth Turpin, groups and missions coordinator for The Bridge Community Church, said the church’s inaugural “Christmas in July” program is meant to help those who need it most.

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Hooshang landscape adorns Colorado town’s utility box

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One of Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani’s landscapes now bedecks a utility box in the creative district of Parker, Colorado.
A design based on his painting of the Maroon Bells peaks near Aspen was one of three images chosen via voting on the town’s Facebook page. The town posted all the nominees on its page, and the images with the most votes — that is, “likes” — were chosen for use. Designs were applied as vinyl wraps.
Hooshang’s original is a 48-by-60-inch acrylic on canvas titled “Maroon Bells: On a Higher Plane.”

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Ruston Bearcat football camp set for next week

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The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday through July 27 on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Cost of the camp will be $50 and will be due at registration, which will set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at James Field.
Campers are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt and to bring cleats. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and lunch daily.
For more information call Jerrod Baugh at 903-918-2359.

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‘Double vision’ for Tech’s Ferguson

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DE named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award Watch Lists
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Not only has Louisiana Tech defensive end Jaylon Ferguson been named a preseason All-Conference USA selection — he’s also garnering notice on a pair of national watch lists.
The redshirt junior has been named to the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List as announced Thursday morning by the Football Writers Association of America and the 2017 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List, which is presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the College Defensive Player of the Year.
The Nagurski Trophy watch list includes 30 defensive backs, 29 linebackers, 25 defensive ends and 19 defensive tackles.

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MedCamps, community brings campers smiles

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Michael Johnson, 14, of Monroe strolls through Camp Alabama with a smile from ear to ear on his face. Everyone at MedCamps of North Louisiana knows why he’s happy.
“I’m going to shoot paintballs,” said Michael, pumping his fist in the air.
Michael said it is one of his favorite activities at summer camp.
But at one time, shooting paintballs may have not been possible.
MedCamps is a nonprofit free camp for youth ages 5 through young adults that have chronic illnesses and disabilities.

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School security upgrades were right choice

Ask anyone affiliated with the Lincoln Parish school district and they will tell you that safety is a top priority.
And safety doesn’t necessarily end at the students, either. Faculty, staff and administration safety is a top priority as well.
Because of that, the Lincoln Parish school district has taken major strides to ensure the security of all parties involved.
All Lincoln Parish school district schools now have several thumb scans, aiphones, security gates and doors and cameras that will help monitor anyone coming in and out of the schools.

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July 19th

JUNE BLAKE FERRINGTON

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Funeral services for June Blake Ferrington will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Interment will follow in the Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA. Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, from 9:30-11 AM prior to the service at the church. June Blake Ferrington, age 83, passed away on July 16, 2017 at her home in Ruston, LA, surrounded by family. She was born on June 13, 1934 in Olla, LA and later met and married the love of her life, Roy Merle Ferrington, on April 11, 1953.

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SEX OFFENDER

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, MARK ALONZO HUNTER, have been convicted of 5-14-123 KNOWING/WILL EXPOSE ANOTHER TO HIV on May 1, 2008
5-14-123 KNOWING/WILL EXPOSE ANOTHER TO HIV on May 1, 2008
My address is:123 WAYSIDE ST. GRAMBLING, LA 71245
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 05/13/1974
Height: 5’10
Weight: 210
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td:July 19 & 20, 2017

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REGULAR SESSION

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at its regular meeting place in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana. Present were: Theresa Wyatt, District One; Hazel D. Hunter, District Two; Bobby Bennett, District Three; Randy Roberson, District Four; David Hammons, District Five; Walter Pullen, District Six; Skip Russell, District Eight; Joe Henderson, District Nine; Sharyon Mayfield, District Eleven; and Annette Straughter, District Twelve.

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