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June 13th, 2014

Juneteenth Grand Marshall named

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Local historian, mentor and community advocate to be honored
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When Thelma Williams stepped off the train in October of 1956. It was 89 degrees. She had a mink coat, her luggage and no idea where her life was taking her.
“I wanted to take the coat off,” she said. “It was just so hot but I was afraid someone would steal it.”
Williams didn’t plan on coming to Louisiana. She had been a dancer at the Carnegie Hall Studio in New York and was ready to teach in North Carolina, but a last minute switch led her here to become the first dance teacher at Grambling State University.

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Crash near Tech Farm Road

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Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Tennessee Avenue and Tech Farm Road yesterday.
Ruston Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Brazzel said they received the call at 12:42 p.m.
According to Brazzel, the vehicle had one occupant and was transported to North Louisiana Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

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Ruston recycling not a myth

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The notion that people can’t recycle in Ruston isn’t true, city officials said Monday.
“You can recycle anything you want, you just need to know where to take and take it there,” City Administrator Ed Pittman said.
To that end, Ruston has recently updated its Recycle Resource Guide to include where to take everything from batteries to plastic grocery bags to all types of metal.
The guide, which can be found on the city website, www.ruston.org, conveniently “puts all in one place all the opportunities to recycle,” Lori Faile, Ruston’s developmental services manager, said.

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Delta Community, GSU help NELA students

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Memorandum signed for assistance in development courses for four-year degree
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MONROE — Louisiana Delta Community College Chancellor Barbara M. Hanson and Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue formally signed a memorandum of understanding to help area students that need development courses as they prepare for a four-year university degree.
The two higher education leaders talked about and signed a memorandum of understanding that focuses on northeastern Louisiana students that want to enroll at Grambling State University but need one or two developmental education courses to be eligible.

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Auxiliary goes above, beyond

A stay in the hospital can sometimes be a terrifying, unpleasant experience for most people. Unless it’s to welcome a new little one into the world, most people aren’t keen on visiting.
That’s one reason the local hospital auxiliary goes above and beyond to help make the experience as pleasant as possible. One way they do this is by providing equipment, training materials and overall dedication to making hospital stays more enjoyable.

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Praises for the local hospital

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For several days in April, I was a Northern Louisiana Medical Center patient in Ruston.  No one wants to be in the hospital.  However, I received excellent treatment 24 hours a day. All the nurses and medical technicians could not have been more accommodating and proficient. Whatever question I asked, their response was always upbeat and enthusiastic.   It was obvious to me that they sincerely cared about my welfare. All of the food served was in generous amounts and very good.  All three meals were served within a few minutes of the same time each day.

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Not feeling sorry for Hillary

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Former First Lady Hillary Clinton told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that her family was “not only dead broke, but in debt,” when she and former President Bill Clinton moved out of the White House.
She attributed the debt largely to lawsuits and legal bills accrued during the course of the presidency.
“We had no money when we got there and we struggled, you know, to piece together resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. It wasn’t easy.”
Really, Hillary? That dog won’t hunt.

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Special-Called Meeting

THE GRAMBLING City Council will have a Special-Called Meeting, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Grambling City Hall & Community Center, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana for the purpose of the following:
An application for the establishment of the Economic Development Corporation.
Any other pertinent matter brought before the council.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Police Jury of Lincoln Parish until Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at its office in the Courthouse, Ruston, Louisiana, for furnishing:
ITEM 1. Long Wheel Base Tandem Axle Chassis-Cab Truck (Low-Boy)
Only bids submitted on Bid Forms will be accepted. Bid Forms and Specifications may be obtained from the office of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P.O. Box 979, Ruston, Louisiana 71273-0979. Bids can also be submitted electronically at WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM.
The Police Jury reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause.

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THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1
IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA
Vs.No. 57057
ILENE AMOS

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