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February 21st, 2014

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
167 NORTH SELF STORAGE pursuant to LA R.S. 9:4759, notice is hereby given that 167 NORTH SELF STORAGE, located at 5568 Highway 167 N, Ruston, LA 71270, will sell at auction the following described properties located in unit indicated and leased to person so named:
Moore, Anthony
538 Garr Rd
Ruston, LA 71270
Unit #B038
3 leather chairs, magazine shelf, ironing board, glass table, two lamps, dresser, end tables, comforters, misc. items.

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February 20th

Tech, CSC partner together to produce career opportunities

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Louisiana Tech University has entered into a partnership with global IT leader Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Louisiana Economic Development (LED) FastStart, and the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City to offer current and prospective students a comprehensive suite of cyber-related programs and career opportunities designed to meet the current and future needs of CSC.

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Club recognizes greatness of youth

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For some youth the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana is a home away from home.
Tuesday night marked the second time the club would host their Youth of the Year banquet, sponsored by Aaron’s.
Eldonta Osborne, the club’s chief professional officer, said the idea for the event first began when he spoke with Craig Bass at Aaron’s.
“We were talking about him wanting to do something big with the club,” Osborne said. “So I shared with him the idea of the Youth of the Year Program. He told me that this was the sort of thing he wanted to get involved in and help with.”

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Truck snags electrical wire

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At approximately 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Ruston Police Department responded to a downed electrical line at Maple Street and Alabama Avenue. Police reported that a beverage truck, turning into a parking lot, caught a low-hanging electrical wire and continued turning. The caught wire then caused the electrical pole to break in half. It took utility officials until approximately 5:20 p.m. to fix the pole.

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Rodrecas Davis’ art on display through Feb. 27

Grambling State University will host an exhibition by artist Rodrecas “Drék” Davis titled “on the surface.”
Davis, a faculty member in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is presenting an exhibition of mixed media and assemblage works that address the intersection of pop culture, history, politics and religion.
“These works are my contemplation of the topics of idol worship, politics, religion, violence, race and representation,” Davis said. “They represent the chasm between information and knowledge and the places where these things intersect.”

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Miller, Schmidt to wed in May

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Mark and Kitty Miller, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Hillary Miller, of Ruston, to Michael Schmidt, of Atlanta, Ga.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Alden Perk, the late Floyd J. and C. Lorraine Voight and the late Joseph and Veronica Miller.
Michael is the son of Jim and DJ Schmidt, of Marietta, Ga. He is the grandson of the late Thomas Schmidt, Florence Schmidt, of Miami, Fla., the late William Marcum and Norma Marcum, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

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Local youth recognized

There are many ways in which we impact the youth of our community, and then there are the ways in which the youth themselves impact the community.
During Tuesday night’s Youth of the Year Program hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana and sponsored by Aaron’s, Jerry Hilbun was on hand to give out what he called the “Improvement Award” or the “Confidence Development Award.”

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Collins captures state FBLA office

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On Feb. 5, Ruston High School FBLA Secretary Nina Collins was officially elected as the FBLA District II Vice President.
Nina captured the attention of all conference delegates with her excellent campaign speech, where she focused primarily on increasing membership and participation in FBLA.
With her election, she will officially be inducted as an FBLA Louisiana state officer at the 2014 Louisiana State Conference which will be held on the ULL campus in Lafayette on March 25.

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GHS peers hold fundraiser

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Grambling High School’s junior class recently held a fundraiser for their classmate, Torrance Ford Jr.
“T.J.,” as he is fondly called by many, was seriously injured in a car accident last October while driving to his high school football game. Class president Jalen Ferguson intitiated a barbecue plate fundraiser to help with the expenses for the family.
WIth the guidance and support of his grandparents, David and Marilyn Ferguson, barbeque plates were sold in the parking area of Gallot’s Barbershop.

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Dubach explores Internet safety, behavior incentives

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Parents and teachers alike showed up to an Internet safety seminar to learn about the dangers of things like social media and online predators on Jan. 28. Lori Allen, LPC from the Methodist Children’s Home Family Counseling Center in Ruston, spoke to families, parents and students about Internet safety. The goals of the workshop are to educate children and parents in recognizing potential Internet risks, engaging students and their parents in a two-way conversation about the risks and empowering students so they can prevent exploitation and report an incident to a trusted adult.

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