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December 2nd

ORA MAE JORDAN BARNES

Ora Mae Jordan Barnes, 58 died November 29, 2016. Wake will be Friday, Dec. 2 at 6:00 pm at Harmonia Missionary Baptist Church, Olla, LA.. Services are Saturday Dec. 3 at 11:00 am at Olla First Baptist Church, Olla, LA. Burial will follow at Oak Forest Cemetery, Olla, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.
Mrs Barnes is from Olla, LA

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BUDGET

The Amended Budget for fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, and the Proposed Budget for fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, General and Special Funds, of the Office of the District Attorney, Third Judicial District, have been prepared and are available for public inspection and shown herein. A public hearing on the proposed Budget will be held December 13, 2016, between the hours of 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM at the Office of the District Attorney in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse, 100 West Texas Avenue, Second Floor, Ruston, Louisiana.

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LEGAL NOTICE

RUSTON AND UNIONVILLE FIELDS 16-547
LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, and 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1290: Application for Conditional Use Permit for a (single duplex with two- three bedroom units)
Applicant: Triad Development of Ruston, LLC
Location: 308 West Georgia Avenue

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Lincoln Lights Up the Pines opens

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Dozens of Lincoln Parish residents drove through Lincoln Parish Park during the opening night of Lincoln Lights Up the Pines. The Christmas-light drive thru tour will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the park. The cost is $5 per car.

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RCT raises curtain on ‘Wonderful Life’

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Natalie Richardson who plays Mary Hatch, left, and Dusty Hampton who plays George Bailey, right, in the Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” act out a scene during a recent dress rehearsal. The production will be held at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Community sends check to Wiggin’ Out

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The Wiggin’ Out Foundation received a $11,057 check recently from Lincoln ACHIEVE, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish Schools.
The money raised came from the first service project by the Adopt-A-School program that helps support breast cancer awareness, said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln ACHIEVE coordinator.
“We are tickled pink to be presenting this check,” she said.
The money raised goes toward North Louisiana cancer patients going through treatment who cannot afford a wig or have other needs, said Elizabeth Turnley of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.

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Mayor flips switch on Christmas lights

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With the flip of a switch, Christmas came to downtown Ruston on Thursday.
At precisely 6 p.m., Mayor Ronny Walker and four local youngsters pushed a ceremonial 8-foot-tall switch that turned on hundreds of white lights strung throughout the central business district and a 33-foot ball all-light Christmas tree in Railroad Park.
The ceremony, that drew about 600 of people to the park, also signaled the opening of the city’s artificial ice skating rink located in parking lot of the Historic Fire Station.

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Tech to host American Spiritual concert

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Get ready Louisiana Tech University, because one of the best bands in contemporary folk music is performing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, in Howard Auditorium.
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem’s American Spiritual explores and revives the human spirit.
This quartet opens up the audience’s hearts with their powerful harmonies, engaging energy and roaring tunes that you can’t help but to clap along to.

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'It's a Wonderful Life' a must see

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It can be tricky business to pull off a much-loved Christmas classic like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but fear not Rustonians, the cast and crew of the Ruston Community Theatre managed to do that and more.
Opening to a packed theatre, the actors more than fulfilled their roles.
The laughs rolled as jokes were made and a low rumble of excitement was heard with each hug and kiss made by the leading couple, Mary Hatch and George Bailey, played so wonderfully by Natalie Richardson and Dusty Hampton.

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