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October 11th, 2017

Families can help those with mental illness

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Mental illness can strike anyone. Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else.”
In fact, mental disorders are common and widespread.
If you think that someone you love has a mental illness, you are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an estimated 60 million Americans, one in four adults, suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year.
About one in 10 children lives with a serious mental or emotional disorder. These disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease.

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Life will throw us changes when we least expect it

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When I was younger, I used to fear the unknown.
I fiercely loved the familiar and was quick to reject anything that seemed out of the ordinary.
I was so certain if I held fast to the things that made me feel comfortable, they could not slip away from me.
I refused to believe that change was inevitable or that some things were simply beyond my control.
During my senior year of high school, I was constantly warned of how different I would become after starting college. And with each warning, I rolled my eyes, certain things would remain constant.

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A tale of two sports complexes: Best, worst of times

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … .”
That oft-quoted opening sentence from Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities,” could fit the stories of Ruston and Shreveport as each municipality tries to enter the sports complex business.

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Fix GSU’s Woodson Hall

Grambling State University’s Woodson Hall needs to be restored.
The home to many of GSU’s departments, including the English and Foreign Languages Department and the television news station, continues to be a open sore on a university that is in the process of reshaping itself.
The building has been damaged by the rain and thunderstorms that have hit Lincoln Parish with historic proportions in over the past year.
The building sits on the lowest level on campus where flooding is preveland after heavy rain storms.

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Newcomers add depth to Lady Techsters post

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Louisiana Tech is in its second full week of official women’s basketball team workouts with head coach Brooke Stoehr and Co. continuing preparation for the Nov. 10 season opener only one month away.
Through the first nine days on the floor, Stoehr has been pleased with the everyday effort on the court from her young bunch.

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Bearcats win in straight sets

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Ashley Ambrose (above) turned in 15 assista Tuesday night to held lead the Ruston High School volleyball team, ranked No. 3 in the state, to a straight sets and win over Parkway. Reagan Lee led the Bearcats with 11 kills and three aces while Mya Terry added eight kills and four digs. The Bearcats (13-2) will next play Ursiline Academy (21-4) at 5 p.m. Thursday in New Orleans.

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October 10th

Danni Madden

Funeral services for Danni Madden will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Dubach. Brother Cory Bruce will officiate. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.
Danni was born on August 1, 1985 and passed away after a lengthy illness on October 7, 2017 in Dubach, LA. She was a retired nurse.

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City of Grambling Ordinance No. 09007017-1

The following Ordinance was adopted by:
CITY OF GRAMBLING
STATE OF LOUISIANA
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Council members, that the following ordinance was adopted by the Mayor and Board of Council members held on October 5, 2017, to-wit:
ORDINANCE NO. 09007017-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO AMEND THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES CODE TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ALL FOR RELATED MATTERS.

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

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ARToberfest set to begin Friday

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Tickets are still available for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s eighth Annual ARToberfest which will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Norton Building, located at 207 West Mississippi in downtown Ruston.
“ARToberfest, sponsored by Durrett Law and Title, is NCLAC’s beer-tasting fundraiser that supports arts programming such as the Southern Circuit Independent Film series,” Jessica Slaughter, executive director of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, said.

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