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July 2nd, 2014

Safety first with fireworks

Ah, the Fourth of July. It’s a holiday that’s synonymous with “the rockets’ red glare,” sparklers and fireworks shot off in the driveway or around the neighborhood.
Yet the excitement of fireworks can also bring pain. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, on average, 240 people go to hospital emergency rooms with firework-related in injuries in the month around the Independence Day holiday.
To avoid making one of those visits, both the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the American Red Cross offer some simple safety tips for holiday fireworks use.

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Mayfield's good works live on

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I don’t remember the first time I saw Elmore Mayfield. But I remember the last time. It was June 2, at what would be the final Ruston Board of Aldermen meeting that Mayfield would attend.
He came in as usual, carrying a cold can of Diet Coke and flashing what his long-time friend Ruston Fire Chief James Austin calls “an infectious smile.” He sat at the same place he sat for years — 21 years to be exact as aldermen representing the city’s District 2.

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Man arrested on burglary charges

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A Ruston man has been arrested by the Ruston Police Department on burglary related charges.
Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said they were contacted regarding the burglary of a residence on West Alabama Avenue.
“The victim reported that an unknown person entered their residence and stole items including a backpack and wallet,” Williams said. “The victim provided the detectives with the Criminal Investigative Division with video footage of the exterior of the residence.”

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Mary Joyce Coussan

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Mary Joyce Coussan, age 72 of Cumming, GA, formerly of Ruston, LA,  passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming. Joyce graduated from Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University and was a retired Special Education Teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Coussan; parents, LeRoy and Lanell Frazier. Joyce will be remembered for her strong spirit, leadership and uncompromising love for her family and friends.

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Mr. Donald Eugene “Peanut“ Comer

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Eugene “Peanut“ Comer, will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro at 10am with Bro. Robert Smith and Bro.Charles Lutrick officiating.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4-8pm at Edmonds Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Jonesboro. Mr. Comer was born on January 1, 1939 and passed away on July 1, 2014. He was 75.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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THE LINCOLN Parish Special Education Department

THE LINCOLN Parish Special Education Department is in the process of updating Special Education Files. Records of those former students who have not been served the Department in the last five (5) years will be destroyed. If your child's Special Education records meet this criteria, you are offered the opportunity to acquire these records. Please contact the Special Education office within thirty (30) days from today's date at 318-251-9082 or at Lincoln Center, 1435 Mayberry Street Ruston. Records which are not requested by August 9, 2014 will be destroyed.
3rd: July 2, 6 and 9, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT July 24, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-140017: Conversion of Classrooms 210, 241 & 251 to Computer Labs in Betty E. Smith Nursing Building.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid conference will be held on July 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the address stated above.

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July 1st

Choudrant man cited for failing to stop

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An Arcadia woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a three vehicle collision occurring on Monday at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Louisiana Highway 821.
Louisiana State Police, along with the Ruston Fire Department/EMS, Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office, responded to the call at 5:32 p.m.
Albert Paxton, LSP-F public information officer, said the preliminary investigation revealed that a 1993 Ford truck driven by Gregory Hinton, 42, of Choudrant, was traveling west on Hwy 821.

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Taylor lived pilot’s dream, fought in three U.S. wars

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Ira Taylor sits at his cluttered dining room table studying the directions for his latest project, a balsa wood model of an old bi-plane. The struts, he says, need to be redone.
Taylor, 89, of Ruston, knows a lot about airplanes — real ones, as well as the vast collections of models that hang from the ceiling in his bedroom and fill his hobby room downstairs.
Taylor flew combat missions in two wars and was a base engineer in a third.
“It scared the hell out of you at times,” he said about his experiences in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

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