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April 24th, 2014

ULM baseball edges past Grambling, 3-2

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MONROE — Kodie Tidwell belted his first homer of the season to give ULM a 3-2 walkoff win Wednesday afternoon at Warhawk Field.
Grambling State (12-27) plated the first runs of the game with a pair of runs (one earned, one unearned) in the top of the first inning.
That would be all the runs the Tigers would score on Wednesday.
ULM (17-26) finally broke through with a pair of runs in the home half of the seventh inning. With the bases loaded, Tidwell tied the game with a two-RBI single up the middle as Dalton Todd and Josh Faciane came in to score.

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GSU students approve athletics fee

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Grambling State University’s athletic programs will get a finanical boost beginning in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.
After students voted against the athletics fee last year, university officials launched an awareness campaign to show the need for another mandatory fee.
The fee will become effective in the fall. Each student will be assessed $100 per semester.

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Pamela Jean Beck Toburen

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Pamela Jean Beck Toburen, 68, of Ruston, died April 21, 2014 at her home in Ruston.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Burhkalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Reverend Jerry Hillburn will officiate.  Visitation will be 9:00AM until 11:00AM service time Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Burkhalter Chapel. Pam was born November 23, 1945, at Colby, Kansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Beck, Jr.  She grew up in Colby, graduating from Colby Community High School in 1963.. She began college at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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Ms. Kathy Mayo

Funeral services for Ms. Kathy L. Mayo, age 58 of Calhoun, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 25, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Wendell Sellers will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memory Gardens in Calhoun under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Wayne Palmer Colvin

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Memorial services for Wayne Palmer Colvin, age 85, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2PM, Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Visitation will be at 1 PM until the beginning of the service. Officiating the services will be Dr. Mike Anderson. Wayne was born in Dubach, LA on August 16, 1928 to Jasper Lee Colvin and Lucille Ferguson Colvin and passed away on April 17, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

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NOTICE OF SURPLUS SALE

NOTICE OF SURPLUS SALE
LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
This notice will serve as official notice of a Surplus Sale of Macbook laptop computers that are 2010 models. Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on May 6, 2014, at which time the bids will be opened and the highest bidder will be awarded the computer(s). Bids are to be submitted to George Murphy at the Lincoln Parish School Board Central Office, 410 S. Farmerville St., Ruston, La. 71270. For questions, please contact George Murphy at the school board between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at 318-255-1430.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, Cory Leroi Straughter, have been convicted of 14:81 INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES on Nov. 10, 2009 - PLace of Conviction: 03RD JUD. DIST. DA. OFFICE LA. My address is 150 N. VILLAGE RD. APT #35, RUSTON, LA 71270
Race: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 01/22/1978
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 200 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td: Apri1 23 & 24, 2014

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April 23rd

Hillcrest Elementary turning 90

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Faculty asks community to donate memorabilia for event
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Hillcrest Elementary School is asking residents in the area to help them celebrate their upcoming 90th anniversary, and one way they can do this is to donate memorabilia.
“Anyone in the community who can bring items related to Hillcrest would be greatly appreciated,” Principal Patrice Hilton said. “We are very proud of our students and our school.”
The Hillcrest faculty plans on hosting an event to celebrate the occasion from 2-3 p.m. Sunday. They hope to have as many historic souvenirs, mementos and collectibles on display as possible for the enjoyment of those who attend.

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Wreck holds up line of vehicles

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At approximately 9:50 a.m.Tuesday, an accident occured at the 97 mile marker on Interstate 20. According to the Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Albert Paxton, the accident involved three vehicles, with one person being transported for minor injuries. Charles Black, of Ouachita Parish, was reportedly the cause of the wreck. Black was reportedly driving a 2011 GMC Sierra when he reportedly failed to see an Entergy truck (above) in front of him, driven by Michael Ward. Black swerved to miss Ward and sideswiped the vehicle.

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Conference planned

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RPD investigators take new measures

The Louisiana Forgery and Fraud Investigator’s Association will be holding their annual conference from Tuesday through May 2 at the Ruston Civic Center.
The 2014 LAFFIA Conference will be hosted by the current President Capt. Eric Hanna, of the Ruston Police Department. This year’s corporate sponsor will be Community Trust Bank.
The LAFFIA was formed in 1966 as a means to combat financial crimes through intelligence exchanges between federal, state and local law enforcement along with private industry.

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