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April 29th, 2014

Quota collects toys for kids

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Quota International of Ruston collected teddy bears at a recent club meeting. The bears were then delivered to the Ruston Police Department for officers to use whenever they came into contact with a child in a traumatic situation. Pictured are Suzanne McCarter, of the Ruston Quota Club, along with Laura Kent and Jeanette Ginyard, of the Ruston Police Department, with a sampling of what was delivered.

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Commending GSU students

Kudos to students at Grambling State University for making a proactive move to help the school’s financially struggling athletics department.
GSU students last week voted to approve an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually for the school’s athletics department.
The fee will become effective in the fall. Each student will be assessed $100 per semester.
Grambling’s state funding has been cut by almost 60 percent over the past several years from $31.6 million to $13.8 million. The overall budget is $49 million.

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Agritourism operations attract visitors

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Rural areas have become popular tourist destinations. People want to get away from their rushed life styles and relax in a slower paced environment. They also want to learn how to do agriculture related activities like milk the cow, plow the field and harvest the garden.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to La. R.S. 9.4759, notice is hereby given, that WESTSIDE SELF STORAGE MINI WAREHOUSES, located at 821 West California Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, will sell the following described property located in the units indicated and belonging to the person named in ORDER TO ENFORCE THE PRIVILEGE CLAIMED BY THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ON MOVABLE PROPERTY.
Unit #-006G Dwight Stanley 504 Kennon Lane, Apt 27, Ruston, LA 71270
Sofa.
Unit #-0102 Deveney Dionne Hobdy 134 Talbot Street, Jonesboro, LA 71251
Table,micro wave, bureau, fan, chairs, mattress.

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Minutes

MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Public Hearing & Special-Called Meeting April 17, 2014 Mayor Edward Jones opened the Public Hearing of the City of Grambling on Thursday, April 17, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.; the purpose of the public hearing was to get input from the citizens concerning the following:
FY 2014 LCDBG APPLICATION
The following information was presented at the public hearing:
a) Citizen Participation Plan/Citizen Complaint Procedure;

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Richard Edwin Abel

Funeral services for our beloved father and husband, Richard Edwin Abel, age 70 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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April 28th

Buddy Ball spring season ends

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Kynan Sternitzky, 11, shares a laugh with Champ, Louisiana Tech University’s mascot, during the Buddy Ball of Ruston spring season-ending festivities Saturday. Buddy Ball will resume in the fall. Buddy Ball is softball for special-needs children.

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Man faces forcible rape charges

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A Ruston man accused of forcible rape of a 15-year-old girl was taken into custody on Friday.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for the Ruston Police Department, said the original report came in April 17.
“Juvenile investigators with the Ruston Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division received a report from a parent regarding the sexual activity of a 15-year-old female on April 17,” he said.

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Fruits of labor

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Local students are learning to wield business skills at a young age thanks to the recent implementation of the “Lemonade Day” project at Ruston, Cypress Springs, Glen View and Hillcrest elementary Advanced Learning Academies.
The Lemonade Day project is a national program that provides children with the tools to create a business plan for a lemonade stand. The plans can vary and students can either work as a class or be split off into groups when presenting their business model.

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Neighborhood observes Earth Day

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About 50 residents of Ruston’s University Hills Neighborhood gathered Saturday at Huckleberry Park to celebrate Earth Day and join in a community picnic. Leading the neighborhood parade were, from front, Anna Kate Scriber, Mary Carol Vidrine and Norlyn Hyde.

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