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July 9th, 2013

Arson suspect arrested

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The Ruston Police Department apprehended a suspect in an arson case, that was being investigated by the Ruston Fire Department.
Personnel responded to a mobile home place at approximately 8:07 p.m. July 4 in the Cedar Creek Trailer Park off of Alabama Avenue.
Eric Brazzel, public education office for the Ruston Fire Department, said on arrival firefighters found the home fully involved in flames.

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Teen calls home

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In Monday’s edition of the Daily Leader we published that a Ruston boy had been missing since Friday.
Jonathan Verret, 18, called his grandfather Monday night at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Mark Colvin, Verret’s grandfather, said Jonathan was safe, unharmed and in Los Angeles.
“His mother and grandmother were on the plane to Los Angeles when he called me to say he was OK,” Colvin said. “Hopefully Jonathan will be able to see his mother and grandmother today.”
Colvin said the family appreciated the efforts by all the help find Jonathan.

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Rescuing animals

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For more than 15 years, one family has been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of unwanted pets and animals.
“My mom started all of this in 1996,” Melissa Simons said. “It started when she decided she wanted a Yorkie, but she wanted a rescue dog — not one from a puppy mill.”
Cherie Pee, founder of Waggin Tails Ranch, was able to find her rescue Yorkie in New Iberia, but the dog had been severely mistreated.

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Lady parasails at 85

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Local plans to zip-line on future vacation
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“As I sat out on my deck at the beach house we were staying in I saw the parachutes of people parasailing and I wondered if that was something that I would be able to do,” Ruth Sanderson said.
Eighty-five-year-old Sanderson, a native of Choudrant, said he first saw the people parasailing last summer when she was on vacation with her son and family.

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Choudrant amends 2012-13 budgets

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The main objective at the July Village of Choudrant meeting earlier this month was to approve a revised copy of the 2012-13 fiscal year budget.
Council members previously approved the budgets in June. However, because of a clerical error it had to be reapproved. The biggest change came from workman’s comp where during transcription a zero was left out of the number. Legally, the amended budget must be within 5 percent of actual spending and revenue. The mistake left the number outside the acceptable range, resulting in the need for the amendment.

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Vegetables fail to set fruit this time of year

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During this time of year, one of the most common questions asked is why my tomatoes and other vegetables have quit producing fruit? These plants flower but fruit set has diminished and in some cases completely stopped ... no tomatoes, no squash, no melons and the list goes on. The reason for the blossom drop is the flowers have not been pollinated properly. They have not been pollinated at all, have been pollinated under the wrong conditions or pollination has been insufficient.

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Peach Quilt Raffle Winner

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The winner of the 2013 quilt was Brenda Badgett, of Farmerville. Brenda bought her ticket at the Hollis Restaurant in Spearsville.
Quilt donation ticket sales set a new record this year and proceeds will go to Med Camp, DART, Life Choices and the Methodist Children’s Home. The Guild thanks all who purchased tickets again this year.
Piney Hills Quilt Guild of Ruston would like to thank all the local business’s who allowed the sale of raffle donation tickets at their place of business; Super 1 Foods, Walmart, Hollis Restaurant, Mitcham Peach Orchard and the Ruston Civic Center.

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Dixon named Maxwell Award candidate

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PHILADELPHIA — A year removed from setting three NCAA records and garnering Freshman All-America honors Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List, an honor given to the nation’s college player of the year.
Dixon is the second Louisiana Tech University player to be named to a preseason watch list after D.J. Banks was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List last week.

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RPAR getting ready for fall softball season

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In softball, there is no place like home plate. After a successful summer softball league with 26 teams (seven more teams then last fall) competing in three divisions, the Fall Softball League is about ready to get under way.
Again, Ruston Parks and Recreation will offer three divisions: Men’s E Class, Coed and Men’s Church. Softballs will be provided by RPAR and USSSA rules will be followed again this season.
The team fees remain at $280 and are due Aug. 21. Payments can be made at the RPAR office located at 605 James St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Watch out for heat waves

As summer temperatures continue to rise area residents should be aware of the dangers that can be caused from becoming overheated.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission warns motorists not to leave children alone in closed vehicles for even a few minutes.

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