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June 20th, 2013

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Ricky Maier, Alderman Brandon Williams and guests. Alderman Ragan Aswell was absent. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Sanderson. Mayor Sanderson gave prayer. Motion to approve the agenda was made Alderman Williams, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved. Motion to approve the minutes of May 6, 2013, was made by Alderman Williams, seconded by Alderman Maier. Approved.
Financial Report- Mayor Sanderson presented the financial report

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June 19th

Ruston Daily Leader delivery update

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Due to Tuesday’s weather, our printing equipment was severely damaged due to a lightning strike. Wednesday’s paper will be delivered Thursday afternoon. Technicians are currently working to repair the equipment. Thursday's paper will be delivered either tonight or Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience and should be on a regular schedule by Friday afternoon.

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Lightning struck: Fire caused by severe weather

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The Ruston Fire Department received a call at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday in regards to a fire in the 2000 block of Belcara Drive. Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said units arrived on the scene at 5:19 p.m. and the fire was suppressed by 5:34 p.m. No injuries were reported.
“Our investigation revealed that the fire seemed to have started in the attic from a lightning strike to the structure,” Brazzel said.
He added that 14 personnel and nine apparatuses arrived at the scene of the fire.

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Aldermen OK budget

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Dubach anticipates $249K in revenue, $317K in expenditures
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The town of Dubach began the 2013-14 fiscal year with a list of annual housekeeping items at their meeting on Monday night including approving the year’s budget and appointing several individuals and businesses to perform necessary services.
Council members unanimously — with the exception of Hattie Graham, who was absent — approved the proposed budget for the Lincoln Parish Sales Tax and Use Commission. This budget must be approved by the majority of the members throughout the parish.

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Faces in the community: Copeland encouraging parish commerce

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With the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival this week, much attention has been focused on the Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber works throughout the year to help ensure the Peach Festival is a success. And, this year, they’ve done it with an interim captain at the helm.
Judy Copeland, who has served as the office manager at the Chamber for the past eight years, recently took the position as Interim President when former President Scott Terry stepped down.

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Juneteenth Health Fair

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The Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival Health Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the City Hall and Recreation Center.
Along with various vendors, guest speakers with the Diabetes Care Center, Pennington Financial, Attorney Yumeka Washington, Evol Health and The Health Hut gave presentations related to health and aging.
The Juneteenth Heritage Festival will be wrapping up at 5 p.m. today with a prayer meeting, fish fry and watermelon fest at the Grambling City Park.

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RPAR takes safety seriously with alert system

Weather is important, whether you’re a softball team participating in our leagues; a swimmer frolicking in the Municipal pool; a young golfer learning to putt, chip and drive out on the golf course; or a family at the Regional Sports Complex watching your child play in our soccer or flag football leagues.

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Hopewell School Foundation hosts Tea Extravaganza

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The Hopewell School Foundation Inc had its Tea Extravaganza at the Church of the Living God in Dubach on June 8. The event’s keynote speaker was Beverly McCants. Guests were also treated to a fashion show featuring models age 4 and up. The fundraiser supports activities, which include provisions of scholarships to Dubach High School students attending Grambling State University. The organization also assists high school students to prepare for the ACT test.

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RHS brings home top honors at Tech Camp

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Ruston High School recently completed the 2013 Cyber Discovery Camp held at Louisiana Tech University where they brought home top prizes for both Video Production and the Cyber Treasure Hunt. Narrowly edged for top honors, RHS competed against Benton High, Catholic High, El Dorado High, North Caddo High, St. Joseph’s Academy, West Monroe High and New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA).

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Tips to improve men’s health

Unless seriously injured or ill, some men can’t be dragged into the doctor’s office without kicking and screaming.
June is Men’s Health Month. According to menshealthmonth.org, the official campaign states the goal is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
The CDC suggests that during June men begin making their health a priority by exercising, eating right and following other healthy practices. Such healthy practices include:

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