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September 19th, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT
The Wesley Chapel Water System intends to file an application for federal assistance with the USDA Rural Development for funding of a water system improvemnets project. Prior to incurring the obligations of the proposed loan and/or grant, the system will obtain authorization by vote of its Board of Directors. A public meeting to discuss this project will be held on October 1, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 813 St. Rest Rd., Quitman, LA.
2td: Septmenber 19, & 25, 2013

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
I, JOHN Edward Herzog, DOC #454320, I have applied for clemency for my conviction of possession of a controlled substance. If you have any comments, contact the Board of Pardons
(225) 342-5421.
3td: September 18, 19 and 20, 2013

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September 18th

M.L. Smith transports vessel

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At around 8 a.m. this morning, M.L. Smith Tanks and Refractories, located on Louisiana Highway 33 began the transportation of a 30 ton vessel to Arkansas.
Tommy Gregg, engineering manager, said the vessel is 8 feet in diameter and 108 feet long. It will be used as a distillation column for a chemical plant.
Upon pulling out of the business, traffic was backed up along Highway 33 and then again when a turn was being made onto Interstate 20.

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Armed robbery

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Police are asking for information

At approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday, Ruston Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Circle K on 1705 North Service Rd E.
“The clerk (on duty) said that three black males came in and ordered her to the ground,” Capt. Tim Parker of RPD said.
According to Parker, the men were wearing masks and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the registers. There was at least one handgun present. The men fled the scene and RPD is actively pursuing those responsible for the armed robbery.
“We can’t connect this robbery with any other robbery that has happened as of yet,” Parker said.

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Sheriff Buckley’s life remembered

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Long-time Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley passed away Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer.
Buckley was diagnosed in May of this year and was undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
“Bob was a good friend and a good sheriff,” said State Sen. Mike Walsworth, “I appreciate all he did for Union Parish and I feel for his family.”
Buckley served as the sheriff of Union Parish for 20 years.

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Tech earns Tier One, highest ranking yet

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For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has achieved a Tier One ranking among “National Universities,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges list released Sept. 10.
Louisiana Tech is one of only two public universities in Louisiana to achieve a Tier One “National Universities” ranking, coming in at a tie for No. 190 — the highest ranking Tech has received from U.S. News & World Report. Louisiana Tech was also the only university in the state to see its national ranking rise over last year, moving up nine spots from the 2013 list.

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RPAR’s annual competition a success

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There were plenty of dreamers at the Ruston High field adjacent to the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department on James Street Saturday.
And some may see their dreams of showing off their football skills in a professional arena realized.
Area youth ages 6-15 showcased their football skills last weekend as RPAR held its annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition.
A strong field of more than 50 participants competed in the free event, which divided participants into age groups of 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. Boys and girls competed separately.

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Junior nursing major named hercules scholar

Cameroon native seeking to help others in ICU recognized with 3.71 GPA
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Grambling State University junior nursing major Lionel Kilofonyuy-Sandjong is the second of four students to be recognized as a Hercules Scholar by the Tom Joyner Foundation on the Tom Joyner Morning show Sept. 12.

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Cheers: Hinton

Air Force Airman Spencer T. Hinton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Hinton is the son of Maureen Hinton of Ruston.
He is a 2012 graduate of Ruston High School.

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Library brief: LPL travels to the fabulous fifties

The Fabulous Fifties were a great era for poodle skirts, early rock-n-roll, and, of course, classic cars.
Re-live the Fabulous 50’s as residents ‘Rock Around The Clock’ on Oct. 5 at the Lincoln Parish Library with a full slate of activities for the whole family.
The day will begin with a Rollin’ Oldies Car Show held at 10 a.m. in the Library Event Center parking lot. The public is invited to come out and view the classic cars and vote for their favorite. The car show will run until 2 p.m. with awards being presented at 1:45 p.m.

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