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December 5th

LARRY WAYNE JACKS

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A memorial for Larry Wayne Jacks will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday December 10 2016 at Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church 100 Hwy 152 Dubach La in the fellowship hall. Reverend Barry Joyner officiating. He was born January 25, 1935 to Lawrence and Ruby McCurry Jacks. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Sarah Marie Jacks, nephew Jeff Jacks and very special friend Theo Piehler. He is survived by his Brother Donald R. Jacks and sister in law Joan Barham Jacks.

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LEGAL NOTICE: Sex Offender

I, David E. Armstrong, have been convicted of 14:81 Indecent Behavior with Juveniles on June 17, 1998, On June 17, 1998 My address is 125 5th St. Dubach, LA 71235
Race:Black
SEX: Male
DOB:12/08/60
Height:6’1”
Weight: 365
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Brown
2td:December 5 & 6, 2016

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LEGAL NOTICE: Sex Offender

I, Lecaris Delamore White, have been convicted of 14:78.1 Aggravated Incest on October 27, 1997, on October 27, 1997 my address is 136 Butler Rd. Simsboro, LA 71275
Race:Black
Sex:Male
DOB 12/11/1961
Height:5’8”
Weight:198 lbs
Hair color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
2td:December 5 & 6, 2016

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SEALED BIDS

Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Purchasing Department of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 P.M. local time on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the office of the Purchasing Director. Bids received after the 2:00 P.M. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened.

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‘Artisan Strings and Winds’ to perform at Lincoln Parish Library

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The newly formed Artisan Strings and Winds chamber ensemble will play its premier concert Dec. 13 at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
The program, titled “Classic Holiday Chamber,” begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The program includes a variety of Christmas pieces.
“We wanted some classical — English and French carols — and then some popular selections,” Frances Grafton, of Ruston, the group’s founder, said.

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School Board seeks renewal of millages

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The Lincoln Parish School Board will look to approve a resolution to call an election to renew two millages that generate more than $5 million over a 10-year period.
The Consolidated School District No 1 and No. 3 mileage rates expire in 2018 and 2019 and generate $2,156,200 and $3,701,350, respectively.
If all goes according to plan, the election to renew the taxes will be held on April 29.
The board will review the resolution during the regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office.
In other business:

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Local YEA! chapter recognized nationally

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The Lincoln Parish chapter of the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy was recently recognized on the national level for their growth in the number of accepted students for the academic year.

YEA! is an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business, said Judy Copeland, president of the Chamber.

She said is also proud of the growth that the chapter has achieved.

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Sorority donates to CCA

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Epsilon Alpha Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. members donated food for Christian Community Action. Members present are from left to right, starting at the bottom row: Emma Wilson, Shirley Burns Archie Tatum, Tiffany Curry, Stephanie Matthews (CCA), Mary Flournoy, Barbara McIntyre and Martha Pierce.

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Angels among us: Christmas a time to share love, hope

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This fall has been a wild ride of ricocheting emotions for me.
My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary and I had my 60th birthday, both occasions bringing sweet reflections and celebrations.
At the same time, my sister Diane was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Aug. 9, and after a brief and ravaging journey, died on Oct. 21.
The polarity of these experiences, combined with the profound emotions each brought, made me think of a quote by my favorite writer, Frederick Buechner.

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Beltin’ it out on the old bayou

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Wish I was back on the bayou.
Rollin with some Cajun queen.
Wishin’ I were a fast freight train,
Just a chooglin’ on down to New Orleans.
Not sure what chooglin means, but it sure sounds like fun.
John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival wrote those words from the perspective of someone who wishing he was back in the land of murky water, cypress trees, and Spanish moss. There have been times in my life, like when I lived in New England, that I felt the same way — and I would have swum home to make it happen.

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