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June 21st, 2017

Weather forces changes in Peach Fest

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Louisiana Peach Festival events planned for outdoors Friday afternoon have been canceled and the evening concerts relocated in anticipation of excessive rainfall from Tropical Storm Cindy.
But festival planners are hoping at least some of the Saturday events can continue outdoors, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Judy Copeland said this morning.
The festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The Chamber of Commerce produces the annual event.

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NAMI names state and national health resources

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State and national resources can provide a wealth of information about mental health issues. NAMI Ruston has compiled a list of some of these health resources.
State
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NAMI Louisiana, Baton Rouge (225) 291-6262, www.namilouisiana.org
Department of Health and Hospitals, State of Louisiana (855) 229-6848/ (225) 342-9500, www.dhh.louisiana.gov.
Bayou Health Plan Information, Healthy Louisiana, (855) 229-6848, www.bayouhealth.com
Ekhaya Youth Project, a Family Support Organization, Shreveport (318) 606-2323

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LSU set for CWS rematch vs. Florida St.

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OMAHA, Nebraska — LSU attempts to reach the College World Series “Final Four” when the Tigers face Florida State at 6 p.m. today at TD Ameritrade Park.
The loser of the LSU-FSU game is eliminated from the CWS, and the winner advances to play Oregon State at 2 p.m. Friday. The winner of today’s game would have to defeat Oregon State on both Friday and Saturday in order to advance to the CWS Championship Finals.

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Reader responds to Harris column

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In Glen Harris’ Sunday, June 4 Outdoors column, “Familiar Birds Missing in Action,” he describes a few once common species that are now difficult for him to find.

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Awareness rises out of the water

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When the dispatcher’s voice coming across the newsroom scanner summoned the Ruston Fire Department for a baby-not-breathing-in-a-backyard-swimming-pool call, all of us figured we knew the story one of us would have to write the next day.
We were wrong.

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Juneteenth changes make a better experience

The city of Grambling’s mission for its annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is to build community relationships while creating an environment that celebrates culture, educate festival attendees and provide entertainment for all demographics.
While Grambling’s Juneteenth Fest hits the mark every year when it comes to achieving its goals, this year’s festival felt extra community-oriented simply because of a few minor changes.

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June 20th

JORETTA NICHOLSON INGRAM

Joretta Nicholson Ingram, 85 of Lafayette, formerly of Ruston, passed away Tuesday,
June 20, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home
of Ruston, LA.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The City of Grambling is accepting Sealed Proposals from qualified vendors for one (1) each 2017 Chassis Garbage Truck with 25 Cubic Yard Rear Loader Packers. Sealed proposals will be received no later than 3:00pm, Friday, July 14, 2017 at the City of Grambling, (c/o Pamela Stringfellow, Municipal Clerk)127 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245. Proposals will not be accepted after the above date and time.
A bid packet may be obtained from the City of Grambling, 127 King, Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245.

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Peach Fest music to include Chee-Weez, Uncle Kracker

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One of the favorite parts of Ruston’s annual big event for many people are the sweet sounds of the Louisiana Peach Festival concerts.
This year is no exception, with a returning fan favorite and a Fest newcomer serving as headliners for this year’s shows.
For a second straight year, The Chee-Weez, a five-piece tribute/show band from New Orleans will headline Friday’s event, taking the stage at 10 p.m. at Railroad Park.

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Commission nixes open space plan

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Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday turned down a developer’s request to grant his project conditional use approval under the residential permanent open space option in the city’s zoning code.
Mark Counts wanted to exercise the option in order to be able to subdivide property he owns at 1302 East Georgia Avenue. Counts Holding LLC’s request was the first one to be made under the open space provision. Counts wanted to build an additional house on some of the acreage.

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