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March 23rd, 2017

MFP reductions put projects on hold

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The Lincoln Parish school district’s potential construction projects in the Lincoln Parish School Board’s capital outlay plan may be pushed back a year as a result of a 16 percent Minimum Foundation Program reduction said school superintendent Mike Milstead today.
The school district plans on adding a new sixth-grade wing to Ruston Junior High, new emergency generators and a new school board central office. However, after the school board was told it faced a $5.4 million state MFP reduction, Milstead said those projects would have to be delayed.

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Edwards cuts ribbon, shovels dirt

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Economic development in Ruston got a plug from Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday when he helped dedicate the Monster Moto corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant, then participated in a groundbreaking for the North Village Plaza Apartments.
The two celebrations were among a full day of appearances here by Edwards and his wife, Donna.
“We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of Monster Moto’s new Ruston facility,” Edwards said in a prepared statement released by his office.

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Governor floats hike in gasoline tax

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Louisiana motorists could face a higher gasoline tax if the Legislature agrees to a plan being floated by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
“It’s not easy to ask people to pay more, but if we don’t you’re not going to get more,” Edwards told more than 200 people gathered for breakfast at Squire Creek Country Club on Wednesday.
“We’ve got to understand that the Easter Bunny isn’t going to bring us roads and bridges. We’re going to have to do it ourselves,” he said.

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Louisiana's First Lady visits Glen View

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Louisiana first lady Donna Edwards visited Glen View Elementary School Wednesday as a part of her Lincoln Parish tour. With her is Amy Crittenden, a music teacher at Glen View Elementary.

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Rest in peace to rock legend

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The climax scene of 1985’s Back to the Future film involves the protagonist, Marty McFly, covering a song titled “Johnny B. Goode.”
McFly performs the song at a mid-’50s prom during the time-traveling flick where McFly, who traveled from 1985 back to the 1950s, plays “an oldie. Well it’s an oldie where I come from.”
The song was by St. Louis, Missouri’s own Chuck Berry. His history-defining tune hadn’t yet been created in the film’s timeline, but those who know the song will know that it helped create the genre known as rock ‘n’ roll.

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Ruston’s Got Talent aids cause

For six years, the Hockenjos family, of Ruston, has been making a differnce in lives of premature babies and their mothers by hosting the Ruston’s Got Talent fundraiser.
The fundraiser is a talent show that not only showcases local abilities, but it also shows the heart of Lincoln Parish.
With each performer, money was raised for the March of Dimes, an organization’s whose mission is to end prematurity, address the growing crisis of premature birth in the U.S. and help families have full-term, healthy babies.

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Louisiana Tech holds football Pro Day

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Louisiana Tech wrapped up its annual Pro Day on Tuesday as several current and former Bulldogs were on hand to watch all the action on a warm afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.
Representatives from all 32 teams in the National Football League were in attendance to watch 15 Bulldogs show off their skills on the turf at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Tech softball tops Northwestern St. in extra innings

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Taria Page hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning and Ali Galaz’s suicide squeeze bunt scored Marilyn Rizzato in a controversial play at the plate in the bottom of the 10th lifting Louisiana Tech to a 6-5 win over Northwestern State Wednesday.
With the winning run on third and one out, Galaz laid down a bunt towards first base as Rizzato broke from third. However, Rizzato collided with the home plate umpire a few feet before the plate, sending both to the ground.

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Walker won’t return to GSU men’s hoops

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GRAMBLING — Shawn Walker, who guided the Grambling State men’s basketball program to its best record in nearly 20 years during the Tigers’ recently ended campaign, will not be returning for the 2017-18 season.
The G-Men finished at 16-17 this past season, their best record since going 16-12 in 1997-98.
Walker, who led the team to a 16-17 record last season, was dismissed by the university. He turned in an overall record of 25-71 (.260) in three seasons as GSU’s head coach.

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March 22nd

WHEREABOUTS

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any potential heirs or other interested persons or has any other information concerning Courtney Brownfield, please contact MICHAEL R. SMITH, Durrett Law Offices, 305 South Vienna, Ruston, LA 71270, 318-255-6189 (office), 888-714-3424 (facsimile).
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