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August 11th, 2017

Rain pushes Bulldogs inside

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Louisiana Tech football fans will have to do some studying in getting to know to the new offensive playmakers on the team, but one position they will not have to worry about relearning is running back.
With the departures of guys like Ryan Higgins at quarterback and the dynamic wide receiving duo of Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson, there are two running backs who will be returning to Joe Aillet Stadium to carry the rock for a fourth year — Jarred Craft and Boston Scott.

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Bearcat Madness set for Saturday

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The Ruston High School football team will hold its annual Bearcat Madness event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on James Field at L.J. “Hoss’ Garrett Stadium. The 2017 Bearcats and coaches will be introduced and RHS merchandise will be available for purchase. The Bearcats will also conduct an intersquad scrimmage around noon as part of the event.

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Taking on a triathlon

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When she starred as a long distance runner for the Ruston High track and cross country program, Linzie Ledford carried her family’s name well.
She an all-star distance runner among the most honored in Class 5A of the Louisiana High SchoolAthletic Association.
Now she’s doing so as Linzie Ledford Hebert, married to Edward Jones of Ruston sales representative and triathlon veteran Jeremy Hebert.
Linzie, whose college resume was compiled at Northwestern State University, will compete for the fourth time in the annual USAT national triathlon championships.

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Board members should not be meddlesome

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“How do you think he’s going to do?” “What do you think of him?”
The “he” and “him” cited above in the most commonly asked questions I’ve encountered over the last two weeks is Heath Murry, the new executive director at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School. Murry was chosen as director by the school’s board of directors at its meeting on July 24. His first day on the job was Aug. 1.
Perhaps folks thought I might have an opinion beecause I came here after working 10 years in Bastrop and Heath spent his career teaching, coaching and later administering at schools in Morehouse Parish.

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How to teach children to speak out against bullying

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From kindergarten to 12th grade, I went to the same public school in the small village of Florien.
I graduated with a small class of 40 — the second largest class that had moved on from that building. We saw each other every day and we knew all of our classmates names, as well as most of their siblings. That’s what happens when you grow up in a small town.
In those 39 other students, there weren’t strong lines that defined the popular kids, the cheerleaders, the geeks and whatever other labeled groups that larger schools tend to have.

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World Series: Huge for Ruston

Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker couldn’t stop saying how “huge” it was that Ruston won the bid for the 2019 Dixie Youth World Series.
“It’s huge because it’s the first major, major tournament we’ll have,” Walker said minutes after the youth baseball organization’s announcement Monday in Oxford, Alabama.
“This is a huge economic driver for our city,” he told the Board of Aldermen on Monday night. “This is huge for our city.”

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August 10th

Christine Weldon Caldwell

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Christine Weldon Caldwell, 90, of Bernice, LA passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Presbyterian Village in Little Rock, AR. She was born on March 11, 1927, in Bernice, LA.
Funeral services for Christine Weldon Caldwell will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Bernice Methodist Church. Rev. Johnie Adkins will officiate. Interment will follow at Bernice City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 from 2:00 until the service at the church.

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Alice Durbin Davis

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Alice Durbin Davis, age 89, went to her heavenly home on August 5th at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Houston, Texas. Alice was born March 16, 1928, in Friendship, Louisiana.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Jewel Durbin; her husband, Cecil; sister, Martiel Holland; brothers: Arnold, Douglas, and Leon Durbin; and her precious great-grandson, Mason Theodore Whatley.
Alice played on the basketball team and enjoyed studying history at Friendship High School where she graduated in 1945.

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Notice is hereby given out of an abundance

Notice is hereby given out of an abundance of caution and in connection with Article IV, Section 21(D)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution, that on June 1, 2017, Entergy Louisiana, LLC (“ELL”), a public utility providing retail electric and gas service throughout the State of Louisiana, filed with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) its Application for Recovery of Lost Revenues Resulting From the August 2016 Flood Pursuant to Special Order 09-2017. The relief sought therein was re-urged by ELL on July 28, 2017.

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ADVERTISEMENT OF BIDS

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LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY (hereinafter referred to as the “Owner”).
The Owner will accept sealed bids for - LINCOLN PARISH POLICE JURY, 2017 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, ASPHALTIC CONCRETE OVERLAYS, and will be received by Lincoln Parish Police Jury, P. O. Box 979, Ruston, LA 71273-0979, for the construction of the project described as follows:
“2017 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN, ASPHALTIC CONCRETE OVERLAYS”

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