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November 6th

Art Tour paints picture of excitement

Inside the Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse, the women admired the more than 20 paintings on display by Glen Kennedy.
“We know him and think he’s a wonderful artist,” said Pratt, as she studied Kennedy’s floral, still life and landscape paintings.
“He has so many different styles, and all of them are interesting.”
Steckline, a professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, said she has attended the art tour every year since it began.
“It’s always fun to go around and see what’s on display,” she said. “I love to see what Glen Kennedy is up to.”

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Amendments 7,8 require our attention

Information provided by the Legislative Auditor’s Office conservatively estimates that roughly $574,000 would be saved simply by eliminating six assessors’ salaries and expense accounts.
Additional savings likely would occur from cutting expenses related to duplicate staff positions, health care and retirement benefits.
Those who favor consolidating the positions point out the current system allows for differences in assessments based on which assessor is assessing the property.
The result is property in close proximity is often assessed at different values.

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Ruston perfect spot from which to start and end

Since my wife Susan and I moved to this area a little more than two years ago, we’ve learned that Lincoln Parish is a great place to begin one-day trips.
If you consider 300 miles about the limit for a one-day excursion, here are some of your options.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area.
This area is filled with more things you could do in your entire life. Since we’ve lived here, we’ve made the trip west to watch the Texas Rangers play baseball and Eric Clapton and friends play their guitars.

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’Dogs outlast Mean Green

A week after losing 44-10 to San Jose State in Western Athletic Conference action, Tech held on to take the victory over the Mean Green (2-7) before an estimated 11,000 fans at Fouts Field.
Early on, it appeared as if the Bulldogs would have little trouble winning, as they jumped out to a 21-0 lead on three touchdown passes from Champion.
But the Mean Green rallied back to tie the score and then go ahead 24-21 at halftime on a 33-yard field goal by placekicker Matt Phillips.

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Murder suspect arrested

“We did have some idea of where he might be,” he said.
Harris was taken into custody around 11:30 a.m. at the Windsor Inn Apartments with the assistance of U.S. Marshals, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and Monroe Police Department. He was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center before being transferred to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where his bond has not been set.
Griffith was found dead Wednesday afternoon on Mondy Road, west of Madden Road, near his Courtesy Cab van.

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It’s time to fill the bags

This Saturday the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will cover the community distributing large grocery bags.
The key is that the grocery bags will be left door to door around area neighborhoods completely empty.
In the week that follows, the Scouts are asking that residents fill the bags with canned goods or other non perishable foodstuffs and on Nov. 11 put those back outside the doors where the empty bags were left.

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Aldredge: super numbers

The son of Cougars’ head coach Corwyn Aldredge will go into tonight’s regular season finale at home against Grambling High with numbers that have “All-State” inscribed all over ‘em.
He is the team’s No. 1 scorer with 142 points, the passing leader with 786 yards and the ground gaining pacesetter with 1,283.
Combined, Aldredge has totaled 2,069 offensive yards
His nearly 1,300 rushing yards average out to nearly a dozen per carry, plus he’s scored 18 touchdowns on the ground and converted 14 times for two-points.

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Early decision guides Thigpen

Both our families were faithful members of First Baptist Church.
Jackson and my older brother were close friends and even though I was much older than Sally, we knew her well as Jackson’s younger sister.
She is the esteemed focus of my comments today.
Sally is the Louisiana Tech University Psychological Services clinic director and a Louisiana Tech University associate professor in the doctorate program in counseling psychology.
She has also recently become approved as a certified therapeutic riding instructor by the North American Riders for the Handicapped Association.

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Man victim of apparent murder

That witness reported seeing a black male running north into nearby woods. Deputies responded to the scene and set up a perimeter.
Tracking dogs were brought in from the Ruston Police Department and Wade Correctional Center in Homer.
“The dogs went through the woods and came back out on Mondy Road where the trail ended at a residence about half a mile from the crime scene,” Stone said.
A search warrant was executed on that residence, and from information gathered there, one of the residents — Lundy D. Harris — was identified as the suspect.

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November 2nd

Man victim of apparent murder

That witness reported seeing a black male running north into nearby woods. Deputies responded to the scene and set up a perimeter.
Tracking dogs were brought in from the Ruston Police Department and Wade Correctional Center in Homer.
“The dogs went through the woods and came back out on Mondy Road where the trail ended at a residence about half a mile from the crime scene,” Stone said.
A search warrant was executed on that residence, and from information gathered there, one of the residents — Lundy D. Harris — was identified as the suspect.

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