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March 27th

WE ARE required to monitor your drinking wate

WE ARE required to monitor your drinking water for disinfection byproducts (total trihalomethanes [TTHM] and haloacetic acids-five [HAA5]) every calendar year during warm water temperature months (May-September). Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. During the monitoring period of May 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, the TREMONT WATER DISTRICT did not monitor for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids-five (HAA5), and therefore we cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to La. R.S. 9.4759, notice is hereby given, that WESTSIDE SELF STORAGE MINI WAREHOUSES, located at 821 West California Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, will sell the following described property located in the units indicated and belonging to the person named in ORDER TO ENFORCE THE PRIVILEGE CLAIMED BY THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ON MOVABLE PROPERTY.
Unit #-006E - Alexander Lodge 612 Hawkeye Dr. Iowa, IA 52246. T.V., Ice-chest, Car buffer, Tennis racket.
Unit #-006O - Eloise Moore P.O. Box 1622 Ruston, LA 71273. Maytag Washer (Antique).

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Jack McCormick Land, Sr.

Services for Jack McCormick Land, Sr., 86 of Ruston, will be held at 2PM Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Officiating will be the Rev. Edith Hill. Visitation will be at the church from 1PM until time of the service.

Mr. Land was born in Sibley, LA on September 1, 1925 and died Sunday, March 25, 2012 in Ruston, following a brief illness. He married Barbara Courtney on January 25, 1947, celebrating 65 years of marriage.

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March 26th

Locals gather for MS month

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Group offers support to those with multiple sclerosis
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“It’s an invisible disease,” Robbie Wheat said, “There are many symptoms that are not visible. Some [of us] are in wheelchairs, some are in walkers but most of us look like normal people.”
“We all have handicapped parking tags, and I try not to use it when I don’t need it, but when I do use it I feel like when I walk into the store people will judge me based on how I look. [But] I can walk into the store and 15 to 30 minutes later be barely walking.”

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GSU presents ‘Ruined’

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Play set to begin at 7 p.m. today
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As the school year draws nearer to the end, the Grambling State University theatre department will put on their final production.
Titled “Ruined,” the play by Lynn Nottage, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner.
Based on the struggles endured by women during the civil war of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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One dead in crash

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Louisiana State Police investigated a single vehicle crash in Lincoln Parish that left one man dead and another in serious condition.
At approximately 1:45 a.m. Sunday, troopers investigated a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 167 South, just north of Jackson Parish. A 1999 Ford F-150 pick-up truck, driven by 32 year-old Earnest G. Chatman, of Jonesboro, reportedly traveled off the left edge of the roadway, rotated clockwise, struck a portion of the bridge rail, went airborne, rolled onto its roof and came to rest on the roadway in an upright position.

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BESE OKs D’Arbonne Woods Charter expansion

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School ready to build at new site

D’Arbonne Woods Charter School will open its doors to ninth graders this fall, as plans for construction of a new school campus progress.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved an amendment to the school’s charter March 9, allowing the school to increase its enrollment from 360 students to 560 students, a portion of which will be ninth graders, the beginning of the 2012-13 school semester.

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Pet of the week

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Kiwi is a 3-year-old hound mix that has been waiting for her forever home ever since she was a pup at 4 Paws. Kiwi loves to be around people, especially kids. She also loves to be outdoors and to go for walks. She’s spayed and current on shots, so she’s all ready to go to a new home. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Kiwi. Adoption is fee is $50

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NCLAC workshop set to begin in April

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s annual spring workshop, Drama Warehouse, is set to begin in Jonesboro in April. Twenty student participants, from eighth-12th grades, will meet once a week at the Jackson Parish Library to explore creative dramatics and hone reading, writing and discussion skills.
The literacy component to this year’s program will be taken from Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana. Students will read and discuss selections from the book, in addition to journaling and performing in the storytelling tradition.

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McGrath wins naming contest

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Ruston Parkss and Recreation congratulates Emalee McGrath. She won RPAR’s Mascot Naming Contest with the name of Rusty. Rusty is very happy with his name. As the winner, Emalee was the first to meet Rusty and received a gift basket with a pink soccer ball.

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