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March 3rd, 2015

Ruston approves Snowden Street water improvements

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Ruston aldermen said “yes” Monday night to a request to apply for a state grant for a water-improvement project in the Snowden Street area, but the work will be done even if the city doesn’t get the grant.
“This project is already in the design phase with an engineering company,” said Water Utilities Manager Keith Jeselink. “This project will happen this summer.”
Aldermen said even though the hoped for $50,000 Community Water Enrichment Fund grant won’t make or break the project, winning the funds would mean the city wouldn’t have to spend as much of its money to do the work.

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Heated debate arises in Simsboro

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The regular meeting of the Village of Simsboro became heated during the public comments period Monday when former mayor Willie Hendricks opened up a discussion about a bill he was sent.
Hendricks told the board of aldermen, which only has one member that served alongside him, that the previous board had allowed him to bring his work computer to his home. Because he also used the computer for personal matters, he had been sent a bill for approximately $49 for Internet usage.

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Boys’ prep playoffs continue tonight

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Four Lincoln Parish teams play second-round regional playoff games at home tonight.
Ruston High School and Ouachita Parish High School will play a District 2-5A showdown as the 21st-seeded Bearcats host the No. 5-seeded Lions at 7 p.m. in the RHS boys gym.
The Bearcats and Lions split a pair of games during regular season with each winning on the road by a combined total of four points.
Tickets for that contest will cost $8 and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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G-Men fail to grab first SWAC win

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Lady Tigers rally falls short vs. MVSU
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GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Jeffrey Simmons had 20 points and six assists as Mississippi Valley State held on to beat Grambling State 66-62 on Monday night.
DeAngelo Priar had 15 points and eight rebounds and Isaac Williams added 12 points for Mississippi Valley State (6-24, 5-12 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

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Diamond ’Dogs game at Arkansas cancelled

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Louisiana Tech’s scheduled midweek baseball game at Arkansas slatd for today has been cancelled due to inclement weather expected in the Fayetteville area.
Tech was originally scheduled to travel to Baum Stadium in Fayetteville for today’s contest against the Razorbacks, but wintry weather has once again caused a change in plans. The game between the Bulldogs and Arkansas is not scheduled to be made up this season.

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Calling all Bulldog fans

Once again, the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs need you.
Tech wraps up regular season play on Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center against the University of Southern Mississippi in what hopefully will be the final game in the TAC this season.
That’s because Tech’s main goal is to win the upcoming Conference USA tournament and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. If the Bulldogs don’t reach the NCAA tourney, they could play host to a National Invitational Tournament contest, but all eyes are on the Big Dance right now.

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Khorasani’s work showing in two museums

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Paintings by Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani are in exhibits at two Montana museums this month.
Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana, is exhibiting the acrylic-mixed media painting “Following the Tumbleweed,” a 30-by-40-inch abstract set of two. YAM’s 47th Art Exhibit and Auction began Jan. 22 and will conclude Saturday with both a live and silent auction.

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Merritt speaks to Kiwanis Club

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Debra Merritt recently spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about Colon Cancer Prevention.

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March 2nd

Vendors to meet

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Meeting important to current, potential members
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The Ruston Farmers Market will hold its pre-season Vendors Meeting at 1 p.m. March 14 in the Community Room at the back of Community Trust Bank, located at 1511 N. Trenton St.
This meeting is for all new and currently participating vendors. Important information will be covered including rules, fees and targeted information for types of items to be sold. This is an important meeting for all vendors to attend. Applications for the 2015 season will also be accepted at the meeting.
For additional information, call Jean McWeeney at 255-9175 or email info@rustonfarmersmarket.org.

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Montessori holds Chameleon Crawl

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More than 160 runners braved cool, crisp temperatures as they competed in the Montessori School of Ruston’s second annual Chameleon Crawl 5K and Fun Run Saturday morning at Lincoln Parish Park. The presenting sponsor for the event was Gibson’s Natural Grocer. Endurance sponsors were First National Bank, The Art House and Leigh Medders, CPA. Sprinter sponsors were John L. Ward, D.D.S., Argent advisors Jeremy Hebert and Mike Jones, Rapid Signs, Henry and Susan Shirley and Mickey Mays Office Solutions.

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