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September 30th

Kneeling during the anthem: Is this a fad?

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We have an internal storm brewing in our country which is gathering hurricane-like strength. It is not a weather event. The first time I ever saw this type of “storm” erupt was back in the 1960s.

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Higher Ed numbers playing in parish's favor

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It’s good news for Lincoln Parish as Louisiana universities are reporting increased enrollment figures this fall.
With Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities serving as major economic forces within Lincoln Parish, it’s a definite positive to see that enrollment figures from the LSU System, University of Louisiana System and Southern University System show a 1.3 percent increase in student count across their campuses, with a total of 150,955 students attending their universities.

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Battle breast cancer with awareness

Data compiled by the Louisiana Tumor Registry shows 130 new breast cancer cases were reported in Lincoln Parish between 2009 and 2013, the latest years for which figures are available. On average, nine local women succumbed to the disease each of those years, giving Lincoln Parish the fourth highest breast cancer death rate in Louisiana.
Statistics from Northern Louisiana Medical Center show 48 breast cancer cases were diagnosed in Lincoln Parish in 2016, and 21 cases from January to August of 2017.
Those are sobering statistics and one that should find all of us asking “why?”

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Moving into peace

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“Unpack that for me” — this is a fairly new saying that has meaning beyond someone unpacking boxes after moving to a new home or unpacking bags after a vacation.
In fact, sometimes in a spiritual direction session or even in Bible study, I will say that for a person to tell me more about what they are sharing.
It actually means in this case, “tell me more about what you just said and your feelings behind your words.”
It is an invitation to further explore what is going on in the life and soul of the one sharing his/her story.

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Leadership Lincoln XXXI kicks off first session with team bonding

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The 31st class of Leadership Lincoln met for their first session Sept. 14 at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center.
The group participated in team building exercises including ice breakers, personality assessments, low-ropes, and high ropes obstacles.
This session is meant to help develop trust, improve communication, improve problem solving skills, and adaptability.
October will cover healthcare and social services.
Through the duration of the class, participants will meet with individuals and organizations in leadership capacites throughout the parish.

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Local couple celebrates golden anniversary

Gary and Yanelia Cotten Shaw celebrated 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on Sept. 15, 1967 at Southside Baptist Church in Ruston. They have two daughters. Tammy S. Pearson and husband Norman, and Shelaine S. Murphy, and husband Jesse. Their grandchildren are Vance Shaw, and family, Autumn, Sebastyn and Journey Rayne Shaw; and Hannah D’Arcy, Leah and Luke Murphy.

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Slaughter, Scriber celebrate wedding

Lauren Elise Slaughter, of Choudrant, and Seth Allen Scriber, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony on July 8 at Temple Baptist Church.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Casey Casady of Ruston.

The scripture was read by Caroline Ray, a family friend, of West Monroe.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slaughter, of Choudrant.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferraci, of Choudrant, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Slaughter, of Ruston.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scriber, of Ruston.

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September 29th

Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at Grambling City Hall, 127 King Street, Grambling, LA 71245, or Post Office Box 109, Grambling, LA 71245 until 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for the following in accordance with specifications:
2017 Chassis (Garbage Truck) with 25 Cubic Yard Rear Loader Packer

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Whereabouts of Jennifer Lynn Savage

If you have any information regarding Jennifer Lynn Savage, please contact Kyle Moore at the law offices of Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick & Doughty, LLP, phone number 381-728-2051.

2td: Sept. 29, 2017 & Oct. 6, 2017

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Notice of Public hHearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, October 16, 2017, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1329: Application for Conditional Use-Existing
Applicant: Frank Cordaro
Location: 101 Wynnwood

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