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December 28th

Bobby Wayne Clark

Bobbie Wayne Clark, 82, of Ruston, passed away with his family by his side on December 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Brother Randy Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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This is to certify that the LINCOLN PARISH ASSESSOR has complied with Louisiana Revised Statute 39:1306

LEGAL NOTICE
This is to certify that the LINCOLN PARISH ASSESSOR has complied with Louisiana Revised Statute 39:1306 relative to public participation in the Budget process for the Year Ended December 31, 2018. Notice of availability for public inspection, publication of budget summary and public hearing was held in compliance with applicable statue.
1td Dec. 28, 2017

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New Year brings in hope, new optimism

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Good riddance, 2017.
Hello, 2018.
Starting a new year feels extraordinarily relieving this go around especially after the year almost everyone went through in 2017.
Without harping too much on the negatives and anxieties, here are a few of the highlights: animosity with North Korea, continued tensions with Russia and the almost comical attempt by state officials to fix budget woes in Louisiana.
Maybe this will be the year we can finally fix those issues.
Nevertheless, once the third rock from the sun completes its annual orbit, the world will enter into new and unknown.

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Prepare for winter’s blast

Better get your gloves and earmuffs out and that can of deicer ready for your windshield.
It’s cold and it’s going to get colder. Old Man Winter is about usher out 2017 another, more frigid blast.
After a “heat wave” Saturday of high temperatures in the 40s, the mercury is forecast to take a swift drop into the upper 20s and 30s. And it will stay there for several days into 2018, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.
Plus, there’s a chance — albeit slight — of freezing precipitation late Saturday into Sunday.

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GSU’s Scott invited to All-Star showcase

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University senior offensive lineman Trenton Scott has been invited to the 2018 College Gridiron Showcase Jan. 6-10 in Addison, Texas.
Scott, an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference First-Team selection, a BOXTOROW All-American and an AFCA All-American Second Team honoree, finished with a 90-percent grade this season.
He has 39 pancakes with 32 downs and didn’t allow a sack all season. In fact, Scott only allowed just three sacks over his collegiate career.
Scott will join teammate Devante Kincade at the College Gridiron Showcase in January.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to open C-USA play

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After playing 13 non-conference games, Louisiana Tech will begin its 18-game Conference USA schedule when the Bulldogs take on Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with tipoff set for 7 p.m. today inside E.A. Diddle Arena.
The matchup will be broadcast on beIN Sports and will also be streamed through beIN Connect with viewers needing to use their cable provider credentials to view the game. Mike Gleason and Jason Capel will call the action.

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Students of the month announced

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The Ruston Rotary Club announced the recipients of the December Student of the Month Awards.
Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the Dec. 13 luncheon and was then presented an award of recognition by the club.
Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.
Ashley Palmer, a senior at Cedar Creek School, is a member of the French Club and Creative Writing Club and has been inducted into the National Honor Society.

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Grambling State audit lacking

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Report finds inaccurate financial statement

Grambling State University officials announced a corrective action plan to better prepare an accurate annual fiscal report following an investigative audit report released recently by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s office.
The report found that the university failed to prepare an accurate annual fiscal report, resulting in inaccurate financial information being submitted to the University of Louisiana System.

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December 27th

Carter speaks on ‘Stroke, The Silent Killer’

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Recently, Sandra Carter was the guest speaker at the 31st Annual Christmas Celebration of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Ruston.
Carter’s presentation was entitled, “Stroke, The Silent Killer.”
Carter is a family nurse practitioner at the Primary Health Services Center, in Grambling.
If you missed the Christmas Celebration, you can still learn about stroke. Highlights of Carter’s presentation are shown below.
What is a stroke?

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Reader writes about President Donald Trump

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Editor’s note: The views of the writer do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher.
I believe Donald Trump is a traitor to the United States specifically, and Democracy in general. Every day, I awake with a strong feeling of dread. Then, I turn to the news and find out that it’s worse than I could have possibly thought.

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