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December 30th

Victor W. Drewry

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Victor W. Drewry was born on July 4th 1955. He passed into his heavenly home December 27, 2014 at the age of 59. He is preceded in death by his parents: William Lee and Jeanette Drewry.

Vic is survived by his cherished sons: Dan, Michael, and Steven Drewry; and their mother : Cyndy Drewry, one brother, Marshal Drewry and his wife Jan, nephews: William Brandon Drewry and his wife Lacey, Skylar Cody Drewry; and niece: Laurie Lee Drewry, also numerous loving Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

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Ouida Sumrall

Ouida Sumrall, 86, formerly of Amherst, VA and Wiggins, MS, passed away at 12:30pm on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Helia Healthcare in Herrin.
Ouida was born on October 16, 1928 in Cleveland County, AR to George Thomas and Mary Annie (Wilson) Parker.  She married James Elliot Sumrall, Sr. on July 8, 1949 in Columbia, MO.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 2008.

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Invitation to Bid

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WINNFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY
2014 MODERNIZATION OF DWELLING UNITS
CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM
LA48-P123-501
1. The Owners, WINNFIELD HOUSING AUTHORITY, 901 NEIL WAGONER DRIVE, WINNFIELD, LOUISIANA, will accept sealed bids for the project 2014 MODERNIZATION OF DWELLING UNITS, until 2:00PM, JANUARY 30, 2015. Bids will be opened and read aloud.

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LPFD: Mobile home a total loss in fire

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A mobile home on Loraine Drive was destroyed in a fire on Monday afternoon.
According to reports, the Lincoln Parish Fire District responded to a fire that erupted at 12:22 p.m. Monday at 301 on Loraine Drive.
“The first unit on scene reported a fully involved mobile home fire, and within minutes the fire was under control,” District Chief Donnie Watson said.
“The mobile home was not being occupied at the time of the fire, and no smoke detectors were noted.”
Watson added that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Sanfords answer a higher calling

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For Lincoln Parish’s Erin and Jeff Sanford, it’s all about the calling.
The calling to each other and family. The calling to those in need. The calling to University Baptist Church. The calling to God.
Those are the things that mean to most to this couple, married for 30 years
Jeff Sanford grew up in Carthage, Texas, while Erin Sanford grew up in Houston and met and married in Longview, Texas.
It was Jeff Sanford’s mom and dad who brought the couple to Lincoln Parish 27 years ago.

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Three face burglary charges

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Three suspects in a string of residential burglaries in the northwest section of the parish have been apprehended by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
LPSO Maj. Chad Alexander, public information officer, said property is currently being recovered and additional charges for other burglaries are expected.
“The trio is expected to have committed other offenses, similar in nature, here in Lincoln Parish,” Alexander said.

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Home invasion suspect arrested

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A suspect in a July home invasion has been apprehended.
Terrance Deshun Dean, 22, of 604 E. McCallister St., was arrested by the Ruston Police Department on Monday.
Dean was charged with one count home invasion and resisting an officer — flight on foot.
RPD Deputy Chief Clint Williams said Dean was the second suspect in a July home invasion that took place in the city.

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Ring in the New Year with festive party ideas

Although New Year's Eve parties tend to be similar from year to year, hosts can explore the many ways to make their celebrations stand out from those of years past. This handy guide provides ideas to your get creative juices flowing.
· Establish a color palette. Many people equate New Year's Eve with the gold and silver hues of champagne. However, you can use any festive color for your party. Use the same colors on everything from invitations to dinnerware to take-home favors.

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Pierian Club News

Mary Ayres invited the Pierian ladies into her lovely, Christmas decorated home for their annual Christmas luncheon. 
Many “oohs” and “aahs” could be heard as members wandered from room to room exchanging comments about the beautiful tree with its Hallmark action ornaments, angels, candles, Santas and handwork pieces. 
Tables were set throughout the areas with festive dishes and centerpieces.  Kathey Roane helped with the serving and seating. 
The group was asked to come to the buffet of salads — pasta, vegetable, gelatin, and fruits — with crackers and breads. 

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Grab the best buys this January

Shopping may be the last thing on the average person's mind once the holiday season has ended. But January may be a great time to go bargain hunting.
Though sinking January temperatures can make winter seem endless, retailers already have spring on their minds when the calender turns, and many use the first month of the year to clear out inventory and make room for spring merchandise. If you're ready to shop, the following items might be available at heavy discounts.

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