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October 18th, 2018

I, Shaun Toussaint, am applying to the city of Ruston for a permit

I, Shaun Toussaint, am applying to the city of Ruston for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcoholic content at retail in the Cit of Ruston at the following address: 111 Mississippi St Ruston, La 71270 d/b/a Blow Hookah Lounge Shaun Toussaint, Owner

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Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any potential heirs

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any potential heirs or other interested persons or has any other information concerning Virginian Ray Moore, Mary Ethel Walker Hicks, Nettie Mae Moore, Robert Phillip Moore, Keyven Karell, B.J Snow, or Matthew Gene Williams,
please contact FORREST L. MOEGLE Attorney at Law 307 N. Trenton Street, Ste. 102 Ruston, LA 71270 318-254-0100 (office) 318-255-4375 (facsimile). 3td October 17, 2018, October18, 2018, October 21,2018

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MARJORIE NEWMAN COLVIN APRIL 19, 1934-OCTOBER 16, 2018 Marjorie Newman Colvin, age 84 of Dubach, Louisiana

MARJORIE NEWMAN COLVIN
APRIL 19, 1934-OCTOBER 16, 2018
Marjorie Newman Colvin, age 84 of Dubach, Louisiana, gained her heavenly wings and went to meet her Lord and Savior on October 16, 2018. She was born in Bastrop, La. to Arthur and Odette (Bergeron) Newman.

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Early voting starts Tuesday

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District judge, council races, amendments on the ballot

Editor’s note: This is first of two stories about what’s on the ballot for the Nov. 6 primary. Friday’s story will take a look at the proposed state constitutional amendments.
Early voting for the Nov. 6 primary election begins Tuesday at the parish registrar of voters office and continues through Oct. 30.
The registrar’s office is located on the ground floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except for the Sunday in the voting period. Voters should bring photo identification that shows their signature.

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Set to celebrate Artoberfest

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Tickets are still on sale for the North Central Louisiana Art Council’s eighth annual ARToberfest on Friday night at the Norton Building. Above, festival-goers sampled the assortment of food trucks located in the alleyway between the Ruston Daily Leader and The Fashion during last year’s event. At right, home brew winners Chad and Holly Hoffman dress in the spirit of Octoberfest in traditional German lederhosens.

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Vendor appeals voiding of Louisiana voting machine contract

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — The company awarded a lucrative contract to replace Louisiana’s voting machines is challenging a state decision to scrap the deal and redo the bid process, saying no “reasonable grounds” were offered for voiding the contract award.
Dominion Voting Systems filed its appeal paperwork Wednesday.
“If this award cancellation is left to stand, the procurement and implementation of modern voting systems will be interminably delayed,” Trippe Hawthorne, a contract attorney representing Dominion, wrote in the vendor’s appeal letter.

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Ruston High mini grants pump $3.9K into school

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Now in the 12th year of an ongoing partnership, the Ruston High School Parent Teacher Association and Lincoln ACHIEVE remain committed to supporting RHS as it endeavors to continually improve student career preparation.
Its Mini Grant Program is designed to help accomplish this goal, pumping approximately $53,507 into teacher classrooms and projects on the Ruston High School campus over the past 11 years.
The fall 2018 awards program now adds another $3,995 to that total.

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Here comes the holiday season

Yes, it’s still October, but the holiday season begins to unfold this week.
It starts with the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s annual ARToberfest on Friday, hypes up with the Ruston Main Street’s Monster Mash Downtown Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 29, then zooms on toward Thanksgiving and Christmas with special shopping nights, the NCLAC Holiday Art Crawl, the city’s Kickoff to Christmas lighting ceremony, Lincoln Lights Up the Pines at Lincoln Parish Park, the opening of the ice skating rink, and on Dec. 8, the Christmas Parade, coordinated by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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The grain of salt

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Too many convicts, not enough space?
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I visited the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for the first time last week to get information about its upcoming expansion, a project reported on Wednesday’s front page.
I didn’t see much of the facility face to face, but Warden Jim Tuten gave me a tour via camera to illustrate his point about the overcrowding problem the LPDC is facing. What I saw will stick with me for quite a while.

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LSU AGCENTER

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Plant growth: Multiple 'zones' act as guides
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Have you gone to a nursery to purchase a plant only to be confused by the zone indicated? Usually the zone on the label is the plant hardiness zone, but it is becoming common to include heat zones.

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