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August 21st, 2006

CVB’s 2007 budget cuts park funds

A cooperative agreement between the CVB and the Policy Jury that’s been in force since the park was built called for the CVB and the park to share the 3 percent hotel/motel tax collected at the time — the CVB getting 2 percent and the park 1 percent.
Since then, the tax has increased to 4 percent, with 3 percent going to the CVB and 1 percent for the park.
Based on the CVB’s tax collection projection of $410,000 for 2007, that would mean a total of $102,000 for the park.

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August 18th

The upside and the downside

Being in Ruston has got to be the biggest advantage one could have when something like what happened to me strikes.
Now for the medical facilities and the physicians available.
Nothing could be more important and there are many upsides in that category, too.
I learned to appreciate that when my parents were facing the last years of their lives.
In general, the physician care and the facility care was top of the mark, and we were happy with what we received in a very sad and very dramatic situation.

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Battle against breast cancer is among us

Recently ADD Life Fitness & Wellness with the assistance of Devine Wine & Spirits hosted a summer wine tasting and silent auction.
It raised more than $1,500.
Each one of the donors to the silent auction played a part in raising this total of $1,500, and they all deserve the same credit as those who may be in higher categories.
Breast cancer affects our community and the families in our community in many ways.

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Bearcats’ big weekend

Called “Bearcat Madness”, the 7 p.m. fathering will allow fans to meet members of the squad, purchase logo items ranging from T-shirts to bumper stickers and enjoy entertainment provided by Ruston’s Monty Russell and his band along with other activities.
“It’s a way of getting Bearcats’ fans interested in the upcoming season and to show their support for the team,” said Danny Tatum, president of the RHS Football Boosters’ Club which is serving as the sponsor.
“We want to invite all Bearcats’ fans to come out and enjoy a fun evening.”

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Commissioner notes Leader’s leadership

Lincoln Parish Police Juror Mickey Mays, who was instrumental in getting the word out about the declining levels of the Sparta during his term as president of the Police Jury, said conservation is the fastest, least expensive way to save the aquifer.
“The effort made by the Sparta Media Network and The Ruston Daily Leader to bring this to the public’s attention is critical and will have an immediate impact,” Mays said. “Conservation and Graphic Packaging’s grey water project are the first steps.

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Commissioner notes Leader’s leadership

Lincoln Parish Police Juror Mickey Mays, who was instrumental in getting the word out about the declining levels of the Sparta during his term as president of the Police Jury, said conservation is the fastest, least expensive way to save the aquifer.
“The effort made by the Sparta Media Network and The Ruston Daily Leader to bring this to the public’s attention is critical and will have an immediate impact,” Mays said. “Conservation and Graphic Packaging’s grey water project are the first steps.

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Commissioner notes Leader’s leadership

Lincoln Parish Police Juror Mickey Mays, who was instrumental in getting the word out about the declining levels of the Sparta during his term as president of the Police Jury, said conservation is the fastest, least expensive way to save the aquifer.
“The effort made by the Sparta Media Network and The Ruston Daily Leader to bring this to the public’s attention is critical and will have an immediate impact,” Mays said. “Conservation and Graphic Packaging’s grey water project are the first steps.

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Alexander touts efforts to save Sparta

Alexander thanked local legislators, former parish administrator Richard Durrett, former Police Jury president and current Juror Mickey Mays, and The Ruston Daily Leader and its publisher, Rick Hohlt, for their efforts in keeping the beleaguered Sparta in the public eye.
He also pointed to efforts by West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris and Graphics Packaging, as well as the Union-Lincoln Water Initiative to alleviate pressure on the aquifer.

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August 17th

Television keeps us in the box

Usually, I refrain from watching more than five hours of television per week. However, as I’ve developed more sinus pain and other allergy symptoms over the last week, programs on television have become more enticing. Exercising in my sick-feeling state seems out of the question, and I prefer not to socialize with others when I feel bad, since I’m more likely to be rude.

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Domestic violence affects all

D.A.R.T. does a good job of staying in the public eye and constantly spreading awareness of domestic abuse and the resources available to victims.
In addition, they constantly seek to better equip their advocates with the most important and up-to-date information possible while seeking to form a partnership with community leaders to facilitate victim service.
Their community response team seminar held last week reflected that open attitude with a theme of “Collaboration is the Key.”

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