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December 14th

A 1965 Ford Mustang #5R07A188097

A 1965 Ford Mustang #5R07A188097, has been stored at Bradshaw's Body Shop,
2112 Farmerville Hwy., Ruston, LA since 11-17-17. If all current charges
are not paid and vehicle claimed by owner by 11/27/17, a permit to sell or
dismantle may be obtained.
2td Dec. 13 & 14, 2017

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A 1965 Ford Mustang #5R07A188097

A 1965 Ford Mustang #5R07A188097, has been stored at Bradshaw's Body Shop,
2112 Farmerville Hwy., Ruston, LA since 11-17-17. If all current charges
are not paid and vehicle claimed by owner by 11/27/17, a permit to sell or
dismantle may be obtained.
2td Dec. 13 & 14, 2017

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December 13th

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley, age 68, of Ruston entered into her heavenly reward, passing from this life 16-days after suffering a stroke while at her home on November 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston. Rev. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery, south of Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation services were held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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Jury to review CIP plans

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury’s Public Works Committee approved the 2018-2020 Capital Improvement Program plans to be submitted for discussion at the January jury meeting.
That vote was a number of initiatives the jury took during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday, which included approving the 2018 budget.
The Public Works Committee approved the program that has planned projects in various street and road improvements and renovations for the next three years.

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Nungesser: Budget woes need constitutional rewrite

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It’s going to take a constitutional rewrite for Louisiana to overcome its financial problems long term, but that rewrite isn’t likely to come soon, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said Tuesday.
“A constitutional conventional absolutely has to happen. Are you going to get that with a Democrat governor and Republican legislature? I don’t think so,” Nungesser told about 50 Louisiana Tech University students.
Nungesser’s appearance on campus was sponsored by the university’s Student Government Association.

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GSU to graduate 350 students Friday

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GRAMBLING— More than 350 students are expected to graduate during the Grambling State University fall 2017 commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Friday in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The university will award 268 bachelor’s degrees, 95 master’s degrees and seven doctorates.
GSU’s commencement speaker will be Frederick Douglass Haynes III, senior Pastor at Friendship-West Church in Dallas. Haynes is a social activist, orator and educator, who is committed to advocating for economic justice for under-served communities and to empowering the disenfranchised.

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School district gathers canned goods for CCA

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Approximately 20,000 canned goods and other items were gathered by 14 local schools during the ninth annual Adopt-A-School food drive for Christian Community Action.
The food collection will go toward replenishing the food pantry for the nonprofit that benefits local families during emergency or crisis events.

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Caney Lake Good Sammers Club

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The Caney Good Sammers were invited to spend the day at Carolyn and Hubert Estes home for their November “camp out.”
After meeting and greeting, President James Dugdale called the campers to begin the business meeting.
Bill Austin led the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dugdale.
The roll call (eight families) and minutes were read by Pat Dickson. Janece Miller gave the treasurer’s report.
The group agreed to do the usual end-of-the-year funding for St. Jude Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital and Northeast Louisiana Food Bank.

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Locals win Reindeer Bucks

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Submitted photo (left) - Stephanie Mattox won a $100 gift card from Bank of Ruston at Jan’s Optical in the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Reindeer Bucks contest. From left to right are Judy Copeland, of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; Jan Houck, of Jan’s Optical; Mattox; and Angie Biscomb, of the Bank of Ruston.
Submitted photo (right) - Lee Anne Denny won $100 gift card from The Fashion at Uptown Downtown in the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Reindeer Bucks contest. Pictured from left to right are Abbey Bamburg and Kelly Hogan, of The Fashion; Denny; and Judy Copeland, of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Submitted photo (bottom) - Barbara Hatok won $100 gift card from Origin Bank at Courtesy Chevrolet in the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Reindeer Bucks contest.vFrom left are Judy Copeland, of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; April McGuirt, of First National Bank; Micah Lindsey, of Courtesy, Sarah McKinney, of Origin Bank; and Hatok.

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Cyber security is the future

Security breaches and Internet hackers have recently dominated headlines for their crimes against the people and government of the United States — adding more anxiety to our daily lives.
From the Equifax breach to the cyber attacks by foreign enemies such as North Korea, cyber incidents continue to plague our nation.
However, two Lincoln Parish higher education institutes could be the center of hope when it comes to cyber security in the 21st century.

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