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November 7th, 2014

Grambling council meets

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While there was no new or old business the Grambling City Council presented to residents during Thursday’s meeting, updates were given on a few projects the city has been working on.
On the agenda for comments, information and presentations was Markay Brown, with Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson, Henry Shuler, Shuler Consulting Company, Karl Johnson, American Water and Wasterwater, and Chief of Police Tommy Clark.
Of four scheduled to present, on Clark was on hand.
Clark informed the residents of an IRS scam that has been going on.

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Learning to put out fires

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Over the course of more than 20 years the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 has hosted a fire school twice a year.
Fall classes for those who decided to take on this realm of volunteerism began Oct. 30, District Chief Danny Cross said.
“We had about 14 sign up this time, one of those will be going over to Grambling, but the others will stay right here with us once we finish the school,” he said.
While no women signed up for this round of classes, Cross added this is one of the bigger classes they have had in a few years.

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Jason Coleman returns for third local show

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The Dixie Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring back by popular demand Jason Coleman, grandson of the late Floyd Cramer, featuring Meagan Taylor on guitar. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, and is sponsored by Bobby Conville, Ron Deal, Earl Smith, Financial Advisors and Wells Fargo Advisors.

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RES 4-H to host fundraiser

The Ruston Elementary School 4-H club is hosting a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the RES car line. Car washes are available for a $5 or more donation, while bake sale prices will vary per item. Baked goods are being donated by RES faculty and 4-H parents.

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Poverty Point hike on tap

At 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Louisiana Expo Center, Keith Mitchell, author of “The Anger from Within” will give his testimony.
Mitchell is a Ruston native and wants to share with this community his testimony about how God saved him from drug and alcohol abuse. He said he hopes this account of his life will help others dealing with substance abuse.
There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome. Music for the event will be provided by gospel band Through the Blood.
Mitchell will also speak at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mineral Springs Baptist Church

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AARP group to meet Tuesday

The monthly meeting of the Grambling/Ruston Charter AARP, Inc. No. 5240 will hold it’s monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Grambling Community Center, located at 127 King St. This meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month.

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Firefighters prepare to train

Each year men and women put their lives on the line to provide a certain level of protection for our residents.
We are fortunate in Ruston and Lincoln Parish to be provided with safety both inside and outside the city limits.
Recently the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 had 14 men sign up for their fall Firefighter School.
District Chief Danny Cross said LPFD hosts the school twice a year.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 69 percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteers.

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American resolve stands its ground

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More than 13 years have passed since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, when the forever-iconic Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fell to the pavement in Manhattan after two hijacked planes crashed into each one.
I can still see the impact each plane made into each tower.
One by one, the explosions remain as violently vivid in my mind today as they were 13 years ago.
My fingers are struggling more and more with each passing keystroke as if they have no confidence, yet I have conviction in these sentences as the pen has conviction with the paper.

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Champion for mental health not giving up

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In recent weeks there was a man, Michael Pozzi, walking coast to coast to raise awareness for mental illness and suicide.
Mental illness is a peculiar thing. According to the National Association for Mental Illness, one in four Americans experiences a mental illness in a year.
Pozzi’s entire platform for foot- cruising America was just simply to raise awareness. He wasn’t purposefully meeting with organizations or residents along the route he was taking.

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Alfred E. Farley

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Funeral services for Alfred E. Farley, 69 of Dubach will be 2:00 PM Monday, November 10, 2014 at Corinth Baptist Church at Hico with Dwayne Ramsey and Luther Farley officiating. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mr. Farley died Wednesday November 5, 2014 in Monroe.

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