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July 1st, 2016

Parish sets Fourth of July firework rules

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As Lincoln Parish lights up the sky with fireworks celebrating Independence Day, local officials urge residents to stay safe and remember not all cities allow shooting fireworks.

Ruston Police Department Deputy Chief Clint Williams said the city of Ruston does not allow fireworks shot in order to keep citizens safe.

“We like to make sure the residents are safe,” he said. “If anybody hears any firework activity they should call the police.”

Other local municipalities will allow fireworks under certain rules.

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State budget same old story

A new fiscal year begins for Louisiana today.

But it seems to be the same old story for our state budget.

In two legislative sessions in recent months Louisiana legislators moved to bring in more than $4 billion in new taxes to be collected over the next five years.

In June Louisiana lawmakers raised roughly $260 million in new taxes, primarily from a new HMO license tax, new limitations on industrial inventory tax credits and the repeal of interest owed to businesses when the state holds onto taxpayers refunds for too long.

But still a big budget deficit remains.

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Celebrating Independence Day

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Eight years, 4 months and 15 days.
That is how long it took for the American colonists to officially gain its independence from Great Britain.
More than 70,000 Americans perished in the American Revolution for our nation to break free from the monarchy of Britain.
Since the end of that bloody war with the Treaty of Paris, we — as a nation — have engaged in numerous wars and conflicts in the struggle to keep that freedom our predecessors fought so hard to gain.
Mothers watched as their sons and daughters packed their bags and joined the fight — sometimes never to return.

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Tech duo working to realize hoops dreams

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A pair of former Louisiana Tech Dunkin’ Dogs will showcase their skills over the next few weeks as they compete in NBA Summer Leagues.
Former Tech guard Alex Hamilton will play for the Los Angeles Clippers in the Orlando Pro Summer League, which begins play on Saturday.
Hamilton and the Clippers will take part in the 25-game, seven-day event at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League series at the Amway Center.

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NCLAC announces art exhibit winners

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Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker, North Central Louisiana Arts Council Director Jessica Slaughter and Assistant Director Tess Stickney awarded 29 cash prizes and 47 ribbons to outstanding artists from all over north Louisiana in front of more than 200 guests at the opening reception June 21 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Congratulations to this year’s winners.
Youth Best of Show:
Sponsored by Origin Bank
• Snow Leopard by Alex Davis.
Youth Ages 6 and under: Sponsored by 109
Trenton Gift Shoppe
• First Place — “Storm” by Lakelynn Honaker,

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Master Gardeners program to begin certification class

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Master Gardeners, from left, Donna White, Jean McWeeney and Kim Belue, all of Ruston, are pictured at a local garden during a recent garden tour. The Master Gardeners program begins its next 12-week certification class Aug. 24. Registration is $125 by July 29 and $150 thereafter. For more information call 251-5134.

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Ruston Community Theatre names cast of ‘Oklahoma!’

Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” were at The Dixie Center for the Arts on May 14 and May 16.
The musical opens July 14 and will be directed by Dee Alexander and is sponsored by The Gale & Lucy Chumley Musical Series.
Set in 1906 Oklahoma Territory, a romance between Laurey, a spunky, independent farm girl, and Curly, a handsome, stubborn cowboy unfolds. Their rocky road to truelove converges with the territory’s path to imminent statehood.

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June 30th

LPSB: Surplus Sale

NOTICE OF SURPLUS SALE
LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
This notice will serve as official notice of a Surplus Sale of Macbook Computers that are 2010 models. A surplus sale will be conducted at Ruston High School New Tech Building Room 602 at 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2016. Minimum sale price is $50 per computer. For questions, please contact George Murphy at the school board between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at 318-255-1430.
3td: June 30, July 7, 14, 2016

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Auction

LEGAL NOTICE. 167 NORTH SELF STORAGE pursuant to LA R.S. 9:4759, notice is hereby given that 167 NORTH SELF STORAGE, located at 55678 Highway 167 N, Ruston, LA 71270, will sell at auction the following described properties located in unit indicated and leased to person so named: FOE cash at Public Auction to the last and highest bidder. The property to be sold as one complete purchase.
Majed Aljezani ( Unit # E213 ) 700 Gilman St. #206
Ruston, LA 71270
Mattress & frame, glass table top with chairs, suitcase, guitar, fan, blankets, small shelf.

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RHS: Request for Proposal

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FEE ACCOUNTING SERVICES
The Housing Authority of RUSTON, LOUISIANA is requesting proposals for the selection of Fee Accounting Services for a term of three years. The period of accounting services will be effective from JULY 1, 2016 to JUNE 30, 2019. All proposals will be accepted until 2:00p.m. JULY 13, 2016, at 615 N. FARMERVILLE STREET, RUSTON, LA. 71270
For information, contact WOODY WHITTINGTON, Executive Director at 318-255-3644 x 104 or wwhittington@rustonhousing.org
3td: June 23, 30, July 7, 2016

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