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July 21st, 2016

Green Acres was not the life for me

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Notice the title of my column — “Amaya a city boy?”
The title plays on my last name and my New Orleans roots.
In correct grammar, my title asks if I really am a city boy.
When I moved to Ruston in 2010, Ruston’s culture shook me to the core.
I landed in an area known for country twangs, peaches and not a lick of alcohol on Sundays — of course the alcohol rules have changed since then. This is far from the traffic and festivities of New Orleans.

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July 20th

Bid Notice

BID NOTICE
Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. will receive bids on the food items listed on or before
July 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM. Food items include - Milk and Milk Products.
Bids will be opened and read on Monday, August 1, 2016 - 10:00 AM at the Paul E. Slaton Head Start Center, 1400 Oakdale Street, Ruston, LA 71270.
The Agency reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities.
s/Clotill Smith
Executive Director
4td: July 20, 22, 25 & 27, 2016

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Legal Notice: Sex Offender

I, CHRISTOPHER MAURICE NELSON have been convicted of 14-202.1 TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES W/A MINOR, ATTEMPT 2ND DEGREE RAPE & SEXUAL OFFENSE on April 04, 2007
My address is 119 TIMBERS AVE. RUSTON LA 71270
Race: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 08/11/1982
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 200 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td: July 20 & 21, 2016

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Legal Notice: Sex Offender

I, MICHAEL TAYLOR have been convicted of 14:43 SEXUAL BATTERY on April 15, 2011
My address is 150 2ND ST. RUSTON LA 71270
Race: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 07/10/1990
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td: July 19 & 20, 2016

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Advertisement for Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Office of Purchasing, Room 408, Keeny Hall on the Louisiana Tech University Campus, Post Office Box 3151, Ruston, Louisiana 71272, until 2:00 P.M. on August 18, 2016.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, PURCHASING OFFICE, OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
FOR: RE-ROOF ROBERT H. RAWLE ENTERPRISE CENTER

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Fraternity donates fans to TRIAD

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The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. has donated 16 fans to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department TRIAD summer fan program. The program provides free fans to elderly and disabled residents who meet program qualifications and who have no other home cooling. From left, front row, are Paula Lee, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office; G. Stewart, Omega Psi Phi; Ruston Alderwoman Carolyn Cage; Krystal Terrell, Fannin Out organization; Korick Wilkerson, Omega Psi Phi; Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone; and Emma Williams, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office; back row from left, Trenton Scott, Kevin D.

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Local AAU team national champions

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The Williams Brothers Basketball Program 11-year-old team recently captured the championship of the Amatuer Athletics Union 2016 Hoop Play National Tournament in Conway, Arkansas. The team, founded by Reggie, Ryan and Rory Williams, was coached by Willie Newton and assisted by Brandi Ross and Dayshun Mardis. Team members were Justin Mack Jr., Nikaulyn Green, Chilaydrien Newton, Parker Batterton, Braylon McNeil,

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Miss Dixie Gem Peach to be crowned

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New Dixie Peach royalty will be crowned during the 66th annual Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageant beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

Joe Price, executive director of the Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship Organization, said the winner of the competition will compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant next June.

Along with the ladies vying for the crown, Miss Louisiana 2016 Justine Ker, of Choudrant, will emcee the event.

“We are excited to have Justine emceeing for us because she is local,” Price said. “You could say she got her start in our pageant.”

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Campers participate in art camp

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Layla Smith, 8, left, and Maggie Hood, 8, center, begin to trace their hands while Matthew Knopps, right, instructs campers as part of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Summer Arts Camp. Forty youngsters are participating in the camp that began Monday and will conclude Friday. Campers are taking classes in drama, music and visual art. The camp is being held at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston.

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Couple opens nutrition store

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David and Michelle Long opened Peak Sports Nutrition with one goal in mind: “provide residents with top quality sports nutrition products at wholesale prices.”
The store, which opened at the end of June, stocks several different nutritional items as well as workout supplements.
“It is a nutrition and supplement store, so we sell sport’s nutrition products like protein and pre-workouts and weight-loss products,” David Long said.
Long said he and his wife have been in Ruston since 2002, and he is a Louisiana Tech University alum.

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