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February 5th, 2013

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Committee of the Village of Simsboro, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Simsboro Town Hall, 2742 Martha Street.
Case # 1077: Request for mobile home in residential area
Applicant: Colter Weeks and Cara Houck
Location: 9653 Hwy 80 West, Simsboro

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February 4th

Cause of fatal wreck unknown

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Ruston Police are investigating a single vehicle traffic fatality that occurred on the night of Feb. 2. Police responded to a 911 call about an accident on U.S. 167 South near Ballpark Avenue about 10:30 p.m.
The vehicle, a 2001 KIA, was driven by Jeremy McNeal, 32, of Ruston. McNeal was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the accident.
McNeal was travelling south on U.S. 167 near Ballpark Avenue, and for reasons that are still unknown at this time, swerved across the northbound lanes of travel and left the roadway about 100 yards north of Ballpark Avenue.

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Annual St. Jude Radiothon underway

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Sponsored by Ruston’s Zeta Rho chapter of the philanthropic group Epsilon Sigma Alpha, the radiothon serves as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., which is a pediatric cancer research center where children never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. The radiothon will broadcast live on Z-107.5 from Super 1 Foods today until 6 p.m. and from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday. Those interested in making a donation may call 1-800-787-5288 to pledge.

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Mardi Gras Ball and Silent Auction benefit RCSS, NCLAC

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Dressed in ball gowns and the finest formal attire, locals danced the night away during the 13th annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and Silent Auction to support Ruston Civic Symphony Society and the North Central Louisiana Arts Council on Saturday evening.
King and Queen Bill and Lynne Gnemi presided over the festivities, as The Buddy Terzia Band played musical selections from multiple decades, which quite possibly appealed to the variations of age demographics amongst the crowd.

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LPSB to consider action on bids

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The home side of the Ruston High School football stadium could look a great deal nicer in the near future if Lincoln Parish School Board members OK a proposal during their regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday night.
In November, the school board voted to allow Architect Mike Walpole begin investigating the possibility of renovating the home side of the RHS football stadium. Walpole came back in December with blueprints showing improved bathroom and concession facilities to be located underneath the home side bleachers, where the old weight room is currently.

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Growing in Ruston

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On Wednesday, Ruston will have a new option for tasting Italian cuisine when Roma Italian Bistro opens its doors.
Opening shop in the old 102 a Bistro location, siblings Tim and Fifa Raka and Florenc Leshnja, Fifa’s fiancée, said the atmosphere will be a lot more casual than the previous restaurant.
“It’s a more casual, family atmosphere, and so is the price tag,” Tim said.
This will be the fourth location for the family-owned-and-operated business, which already has three locations in the Dallas area.

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NAMI speaker to discuss fear, anxiety

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Everyone worries sometimes, but for approximately 18 percent of American adults, worrying serious impacts their daily life.
About 40 million adults are affected by anxiety disorders in any given year, according to a 2005 study published in Archives of General Psychology.

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Quota Club to host ‘Timeless Traditions’

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Timeless Traditions is an American Girl movie shown at the Dixie Theater for the Arts with a tea party to follow where little ladies have the opportunity to have their portraits made with their beloved dolls as well as etiquette lessons given by local pageant queens. Bella Grace Yates, pictured above with her mother Heather Yates and grandmother Pam Flowers, is getting her dolls ready for the big day. The event is scheduled for Feb. 23. Tickets may be purchased from any Quota Club member or by calling Claire Givens at 548-6456.

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Pet of the week

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A Cur mix about 12 weeks old, Dudley is dark gray and black with some white spots this sweet boy needs a loving home. His adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information or residents may visit the new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Best honoree a humanitarian for life

The dictionary defines a humanitarian as someone having concern for, or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.
Jim Tuten, winner of the Ruston Rotary Club’s 2012 Bill Best Humanitarian Award, fits that definition perfectly. Throughout his adult life, Tuten has been serving the people of Ruston and Lincoln Parish and beyond — and not just via his job as a law enforcement officer.

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