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September 26th, 2016

GSU kicks off Founder’s Week celebrations

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Grambling State University kicked off its annual Founder’s Week celebration today. The 115-year old institution will mark its history with convocations, campus tours, exhibits, a book signing by former GSU Acting President Neari F. Warner and an address by state Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe.
Most of the week’s activities are free and open to the public.

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Former Tech coach Jim Mize dies at age 99

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Longtime Louisiana Tech University track and field coach Jimmy Mize died Sunday at the age of 99 in Baton Rouge.
Mize began coaching at Ruston High under L.J. “Hoss” Garrett after graduating from Louisiana Tech in 1938. After two years, Garrett insisted Mize take the vacant coaching job at Arcadia High, 20 miles west, and in that year, 1940, Arcadia won the Class B state championship.

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Community helpers rewarded for hard work in Choudrant

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Choudrant recently had a clean up day as a part of their Saturday in the Park event. Volunteers were assigned a cleanup area and, once completed, would exchange the safety vest for an event T-shirt. A volunteer from Choudrant High School and one from Choudrant Elementary were randomly selected to win a cash prize. From Choudrant High, left, it was Grayson Pylant, a seventh grader. From Choudrant Elementary, it was fourth grader Bailey Weaver, right.

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Pumpkins for Peace: Patch to aid DART

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If you look up “pumpkin” in the Oxford English Dictionary, it will tell you that it is “a large rounded yellow-orange fruit with a thick rind, edible flesh, and many seeds.” But if you are from Ruston, “pumpkin” has a much broader meaning. It means color and community. It means the arrival of fall. It means the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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THE JOURNEY: U.T. Tower shooting – 50 years later

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Editor’s Note: It has been 50 years since the University of Texas tower shooting. My former neighbor, M.J. Gabour, and his family were there that day.

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BUDDY'S BLOG: Butler has bright future with Panthers

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One of these days, probably sooner than later, a commentator might be heard saying from an NFL broadcast booth, ‘’the Butler did it!’’
And he would be right.
Vernon Butler, a giant of a man at 6-4 and 323 pounds, could be doing it often as one of the top young defensive linemen for the Carolina Panthers.
So far, and while it’s still early, the former Louisiana Tech University ball carrier crusher, has demonstrated his worth as a first-round draftee.
It took only one game, no less, for Butler to whet the appetite of Panthers’ fans.

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Meeting

MINUTES
VILLAGE OF CHOUDRANT COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
August 8, 2016
The Village of Choudrant Town Council met in regular session. Present were Mayor Bill Sanderson, Alderman Philip Johnson, Alderman Brandon Williams and guests. Alderman Ricky Maier was absent
Mayor Sanderson called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm and offered prayer.
Motion to approve the agenda was made by Alderman Williams, seconded by Alderman Johnson. Approved.
Motion to approve the minutes of July 11, 2016, was made by Alderman Johnson, seconded by Alderman Williams. Approved.
Financial Report - presented

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Meeting

The Town Council of Dubach, Louisiana met in Regular Session Monday September 19, 2016, at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. Present were Honorable Robert Jensen Mayor, Council members Ruby Key, Donna Lewis, Robert Colvin,, Evelyn Graham and Derek Amaya with the Ruston Daily Leader.
Absent: Monique Roberts
Citizens attended: None
The Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Robert Colvin.
Motion by Robert Colvin, Seconded by Evelyn Graham to approve Agenda as presented (and amended). Motion carried.

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Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Angelita Davis

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Miss Angelita Gaines Davis, an RN, was born on March 12, 1960 and passed from this life on Monday, September 19, 2016. She was 56.

Visitation was held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home, Jonesboro, LA. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel, Jonesboro, LA with Bro. Michael Whitman officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery in Quitman, LA.

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