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July 28th, 2016

Lavera Jenkins

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Funeral services for Lavera Britt Jenkins, 95, of Dubach, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Fellowship Baptist Church. Bro. Connie Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery, Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Todd Allen Hall

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September 19, 1954 –July 24, 2016: Suddenly, after a brief illness, on July 24, 2016, Todd Allen Hall exchanged his earthly home and body for a heavenly one.

A 1972 graduate of Ruston High School, he attended Louisiana Tech University and then served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in computer and peripheral sales for many years before returning to his first love, medicine, as a registered nurse with a nursing degree from Lonestar College in Kingwood, Texas. Todd had been an active member of Strawbridge United Methodist Church in Kingwood, TX since 1999.

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Bids 2016-23

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CITY OF RUSTON
Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at the Ruston Public Works Complex, Administration Building, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, August 26, 2016 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.
PROJECT: FIBER INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
PROJECT NUMBER: 2016-23

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Diamond ’Dogs sign three JC players

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Coming off of its first 40-win season in over 25 years, Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team looks to replenish its arsenal as head coach Lane Burroughs announced the signing of three junior college players who will join the Bulldogs for fall practice.
Matt Miller and Kolton Vermillion will Louisiana Tech after two seasons at Heartland Community College in Illinois, while Dalton Skelton spent one season at Jones County Junior College, where he led the Bobcats to a 2016 NJCAA Division II National Championship.

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Louisiana Tech golf team releases 2016 schedule

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Coming off the program’s first conference championships since 1980 and its first NCAA Regional appearance ever, the Louisiana Tech Bulldog golf team is slated to compete in 11 tournaments plus the Conference USA Championships during the 2016-17 campaign.

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Celebrity Drive dedicated

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Traffic along a stretch of Celebrity Drive between Eagle Drive and Commerce Street in north Ruston is flowing again now that a $750,000 road revamp project is done.

City officials, along with business representatives, cut a ribbon officially re-opened the roadway Wednesday.

They say the upgrades will not only enhance safety but also improve transportation.

“It’s taking one of the main economic thoroughfares and putting it in good shape,” Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said about the project.

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Accident takes life of Shreveport man

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A Shreveport man is dead following an accident Wednesday on Interstate 20 east of Ruston near the Rough Edge Road overpass and that involved an 18-wheeler and a dump truck.
Rodney Charles, 40, died when his 2014 Freightliner, bottom, overturned leaving the roadway.
The dump truck driver, Justin Pool, 41, of Calhoun, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center, according to Ruston police. His overturned dump truck, top, landed in the median. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.

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Tech’s ‘The Happening’ set for Aug. 4 in Monroe

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It’s always the biggest Happening for Louisiana Tech University before the start of a new academic and athletic school year, and it’s only a week away.

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Tech soccer team visits LPL

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Members of the Louisiana Tech University Women’s Soccer Team show young attendees which part of the foot they used to properly kick a soccer ball at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Margie Mealer, right, director of the children’s department at the library, observes the group.

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Gilbert, Dugdale to wed

Beth and Brian Toney, of Choudrant, announce the recent engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brienna Elizabeth Gilbert to Dusty Duane Dugdale.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Brian Gilbert, of Spearsville; and the granddaughter of Bob and Carol Gilbert, of Bernice; Bob Griffin and the late Linda Griffin, of Victoria, Mississippi; and the late Betty Andrews, of Bernice.

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