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June 27th, 2016

BIDS 2016-20

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Local wins state title

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MONROE (AP) — A 22-year-old classical piano player from Choudrant has been named Miss Louisiana.

Justine Ker won the crown during the Saturday finals held at the Monroe Civic Center.
Ker is a student at Vanderbilt University.

She has studied the piano for the last 16 years and performed Chopin’s “Fantaisie-Impromptu” for the talent competition while wearing a black velvet evening gown with a flowing train.

Ker was the runner-up during last year’s Miss Louisiana competition where she also won the instrumental performance award.

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The Ginger Binger wins contest

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Top photo: Caylan “The Ginger Binger” Dowden, left, and Damon “The Destroyer” Serginet, right, gobble peach cobbler during the Louisiana Peach Festival’s first Cobbler Gobbler contest on Saturday.
Participants attempted to eat two pounds of professionally baked cobbler in five minutes. Dowden, middle photo, raises his hands in victory after eating all of his cobbler in less than the allotted time.
He won $1,000 and the official Cobbler Gobbler championship belt. The contest was sponsored by Hampton Inn in Ruston.

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LPPJ to review 2015 audit report

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has called a special meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Policy Jury Meeting Room in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.

The meeting will include a 2015 audit report on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish given by William R. Hulsey, CPA.

Two ordinances will be discussed and voted upon, including an ordinance redesignating and reestablishing voting precincts for districts six, eight, and nine; and redesignating polling places.

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Being thankful: A look at DART’s rural offices

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For nearly four years now, I have been writing columns about the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team for the Ruston Daily Leader.
I have covered educational topics, such as stalking, dating violence and elder abuse.
I have also written about events occurring in our community, such as the Christmas Angel project, our annual Radiothon, our Candlelight Vigils and our annual Collaboration is the Key training event.
Almost every event I have ever written about has occurred in Lincoln Parish.
Yet DART serves seven parishes, with an office and a rural advocate in each.

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Club News: Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers

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There were plenty of tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, marigolds and periwinkles planted by the Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers recently at Mt. Olive Outreach Baptist Church.
Cathy Judd and Sue Metcalf were the presenters. Judd is a Louisiana State University demonstration agent for Lincoln Parish and Metcalf is a master gardener for Lincoln Parish.
Sue shared a story with the youth about her childhood, growing up in Richland Parish. She said as a child her parents did nto have electricity, running water or gas in their home.

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Peach Fest exceeds expectations

Another year down and another fun-filled Louisiana Peach Festival is finished.

The 66th annual Louisiana Peach Festival had plenty of memorable moments including great live music, dinosaurs roaming the Earth once again and plenty of sweet, fuzzy peaches.

The Chee-Weez, of New Orleans, and Dylan Scott, of Bastrop, were the headliners for this year’s festival.

Both groups and the musicians before them brought jams throughout the two festival days at Railroad Park.

One of the biggest attractions this year was the peach cobbler eating contests.

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PJ Brown inducted to state HOF

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NATCHITOCHES — The record will show 11 new inductees joined the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the Natchitoches Events Center.
Listening to each of the inductee’s speeches, however, it was clear no one came to Natchitoches alone – whether figuratively or literally.

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Is Jeff Driskel future starting QB for 49ers?

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Shades of Tim Rattay?
Well, don’t be shocked if another low round draft choice out of Louisiana Tech University weaves some magic for the San Francisco 49ers.
Rattay, now the quarterbacks’ coach for his college alma mater, was a seventh round (212 overall) choice of the Niners in 2000.
An after thought if you will, which is code language for being selected in the final round.
But Timothy F. Rattay had the final chuckle, becoming a starter in 2003 and playing five seasons for the franchise and outperforming third-round pick Giovanni Carmazzi, who had been chosen 147 spots higher.

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June 25th

Peach Festival 2016

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Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Top photo: From left, Sadie Smith, Sadie McGill and Savannah Dorking, Louisiana Tech University cheerleaders, wave to the Louisiana Peach Festival 2016’s “A Peach of My Heart” Parade crowd Saturday in downtown Ruston. Pictured right, Burris Wollsieffer, Monster Moto CEO, was the grand marshal for this year’s parade.

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