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Area hotel receipts remain strong

McCullin’s report was one of the highlights of the brief meeting.
CVB Executive Director Kyle Edmiston spoke about the positive impact the recent annual Peach Festival had on Lincoln Parish — $4.6 million in economic impact and a rise in attendance from outside of Lincoln Parish.
“We did have a problem that we need to address — a lack of space,” Edmiston said. “We had to turn away some vendors. It’s a great problem to have, but we need to find solutions for space issues.”
Edmiston said Lincoln Parish also benefited from the recent AAU Girls Basketball
Tournament held in Monroe.

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July 28th

Symphony needs support

As with many fund-raising campaigns, there are benefits for each level of support, and that is the case with the Symphony Campaign.
The annual membership at the Corporate Level will require an $850 donation which will reap recognition in the concert playbill, six tickets to each concert, six Mardi Gras Ball tickets and a program advertisement.
At the Sustaining Level, a $500 donation will reap recognition in the concert playbill, six tickets to each concert and two Mardi Gras Ball tickets.

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Dynamite couple on the scene

Because the husband has gotten so much well-deserved recognition since his appointment to the position of Louisiana Tech University Alumni Relations, I do not think he deserves a whole column when his wife Kathleen is right there in the race with him.
Her current mission is to help the United Way of Northeast Louisiana increase its presence in Lincoln Parish. As such, she is the new United Way Lincoln Parish development director.
But that is not all; she has recently joined the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention Advisory Board.

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Creek slate has a ‘home’ feel

The Cougars’ lineup of home appearances will kick off with a season opener on Sept. 1 against Delhi Charter and later include matchups against Delhi High (Sept. 22), Oak Grove (Oct. 6), Monroe St. Frederick (Oct. 13) and Grambling High (Nov. 3).
Grambling High currently has games planned for Robinson Stadium on Sept. 8 against DeQuincy, versus Newellton on Sept. 22 and against Bernice on Oct. 13.
The Kittens also currently have an open date on Oct. 20, thus leaving the possibility that a 10th contest and a fourth one at home might materialize before the season gets under way.

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Commerce Street opens path of opportunities

That’s a good and bad thing. When you have more incoming traffic, you have to do something about it.
We’ll see a lot of that Louisiana 33 traffic coming in here, and this opens up room for more development. Any sales taxes generated in this area will benefit us as well.”
Scott Terry, president of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, agreed with Hollingsworth.

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July 27th

Commerce Street opens path of opportunities

That’s a good and bad thing. When you have more incoming traffic, you have to do something about it.
We’ll see a lot of that Louisiana 33 traffic coming in here, and this opens up room for more development. Any sales taxes generated in this area will benefit us as well.”
Scott Terry, president of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, agreed with Hollingsworth.

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Equine encephalitis detected in parish

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury, which had called a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to take care of other businesses, quickly gave permission for VDCI to spray for mosquitoes if Lowe deemed it necessary, provided the amount did not exceed $5,000.
Dr. William Green, resident veterinarian at Louisiana Tech University, said Eastern Equine Encephalitis — or EEE — is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
“The reservoir is usually birds,” Green said. “The mosquitoes feed on infected birds, pick it up, then pass it on to horses or humans.”

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White named to lead RHS baseball program

“I’ve heard nothing but good things about Toby,” RHS Athletic Director and head football coach Billy Laird told The Daily Leader on Wednesday.
“Lots of different people have said some really good things about him and what he can do and I believe he’s doing a great job and continue the outstanding tradition of the baseball program at Ruston High.”

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Art carves way through Ruston

I used to wonder why art was so expensive. But I’m realizing many of the materials are costly, and the work is time consuming.
Factor in the sentimental value of the work to the artists and their sometimes reluctance to part with their masterpieces, and the price is explained.
My best friend, who is an artist, must clear out spaces in her house to place her paintings.
Although she has been creating dark-theme and mythological paintings for more than a decade, she has yet to bring herself to part with any of them.

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Community is ‘United’

Richard, who describes herself as having a “passion” for the parish, hopes more agencies will partner with United Way and more monetary contributions will be made to aid the partnering agencies.
Current local United Way partners include Med Camps, Volunteers of America, Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.), Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana, Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America, Our House Inc., The Wellspring, Lincoln Council on Aging and Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services.

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