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July 23rd

MedCamps announces Fun Shoot, auction

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On Aug. 21, MedCamps of Louisiana will host its 16th Annual Fun Shoot, a sporting clay and archery fundraiser.
This year’s event will be hosted by Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney at the OPSO Training Center and Public Range.

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Jr. high to launch same-sex classes

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Tim Nutt

Most boys and girls at Ruston Junior High School will have to solve the following arithmetic problem on Aug. 20, the first day of the 2010-11 school year:
How many students of the opposite sex do you see in your math class?
The correct answer is zero.

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Ellis baseball camp swings out July 31

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Wilbert Ellis

College Hall of Fame baseball coach Wilbert Ellis has an honor-filled past to look back on.
But Ellis only keeps looking toward the future.

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Jones announces his candidacy for mayor

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GRAMBLING — Grambling Mayor Pro Tem Edward Jones is looking to make a move up.
The alderman has entered this year’s mayoral race in Grambling. The election will take place Oct. 2.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Grambling for allowing me to serve as a city councilman these past eight years. This experience has been educational and rewarding,” Jones said.

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Sanders has new role

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Leon Sanders

Grambling State University has a new interim vice president for finance and administration in Leon Sanders.
The Gramblinite student newspaper reported this week that university President Frank G. Pogue confirmed via e-mail that Sanders had replaced Daarel Burnette.

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July 22nd

Price and Parker unite

Kathryn Price of Shreveport and Robert Parker of Keithville were united in marriage at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on April 17 at Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. John Harp.

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DART seeks help to prepare children for school

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The fourth annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team School Uniform and Supplies Drive is under way.
Each year, DART organizes two major fundraisers for children. One is the Christmas Angel Tree, and the other is the School Uniform and Supplies Drive.
DART child advocate Tiffany Lockett said both events are opportunities for the community to get involved and play a part in the lives of children who are affected by domestic violence.

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Jurors prep to fill Movie Gallery space

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Lincoln Parish Police Jurors might soon have a new tenant in the space previously occupied by Movie Gallery.
The Movie Gallery corporation filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, and the local video store recently closed its doors.
Along with Dollar General and a couple of other businesses, the Ruston Movie Gallery was located in the old County Market building, which was purchased by the Police Jury with a $1.5 million bank loan last year.

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Simsboro now home to manned firehouse

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SIMSBORO — As of Monday morning, the Village of Simsboro is the new home to a full-time manned fire station.
Chief Dennis Ford said the new addition to the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 was already in place, but the new full-time positions required renovations to include suitable living quarters for the firefighters.
“It’s always been here,” Ford said. “It was the Village of Simsboro station before they incorporated into the fire district.”

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