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Driving for dollars

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Community can help raise funds for Ruston High School
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Area residents can take a joy ride for education on Friday during the first ever Jim Taylor Ford Lincoln’s “Drive 4 UR School” fundraiser from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Ruston High School.
The event, which will benefit New Tech @ Ruston, is one that Ford Motor Company has been doing for several years, but this is the first time it has been done in Ruston.
“We plan on repeating it if the event is as successful as we anticipate,” said Don Robertson, general manager at Jim Taylor Ford.

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‘Riding for the Cure’

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Horse show raises money for cancer research
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Area horse riders can saddle up to go “Riding for the Cure” this weekend at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
The open horse show begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m.
Proceeds from “Riding For The Cure” will go to the Pharmacy and Cancer Research Center Fund at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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Amendment to allow property exemptions

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Owners annexed into New Iberia to be affected

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. It is one in a series of articles by PAR that the Daily Leader is printing relating to the proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Today’s article focuses on Constitutional Amendment No. 6. Articles may be edited for space.

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Grant to run for Congress

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Businessman announces candidacy for 5th district seat
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Rapides Parish businessman Clay Grant has announced his candidacy for the 5th district seat for U.S. House of Representatives.
Grant is a native Louisianan, raised in Alexandria where he attended Grace Christian School and a graduate of Alexandria Senior High. He has worked in the staffing industry for more than seven years and started his own cleaning service, Xtreme Clean Surface Restoration, LLC.
Grant has been married five years and has two young boys, ages 1 and 5.

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Boys and Girls Club contributes to Life Choices

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On Sept. 29, several teens from the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana gathered at Super 1 Foods to participate in a Diaper Drive for Life Choices of North Central Louisiana. The teens collected 1,740 diapers, 12 packages of wipes and $817.67 from the community.
The teens, led by Director of Teen Services Jeff Miller, enjoyed asking people to give diapers to help the babies at Life Choices.
The Boys and Girls Club would like to thank Manager Chris Turner of Super 1 Foods for allowing the group to hold the Diaper Drive at Super 1.    

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La. Chicken Festival Quilt raffled

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Susan Caldwell, of Junction City, won this year’s official Louisiana Chicken Festival Quilt through a raffle held on Sept. 29

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GHS alumni concert Saturday

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For the third time, a group of men have reunited to give back to the high school that shaped their futures.
Back in 1970s a group of talented young men pursued their dream of musical success as a funk group called Leech and The Gang and The Funk Horns. They performed in the area and even opened for The Temptations, but their parents knew the importance of an education, especially in the 1970s and made theirs a "dream deferred.” Never forgetting the support and solid education that led to their future success, the members have come back three times to hold a benefit concert in support of Grambling High School.

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Lightning strike may have caused blaze

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire on U.S. Highway 80 west of Grambling at approximately 8:55 a.m. Sunday. Personnel arriving on the scene found a storage building located behind a residence that was heavily involved in fire.

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Two treated for smoke inhalation after fire

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Dubach Apartments at approximately 6:46 p.m. Monday.
According to a news release from the LPFD, the first unit on the scene observed active smoke and fire in a second story apartment in one of the buildings in the complex. The apartment building was a two-story structure consisting of eight individual apartments.

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Man charged with battery

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Victim reportedly unconscious
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A Grambling man is in jail after a woman was found unconscious in his home on Tuesday.
According to the arrest affidavit, Grambling Police Department received a call from the Ruston Fire Department at approximately 11:35 p.m. in reference to an unconscious woman at 121 Brown St.

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