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Ruston police investigating a death

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The Ruston Police Department is investigating the death of a woman to see if the circumstances were suspicious.
At about 8 a.m. Friday, Ruston Police received a call in reference to a welfare concern at 2901 Paynter Drive. Police were advised by a neighbor that he had been contacted by a relative of Susan E. Hashway, age 63, of Ruston and asked to check on the her well-being.
According to officers, the neighbor found Hashway inside her residence apparently deceased. Ruston Ambulance Service responded as well as the Lincoln Parish Coroner’s Office.

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Parker sentenced for fraud

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Ruston man gets 46 months in prison for charges
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United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Thursday that James Cedrick Parker Sr., 56, formerly from New Roads, now residing in Ruston, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James to 46 months in prison for defrauding an elderly victim.
Parker was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $212,000.
Parker reportedly devised a scheme to defraud the elderly victim by convincing the victim that Parker and Parker’s family were in need of financial assistance and support due to dire medical and financial problems. Over a period of time, Parker obtained more than $212,000. When the victim asked when he would get his money back, Parker reportedly told the victim that in order to get his money back, the victim would have to pay additional money for fees and expenses.

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Hopewell to host reunion

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Beginning today, Hopewell School Foundation, an alumni association of Hopewell Elementary and High School, will kick off its three-day reunion event to commemorate the legacy of the school.
Hopewell School, located in Dubach, originated in the 1920s as a primary school for African-American children. In 1965, the school extended into the high-school grades but was shut down shortly thereafter in 1970 following desegregation.

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Suit filed in alleged sex case

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The mother of a Farmer­ville High School student, who was the alleged victim of sexual abuse by a school teacher, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages.
The plaintiff, listed as “Jane Doe’’ to protect the identity of her 17-year-old son, filed a petition for dam­ages in the Third Judicial District Court April 20. The defendants are the Union Parish School Board, George Cannon, who was interim superintendent of the Union Parish School Board at the time, Xavier Frazier, the teacher ac­cused of the crime, and Southern Insur­ance Company, the insurance company repre­senting the Union Parish School Board.

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Choudrant passes aid agreement

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Village fire department to work together with RFD

CHOUDRANT — The Village of Choudrant agreed to continue a more than decade long mutual aid agreement between their fire department and the Ruston Fire Department Monday night at their monthly town council meeting.
Mayor Bill Sanderson said the agreement between the two departments will allow for, upon request by either CFD or RFD, free assistance between the two agencies when either one is dealing with a fire.
“Say Choudrant has one house on fire. We can put that out with what we have here,” Sanderson said. “But if we have two houses on fire at once, or say the school here caught on fire, we are going to need some help. The agreement just allows us to ask for assistance from the RFD, and vice versa, in case either is in need.”

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NCLAC to host art exhibit, fundraiser

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is gearing up for the Peach Festival Art Exhibit, which displays work from community artists during the famous Squire Creek Peach Festival.
This year marks the 25th year that NCLAC has hosted the exhibit. The work hangs from June 18-23 at the Ruston Civic Center and is seen by thousands of individuals.
Artwork must be checked in, framed and prepared to hang on the wall, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. June 14 at the Ruston Civic Center. Artists may enter as many categories as desired, but will be limited to two works per category. A non-refundable $20 entry fee will be charged for every Adult category an individual enters, and $10 for each Child/Youth category.

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Beware of dangers in the summer heat

To prepare for summer fun filled with picnics, swimming pools and vacations, it is important to be aware of the dangers associated with summertime heat and how to take proper action.
Heat stroke, a life-threatening condition needing immediate attention, occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature. Many people believe that heat stroke can only occur because of overexertion, but this is not the case. Heat stroke can happen just by sitting on a chair in a warm room or sitting in a car too long. Many victims of heat stroke are the elderly, who have a chronic condition like cardiovascular disease or diabetes. The warning signs for heat stroke include:

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National Association of University Women pay tribute to founders

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The Grambling Branch of the National Association of University Women paid tribute to their founders May 20 by attending the 8 a.m. service at Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Ruston.
The members in attendance were Maxine Anders, Yvonne Calvin, Veda Emerson, Mildred Hill, Pamela Payne (second vice president), Martha Pierce (secretary), Grace Tatem (interim president, first vice president), Emma Wilson (chaplain) and Inetha Wimberly (treasurer).

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Tech setting ‘trap’ for A&M?

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’Dogs due to provide tough opening chore for Aggies
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Does Louisiana Tech University’s football team get “payback” time against Kevin Sumlin in late August?
Last year, in one of the college game’s best back-and-forth early season encounters, the then Sumlin-directed Cougars of Houston rallied back for a 35-34 victory over the Bulldogs at Joe Aillet Stadium.
One minute, Tech appeared to be primed to shock the Conference USA school. The next, a heartbreaking defeat.

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Ellis to direct Super Regional

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Wilbert Ellis has back-to-back trips to Baton Rouge for the NCAA’s postseason baseball action.
Last weekend, the former head coach at Grambling State University was the NCAA’s coordinator for the Baton Rouge regional.
This weekend, he’s back in the same city to direct the NCAA committee that will oversee the Super Regional at Alex Box Stadium.
LSU (46-16) will meet Stony Brook (50-12) at noon today in the first of a best-of-three series that will determine who advances on to the annual College World Series; today’s game will be featured on the ESPN2HD network.

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