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TECH XX, LA TECH MASCOT BULLDOG MISSING

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Reward Offered for safe return
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Louisiana Tech's mascot bulldog, Tech XX, commonly called L.T. is missing. He was last seen at 1628 E. Kentucky Ave., Ruston, Louisiana. He has been missing since yesterday evening. There is a $1000 Reward for his safe return, please call Sexton Animal Clinic at 318-251-8283 if you have any news.

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Back-to-School Jamboree returns

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School supply giveaway, pizza, activities at Greenwood Center
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Area students will have an opportunity to obtain free school supplies, socialize and munch on pizza during the Ninth Annual Family Day in the Park Back-to-School Jamboree.
The event, sponsored by the Tellis Cooper Foundation, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Greenwood Recreation Center, otherwise known as “the blue building,” located at 1306 Cornell Ave.
Event founder Joy Tellis said there are typically enough supplies to be distributed to between 200 and 250 individuals.

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Robber sought

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The Ruston Police Department is looking for a suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the E-Z Mart in Ruston in the early morning hours on Sunday.
RPD Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said at approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday, the department received a call in reference to an armed robbery at the E-Z Mart on West California Avenue.
Parker said the suspect reportedly came into the business with a baseball bat and managed to get away from the store with an undetermined amount of money, and several packs of cigarettes.

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‘Train’ about safety measures

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La. among top 2 in railway incidents
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Every 1 minute and 10 seconds there is a train collision in the United States.
Couple that with the fact that Louisiana and Mississippi have the most train collision accidents in the country, and it becomes clear why the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office would be concerned for local residents.
On Thursday, Edward Wright, with Operation Lifesavers, a national nonprofit organization promoting train safety, spoke at the first of a series of meetings the sheriff’s office plans to host.

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Milton Raymond Johnson, Jr.,PhD

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Funeral services for Milton Raymond Johnson, Jr.,PhD will be 10AM Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Chris Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Dr. Johnson died Friday, July 27, 2012 in Lewisville, TX.

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Frances M. Matlock

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Funeral services for Mrs. Frances M. Matlock, age 85, of Dubach will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Dubach, LA. Rev. Todd Free will be officiating with burial to follow in the Henry Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mrs. Matlock was born on June 21, 1927 in Hico, LA and passed away on July 29, 2012, in Ruston, LA following a lengthy illness.

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Keeping dogs protected when in pool

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Veterinarian gives tips in advance of RPAR K9 event
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With Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s fourth annual K9 Pool Party to splash in this weekend, one local veterinarian has a few safety considerations to share with local pet owners pertaining to water.
Dr. Julie Roane, with the Ruston Animal Clinic, said despite being natural swimmers, not all dogs like the water.

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ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts

ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of or having information concerning the whereabouts of the original note executed by Krystal N. Buggs, 218 Hickory Street, Ruston, LA 71270, with Cash 2 U Payday Loans in the total amount of $245.00 on December 14, 2009, please contact Mandy Nix at the Office of Ronald Kip Gates, Attorney at Law, 1905 Royal Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201, (318) 322-7397.
3td: July 29, 30 & 31, 2012

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Methods for dealing with depression

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on suggestions for helping a person suffering from depression. The first part ran July 23.
When is emergency help needed?
NAMI cautions that the following conditions are considered psychiatric emergencies and require a timely mental health evaluation. If necessary, they may require a visit to your local emergency room.
• Suicidal thoughts — Violent thoughts directed at your children or someone else.
• You or someone else feels you are at risk for harming your children.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Project Owner: Pecan Villa Senior Housing Limited Partnership

PUBLIC NOTICE:
Project Owner: Pecan Villa Senior Housing Limited Partnership
Project Name: Pecan Villa Senior Housing
Project Address: 611 S. Bonner Street, Ruston, LA
Total Units: 60 Unit Multi-Family Apartments (1 Bedroom Units)
The project owner is proposing the rehabilitation of a 60 unit Multi-Family Senior Apartment development. The development will consist of a community facility and supportive services which will be available for the tenants. The applicant is applying for a reservation of 9% LIHTC’s from the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

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