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October 9th

Scout Day set at Tech for Oct. 19

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Homecoming 2013 is right around the corner at Louisiana Tech as there are plenty of events planned surrounding this annual weekend where alums and fans return to campus to celebrate their university’s rich tradition.
Homecoming 2013 will be highlighted by the Bulldogs hosting Conference USA foe North Texas at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
Anyone knowing any information in regard to the whereabouts of Maurice Goldsmith, 905 Baldwin Street, Ruston, Louisiana, 71270, please contact Gregory G. Elias, Attorney at Law, 300 Washington St., Ste. 100F, Monroe, Louisiana 71201; Phone: 318-387-4355, Fax: 318-387-7725.
3td: October 7, 8 and 9, 2013

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October 8th

The business of giving

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Roberts volunteers to help locals in need
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Ann Marie Roberts picks up a can of green beans and methodically puts it in a brown paper grocery bag.
“I tend to stick with things I get involved in,” she said.
Roberts, of Ruston, got involved with Christian Community Action when the human services organization was just an idea. That was 25 years ago. Roberts has been a CCA volunteer every since.
“It’s given me a lot of satisfaction,” she said. “It’s introduced me to loads of people I wouldn’t have known.”

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$5K reward available

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Claiborne Electric searches for vandalism suspect

Claiborne Electric General Manager and CEO Mark Brown has announced a $5,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals causing vandalism or theft of Claiborne Electric property.
“Over the last several years, we have seen vandalism and theft skyrocket, especially at our substations,” Brown said. “Some of these absurd acts are theft, and others are extreme destruction, but all are criminal and we have decided to pursue these perpetrators and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”

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Ruston to begin work on airport apron

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Work will begin soon on an apron expansion at the Ruston Regional Airport. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved an agreement Monday with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development allowing the city to receive $39,651 in state money toward the project.
Richard Aillet, Ruston’s director of engineering services, said the existing concrete apron will be extended southward. The expansion will enhance the overall usability of the airport by adding more aircraft parking area.

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RHS to recognize alumni, teachers on Friday

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Deadline to purchase tickets to annual homecoming event is Wednesday
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Three Ruston High School teachers and four graduates have been named the RHS Alumni Association’s 2012 Achievement Award recipients.
This year’s distinguished educator winners are current RHS teacher, Heather Reeder, retired History teacher, Earvin Ryland and the late teacher of business, Edna Erle Kavanaugh.
Alumni award recipients are Dr. William R. Higgs, Class of 1961; Allen Tuten, Class of 1963; and Dr. Lynda Brown-Wright, Class of 1973. The Young Alumnus of Distinction is Lee Denny, Class of 1992.

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Identifying Hazardous Trees

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We have been fortunate this year, the 2013 hurricane season has been quiet and storm damage to trees has been almost non-existent. During good weather many homeowners forget or ignore the possibility of tree failure when conditions become less than ideal. Although recent months have produced few severe weather events, such as heavy rains accompanied by strong winds, this spring there were times when many tress failed and caused severe damage and economic loss. In most instances the damage resulted from unhealthy trees that have not been properly maintained.

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Club news: Happy Gardeners hold meeting

The Sept. 10 meeting of the Happy Gardeners was held at the home of Betty Fuqua. Co-hostesses were Ellen Lacroix and Jon Anne Winstead. Refreshments were served to the following members: Mary Ayres, Emily Baugh, Joyce Crowe, Cathy Downs, Betty Fuqua, Cecelia Hedrick, Linda James, Dorothy Jewell, Ann Jones, Ellen Lacroix, Frances Rich, Linda Richmond, Kathey Roane, Sarah Williams, Jon Anne Winstead, and new member Peggy Thompson.
The guest speaker for the meeting was Mary Lou McFarland from Downsville. She has been published in Louisiana Gardener.

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Junior Auxiliary welcomes incoming class

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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston welcomed its incoming provisional class for the 2013-14 year with a Pearl Reception on Sept. 22. This group of 19 ladies has shown interest in the JA of Ruston chapter and will be trained for six months as well as attend Chapter meetings and projects to determine if they wish to volunteer their time to their community through this organization for the next five years.

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