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December 9th

Christmas parade rolls

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Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT - More than 70 units, including marching bands, cheerleaders, sports teams, local festival queens, church groups, businesses and Santa Claus participated in the annual Ruston Christmas Parade Thursday. Among the units was this float from LifeChurchLA. The parade rolled through downtown Ruston before ending at Louisiana Tech’s Joe Aillet Stadium.

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ORDINANCE NO. 1700 OF 2016

ORDINANCE NO. 1700 OF 2016
ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 1, 2016 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, TO THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2015, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA:
§1.The Board of Aldermen have approved during the period of April 1,2016 through September 30, 2016, amendments to the annual Budget of Revenues and Expenditures of the City (the "Budget") as reflected in the Budget Summary attached hereto.

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RESOLUTION NO 1089 OF 2016

RESOLUTION NO. 1089 OF 2016
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY AND TO INSTITUTE EXPROPRIATION ACTIONS NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND COMPLETION OF THE EAST KENTUCKY AVENUE COLVIN CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN THE CITY OF RUSTON.

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RESOLUTION NO 1087 OF 2016

RESOLUTION NO. 1087 OF 2016
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK/TREASURER OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RUSTON, PARISH OF LINCOLN, STATE OF LOUISIANA TO TAKE ACTION RELATIVE TO THE NEGOTIATION AND SALE OF SALES TAX INCREMENT REVENUE AND REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2017.

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Pending legislation could benefit Sparta

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If Congress approves legislation now before it, the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative could be back in the chase for federal dollars.
That’s the word brought to the group Thursday by Joe Waggoner, head of the engineering firm retained by the ULRWSI to help it get funding for a project to pipe water out of Lake D’Arbonne to Ruston and Farmerville.
The pipeline venture is part of the ongoing efforts to lessen the draw on the Sparta Aquifer.
The aquifer is the major domestic water source for 16 North Louisiana parishes, including Lincoln Parish.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, and 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1290: Application for Conditional Use Permit for a (single duplex with two- three bedroom units)
Applicant: Triad Development of Ruston, LLC
Location: 308 West Georgia Avenue

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LPL Children’s Department plans holiday events

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Getting into the holiday spirit is an easy thing when you are having fun, and the Lincoln Parish Library’s Children’s Department will be doing just that in the upcoming weeks.
The library will host their Christmas celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library.
“Children can get their picture taken with Santa and parents can pick up a free 5x7 the following week in the Children’s Department,” said Margie Mealer, director of the children’s department. “We will make crafts and sing.”
At 4 p.m. on Dec. 21, library staff will have a Hanukkah celebration.

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City wins grant for shared-use path

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The city of Ruston has been awarded a second grant toward construction of the Rock Island Greenway walking, running and bicycling path.
The new $10,000 PeopleForBikes grant will be used for road signage and stripping on Phase 2 of the project, Ammen Jordan, Ruston’s development director said today.
The Rock Island Greenway is a shared-use path the city is developing along the bed for abandoned Rock Island Railroad. When complete, the greenway will stretch approximately 6 miles through the city.

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Voters head to the polls Saturday

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Lincoln Parish voters will face a scant ballot Saturday when they go to the polls for the final time in 2016.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters must bring photo ID.
Only one candidate race will be on the ballot, that being the U.S. Senate runoff between Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, D-Elm Grove, and state Treasure John Kennedy, R-Madisonville.
Campbell and Kennedy are vying for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. David Vitter, R-New Orleans.

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Littera Club

The Littera Club had 25 members present for their November meeting, which was held in the Community Room of Origin Bank.
Hostess Erma Hudson greeted members while co-hostesses Emily Baugh and Margie Hearn served delicious spice cake with coffee.
President Carolyn Russell thanked the hostesses for the colorful fall decorations and refreshments and then called the meeting to order.
Mary Alice Moore led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.
The program was presented by Haley Perot, Main Street Director and Community Coordinator for the City of Ruston.

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