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January 10th, 2017

MEETING

Members of Ruston Lodge F&AM #106 are hereby hailed to a stated meeting of the Lodge on January 23, 2017. Order of business will include discussion and approval of 2017 budget.
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Blankets available for elderly, disabled

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department’s TRIAD program has blankets to give to local eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities.
For qualification information or to pick up a blanket call Deputy Emma Williams at 251-6451 or go by the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, locate on Road Camp Road in Ruston.

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Students, Teachers of the Year recognized

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Students Chad Hamlin, 10; Hana Le, 13; high school senior Addison Patton and teachers Karla Smith, Jordan Blachier, Jane Wallace and Corinne Nutt were recognized as students and teachers of the year Monday.
The ninth annual Lincoln Parish Schools Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala recognized these individuals for their contributions in Lincoln Parish classrooms, said Cathi-Cox Boniol, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator.

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Governor address shooting of Wildlife and Fisheries agent

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has deep ties to law enforcement.
Both his father and grandfather served as sheriff of Tangipahoa Parish, a position his brother holds today. Another brother serves as chief of police in Independence.
Monday evening, he and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day reception at the Governor’s Mansion, which was later bathed in blue light Monday night.

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Medical parole denied to local drug kingpin

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There will be no medical parole for a Grambling man said to be a local drug kingpin and who was sentenced in October to five years at hard labor in a maximum security state corrections facility.
Instead, Willie James “Big Hip” Scott, 68, is expected to serve his sentence at Angola State Penitentiary.
Louisiana’s Board of Parole rescinded an apparent corrections department request for medical parole for Scott when they learned none of a handful of nursing homes Scott’s doctor thought might be able to accommodate him was willing to do so.

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Aldermen postpone bond action

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Ruston’s Board of Aldermen on Monday postponed action on a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the city to issue up to $34 million in sales tax increment revenue bonds tagged for transportation projects in Ruston’s tax incremental district.
The unanimous vote came at the recommendation of City Attorney Bill Carter. Carter said he was suggesting the indefinite postponement because Louisiana’s Bond Commission has not yet given the city permission to sell the bonds and Ruston’s bond attorney is looking for as good a rate as possible.

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Controlling lawn burweed in yard

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Every summer I receive more phone calls about lawn burweed or sticker weed than any other lawn problem that we have. During the summer is when the stickers show up.
The stickers are the seeds that the plant produces to get next year’s crop in the ground and ready to come up.
The biggest problem with control lawn burweed is that once we notice the stickers it is really too late to do anything about them.
The plant has matured and is at the end of its life cycle so it’s about to die anyway. The stickers will stay around for a bit even on the dead plant.

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Congrats to one of our own

When it comes to awards, Ruston Daily Leader O.K. “Buddy” Davis has hauled in more than four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Terry Bradshaw and Pro Basketball Hall of Famers Karl Malone and Willis Reed combined.
And Davis was back on his winning track Monday morning as the Football Writers Association of America recognized him as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient as the organization held its annual awards breakfast banquet in Tampa, Florida.

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Grambling sweeps Alcorn State

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Grambling State swept past Alcorn State Monday night with the GSU women and men both taking Southwestern Athletic Conference wins at the Frederick C. Hodby Assembly Center. The Lady Tigers moved to 5-10 and 3-1 in the SWAC with a 86-62 win over the Lady Braves. Shakyla Hill led GSU with 19 points while Monisha Neal added 18. The G-Men moved to 7-10 and 2-2 in the SWAC with a 67-62 win over the Braves. Erving Mitchell led GSU with 20 points, Avery Ugba added 19 points and nine rebounds and Drake Wilks chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds for the Tigers.

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January 9th

CARL COLVIN FUTRELL

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Graveside Services for Carl Colvin Futrell, 85, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at New Hope Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, La, Hwy 822- six miles from Downsville. Officiating will be Dr. Carl Rhoads of First Methodist Church in Shreveport. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA. Carl was born May 24, 1931, in Vienna, LA, to Joseph Aaron Futrell and Mavis Colvin Futrell. He passed away January 5, 2017 in Shreveport, surrounded by his family.

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