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September 30th, 2013

LPPJ listened to the people

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A funny thing happened during this month’s Lincoln Parish Police Jury meeting — something that’s become a rarity in the world of today’s politics.
You see, the LPPJ went against the wishes of several of its members in order to listen to the majority of its constituents.
Theoretically, the purpose of democracy is to give the members of a society the ability to choose those who will represent them through an electoral process. This process ought to ensure that those who receive the responsibility of making decisions on the behalf of the public are the best choices available.

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LOST PROMISSORY note

“LOST PROMISSORY note: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or hhaving possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Kathryn Williams Wallace, dated December 11, 2006, in the principal sum of $89,549.73; please contact Rachel A. Williams, Attorney at Law, 1505 North 19th Street, P.O. Box 2867, Monroe, Louisiana, 71207-2867, Telephone No. (318)388-1440.”
1td: September 30, 2013

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NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION

NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION BY
ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION
FOR APPROVAL TO MODIFY THE RATE
STABILIZATION CLAUSE MECHANISM
FOR ITS TRANS LOUISIANA GAS AND
LOUISIANA GAS SERVICE RATE DIVISIONS

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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For: Annual Inspection, Monitoring and Maintenance of
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September 28th

Prisoner escapes LPDC

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Local law enforcement still on the lookout for Mardis
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A search continued late Saturday for a suspect who escaped Friday from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 5:14 p.m. Friday, Dekedrick Dontez Mardis was booked into the LPDC by officers with the Ruston Police Department and charged with numerous drug-related offenses as well as an illegal carrying of weapons offense.
Mardis, who possessed no form of identification at the time of his arrest, reportedly represented himself under a false name and allowed himself to be booked under a false name.

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Chicken Festival struts through town

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For the 25th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival, hundreds of people came out to show their support of the state’s namesake chicken festival. Locals are photographed above enjoying the Strut, Cackle and Crow contest where youth and adults imitated their chicken counterparts for the chance to win a prize. See page 2A for more photos from Saturday’s events.

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Dumpsters to remain the same

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There will be no changes to dumpster locations in Lincoln Parish after the Lincoln Parish Police Jury tabled the idea during its September monthly meeting at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
“The people of Lincoln Parish let us know in no uncertain terms that they were against the idea and we’re going to abide by their wishes,” LPPJ President Skip Russell said.

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Locals to raise funds for JDRF Saturday

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Evan Bernard was only 5-years-old when his life changed forever.
“Evan had been potty trained at the age of 2, but during the summer before the start of kindergarten he began wetting the bed and he was always thirsty,” Michelle Bernard, Evan’s mother, said. “I had a friend who has a child with Type 1 diabetes, and she said those were two telltale signs of diabetes, that I should have his sugar checked.”
So, when Michelle Bernard took her son to his wellness visit before kindergarten, she asked the nurse to check his sugar.

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Tech hosts entrepreneurs

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Joel Garland knows how to make a pine tree profitable. He cuts lumber from the logs, turns the shavings into poultry bedding and transforms wood pellets into a renewable energy source.
“Our goal is to use the pine tree to the fullest extent,” said Garland, founder and CEO of Ouachita Biomass.
Garland was one of 13 area entrepreneurs who participated in Louisiana Tech University’s I-20 Top Twenty business showcase Thursday. The event spotlighted technology-based start-up companies that are part of the I-20 Regional Corridor Accelerator project.

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Support our local theatres

Ruston is fortunate enough to have several venues in which residents can enjoy and experience the arts.
The Dixie Center for the Arts plays home to the Ruston Community Theatre, Stone Theatre to Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theater and the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre to Grambling State University’s Department of Theatre Arts.
Each of these locations host numerous performances throughout the year and even hold auditions for cast members — who usually are community members as well as students.

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