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January 19th, 2017

Zola Creer

Zola L. Creer, 95 died January 14, 2017. Viewing will be Friday, Jan. 20 at 1:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Services are Friday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Fellowship Church Cemetery, Simsboro, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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Isiah Jackson

Isiah Jackson, 102 died January 15, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 20 at 1:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Funeral Services are Saturday, Jan. 21 at 12:00 pm at Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church, Chatham, LA. Burial will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery, Chatham, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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Annie Raye Mayfield Sherman

Annie Raye Mayfield Sherman, 85 died January 15, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Funeral Services are Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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Earnestine Underwood Willis

Earnestine Underwood Willis, 57 died January 11, 2017. Wake will be Friday, Jan. 20 at 6:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Funeral Services are Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 pm at Praise Temple Ruston, Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Church Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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WATER VIOLATION

The Culbertson Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:XII)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the city of Grambling will conduct a Public Hearing on ordinances that were introduced on January 5, 2017; the Public Hearing will be Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. for the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 010502017-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING
TO ANNEX PROPERTY INTO THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF GRAMBLING

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Jim Taylor Ford donates $8,000 to Choudrant High School

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Jim Taylor Ford of Ruston donated $8,000 to Choudrant High School from their Drive 4 Ur School event held Sept. 20 at Jim Taylor Ford.
The money will be used to buy incentives for CHS students and supplies for teachers, said Tony Antley, CHS principal.
“We’re just real excited to have a partner like Jim Taylor Ford that gives generously to our community,” he said.
Drive 4 Ur School is an annual event that raises funds for local schools through Ford, said Don Robertson, Jim Taylor Ford owner.

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‘Season of Love’ kicks off Friday at library

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The Christmas decorations are down, and soon there will little plastic hearts all over the parish.
“What is the best way to gear up for Valentine’s Day? How about love songs? Naomi Cordill and Jon Baccarini are the perfect pair to whip up some romance at the Lincoln Parish Library at 10 a.m. in the Library Events Center,” said Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant for the Lincoln Parish Library.
The performance will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Library Events Center.
Guest singer Cordill is a local woman with many talents, she said.

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State Library recognizes LPL

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Lincoln Parish Library has been named No. 1 in Louisiana by the State Library for materials checked out per capita. More than 350,000 items were borrowed in 2016, library Director Vivian McCain, told the Library Board of Control on Wednesday.
Charles Penuell, chairman of the board, asked McCain to congratulate her staff for their hard work and dedication to the community.
New board member, Gay O’Neal, was also introduced during the meeting.
O’Neal was appointed to the board by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury in December.

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Parish schools achieve unitary status

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Court decision ends desegregation case

The Lincoln Parish public school system has been deemed fully unitary.
The unitary status declaration, handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Robert James, effectively ends a 51-year-old federal desegregation lawsuit filed against the system.
Unitary status means federal court supervision over the system ends and school are no longer required to make yearly reports on their desegregation status.
Lincoln Parish schools have achieved the goal of “equal access to education for all students,” James wrote in his unitary status declaration.

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