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May 26th, 2017

Arcadia outlet mall

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ARCADIA — The city of Arcadia has signed agreement to purchase the Factory Stores of America, a popular outlet mall in the city, for $500,000.
The announcement was made during ceremonies Thursday at the mall.
Arcadia Mayor Eugene Smith said the city council agreed to purchase the 90,000-square-foot outlet mall after hearing the owners were about closing it.
Vanity Fair, one of the mall’s tenants, said they were not going to renew a contract to stay in the outlet mall and as a result the owners of the mall decided to close down, Smith said.

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Conservative think tank eyes governmental reform

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The incoming head of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy said Thursday his organization wants to create a movement in Louisiana that will push for constitutionally limited government and other conservative principles.
“We want to create conditions that let prosperity grow,” Daniel Erspamer said during a stop in Ruston.
Erspamer is barnstorming the state trying to raise awareness of and money to re-launch the nine-year-old New Orleans-based think tank.
“We’re going to need everyone across the state pulling together to accomplish the kind of change we envision,” Erspamer said.

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Neighborhood Watch program organized

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Homeowners in Ruston’s Foxxwood Subdivision met recently with Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Eldred Hardison, far right, to learn how to organize a Neighborhood Watch program. Neighborhood Watch is a partnership between law enforcers and community members to reduce crime and improve quality of life in their communities. Participants in the Foxxwood meeting included Judy Posey, Karen Johnson, John and Kim Ward, Lee and Olitsa Robbins, Hunter and Patti McFadden, Taylor and Alex Burt, Monique and Jean Gourd, Robert Mitcham, Cheryl Bollier, Donna Hipp and Larkin Hudson.

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Music on the Bayou returns

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New Music on the Bayou is returning for its second annual summer festival! The festival will present contemporary-classical music across Northeast Louisiana from May 31 to June 3. Six concerts in Ruston, West Monroe and Monroe will be free and open to the public, and tickets to the finale on June 3 are on sale now at newmusiconthebayou.com.
New Music on the Bayou celebrates the possibilities of modern music by including many different voices and venues.
Over 40 composers from around the world will be in Northeast Louisiana to work with local professional musicians.

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Diamond ’Dogs out of C-USA Tourney

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Tech falls 5-2 to Southern Mississippi in elimination game
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BILOXI, Miss. — After going two and done in the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, Louisiana Tech will play the waiting game over the weekend before learning its ultimate fate on Monday.
Southern Mississippi took control early and the Bulldogs’ bats never got on track as Tech fell 5-2 to the No. 11 Golden Eagles Thursday afternoon at MGM Park.
A three-run Southern Miss home run in the second inning was all USM needed to put the game away as the Golden Eagles built a 4-0 advantage heading into the fourth inning.

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JASMINE NICOLE WRIGHT

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Funeral services for Jasmine Nicole Wright, age 21, from Ruston, LA will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Ruston, LA under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home of Arcadia, LA. Rev. Quincy Knox will officiate. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Lincoln County, LA. A balloon ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. prior to Visitation from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. Jasmine was the third of her mother's four children.

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MRS. ANNIE PEARL THOMPSON-KIRKPATRICK

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A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Annie Pearl Thompson-Kirkpatrick, 79, will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 2856 LA 150, Grambling, LA. Pastor Bobby J. Douglas of The WORD Baptist Church, Grambling, LA, officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM at the church until the commencement of the service. The interment will be private.

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Celebrating, honoring the fallen

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I can remember the marble wall was cold to the touch as I ran my fingers over the names of those engraved there.
The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., is just one of many monuments that stands today as a reminder of those we have lost through war and conflict.
The roses lining the bottom of the memorial were crushed from the thousands of visitors each day, leaving red stains to flow along the tiny streams of rainwater making it’s way to the closest patch of grass.

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EDWARD MOSS SR.

Edward Moss, Sr., 82 died May 15, 2017. Wake will be Friday, May 26, at 6:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Services are Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 pm at Olive Grove Baptist Church, Choudrant, LA. Burial will follow at Olive Grove Cemetery, Choudrant, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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DOC 58911

GIBSLAND BANK & TRUST COMPANY
IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA
Vs.No. 58911
BOBBY GENE RICHARDSON

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