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May 27th, 2014

Thanks to Roaf for spotlighting Tech, Ruston

As an All-American offensive tackle for Louisiana Tech University and a first-round NFL draft selection of the New Orleans Saints who went on to become a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Willie Roaf has long been putting Ruston on the national sports map.
Now the big man has done it again.
It was announced last week by the National Football Foundation (NFF) that Roaf will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Class.

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Facts about lawn maintenance

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Many dread the task of maintenance of their lawn such as mowing and watering. In this article are tips that will help you maintain your lawn, keep it in a good healthy condition and have your neighbors envious of your lush green lawn.

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Harold E. (Jim) James

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Funeral services for Harold E. (Jim) James, age 73, of Ruston will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brian Mercer Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. James was born November 23, 1940 and passed away May 25, 2014.

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Mr. Thomas Frederick “Fred” Farmer

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Frederick “Fred” Farmer, age 92 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brian Mercer. Burial will be in Riser Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to La. R.S. 9.4759, notice is hereby given, that WESTSIDE SELF STORAGE MINI WAREHOUSES, located at 821 West California Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, will sell the following described property located in the units indicated and belonging to the person named in ORDER TO ENFORCE THE PRIVILEGE CLAIMED BY THE SELF STORAGE FACILITY ON MOVABLE PROPERTY.
Unit #-0717 Makesha Bolds 173 Murline Street, Grambling, LA 71245
Cloths, toaster oven.
Unit #-0726 Edward Alfred 225 Belton Rd., Ruston, LA 71270
Vacuum, tv, foot locker, pots and pans.

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May 26th

Parish observes Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day, Forest Lawn Cemetery is hosting their annual “Field of Flags” display, which began at 8 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. today.
This event features 80 original veteran’s burial flags lining the drives and walkways of the cemetery to recognize the sacrifice these veterans made for this country. The large burial flags on display were on loan fro the families of veterans laid to rest in the cemetery. Small flags were also displayed on the grave of each veteran buried in the cemetery.

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A summer of progress

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As the school year wraps up and students leave for summer, the preparation for a new athletic facility is under way.
As students and local residents might have seen from the construction equipment at the stadium, the workers are now removing the bleachers from the south side of the stadium.
The workers have also brought in equipment to start the excavating of the hill that the new facility will soon occupy.
“We have set a target date for the project to be completed in the summer of 2015,” said Tommy McClelland, Tech athletics director.

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Honoring Gibbs’ passion for MedCamps

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Virginia Gibbs, of Monroe, pauses at the waterfall in the new pavilion and memorial garden located at Camp Alabama in Choudrant, and named after her late grandson, Larkin Gibbs. Dedication ceremonies for the Larken Gibbs Memorial Pavilion and Garden, built by Louisiana Tech University School of Architecture Design Build program students. were held Friday. Camp Alabama is the site of MedCamps of Louisiana’s summer camping program. The barrier-free pavilion is designed to facilitate camp activities. Larkin Gibbs was a MedCamps counselor. He died in 1999.

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Bearcat baseball team honored

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Ruston High School held its annual baseball banquet last week to honor the Bearcats for their outstanding season and Class 5A playoffs run. Pictured above from left to right are Gage Heard and Garrett Hipp, who shared the Bearcat Award, Ben LeBlanc, who won District 5A Player of the Year Award, and David M. Burkhalter, who was named the Brearcats MVP Award for the 2014 season. Pictured below is Assistant Coach Dan Gressett presents the Coaches Award to Shane Giddings.

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Take time to honor fallen soldiers

Today is Memorial Day and events are taking place across the parish to honor our deceased service men and women.
But what are the origins of Memorial Day? Why on this day, the last Monday of May, do we take a special time-out to for our veterans?
Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor fallen soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies.
The reason it is called “Memorial” Day is because the day was meant as a time to visit the grave of a passed soldier and place flowers, or something else considered sentimental, on the grave — hence, a memorial.

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