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July 15th, 2014

Saints show Graham the money

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Tight end inks four-year, $40 million deal with New Orleans
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There will be no hold out.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham’s quest for a new contract apparently ended in the final hours before this afternoon’s deadline to finalize the deal.
“It’s official I’m bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support,” Graham tweeted shortly before 8 a.m. today.
ESPN is reporting Graham agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with $21 million guaranteed. The Saints have confirmed a deal, but did not disclose financial information.
Graham and the Saints had until 3 p.m. this afternoon to sign a long-term deal.

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Todd’s Cream Shack takes RPAR title

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Todd’s Cream Shack defeated Sail 17-3 to claim the Ruston Park and Recreation Department’s Men’s Class E softball championship. Pictured are team members (bottom row, left to right) Lucas Vascocu, Mitchell Best, Joel Gray and Brady Bascle along with Noah Abercrombie. Pictured on the top row (left to right) are Michael Pecoraro, Michael Giesse, Chad Rook, Matt Madden and Nick Abercrombie.

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Jr. golf tourneys slated

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Ruston junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the AJGT Hattiesburg Junior Classic in Hattiesburg, Missippi at the Hattiesburg Country Club.
The event will be held July 22– 23. The 2-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.
Tournament entry fees are $215 and includes two days of green fees, tee gifts and trophies in four age divisions.
Recommended accommodations are available at Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites-Hattiesburg. Call 601-296-0302 for reservations.

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Hall of fame inducts greats

Congratulations to the 11 Grambling greats who were officially inducted into the Grambling Legends Hall of Fame on Saturday in Monroe, helping to recall the university’s storied athletics past.
All are more than deserving candidates.
The Ruston Daily Leader would especially like to congratulate two of Lincoln Parish’s own for being part of the induction class — Doris Mott Robinson and Jophery Brown.
Robinson, the wife of legendary GSU coach Eddie Robinson known as the “First Lady of Football,” highlighted the incoming class as an athletics contributor.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, Robert R Wilson, have been convicted of 14:42.1 FORCIBLE RAPE on May 14, 1998 - Place of Conviction: 03RD JUD. DIST. DA OFFICE LA. 14:81 INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES on March 9, 2013 - Place of Conviction: 03RD JUD. DIST. DA OFFICE LA. My address is 7003 HWY 80, APT. LOT 206, RUSTON, LA 71270
Race: Black
Sex: Male
DOB: 12/12/79
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td: July 15 & 16, 2014

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July 14th

Walker throws hat in mayoral race

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Police juror sets five-point platform
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When Ronny Walker decided almost a year ago to run for mayor of Ruston, he turned to would-be constituents to help him develop a platform.
“In the decision-making process, I realized the most important thing was what would my platform be,” Walker said.
Walker, 62, is one of two declared candidates for the job held by retiring Mayor Dan Hollingsworth. Bill Elmore, 66, a former energy corporation executive, is the other contender. Both men are Republicans.
Qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary begins Aug. 20.

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Raffle offers 52 chances to win

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The Choudrant Volunteer Firemen’s Assistance is currently renewing tickets for their 52-Gun Raffle for 2014-15. Some owners have chosen not to renew their tickets, which means some tickets will be available for purchase. People who purchase tickets or renew their tickets by today will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing on Wednesday. This Raffle benefits the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, contact Celeste Butler, village clerk, at 768-4111. Pictured above is Milton May, left, with the brand new Baretta A300 he won during week 37 of the 2013-14 raffle.

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Staying informed

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TEA Party hosts forum with area legislators

The Lincoln Parish TEA Party invites the public to attend a legislative wrap-up at the Ruston Country Club at 6 p.m. today, where local legislators will summarize the highlights of the recent legislative session.
“Our goal is to inform, involve and inspire people,” said TEA Party Event Coordinator Bob Flournoy. “We are not radicals or even racists, as some might believe. We are simply a group of patriots who believes the only way to maintain the sovereignty of this country is to know what’s happening in government.

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Preparations begin for Wiggin’ Out

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Tickets and sponsorship packages are now available for the Fourth Annual Wiggin’ Out Dinner and Gala set for Oct. 2 at Squire Creek Country Club.
The annual gala is the premiere event for the Wiggin’ Out organization, an entity that purchases wigs, lymphatic garments and prosthetic bras for those in North Louisiana unable to afford them.
General admission tickets are available for $50 per ticket or $90 per couple. Reserved tables of eight are also available through the “Bob” table sponsorship for $600.

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Pet of the Week

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This is Buddy, a lab mix. Buddy loves other dogs and is the first to come get his ears rubbed when visitors come. He loves to play. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all the animals up for adoption at the 4Paws shelter, located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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