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October 1st, 2013

Help those in need by Wiggin’ Out

Every October, along with the reds, yellows and browns of fall, many people begin to see pink. That’s because pink is the color associated with breast cancer awareness, and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Everything from grocery store items to pens and T-shirts will begin to sport pink ribbons in an attempt to raise support and funds for breast cancer research.
Locally, residents might even notice some people sporting flashy — possibly even pink — wigs. That’s because, this year is the third annual Wiggin’ Out event.

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Your story will attract tourists

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This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Michigan to make a presentation and attend the National Extension Tourism Conference. Ted Eubanks, president and CEO of Fermata Inc. and Great American Trails, both involved in sustainable recreation and tourism, was one of the keynote speakers for the conference.
In his remarks, Eubanks encouraged people to tell stories and provide a memorable experience to tourists. He further added that using this approach will help foster, shape and direct your tourism program.

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Take a stroll to help find the cure for diabetes

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I often wish that the only thing I had to worry about when considering what to eat for lunch or whether or not I’ll accept a treat offered by a friend or colleague is whether it will add an inch to my waistline.
Lots of people obsess about what they eat, but for many of them it is only a matter of general health or the desire for a trim figure that forces their obsession. But, for some of us, it’s a potential matter of life or death.

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Mr. Kenneth Rogers Bird

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Funeral services for Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Rogers Bird, age 86 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Bird was born January 2, 1927 in Fairbanks to Roy B. Bird and Jenny Buckley Bird. He died September 30, 2013 in Ruston. Kenneth was raised in Marion and moved to Ruston in 1952 when he was married. Mr.

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LINCOLN PARISH Fire Protection District No. 1

LINCOLN PARISH Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners met in regular session, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Administrative Office, Dubach, Louisiana, with the following members present: Richard Aillet, Ray Robinson, Layne Parnell, Mike Fulton, John Barnett, Ricky Durrett, and Bart Dugdale.
Absent: None.
Guests present were Courtney Hall, Donnie Watson, Bobby Bennett, others and local media representatives.
The invocation was given by Mike Fulton.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Regular meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Grambling will held on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
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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 #-006C
Henry Gray 1684 Huntgate Cove, Cordova, TN 38016
Microwave, Rugs, T.V.
Unit #-0133
Nyree Janelle Parker 3285 W California Ave., Apt# 13, Ruston, LA 71270

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
SEALED BID # 2014-001
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED BIDS until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with an
ANNUAL SUPPLY CONTRACT OF POLYETHYLENE PIPE FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631

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September 30th

2013 Chicken Fest draws good crowd

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The 25th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival closed out events after drawing out large crowds on Friday and Saturday.
Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization Vice President Judy Beavers said this year’s festival was a success.
“We’ve had a lot bigger crowds for all the events leading up the festival,” she said. “We had a lot of new vendors come out, and I think everyone has been very pleased with the attendance.”
Though there weren’t as many entries in some of the events, Beavers said the crowds have been bigger.

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Suspect still on the loose

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Local law enforcement are still searching for Dekedrick Dontez Mardis, who escaped from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center at approximately 5 p.m. Friday.
“I want to assure the citizens that every effort was made to capture this individual and we are continuing our efforts until this subject is brought into custody,” Lincoln Parish Mike Stone said. “We will be in the process of critiquing this entire incident and will make the necessary adjustments to prevent this type of incident in the future.”

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