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January 17th, 2017

President’s awards given, board members elected

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council held its Annual Meeting and Member’s Holiday Party Jan. 10 at Co:LAB in Ruston.
Board President Peter Jones announced the annual President’s Awards, presenting honors to: Becky and Jay Strickler — Patrons of the Year; Cheryl Sutton — Board Member of the Year; Josh Mitchell — Arts Innovator of the Year; Megan Troxel — Volunteer of the Year; Dean Dablow — Artist of the Year; and Driggers Outdoor — Corporate Sponsor of the Year.

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Tech’s Bracey honored

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After helping lead Louisiana Tech to a road conference sweep in week 10, point guard DaQuan Bracey was voted as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and the Conference USA Freshman of the Week.
Bracey averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game in the victories at Charlotte and Old Dominion, marking only the second time Tech has won back-to-back league games in a road weekend since joining C-USA.
The Baltimore, Maryland, native tied his career high with 14 points in the 79-73 win over the 49ers this past Thursday night.

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2017 resolutions for gardeners

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Are you a resolution maker? Are you a resolution keeper? Oprah Winfrey says the New Year is “another chance for us to get it right.”
Here are some gardening resolutions to head you in the right direction for the new year.

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NCAA right in giving rings

The Ruston Daily Leader extends kudos to the NCAA for presenting Louisiana Tech’s 1981-82 Lady Techsters national championship women’s basketball team with their championship rings.
Even if it took the Lady Techsters 35 years to receive them.
No one can remember why the Lady Techsters didn’t receive their championship rings back then, but it probably had much to do with the fact that it was the first NCAA women’s championship. They did receive necklace watches, but no rings.

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January 16th

MRS. EVELYN HARPER THEIS

Mrs. Evelyn Harper Theis passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Osborn Funeral Home with funeral services following at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home with Ray Boswell officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.
Evelyn was a native of DeRidder, LA and a resident of Shreveport, LA for over 60 years. Evelyn was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Shreveport, and prior to that, Highland Baptist Church, where she taught kindergarten for more than sixteen years.

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FRED PRICE

Fred Price, age 91 died January 16, 2017. Services are incomplete at the time under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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DAVID EDWARD FOSTER

Funeral services for David Edward Foster, age 73, of Ruston, will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brad Jones. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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LIQUOR LICENSE

I, Utility Brewing Company, am applying to the City of Ruston for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcoholic content at retail in the City of Ruston at the following address: 206 North Vienna Ruston, LA 71270. Utility Brewing Company /s/ Cassidy Keim, Karl Puljak, Owners
1td:January 15 & 16, 2017

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WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Further Information
Contact: Laurance Guidry (318) 861-4808
Louisiana Relay 711
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR CCAA LINCOLN PARISH
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM
The Caddo Community Action Agency Weatherization Program is currently accepting

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City hosts ribbon cutting

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City and parish officials cut the ribbon Friday to formally open the recycling transfer station located at the Lincoln Parish Landfill.
Once the trucks have made their rounds, they back inside the building, and dump their loads into large opening at the back of the building, into a trailer below.
The photo is taken from where the trailer will set and shows the dump opening below.
Recyclables will be transferred to Shreveport for separating.
Ruston began a curbside recycling program Jan. 1.

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