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January 17th, 2017

GEORGIA EVELYN GRAY

Georgia Evelyn Gray, age 90 of Palm Beach Gardens, FL died January 13, 2017. Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Shiloh Cemetery near Bernice under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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FREDDY PRICE JR.

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The funeral service for Freddy Price, Jr., age 91 will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Antioch United Methodist Church on Hwy. 544 in Lincoln Parish, LA with Reverend Joe Koskie officiating the service. Burial will follow in Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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FRANK COCKERHAM

Mr. Frank Cockerham, age 72 passed away January 14, 2017 in Simsboro, LA.
Funeral Services are January 21, 2017 at 11:00am at Paradise Funeral Home in Arcadia, LA. Burial is Grambling Memorial Gardens in Grambling, LA. There is no visitation.

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RESOLUTION

The following resolution was offered by Councilmember Cathy Holmes and seconded by
Councilmember Yanise Days:
RESOLUTION
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CANVASSING THE RETURNS AND DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD BY THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, STATE OF LOUISIANA UNDER ARTICLE VI, SECTION 30 AND 32 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA OF 1974, AND OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY AUTHORITY, ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 AND TO AUTHORIZE SPECIAL TAXES THEREIN.

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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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Scientist, researcher to present as part of Tech lecture series

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Vijay John to speak Jan. 23 at University Hall
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Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontier’s in Biomedical Research lecture series will host a discussion by Vijay T. John, the Leo Weil Endowed Professor in Engineering at Tulane University, on Jan. 23 in University Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech.
John’s presentation titled, “Novel Lipid Nanostructures for Drug Delivery,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Arrest made in murder case

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Police chief: Investigation continues
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A 24-year-old Ruston man has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Dec. 28 shooting death of Patrick Mitchell, also of Ruston.
Taylor Keyonta Burr, of 7003 Hwy. 80, Lot 218, was arrested Saturday by city police. He is being held in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center without bond.
The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team initially arrested Burr on Jan. 8 in Grambling on a separate warrant charging him with one count of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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‘Sing your own song:’ Gallot, Jefferson remind community of King’s dream

On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill to create a federal holiday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — in honor of the birth of America’s most celebrated Civil Rights activist, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
Since it’s creation, the holiday has been celebrated on the third Monday in January. Traditionally, both Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University host events in honor of the holiday.

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NCLAC invites public to Allegro Mardi Gras Ball, silent auction

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The 18th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and NCLAC Silent Auction is set at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Tickets are $60, and include dinner, dancing, live music by Windstorm, and a cash bar.
Guests will have opportunities for photos, raffles, signature cocktails, and a silent auction.
It’s going to be an excellent night to raise funds for the Dixie Center Sustaining Building Fund, the historic 1928 theater that serves as an arts hub in downtown Ruston.

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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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