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July 25th, 2017

THOMAS R. "BUTCH" WILLIAMSON

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Funeral services for Thomas R. (Butch) Williamson will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Visitation will be July 26, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 prior to the service at the church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Thomas R. "Butch" Williamson died peacefully on July 23, 2017 at his home in Ruston, La. Thomas Ragan Williamson (Butch) was born in Ruston, La on December 19, 1936.

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SEX OFFENDER

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, CHRISTIAN JAMAAL AMOS, have been convicted of 14:81.4 PROHIBITED SEXUAL CONDUCT BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT on June 14, 2017.
My address is: 500 KIRKLAND ST. RUSTON, LA 71270.
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 02/13/92
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 215
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td:July 25 & 26, 2017

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LEGAL NOTICE

ASSESSOR'S LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that I have completed the listings of all property in the Parish of Lincoln and have estimated the values thereon, and that said listing will be exposed in the Lincoln Parish Assessor's Office during office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Complex, 307 N Homer St, Ruston, Louisiana for public inspection and correction for a period of 15 days, beginning August 15, 2017. Any taxpayer desiring to examine his assessment is required to call at the Assessor's Office during said 15 day period.
Sheila Bordelon, CLA

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

SEALED BIDS will be received by Grambling State University, until 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in the Purchasing Office; Old President's Residence, Room #114; 430 Main Street, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana for:
Parking & Stadium Attendants for GSU Home Football Games

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Supplying students

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DART, The Well Ministries collect school supplies

With summer almost over, and school just around the corner, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and The Well Ministries have come together to help families in need with school supplies.

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City seeks citizens’ opinions

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Respondents asked to rank services, departments, downtown and quality-of-life issues

The city of Ruston wants to hear from its citizens.
The city has a new 19-question online public opinion survey seeking input on city services, downtown, active transportation and recycling. The survey is available on the city’s website, www.ruston.org, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.
Hard copies can be picked up at the mayor’s office on the second floor of City Hall, or mailed to residents who request them, city Communications Director Kourtney Keim said Monday.

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Back-to-School event draws crowd

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Approximately 200 local residents participated in the first Nada Houston Back-to-School Health Extravaganza held Saturday at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. The participants could receive free sports physicals, school supplies and backpacks, as well as information from various vendors on how to “Live Healthy.” The event was hosted by Sister 2 Sister, Inc. and Quality Care at Home, LLC.

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Finding ethics through conversation

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This year we have heard a lot of talk about ethics. We hear mostly about government ethics committees, ethical or unethical people in business, medicine, education, churches. My own definition was a bit limited: An ethical person is honest and of good character. But when thinking about ethics, we also remind ourselves of our morals. They are definitely intertwined but different. I found an interesting article on the internet that I want to share with you.

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Tech bowling signee named All-American

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The accolades continue to roll in for Louisiana Tech bowling team signee Ashley Channell, who was named one of five female Dexter High School All-Americans.
Channell, who finished in fifth place at the United States High School Championships, had the highest average in the state of Tennessee at 220.5 and led her school to a fourth consecutive state championship.

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Ruston native joins Southland staff

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Samuel named assistant commissioner of compliance services
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FRISCO, Texas — The Southland Conference has announced veteran athletic administrator Thomas Samuel as its assistant commissioner of compliance services.
Thomas, originally from Ruston, will coordinate the conference’s compliance program, including interpreting NCAA legislation for the league’s 13 member institutions and working as a liaison with the NCAA Membership Services staff.
“We’re very pleased to have Thomas join the Southland office team, and look forward to his contributions to the league membership,” Burnett said.

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