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July 25th, 2017

RPAR fall sports registration underway

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Fall registration for Ruston Parks and Recreation Department programs has stasrted. Youth programs include tackle and flag football, soccer (under 4, under 5, under 6, under 8 and under 10) and the annual Punt, Pass & Kick Competition. Adult programs incldue softball and men’s 7-on-7 flag football. Register online at www.ruston.org/registration for both soccer and flag football. Because a birth certificate and height and weight measurements are required for tackle football, applicants for that program must register at the RPAR office on James Street.

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LTAC sets fundraising record

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The Louisiana Tech Athletic Club finished the 2016-17 fiscal year with a record amount in dollars raised, surpassing $1.5 million for the first time ever.
This is a nearly 20 percent increase from the previous fiscal year and a 50 percent increase over the past four years. The final tally of $1,511,410 represents the outstanding support from Louisiana Tech alumni and friends.

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It’s 'parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme' time

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Back in the day, Simon and Garfunkel sang about “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,” but the hit song I would record goes like this:
Basil, dill and par-se-ley,Cilantro, mint and rosemary,
These are the best herbs for me,
Tra- la- la- la- lee!
Yes, I am a big fan of cooking with herbs and a staunch believer in growing your own herbs for better quality, economy and convenience. I have never had much luck with or use for the sage that Simon and Garfunkel sang about, but I do like to have a supply of basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, mint and rosemary in my garden.

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Sloan stood out in class, on field

Even after receiving her degree in communication arts and design, the honors keep rolling in for former Louisiana Tech soccer standout Kathryn Sloan.
The latest came earlier this month when the Kansas City, Missouri, native was chosen as the recipient of the 2016-17 Conference USA Scholar Athlete Award for women’s soccer.
C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives selected the Scholar Athlete of the Year awards that are presented to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport based on academic achievement, athletic achievement and service.

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July 24th

THOMAS "BUTCH" WILLIAMSON

Thomas “Butch” Williamson, 80, of Ruston,
passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017
at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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M. R. MICKEY ROBERSON

M. R. Mickey Roberson, 72, of Dubach,
passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in Ruston.
Arrangements are incomplete under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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PROPOSED BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget will be presented at a meeting of the Board of Directors on Monday, June 31, 2017 at 06:00PM to be held at 127 King Street, Grambling, LA 71245. After such meeting, a copy of the proposed budget will be made available online at https://lincolnprep.wildapricot.org/ and on file in the office of 4th Sector Solutions, Inc., 620 Florida St., Ste. 110, Baton Rouge, LA 70811 where the same is open for public inspection.

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SEX OFFENDER

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I, Raymond Robert Matthews Sr, have been convicted of:
14:81 INDECENTBEHAVIOR WITH JUVENILES on April 11, 2000.
15:542 FAILURE TO REGISTER/NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER on December 11, 2013.
15:542 FAILURE TO REGISTER/NOTIFY AS A SEX OFFENDER on March 24, 2008.
My address is 1600 McAllister St. Ruston, LA 71270
Race: White
Sex; Male
Date of Birth: 08/24/62
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 180
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Green
2td:July 23 & 24, 2017

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Man dies in Lake D’Arbonne plane crash

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FARMERVILLE — A Monroe man was killed Sunday when the single-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed into Lake D’Arbonne.
Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates said the Federal Aviation Administration will likely order an autopsy to determine how 71-year-old David Lockard died.
Lockard’s Facebook profile states he was employed by Ruston Aviation. Someone answering the phone at Ruston Aviation this morning said they could not confirm he was employed by the company.

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Fruit of their labor: Detention Center garden reaps savings for taxpayers

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Most residents who drive by the Lincoln Parish Detention Center don’t take a second glance at the large garden in the front of the compound, but that produce saves thousands of tax dollars each year, Warden Jim Tuten said.
In fact, the gardens saved taxpayers $10,000 last year in the kitchen alone, he said.
Created in 2014, the idea for the garden came from Tuten.

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