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March 27th, 2017

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with L.R.S. 3:1609 and LAC 7:XV.314 (A), the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Louisiana Boll Weevil Eradication Commission, has established a boll weevil eradication zone, the Louisiana Eradication Zone, consisting of all the territory within the state of Louisiana. Notice is further given that all producers of commercial cotton in Louisiana are required to participate in the boll weevil eradication program, including cost sharing, in accordance with the Boll Weevil Eradication Law and regulations.

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Parish awarded $670,000 in mitigation funds

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Lincoln Parish will soon be getting $673,078 in federal 404 Mitigation funds.
The grant came from a meeting with the state office of Homeland Security, said Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

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‘The Secret Garden’ to open at LPL

At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, the Hampstead Stage Company will perform “The Secret Garden” at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
“The book that this performance is based on was written in 1911 by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and is still read by individuals and as class readings a lot,” said Margie Mealer, chidlren’s director for the library. “It tells the story of a girl named Mary.”
The story starts out in India, she said.

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Color Me for a Cure

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The the Fourth Annual Susan G. Komen North Louisiana Color Me for a Cure 5k walk/run was held Saturday in downtown Ruston. Left, Anthonie Tobin leaps through a cloud of pink smoke on his way to the finish line. Right, from left to right, Katie Hopkins, her dog Gypsy, and Meghan Davis celebrate their completion of the race. The event raised money for breast cancer research in north Louisiana. Leader photos by JESSICA MERRITT

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Arts Camps set for summer with music, visual arts and drama

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Summer Arts Camps for area youngsters have been scheduled.
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council will host a five-day arts camp experience featuring music, visual arts, and drama.
Experience the arts with art teachers, professional artists, and local volunteers who will aid campers in activities like sculpting, painting, improvisation and the world of percussion,
First through 6th graders will participate in three classes held from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Lions Club hosts speaker

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A recent guest of the Noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club was Spencer Foster with Fizical Therapy and Balance Centers. Foster shared with the group how proper training and exercise could decrease the chances of suffering a fall.

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NCLAC announces juried exhibition

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced its second juried exhibition featuring students from Louisiana Tech and Grambling State Universities at Parish Press in Ruston.
Participating artists include Aja Taylor, PhilDarrian Richard, Matthew Pettit, Hannah Taylor, Reagan Pearson, Rachel Lee, Skylar Vickery, Janelle Cobb, Dellanee Wade and Jessica Horne.
The show represents all academic levels, from freshmen to graduate students.
Ther is a with a wide spectrum of the arts including painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking.

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Hitting life’s snooze button

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When your doctor comes into the room with the results of your blood work and all he can do is stare at it and say, “Hmm,” it may be time for you to get used to the idea that you may not be here forever. Once was when I found out I was a type II diabetic. The other was when I was told I needed a double bypass. Both gave me good excuse to mope around the house.

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Governor hasn’t forgotten us

Not long after John Bel Edwards was elected Louisiana’s governor in 2016, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker urged the new chief executive not to forget about North Louisiana.
There are good people in upstate parishes, good universities and good things going on, the mayor and other folks reminded Edwards. Of course, the cases in point were Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
One month after Edwards was inaugurated he visited Ruston. Last week, for the second time in 14 months, he came again. Edwards is clearly a man of his word: He hasn’t forgotten us.

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Harper-Payton best NFL RB duo in history

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Roland Harper rightfully did a double take when he heard about the ranking of the best running back tandems in NFL history.
‘’I figured it would be (Larry) Csonka and (Jim) Kiick,’’ he said. ‘’Or (Jim) Brown and (Bobby) Mitchell.”
Good guesses, but wrong.
At the very top of the rankings compiled by Sportsbreak, it was Harper and the late Pro Football Hall of Famer, Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears.

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