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July 17th, 2017

GLYNN FEDERICK JR

Glynn Fedrick Jr., age 63, of Ruston, LA, an electrician, died July 14, 2017. Funeral services are 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Choudrant. Visitation is 12:00 PM until service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in the Pace Cemetery in Clarence, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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ENA MARTIN

Ena Martin passed away on Sunday,
July 16, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home
of Ruston, LA.

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JUNE FERRINGTON

June Ferrington, 83, of Ruston
passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Arrangements are incomplete under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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SALLIE COLVIN AULDS

Sallie Colvin Aulds, 96, of Ruston
passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Arrangements are incomplete under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE LEVYING AND IMPOSING TAXES ON ALL PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE CITY OF RUSTON, LOUISIANA
was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis on July 10, 2017. A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 6:30 p.m., on August 21, 2017, Council Chambers/ Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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APPLICATION FOR HOUSING

PUBLIC HOUSING & SECTION 8 PROGRAMS
The Housing Authority of the City of Grambling will accept applications for Public Housing and Section 8 Housing beginning, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Thursday, July 20, 2017 Applications will be taken only during 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for three (3) dates/times:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
The location will be - 300 B. T. Woodard Circle - Perkins Lane

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Outlying schools receive security upgrades

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Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series updating the community about upgrades to parish schools.
After Ruston city schools completed security upgrades on all campuses last year, Choudrant High School, Dubach Elementary and Simsboro Schools have begun to complete their security updates before the beginning of the school year.

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Designs for Bulldog Project to be selected Thursday

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As the deadline for sponsors and artist submissions passed Friday, the Ruston Cultural District Board’s Bulldog Project is officially past stage one.
Haley Perot, president of the board, said she is proud of how many artists decided to participate in the project.
“Extending the deadline was well worth it,” she said. “By doing that it opened up a whole new group of people that didn’t know about it.”
Organizers don’t yet know how many artists they have because mail-in applications are still arriving, Perot said.
More sponsorships have also come in.

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MedCamps celebrates 30 years of smiles

There’s nothing quite as fun as spending part of the summer break at camp.
Between the freedom of living in a cabin amongst your friends, to participating in activities such as swimming and archery, summer camp is as much of an American pastime as is baseball.
That’s why we think every child should have the opportunity to particiate in the camping experience.And that’s where MedCamps of North Louisiana comes in.

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OK, we need to be frank about writing

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A devoted female fan wrote me not too long ago to suggest I improve my writing by adding more descriptive adjectives and adverbs. After I looked up those terms; I decided to give it a try.
Here’s how I write now: Frank sat down on a damp park bench and got his butt wet. He ain’t right.
That’s 16 words. Now here is how I might lengthened the word count by using her suggestion:
It was a cold gray morning of a cold gray day in a cold gray city. Another day filled with abject loneliness and despair that only comes when one has lost the love of a lifetime.

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