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December 9th

Christmas parade rolls

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Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT - More than 70 units, including marching bands, cheerleaders, sports teams, local festival queens, church groups, businesses and Santa Claus participated in the annual Ruston Christmas Parade Thursday. Among the units was this float from LifeChurchLA. The parade rolled through downtown Ruston before ending at Louisiana Tech’s Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Pending legislation could benefit Sparta

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If Congress approves legislation now before it, the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative could be back in the chase for federal dollars.
That’s the word brought to the group Thursday by Joe Waggoner, head of the engineering firm retained by the ULRWSI to help it get funding for a project to pipe water out of Lake D’Arbonne to Ruston and Farmerville.
The pipeline venture is part of the ongoing efforts to lessen the draw on the Sparta Aquifer.
The aquifer is the major domestic water source for 16 North Louisiana parishes, including Lincoln Parish.

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LPL Children’s Department plans holiday events

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Getting into the holiday spirit is an easy thing when you are having fun, and the Lincoln Parish Library’s Children’s Department will be doing just that in the upcoming weeks.
The library will host their Christmas celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library.
“Children can get their picture taken with Santa and parents can pick up a free 5x7 the following week in the Children’s Department,” said Margie Mealer, director of the children’s department. “We will make crafts and sing.”
At 4 p.m. on Dec. 21, library staff will have a Hanukkah celebration.

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City wins grant for shared-use path

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The city of Ruston has been awarded a second grant toward construction of the Rock Island Greenway walking, running and bicycling path.
The new $10,000 PeopleForBikes grant will be used for road signage and stripping on Phase 2 of the project, Ammen Jordan, Ruston’s development director said today.
The Rock Island Greenway is a shared-use path the city is developing along the bed for abandoned Rock Island Railroad. When complete, the greenway will stretch approximately 6 miles through the city.

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Voters head to the polls Saturday

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Lincoln Parish voters will face a scant ballot Saturday when they go to the polls for the final time in 2016.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters must bring photo ID.
Only one candidate race will be on the ballot, that being the U.S. Senate runoff between Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, D-Elm Grove, and state Treasure John Kennedy, R-Madisonville.
Campbell and Kennedy are vying for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. David Vitter, R-New Orleans.

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Littera Club

The Littera Club had 25 members present for their November meeting, which was held in the Community Room of Origin Bank.
Hostess Erma Hudson greeted members while co-hostesses Emily Baugh and Margie Hearn served delicious spice cake with coffee.
President Carolyn Russell thanked the hostesses for the colorful fall decorations and refreshments and then called the meeting to order.
Mary Alice Moore led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.
The program was presented by Haley Perot, Main Street Director and Community Coordinator for the City of Ruston.

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The ‘Spirit of Christmas’ at the Dixie

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Beginning with the “Kickoff to Christmas” in Railroad Park when Mayor Ronny Walker flipped the switch to turn on our beautiful new Christmas lights, the Christmas Spirit has begun to find us in Ruston.
It also included a visit with Santa at our skating rink at the Historic Fire Station. If you haven’t driven through downtown at night, you need to add that to your list.
Downtown Ruston is truly magical this time of year. The sights and sounds of the Christmas season are all around.
You are in for a treat at the Dixie Center for the Arts as Randall Boyd directs the A.E.

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Holidays are a time for joy

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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more!”
— Dr. Seuss, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
Christmas is supposed to be about getting together with family, sharing memories and remembering the beautiful gift of life that God so graciously gave us.
It’s about sharing a laugh with the friend you haven’t seen in a year.
It’s about hugging the family members that may not be around the next year.

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Geaux vote in Saturday’s election

It would be easy not to go to the polls Saturday. It’s going to be cold outside. The ballot is short. And nothing that’s happened this runoff season has raised the emotions of the electorate to the level we saw on Nov. 8.
The hype of the presidential election and some of the other state and regional contests on last month’s ballot is gone. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of the four items on Saturday’s list.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to host Cajuns

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Eric McCree (2) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will play host to Louisiana-Lafayette at 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center. The Bulldogs stand at 5-3 on the season while the Ragin’ Cajuns bring a 7-2 record into the contest.

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