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July 11th, 2017

Aldermen hire consultant for sports complex

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A consulting firm headed by former Ruston Parks and Recreation Director Jay Ellington has been hired to develop policies and procedures for the city’s new sports complex.
The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to hire Resource Development Associates to come up with operational, management, marketing and other plans for the complex.
The approximately 18-month contract will cost the city roughly $35,000.
“I felt like we needed somebody with outside eyes to help us (formulate the procedures),” Mayor Ronny Walker said.

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RHS FFA receives top honors at convention

The Ruston High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America recently returned from the 88th Annual Louisiana State FFA Convention held in the Monroe Civic Center with multiple honors to its credit. RHS competed in five contests, placing in the top four in each.
Isabel Oakley placed fourth in the Prepared Speaking CDE, Emma White placed third in the Geaux Teach CDE, and Christian Cole placed third in the Employment Skills CDE while the chapter brought home state championships in the remaining two.

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Church of the Redeemer holds VBS

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The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer held Vacation Bible School the week of July 3-7. Thirty-seven children attended and 151 items for Christian Community Action were collected.

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Travel etiquette makes trips easier

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Traveling is getting to be a little more difficult nowadays, especially if you’re flying on a commercial airline.
My best advice is to conjure up your very best positive attitude. I don’t want to say expect the worst, but it will be as pleasant as you want to make it.
Be ready to remove your shoes and as much metal as possible (belt buckles, jewelry, small change) to put into their plastic bin along with a purse, newspaper, book (anything you’re carrying).
Take your laptop out of the case and place in another bin.Remember that these items are going through X-rays.

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Grambling celebrates sports ‘Legends’

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The Grambling Legends Athletics Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Class. From left to right are Ernest Sterling, Robert Atkins, Juan McWillams, James Randall, Brenda Gullege, Robert Parham, Al Dennis III, Bobby Ricks and Tommy Bowens.

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Summer proves to be busy for 4-H

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Summer time proves to be a very busy time for 4-H which may come as a surprise to many. Many times people assume that the 4-H program slows down during the summer time just as school does but that is not the case.
The 4-H program actually experiences a very busy schedule for the summer time offering youth many wonderful opportunities to learn and have fun.
The Lincoln Parish 4-H agents took 73 youth to 4-H summer camp at 4-H Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock for the week of June 12 – 16.

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‘Legends’ steeped in history

It’s no secret that Grambling State University’s tradition of excellence is close to unrivaled among Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
And that outstanding history was celebrated Saturday as 10 more former collegiate student athletes were inducted into The Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame during the Legends ninth annual enshrinement ceremony at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

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July 10th

Keeping Records

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Lincoln Parish history buffs now have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the state and North Louisiana through history journals at the Lincoln Parish museum.
Philip Cook, former Louisiana Tech University history professor, donated his copies of the Louisiana Historical Association’s and North Louisiana Historical Association’s official history journals to the museum.
“(The journals cover) everything about history, culture and even the early settlers of the state,” he said. “They’re a nice edition to the museum.”

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School board to consider meal price increases

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The Lincoln Parish School Board will be asked Tuesday to approve a 25-cent increase in school meal prices in order to meet increase expenses.
The board will meet at 6 p.m. at Central office. The meeting is open to the public.
If the board approves, breakfast prices will increase from $1 to $1.25 for all students, lunch prices will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 for grades prekindergarten through sixth and change from $1.50 to $1.75 for grades seventh through 12th, said George Murphy, schools business manager.

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Police jury seeks to sell adjudicated property

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will be asked Tuesday to sell adjudicated property Lot 14 of the Lincoln Estates Subdivision for $3,176.
The police jury will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
A public hearing will be held to discuss the sale before the police jury enters a vote.
In other business:
• Lucius McGehee, of Argent Institutional Services and registered municipal advisor, will report on the Lincoln Parish Detention Center expansion.

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