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December 11th

Announcement of Public Meeting

Announcement of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cypress Springs Elementary School, 1040 Saratoga Street, Ruston, Louisiana, the Parish School Board of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana, plans to consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in Consolidated School District No. 1 of the Parish of Lincoln, State of Louisiana to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds and/or to authorize the levy of an ad valorem tax.
1td December 11, 2018

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DEAR ABBY

Kids are never out of mom’s sight with their grandparents
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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have three wonderful grandchildren who live with our daughter and son-in-law in another state. Our daughter will not allow us to take the children out to lunch, shopping, for ice cream or anywhere without the parents coming with us.
The kids are 7 and 3-year-old twins. When we are in the house playing on the floor with them, our daughter is right there with us. When we go outside to play, she is also there watching.

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4 Paws Rescue Pet of the Week

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Ricky is a one-and-a-half-year-old male pit bull. He is up to date on vaccines and gets along well with other dogs. Ricky has a great personality and loves to run and play; however, when he’s done he wants a lap to call his own. 4 Paws Rescue is located at 290 Rodeo Rd. and can be reached by phone at 251-3647. Their hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Rotary Club raffles cooking trailer

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The Rotary Club of Ruston raffled away a custom cooking trailer Nov. 24 as a fundraiser for MedCamps, DART, Lincoln Parish Schools and other club-funded projects. Jason Granger, left, won the trailer with a ticket sold by rotary member Greg Phillips. With Granger are his sons Seth, center, and Caleb.

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Remembering George Bush with Grace

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It would be hard to find anyone who could come close to receiving the love and respect shown the late President George H. W. Bush.
He personified everything that would be considered the finest etiquette, i.e. civility, manners, respect for others, integrity, dignity and decorum ­— the gentleman of all gentlemen.
It got me to thinking about the legacy of various people I know ­— co-workers, friends, family.
Maybe it’s time to think about our own legacy.

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Help SECURE future for parish students

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Lincoln Parish possesses a well-deserved reputation as a community in which education is a top priority. Our commitment to education is a pillar of what has led to the academic and economic success of the community in which we live.
Here, we have collectively immersed ourselves in the vision of making sure that our children receive the best — support from family, a robust education, and a business environment which provides long-term opportunities to grow and prosper in Lincoln Parish.

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Sounds of season upon us

Of all the elements of holiday celebrations in American culture, one of the most integral practices for many people is the playing of Christmas music.
From retail stores to radio stations to private homes, familiar songs singing the praises of the Christmas season ring out with seemingly ubiquitous consistency each December.
Lincoln Parish is no exception — locals who want to experience the Christmas spirit through music in the community have plenty of options, and most of them offer a different sound than you’d hear on the radio.

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GSU’s Christmas, McWilliams awarded

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University senior linebacker De’Arius Christmas and junior defensive back Joseph McWilliams were named on Monday HBCU BOXTOROW All-Americans.
Christmas, was tabbed the Southwestern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-SWAC honors as Grambling State placed four student-athletes on the all-conference teams. Joining Christmas on the first team was defensive back Joseph McWilliams. Defensive linemen Anfernee Mullins and defensive back Percy Cargo, Jr. were named to the All-SWAC Second Team.

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BUDDY'S BLOG

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All-Pro left tackle Andrew Whitworth of the Los Angeles Rams has made good use of his 13 years in the National Football League.
The former West Monroe High/LSU All-American continues to make serving his community a top priority.
In October, in partnership with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties, the Rams hosted the “LA Rams Night for Wishes” charity event to raise funds to fulfill the wishes of local children battling life-threatening illnesses.

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Ferguson earns more All-America honors

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Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson continues to garner national recognition for his on-field performance this season as the senior defensive end has been named Third Team All-America by the Associated Press.
Ferguson was also named a Second Team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation late last week, while the nation’s active career sack leader was also voted as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday of last week.

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