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October 22nd, 2015

Mini-bike raffle to be held

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The Kiwanis Club of Ruston’s 64th annual Pancake Breakfast/Dinner will also include the raffle of a mini-bike, pictured with Jeffrey Marc Woods, president of Kiwanis in Ruston, donated to Kiwanis Club by Monster Moto. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at Ruston Civic Center on Friday or purchased from any Kiwanis member. The winning ticket will be drawn at 6 p.m. Friday at the pancake dinner at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Bernice Nursing and Rehab provides excellent services

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A long-term care facility, Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is committed to providing loving excellence in senior care, rehabilitation services and specialty care for those who have been diagnosed with mental illness and other related behavior disorders. In total, the facility boasts 126 beds in the single-story building with the availability of spacious private and semi-private rooms. Private bathrooms are located in each room with a personal closet, vanity space, cable television, and telephone lines.

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Port au Prince: A North Louisiana favorite

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Port au Prince Catfish Restaurant has been a family-owned treasure and favorite eating experience since 1966. It began as a roadside grocery business owned by Buck and Ruth Gantt Prince on Louisiana Highway 146 south of Homer. Buck and Ruth’s five children (four sons and one daughter) were always included in the actual work and business of their family owned enterprise while growing up.

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October 21st

Charities benefit from event

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64th Pancake Day to take place Friday
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The Kiwanis Club of Ruston will hold their 64th annual Pancake Day from 6:30-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Ruston Civic Center.
President Jeffery Woods said the group will be selling pancake dinners consisting of pancakes, bacon or sausage, syrup, milk or coffee.
The tickets are $8 and all proceeds raised will go back to the community, Woods said.
Tickets can be bought at the door or from any Kiwanian in Ruston.
“We are just giving back to the community,” Woods said. “This will help raise money for us to go to different community organizations.”

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CCA event raises $8,000

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Christian Community Action estimates the group raised more than $8,000 and brought in 400 canned goods during the annual Soup for the Soul event Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
Director Stephanie Matthews said the event was a success.
“Donors came out and we raised awareness to the community about what CCA does and what we support,” she said. “Our silent auction was a success and we ended with fellowship.”
Matthews said tortilla soup, vegetable soup and red beans and rice were served to the community who paid an entrance fee.

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Edgerton announces candidacy

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Edwin Otis Edgerton III has announced his bid for the seat of the Lincoln Parish Tax Assessor.
Edgerton said his real estate experience has created an advantage in serving the people of Lincoln Parish with their assessment concerns.
“As a local real estate professional, I understands the vital role that property assessment plays in peoples’ ability to buy, sell and own property,” he said. “As a homeowner and small businessman, I appreciate the important role the assessors’ office plays in our Parish by keeping property assessments fair and transparent.”

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Wyatt seeks re-election

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Incumbent Lincoln Parish Police Juror Theresa Wyatt has announced her bid for re-election to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Wyatt was elected as the District 1 representative in 2010.
Wyatt said she wanted to continue to keep providing service for the community.
“I knew I wanted to continue the services I and other jurors have provided and are in the process of providing for those who pass through, visit and especially live in Lincoln Parish,” Wyatt said.
“I am not seeking a position, but an opportunity to serve for four more years.”

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Preaus wins in gun raffle

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Jake Preaus was the winner of the 4 Paws Rescue gun raffle on Oct. 9.

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Graham speaks at Lions Club

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Thomas Graham, of Louisiana Tech University’s athletic department, recently spoke to the Ruston Lions Club. He spoke about keeping the student athletes academically eligible and able to graduate.

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Mike Green: Dominant Dunkin’ Dog

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Former hoops great to be inducted to Tech Athletics HOF on Saturday
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When Louisiana Tech’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder is inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 24, it will have been more than 45 years since he played his first game for the Bulldogs, more than 40 since he turned pro, and 39 years to the day since his NBA debut on Oct. 24, 1976.

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