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July 3rd, 2013

Annual Belles show on tap

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The 2013-2014 Ruston High Bearcat Belles recently attended the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Camp at SMU in Dallas.

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Tech associate dean earns national distinguished service award

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Jenna Price Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies and the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Professor of Mathematics and Statistics in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has won the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN).

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Lions Club names new president

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A new cabinet of officers for the Ruston Lions Club was elected and installed at a recent installation banquet. Serving as president for the 2013-2014 year will be Perry Lassiter (third from left second row).

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Class of 1963 celebrates 50th reunion

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The Lincoln High School Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th class reunion May 23-26 in Ruston. An overnight bus trip to Little Rock, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., and Tunica, Miss., was one of the highlights of the reunion. A fish fry was held in Duncan Park on May 24, the reunion banquet was held at the Library Events Center on May 25. On May 26, the class worshipped with the New Hope Baptist Church and the final happy hour was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelly.

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July 2nd

Creating a big buzz

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Tom Faber would love it if a few months from now he drove around Ruston and saw beehives in everyone’s backyard.
“I remember driving through the country when I was younger, and everybody had hives,” Faber said.
Faber has been a beekeeper, in conjunction with his family business Briarhill Farms — which his wife Lorrie Milam Faber inherited from her family, for about eight years. And, at 6:30 p.m. July 18 at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office, he will help lead the first ever Lincoln Parish Beekeeper’s Club meeting.

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LPDC now under LPSO

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For the first time in more than 30 years, the Lincoln Parish Detention Center is now under the control of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday morning, a small group of family members and sheriff’s office employees gathered to celebrate what Sheriff Mike Stone called a “historic” occasion.
The 35 employees of the detention center were sworn in as official employees of the LPSO and became sheriff’s deputies in the process.
“This is something I’ve looked forward to for quite awhile,” Stone said. “I think a lot of people have looked forward to it for quite awhile.”

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Ruston remembers former RPD officer Charles McIntire

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The city of Ruston is saying goodbye to one of its former finest following the death of longtime Police Department Officer and Interim Chief of Police Charles McIntire.
McIntire died Sunday at the age of 69 in Shreveport.
McIntire served the Ruston community for 27 years working for the Ruston Police Department, working his way up from patrolman to Interim Chief of Police. He also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962 – 2003 in both active and reserve duty positions.

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Remember tips for good growth as July heats up

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July is here and the hot and dry period is beginning.
The average maximum temperatures in north Louisiana hover around 93-94 degrees Fahrenheit and the average minimum temperatures ranges from 71 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rainfall is usually scarce in July, averaging only 3.7 inches of precipitation for the entire month.
Gardeners need to be prepared to give plants special attention during this time of year.
Following are tips for maintaining ornamentals and vegetable plants.

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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston seek volunteers

Junior Auxiliary of Ruston is a group of women who desire to make a lasting difference in Lincoln Parish and the Ruston community by meeting the needs of its citizens, especially the children.
The chapter was founded in 1981 and received a charter from the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) in 1983.
NAJA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941. It has more than 15,000 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in eight states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas).

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More parish stars due for HOF

No sooner had Jimmy Jones been inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame last weekend was the question offered: Who will be the next Lincoln Parish legend (or legends) to receive the state’s highest honor in athletics?
There is certainly no shortage of candidates from the parish, one whose membership total increased to 50 with former Grambling State University basketball star Jones being one of the individuals honored in Natchitoches on Saturday night.

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