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May 23rd, 2013

Celebrating service

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To show appreciation for the men and women who have served this country in any branch of the military, all veterans and their spouses are invited to a fish fry at Cook Baptist Church with doors opening at 11 a.m. Monday in the church’s ministry building. Since 2005, Cook has hosted the fish fry with last year’s attendance estimated at nearly 200 people.
Along with the meal, to begin around noon, those in attendance can expect a few speakers and an exhibit from Louisiana Military Museum.

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Dubach OKs raises

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Town of Dubach employees have reason to celebrate after aldermen approved a raise for them during the regular meeting on Monday night.
Alderman Davie Powell brought the issue to the attention of the council, reminding them that the late Mayor Ray Polk had promised the workers a raise but had been unable to deliver. Tina Hensley, town clerk, assured council members that the town was in a good position financially.

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VFW needs help ‘Raising the Roof’

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The local VFW Parnell-Burt Post No. 3615 is promoting a Memorial Day benefit show at the Dixie Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. Monday honoring veterans and their families and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, cash or check only.  They are available by calling J. D. Harper at 254-1061, from any VFW member or from Joann Barr and the Blue Star Mothers. 
Tickets can also be bought at the Dixie from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday, and tickets will be available at the door.

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Lincoln to join Okla. relief efforts

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Lincoln Parish residents wanting to contribute to the tornado relief effort in Moore, Okla., will get their chance on Friday.
Jonesboro Police Officer Ty Garrett is heading to Moore and will stop at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ruston-Lincoln Parish Visitors and Convention Bureau Office parking lot, located at 2111 N. Trenton St., to pick up donated goods.
Garrett’s focus is on goods for babies and children, so he is asking for donations of baby clothes, children’s clothes, baby toys, bottles, formula, diapers, pacifiers, etc. He is also in need of water and Gatorade.

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Honor fallen in safety

For many people, Memorial Day weekend is the official start to summer.
The warm weather, end of school and opening of various bodies of water offer the recipe for an exciting holiday weekend. And, like during most holidays, many people will imbibe alcoholic beverages.

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Appreciate those annoying sirens

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That annoying beeping, sounding much like a giant utility truck in reverse gear, echoed through the air of northwest Ruston Wednesday night.
Thank goodness there was barely a cloud in the sky.
The City of Ruston tested (it was supposed to be a silent test) its tornado alert system as the series of beeps showed the city residents are now capable of getting advanced warning in the case of a tornado or any other emergency we might face.
And in light of the events earlier this week in Moore, Okla., that’s definitely relieving.

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Simsboro High Honor Roll

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Simsboro School has released the names of those students achieving the honor roll for the sixth six-weeks grading period.
“A” Honor Roll
First grade: Cayden Barfield, Richard Canterbury, Dimitri Carr, Grant Carr, Bo Collinsworth, Jamaya Crump, Harley Dowing, Moriah Fairley, Taylor Hill, Alana Johnson, Grisham Locke, Bethany Mitchell, Michael Radford, Brooklyn Roberson, John Robert Scheer, Kirah Spivey, Stormy Tartar, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young

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Students receive free books

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The Lincoln Parish School District recently wrapped up its inaugural Early Grades Reading Project with celebrations at both Glen View Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary schools. Each student received 12 books from the partnership effort helmed by United Way of Northeast Louisiana.

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Honoring Hayworth’s service

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Friends, former faculty and alumni are invited to a Retirement Reception honoring Cedar Creek English teacher Pat Hayworth (pictured above) at noon Wednesday at the Cedar Creek School Library.

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Edward E “Kit” Tinsley

Edward E. “Kit” Tinsley, 74, of Simsboro La, passed away on Sat May 18 following a brave effort to recover from a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 10AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Owens Memorial Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Randy Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Simsboro. Kit was born Dec 13, 1938 on the family property in Simsboro and lived 70 of his 74 years on the Tinsley family home site. Kit (Papa Kit to his children and grand-children) was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed and excelled at hunting, fishing and gardening.

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