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April 26th, 2016

Club recognizes youth greatness

The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana celebrated its 10th annual Pro Day earlier this month, taking the opportunity to honor Lincoln Parish’s leading professional sports writer as well as a pair of father/son professional football duos hailing from Ruston.

Five club members also received scholarships from the Club to continue their educations on the college level as Choudrant High School senior Lorena Castro, Cedar Creek senior Trent Ellis, Grambling High seniors Morgan Gainous and Antallia Ross and Ruston High senior Michael Washington were presented scholarships.

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Suspect faces murder charge

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Jody Adolphus has been formerly been charged with second-degree murder in the April 16 shooting of a Ruston man.

Adolphus, 32, is in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center with a bond of $850,000.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Adolphus on April 19 on two counts of distribution of schedule I drugs.

LPSO Maj. Chad Alexander said Adolphus had been the initial suspect in the April 16 shooting of Willie Earl Patterson Jr., 33, of Ruston.

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State association awards local library staff members

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The Louisiana Library Association has awarded two Lincoln Parish Library staff members for their service to their facility and their state.
Sarah Creekmore, the administrative assistant for the library, was selected to receive the Louisiana Support Staff Professional of the Year award.
The award is given in recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to further the development of paraprofessionals in Louisiana.

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Rolling up sleeves, getting to work

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Ammen Jordan and his family planned to stay in Ruston only three months when they came for a visit in November 2015.
Things changed. Now Jordan is the city’s first director of development. In the newly created position, the 40-year-old Arkansas native is responsible for implementing a variety of community projects that primarily deal with quality of life.
“The highest priorities are the bike trail on the old Rock Island corridor, the arts education center in the old Federal Building and the recycling program,” Jordan said.

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RHS places in urban concept

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In Ruston High School’s Eco Car first year in the urban concept division of the Shell Eco Marathon contest, RHS placed second place missing first place by .1 miles per gallon. RHS placed 10th in the prototype division with first through eighth place cars belonging to universities and ninth place belonging to a high school sponsored by Purdue University. Pictured is Madison Wooley, driver of the prototype division RHS Bearcat II, left, and Roger Penske, owner of Penske Auto Racing Team, Penske Corporation, right. RHS was one of 27 high schools entered and the only high school from Louisiana.

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Ruston Lions Club gives back to community

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Not all superheroes wear capes.
That is what Ms. Deby’s class at Emmanuel Baptist Preschool wrote on the giant thank you card they made for members of the Ruston Lions Club after they conducted a free vision screening at their preschool.
In the children’s eyes, some superheroes wear Lions Club vests.
Free vision screenings done by the Ruston Club’s vision screening program which is a part of the Louisiana Lions Cubsight program is one of 15 service projects funded by the club’s annual Golf Tournament.

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Club News: Littera

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The Littera met April 6 in the Community Room of Origin Bank.
Twenty members were present.
Hostesses greeted members as they arrived and were served layer cake filled with an awesome coconut frosting.
President Teri Fulton thanked the Hostesses: Mildred Tuten, Mildred McGehee and Ruth Walpole for the wonderful refreshments.
Several members commented on the beautiful table center pieces of fresh English dogwood and pink hydrangeas alongside miniature birdhouses.
Fulton welcomed our visitor Kay Prince before calling the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m.

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Club News: Junior Guild

Ten members of the Junior Guild and four guests met Feb. 18 at the home of Doug Walton to hear him tell of his experiences in Nepal.
In April 2015, his group of 14 was caught in the middle of a 7.8 earthquake as they were preparing to cross over into Tibet.
After hearing Walton’s talk, he took the club on a tour of his home tell them numerous stories behind the countless items he has collected over the years.
The refreshments were prepared and served by Mary Richardson and Sarah Williams.

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April 25th

Nell Pinson

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Nell Pinson, born in Vivian, LA November 28, 1922 passed away with peace and grace April 15, 2016 in Plano, TX. She was a resident of Ruston and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 40 years and Office manager at Lincoln Insurance Agency for 22 years. Nell was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Nelwyn Shows, Nancy Kenney and son-in-law Hul Kenney. 4 grandchildren, Heather Tattersall, Harrison Shows, Lauren Shows, Collin Kenney and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Owen Shows. Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

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Thomas Durward Chandler

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Thomas Durward “T. D.” Chandler, a retired employee of Southern Natural Gas, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016. Services will be held Monday, April 25, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at the Douglas United Methodist Church in Douglas, LA. Reverend Jeremy Jones will officiate. Interment will be at the Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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