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January 2nd

Tools to get more active

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RPAR announces its spring 2011 programs
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Many people have made a New Year’s resolution to get in better shape. Be it through dancing or sports, Ruston Parks and Recreation offers several programs to help achieve that goal.

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Murder mystery presented

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Seven local actors will resurrect a murder mystery this month on the stage of the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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New Year is busy for fire, police

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Haz-mat plight, grass fires, break-ins among incidents

While people rang in the New Year, Ruston’s fire and police officials responded to a few calls across the parish ranging from grass fires caused by fireworks to a haz-mat situation and DWI’s.

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Joe B. Hamilton, Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Joe B. Hamilton, Sr. will be held Tuesday, January 4, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Dubach, with Rev. Barry Joiner officiating, assisted by Rev. Todd Free and Bro. Reagan Colvin. Visitation will be held Monday, January 3, at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home from 5pm-8pm. Interment will be at Hamilton Cemetery, Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Mr. Hamilton was born September 23, 1923 and went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 2, 2011. Mr.

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January 1st

Edith E. Shepherd

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Funeral services for Mrs. Edith E. Shepherd, 87, of Monroe, will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 2, 2011, at First Christian Church with Rev. Randy Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Edith passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2010. She was a lifetime member for over 54 years of First Christian Church where she played the organ and sang in the choir for over 35 years. Mrs. Shepherd was a former member of a bowling league and a bridge club.

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Stuffing the puffing

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Quitting smoking near the top of many resolution lists

Whether it’s to save money, get in better shape or lower blood pressure, many area residents resolve to quit smoking as one of their New Year’s resolutions.
Different techniques are employed to reach this goal, with some stopping “cold turkey” and others using a patch or other tools.
Ruston resident Danielle Hamilton has set a date of Feb. 8 to quit.

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A new beginning

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Grambling swears in new mayor, council
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A new era for the town of Grambling was kicked off Thursday as new Mayor Edward Jones was inaugurated in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union on the Grambling State University Campus.
“It’s a great day and I just want to thank everyone here,” Jones told a packed room of around 350 people attending the inauguration.

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Resolving to have a better life

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Area residents share their New Year’s resolutions

Like many people throughout the country, many Lincoln Parish residents used the start of the new year to make resolutions to improve their lives in 2011.
Following are some of the resolutions made by parish residents:

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Ruston Council to meet Monday

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The Ruston City Council will convene for its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
During this first meeting of 2011, the aldermen will be asked to approve three city officials, as must be done every four years, recommended by the mayor. Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth is expected to recommend that City Clerk/Treasurer Emmett Gibbs, City Attorney Bill Carter and Public Works Director/City Administrator Lewis Love continue in their present roles.

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Inducted into the Army

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Two new Grambling State University graduates were officially inducted into the U.S. Army recently during a ceremony held in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union on the GSU campus. Justin Smith (second from left) and Blaire Griffin (second from right) were both commissioned as second lieutenants. Inducting the pair were Mst. Sgt. Sidi London (far left), retired Brigadier Gen. Sherian Grace Cadoria (center) and Lt. Col. Herb Sanders (far right).

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