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May 2nd

Garland D. Gregory

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Garland D. Gregory, age 92, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, at his home in Ruston, Louisiana. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday May 1, 2011, at Trinity Methodist Church, Ruston, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at 2:00, preceding the funeral service at 3:30. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston. The Reverend Rolly Walker will officiate. Coach Gregory was born March 8, 1919, in Vixen, Louisiana and graduated from Columbia High School having excelled in all sports.

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Wanda Tenola Hollis

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Wanda Tenola Hollis, age 94 of Ruston, Louisiana died April 27, 2011 at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston. She was born in Carden Bottom, Arkansas on August 22, 1016 to her late parents Oscar Shelby Anglin and Minnie Bell Lakey. She was a retired school teacher, principal, and supervisor. Her favorite activity was working on campaigns and missions for the church. She traveled to several countries, with seven trips to Romania. She spent a year in the Vancouver, Canada area where she set up a Christian school.

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April 30th

Louisiana ‘Newspaper of the Year’

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It was an excellent night for the Ruston Daily Leader as the publication netted 42 awards in the annual Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Competition, including winning the sweepstakes awards in the advertising and editorial competitions and also being named Louisiana Newspaper of the Year for its classification.

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Ruston tax extended

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Ruston High School will start to look a little different in the coming months as City of Ruston voters showed up to the polls and approved an extension that will provide for a few updates and construction projects on the campus.

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DART radiothon to rev up

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team is again facing significant budget slashes.

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Fundraising footwork

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Around 250 people hit the streets of Ruston and took the walk of life Saturday as the Lincoln Parish Celebrity Theatres March For Babies was held.

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There is a way to solve area’s water problem

Yes, North Louisiana is facing a water crisis.

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Man comments on war equipment

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In 1960, I was stationed in Germany for three years.

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Law Day and the court jester

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Today is designated, among other things, Law Day. You may also know May 1 as May Day, Older Americans Month or Mental Health Month.

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Freedom and good government

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“Is this a free country?” she asked. “Of course it is,” responded my social studies middle school teacher reflex. “For real?” she pressed.

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