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Williams, Walker to marry in July

Tom Williams, of Ruston, and Bobbie Williams, of Monroe, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katie Lynn Williams to Bradley Walker, son of Ronny Walker and Sonja Fuller, both of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wyatt, of Monroe, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Max Williams, of Ruston. 

Bradley is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stanford of Grenada, Miss., Bonnie Triplett and the late James Walker of Flora, Miss.

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Offutt, Gardner set to exchange vows Aug. 6

Monty and Kathy Offutt, of Madison, Ala., are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Offutt, of Madison, to Geoffrey Christopher Gardner, of Grapevine, Texas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim I. Morden, of Baton Rouge, and Mr. and Mrs. Ancel M. Offutt, of Mt. Ida, Ark.

Sarah is a 2006 alumna of Bob Jones High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in 2010 and a Master of Architecture in 2011, both from Louisiana Tech University, where she was a member of the softball team.

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Willson, Anderson plan fall wedding in Georgia

Bruce and KK Willson, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Abigail Willson, of Ruston, to Ben Anderson, of Naperville, Ill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bruce and Martha Willson, of West Monroe, Don Kiper, of Monroe, and the late Martha Kiper.

Abigail is a 2007 Ruston High School alumna and a 2011 alumna of Savannah College of Art and
Design. She is a print and pattern designer.

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Riders to rock Peach Rodeo

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Attendees of the 2011 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival can watch rodeo action and a 16-year-old country music star perform at one event this weekend.
For the second year in a row, the Peach Festival Rodeo will be held at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
Around 150 cowboys and cowgirls will be roping and riding beginning at 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Two taken to hospital, 2 arrested

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Two area residents were recently arrested on aggravated battery charges in unrelated incidents involving a stabbing and a bar fight.
Cortez Russell, 23, of 294 Tarbutton Road, was arrested this week after he allegedly attacked another man with a knife.
According to the arrest affidavit, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday morning responded to Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park on Tarbutton Road in reference to a fight.

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Read me a story

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GRAMBLING — Story time probably isn’t the first thing people expect to see when walking into the Pinkie C. Wilkerson Life Development Center, but it’s what they would have seen if they visited during the past two weeks.
Last week marked the end of the annual two-week Dorothy L. Alexander Read Me a Story Program, put on by The Pinkie C. Wilkerson Foundation, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Church van crash kills 4

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GENEVA (AP) — Four people were killed, including two children, and seven were hospitalized after a church van veered off a northern Louisiana highway and struck a culvert.
Trooper Mark Dennis said today that a 4-year-old and a 12-year-old were among those killed in the Wednesday night accident on La. Highway 587 in West Carroll Parish.
The van belonged to the New Zion Baptist Church in Oak Grove.

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Triad program a cool fix for elderly

The last few days of rain have been a welcome reprieve from the scorching temperatures we’ve been experiencing thus far in the summer.
Last weekend, Lincoln Parish was placed under a heat advisory as thermometers hit 100 and kept going.
Many of us during hot weather jump in the pool or lounge around our homes cooled down by air conditioning.

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Taxing decisions about smoking

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Sometimes politics take precedence over the people. 
This is what happened at the state level recently when several House of Representatives members reneged on their initial stance to keep a cigarette sales tax intact.
The sales tax of 4 cents per pack was slated to expire next summer.

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Telford ‘lost card’ story now found by national media

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Jerome Telford’s long-lost baseball card is now getting plenty of discovery time.
Less than a month ago, the Daily Leader featured a story about the Ruston native and an overdue trading card that had been requested more than 20 years ago before finally showing up last month.
Now, the story is being recounted in numerous newspapers and their websites located throughout the country.

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