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Taylor, Smith wed in July

Angie Taylor and Hugh Smith, both of Arcadia, were united in matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony on July 21. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bruce Willson.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Teresa Taylor, of Arcadia, and the granddaughter of Helen W. Chandler, of Simsboro, Dean and Inita Chandler, of Athens, and the late Jack and Cordelia Taylor.

The groom is the son of Don and Priscilla Smith, of Arcadia, and Beth and Max Kelly, of El Dorado, Ark. He is the grandson of the late O.B. and Enid Smith and the late David and Mildred Lyons.

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West Nile found in parish

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One person in Lincoln Parish has been diagnosed with mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, and Vector Disease Control International is advising residents to protection themselves against the bugs’ bite.
Kellie Lowery, Delta Regional director of operations for VDCI, said the case was north of Ruston outside the city limits.

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Back to GSU

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Students begin Fall 2012 Semester
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GRAMBLING — Despite having to cut approximately $2.1 million from its budget from the state and raise tuition, Grambling State University has been full of students this week as the university officially began its Fall 2012 Semester on Monday.
“The first few days are always the trickiest, at least that’s how they have always been for me,” said GSU freshman Jessica Smith. “This is my first time in college, and I am just trying to get through the first week without getting lost or missing a class.”

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Tech hires Hogue

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The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Wayne Hogue, former instructor of management and three-time Professor of the Year at LSU-Shreveport, as coordinator of Programs — Shreveport/Bossier City and Professional-in-Residence at Louisiana Tech University.

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Victim honored

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Street in Farmerville to be renamed after Page
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The Farmerville Town Council approved a motion at a recent meeting to rename West Green Street to Vergie Page Drive.
Members of the community have passed a petition to change the name of West Green Street to Vergie Page Drive in memory of the much-loved Farmerville resident and well-respected local nurse.

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Barbecue restaurant opens

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Longtime Ruston residents Chuck and Karen Rinehart recently opened a barbecue restaurant on Louisiana Highway 33.
Smoky Hollow BBQ, which is housed in the building of a former seafood establishment, has been in business since mid-June.
The Rineharts were the original owners of Log Cabin. However, they sold the restaurant in 2005.

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Overcoming the grief of losing one’s mother

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Have you ever lost a loved one? A mother perhaps. I lost my mother about three weeks ago, and the pain is just as sharp today as it was then. How does one cope with the loss of one’s mother?
First, you must have time to grieve. Everyone grieves differently. You must not let it bottle up inside. That is not good for your family, friends or coworkers. It is especially not good for you. Let your grief be comforted by trust. Besides, it’s only for a while that you must part, so bless the memories within your heart.

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RCT names ‘Nana’ cast

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Ruston Community Theatre will present “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” by Katherine DiSavino, beginning at 7 p.m. Sep. 27 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Additional performances will run Sept. 28-30. Allie Bennett, with Jane Wallace as stage manager, directs the play.

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Ruston man arrested after items pawned

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A 58-year-old Ruston man is in jail after he allegedly stole and pawned items from his boss and then reported the items to the police as stolen.
Roger Dean Jennings, 178 Reagan Lane, was charged with theft greater than $1,500 and criminal mischief. He is currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where his bond is $500 for the mischief charge and yet to be set on the theft charge.

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Jaycees serve the community

The members of numerous community service-based organizations throughout the parish work to help make Lincoln Parish better for all of us.
Organizations such as the Rotary Club, Lions Club, Junior Auxiliary, Kiwanis Club and the Ruston Jaycees, among many others, help to ensure individuals — including the parish’s children — have access to important services and necessities.

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