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December 28th

Cheers: Hudnall

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Ruston High School graduate, Thomas Hudnall was selected for promotion to the rank of Colonel, United States Air Force Reserve.
Col. Hudnall is currently the Deputy Commander, 507th Operations Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He is a command pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours and has served in multiple theaters of operation.

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LSMSA alumna works with world-record holding artist

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Natchitoches — After graduating from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in 2006, Alexandria Bozeman needed some time off.
“I took some time off to figure out what I was going to do,” said Bozeman, of Ruston. “I knew it was going to be art-related but I didn’t know where I was going to go or what I was going to major in.
“I actually felt kind of pressured with everyone asking where I was going to college. My mother told me I didn’t have to stress, and that I didn’t have to go right then; I could wait.”

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December 27th

Laverne K. Reeves

Laverne K. Reeves, a native of Ruston, long time resident of Evergreen Community, and recent resident of New Orleans, passed away on Saturday December 14th, 2013. She was 74 years old. Beloved wife of the late Charles D. Reeves of Bernice. Mother of Randall G. Reeves of New Orleans. Daughter of the late Selma Lann King and Otis J. King, Sr. of Ruston. Sister of Otis J. King, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA. and the late Nettie Lee Reeves of Bernice. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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Train strikes vehicle on Highway 145

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At approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, the Ruston Fire Department, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Choudrant Fire Department responded to a call reporting a vehicle being struck by a train at Louisiana Highway 145 and the crossing of Kansas City Southern railroad tracks. Eric Brazzel, public education officer with RFD, said RFD responded with an ambulance, rescue and a command vehicle.

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Lighting the sky in 2014

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Officials discuss fireworks regulations for the holiday
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Residents hoping to welcome 2014 in with a bang are in luck since various fireworks stands have set up in Lincoln Parish.
However, residents should make sure they are aware of the rules pertaining to fireworks use where they live.
Residents inside the municipal limits of both Ruston and Simsboro are out of luck when it comes to fireworks, since they are not allowed in either place.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for the Ruston Police Department, said typically the department simply gives a warning if residents break the rules.

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Bikers ride to help abused children

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In Lincoln Parish, there are many organizations that stand up against child abuse. One group stands out from the rest — Bikers Against Child Abuse or BACA.
The bikers stand in court with children who have been abused, and to protect their identity, they were only able to give their road names.
J-Bird, secretary for BACA, said he is from the Delta Region Chapter.
“We are part of the Delta Region Chapter,” J-Bird said. “We have been a chapter for two years.”

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Christmas carols performed

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Attached is a picture of the Louisiana Tech Chamber Singers who presented a program of Christmas carols to the Ruston Kiwanis Club on Dec. 12.

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DCS receives fine art donation

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Downsville Charter School Fine Arts’ students participated in the second Annual Art Show. Chad Viator, Angel Antley and Rosie Blake’s artwork qualified for a special monetary art award. These funds will be used to further develop our arts program at DCS.
Julia Clark, fine arts teacher, and her students would like to thank the Union Parish Arts Council and its many sponsors for supporting our school.
“We have many talented students and are thankful for the opportunity to share their artwork,” Clark said.

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Grambling set to face Purple Aces

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G-Men striving for second win of season on road at Evansville
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Grambling State’s Tigers look to rebound from a frustrating final seconds loss last Saturday as they play a 1:05 p.m. contest Saturday at the University of Evansville in Indiana.
The G-Men enter the game at 1-6 while the Aces stand at 6-6.
Grambling led for the majority of the second half — until the final 3.3 seconds.
That was when elation made a sudden transition to heartbreak as Lyon College’s Riley Jenkins took advantage of a defensive breakdown and nailed a long-range 3-pointer to put the Scots up by a point over the G-Men.

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Lady Techsters hit road to take on Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Having won four of its last five games, Louisiana Tech will play its fourth Southeastern Conference opponent of the season when the Lady Techsters face Texas A&M Saturday at 7 p.m. at Reed Coliseum.
Tech (5-7) has won five straight games in Ruston, including an 81-51 victory over Alabama A&M in its last game prior to Christmas. However, the Lady Techsters haven’t had as much success on the road falling in all five of its games played away from the Thomas Assembly Center.

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