William and Nancy Hanks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17. Their family hosted an evening of food and fellowship at the Hanks’ home. The Hanks were married Oct. 15, 1960. They have two children, Mike Hanks and wife Cammie, and Jackie Billberry and husband Philip. They have four grandchildren, Lance Billberry, Brittney Billberry, Hunter Hanks and Abigail Hanks.
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The Cleaners of Ruston knows the importance of training their employees, especially when it comes to safety. The Cleaners requested safety training by Chris Womack, training officer, and Eric Brazzel, public education officer, of the Ruston Fire Department recently. Womack and Brazzel trained employees on CPR and how to use a fire extinguisher.
The Cleaners said they would like to encourage other businesses in Ruston to do the same type of training for their employees. They said Womack and Brazzel were very professional and did an outstanding job.
Internationally-known jazz singer and songwriter Halie Loren will perform at the Lincoln Parish Library events center at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Loren will perform songs from her previous albums, as well as holiday songs.
Loren’s debut jazz CD in 2008, “They Oughta Write a Song” won a national independent music award for best vocal album. Loren’s song “Thirsty” won Independent Music Awards’ Vox Pop poll for best jazz song of the year.
The Lincoln Parish Farm Bureau received recognition for their contributions to agriculture this past year during the recent Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in June. The Star Awards are presented each year to parishes for their accomplishments in sustaining and promoting the farmers and ranchers in Louisiana. Lincoln Farm Bureau Parish President Track Kavanaugh, left, accepted the 2-Star Award from Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson, right.