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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A Dubach couple was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team agents arrived at 3383 Highway 563 after receiving information that John Miller, 40, of 143 Oak St., was at the residence according to the arrest affidavit.
Officers reportedly made contact with the owner of the residence, Joseph Turner, who upon request, led agents to the bedroom where Miller was allegedly sleeping.
Evolving over the past 16 years, the Holiday Arts Tour has become a celebration of the arts in North Louisiana.
Jessica Slaughter, director for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, said this will be the largest year for the event.
“The Holiday Arts Tour is a celebration of the arts,” she said. “This is our largest year, and its very exciting. It began as an artists’ studio tour, but has evolved over the years to become a downtown-focused art-shopping weekend.”
Slaughter said the tour not only benefits the downtown merchants but also the artists themselves.
Jenna Carpenter, associate dean of administration and strategic initiatives and professor of mathematics in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been invited to present an overview on the Grand Challenge Scholars Program to the board of the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES.)
Ruston High School students served as waiters during the Lincoln Total Community Action, Inc. annual banquet in September. Pictured with program director Darlene Johnson, the students helped with the serving line, served those who were elderly or disabled and worked as the clean-up crew for the event. Johnson said the event was used to teach students in her Food and Nutrition class about serving and etiquette at a banquet.