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June 11 will mark the 66th annual coronation of Queen Dixie Gem Peach and Princess Peach. On June 10 – 11, the historic Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston will host the festivities beginning with an ice cream social for the Princess Peach contestants from 1 – 3:30 p.m. June 10. The Princess Peach portion of the pageant will continue at 10 a.m. June 11 where they will participate in an opening number, on-stage competition and a production number with reigning Queen Dixie Gem Peach Anna Blake. Queen Dixie Gem Peach/Miss Spirit of Ruston and Miss Dixie Gem Peach/Miss Spirit of Ruston...

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11/11/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of Sigma Xi, an interdisciplinary honors research society that encourages collaborative research and community outreach, has been recognized with a Chapter Program...
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11/10/2014
Bruce was surrendered to 4 PAWS by a couple who found him in the woods with a head wound. He is completely healed now and very healthy. He is trained, heels on a leash, kennels on command and is very...
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11/08/2014
The Townsend House is one of only 150 stores nationwide that have permission to sell a collection of art that is described as nostalgic. Doug Gitter, a New Orleans native, began reproducing...
11/08/2014
Twenty-one Pierians met in the Halloween decorated home of Kathey Roane.  Spiders topped the delicious spice cake, which was served along with cold apple cider by hostesses Roane, Beverly Beasley,...
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11/07/2014
The Dixie Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring back by popular demand Jason Coleman, grandson of the late Floyd Cramer, featuring Meagan Taylor on guitar. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15...
11/07/2014
The Ruston Elementary School 4-H club is hosting a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the RES car line. Car washes are available for a $5 or more donation, while bake...
11/07/2014
At 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Louisiana Expo Center, Keith Mitchell, author of “The Anger from Within” will give his testimony. Mitchell is a Ruston native and wants to share with this community...
11/07/2014
The monthly meeting of the Grambling/Ruston Charter AARP, Inc. No. 5240 will hold it’s monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Grambling Community Center, located at 127 King St. This meeting is...
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11/06/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s fifth Annual ARToberfest was held recently at the Norton Building in what organizers deem a successful effort to raise funds for Holiday Arts Tour, set for...
11/06/2014
The Junior Guild met on Oct. 16 in the home of Mary Lou McKinney. The guest speaker for the meeting was Jim Tuten. Tuten gave a presentation about the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Many changes...