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MONROE (AP) — A 22-year-old classical piano player from Choudrant has been named Miss Louisiana. Justine Ker won the crown during the Saturday finals held at the Monroe Civic Center. Ker is a student at Vanderbilt University. She has studied the piano for the last 16 years and performed Chopin’s “Fantaisie-Impromptu” for the talent competition while wearing a black velvet evening gown with a flowing train. Ker was the runner-up during last year’s Miss Louisiana competition where she also won the instrumental performance award. She was chosen Saturday from a field of 32 contestants and will...

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06/27/2016
MONROE (AP) — A 22-year-old classical piano player from Choudrant has been named Miss Louisiana. Justine Ker won the crown during the Saturday finals held at the Monroe Civic Center. Ker is a student...
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06/27/2016
Top photo: Caylan “The Ginger Binger” Dowden, left, and Damon “The Destroyer” Serginet, right, gobble peach cobbler during the Louisiana Peach Festival’s first Cobbler Gobbler contest on Saturday....
06/27/2016
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has called a special meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Policy Jury Meeting Room in the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. The meeting will include a 2015 audit...
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06/25/2016
Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT Top photo: From left, Sadie Smith, Sadie McGill and Savannah Dorking, Louisiana Tech University cheerleaders, wave to the Louisiana Peach Festival 2016’s “A Peach...
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06/25/2016
Peach preserves are a pretty sweet treat this time of year. Preserving memories of Ruston’s Mitcham Orchard is a pretty sweet idea for all time. And that’s what current Ruston resident and Louisiana...
06/25/2016
Morgan Letendre, nine months Jersey-Kate Corley, 12 months, Patrick Singh, 13 months, and Kenlyn Sherill, 22 months, were all winners of Barnes Portraiture Diaper Derby 2016 Saturday at Trinity...
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06/25/2016
Top photo: Brandon Foret, left, lead singer of The Chee-Weez, performs to a crowd of more than 500 Louisiana Peach Festival 2016 festival goers Friday at Railroad Park. The New Orleans based five-...
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06/25/2016
Top Left: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT John Belton, Third District Attorney, throws candy during the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Saturday. Top Right: Leader photo by HEATHER SMALL HAWLEY...
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06/25/2016
Top: Leader photo by HEATHER SMALL HAWLEY The Ruston High School cheerleading team rides with the Ruston Fire Department Saturday during the annual Peach Festival Parade. Bottom Left: Gracie Reichman...
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06/25/2016
Courtesy Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Ruston recently held a ribbon-cutting at its new location at 1508 Louisiana HIghway 33.