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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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06/18/2016
At 8 a.m. Monday morning, residents of Ruston will line the streets of downtown in support of a commercial being created for Monster Moto. “UPS has partnered with Monster Moto to help with the...
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06/18/2016
Elizabeth Vidos doesn’t remember life without rhythm. At age 2, her parents gave her a set of bongo drums. And though Vidos began her formal musical studies on the trumpet, when a roving percussion...
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06/18/2016
Members of Ruston Star Lodge No. 73 presented Lincoln Parish TRIAD with 10 fans to add to the TRIAD’s annual summer drive for fans for elderly and disabled residents.
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06/18/2016
Top left photo: Kaniya Samson, 6, left, receives a temporary tattoo from Dejah Collins, right, at the annual Juneteenth Festival. Dajha Ford, 4, center, painted as a Ninja Turtle, watches as she eats...
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06/18/2016
Polaris of Ruston and MedCamps of Louisiana joined forces to hold a raffle for a 2015 Polaris Outlaw 50 Youth ATV with all proceeds benefiting MedCamps of Louisiana. More than $3,000 was raised and...
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06/17/2016
A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday on a simple arson charge after Ruston Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the corner of Lewis and Hill streets on Monday evening. Firefighters found the...
06/17/2016
Ruston’s Holiday Arts Tour was recently named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast in December. “We are so excited to have them be selected. To be selected is an honor...
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06/17/2016
Six Ruston High School incoming sophomore team members took home first prize at Louisiana Tech University’s Cyber 1.0 Camp. Those members included Davis Ellis, David Griffin, Eric Kim, Sarah Hoenke,...
06/17/2016
Grand prize winners in this year’s Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest will take home more than just blue ribbons. In addition to a two-night stay in New Orleans, compliments of “Louisiana Life...
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06/16/2016
Scavengers beware. During their regular meeting Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse, the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee announced that a new camera had been placed at a trash disposal site...