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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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Another theatrical performance is on tap for Ruston residents. The Louisiana Tech University’s School of the Performing Arts will put on a production of John Patrick Shanley’s award-winning drama, “...
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Ruston had simple beginnings: founded by merchants relocating in hopes of the railroad soon to follow. Among these pioneers were W.A.J. Lewis of the mercantile store Kidd and Lewis from the banks of...
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The word is out about Ruston’s alternative to the Office of Motor Vehicles. Lagniappe Auto Title, which opened its doors in February, has already seen numerous repeat customers who need to get auto...
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Under the direction of instructor Randall Elliott, the Ruston High School Eco Car Team is already busy with its design and preparation for the 2014 Shell Eco Marathon competition. The eighth annual...
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Kindergarten news Glen View Elementary kindergarten students are enjoying the cooler weather and are looking forward to the upcoming October activities and field trips. This month, we are talking...
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Sue McFadden, left, helps Betty Snowden, right, with a bowl of red beans and rice during Christian Community Action’s annual Poor Man’s Supper Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center. The event was hosted...
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At 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested one man — and his dog — after a brief high-speed chase, which ended at the Spirit Mart on Louisiana Highway 33.
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Jettie McClain, 64, of Ruston, has been identified as the victim of an early morning residential structure fire on Tuesday on Edgewood Street. Just after midnight Monday, Ruston firefighters were...
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Facing tough financial choices, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury passed a motion at last week’s monthly meeting to maintain the same budget award requests for 2014 as were given in 2013. Several...