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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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07/14/2013
With all the honors and accolades he’s received, Ruston Daily Leader executive sports editor O.K. Buddy Davis could have easily hit the big-time press circuit years and years ago. But big city lights...
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07/14/2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has named Travis Napper, president and CEO of Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, as one of 30 future leaders of...
07/13/2013
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...
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07/12/2013
The Ruston Farmers Market will hold its annual Taste of Summer Festival from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday. Held rain or shine each Saturday, the market is located in the public parking lot on the...
07/12/2013
Louisiana State Police Troop F Lt. Tommy Lewis has been promoted by Col. Mike Edmonson to captain and appointed to serve as the new Troop F Commander. The Troop F vacancy is due to the recent...
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07/12/2013
The College of Education at Louisiana Tech University will host its annual Summer Math Fair from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the A. E. Phillips Laboratory School on the Tech campus. The...
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07/12/2013
In recent years the Ruston Community Theatre has managed to put on productions that have drawn in big crowds, creating a sense of wonder in our city. From “Annie” in 2011 to “Annie Get Your Gun” in...
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07/11/2013
Each year the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana reach out to area youth hoping to make a difference. Unit Director Sabrina Love said this year’s summer camps have been the largest since...
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07/11/2013
A man was arrested Wednesday after reportedly mistreating his infirmed roommate. According to the affidavit, Mose E. Lyons, 162 Chesboro St., was arrested at approximately 10:42 p.m. Wednesday after...
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07/11/2013
GRAMBLING — Janet A. Guyden has been appointed dean of the Grambling State University College of Professional and Graduate Studies. She succeeds Rama Tunuguntla, who led the College of...