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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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07/01/2013
MONROE — University of Monroe junior Jaden Leach, 21, was crowned Miss Louisiana Saturday night at the Monroe Civic Center. Leach, 21, a political science major, was crowned by predecessor Lauren...
07/01/2013
Louisiana Tech University received approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors last week to appoint Stan Napper, Hisham Hegab and Sheryl Shoemaker to new administrative...
07/01/2013
The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Ruston is participating in two summer programs designed specifically for children in the Ruston community — The Summer Feeding Program and The Harry Blake...
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06/30/2013
Ruston’s New Living Word School has been dropped from the Louisiana Scholarship voucher program after a financial audit revealed it charged the state more for tuition than it did parents of non-...
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06/30/2013
They key was cut at the Louisiana Tech campus locksmith shop in 1987. Off-center and a bit crooked, “1620” is engraved into its back. That number is the same as the number above the office door that...
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06/30/2013
A good gardener knows a little ingenuity and an understanding of Mother Nature can go a long way toward successful harvests. And a lifetime’s worth of experience doesn’t hurt, either. Lincoln Parish’...
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06/30/2013
NATCHITOCHES — Jay Dardenne had a good reason to feel like “the little kid in the candy store” on Friday night. The dream that the Louisiana Lt. Governor and the state’s passionate sports fans have...
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06/28/2013
Local firefighters demonstrated vehicle extrication at MedCamps of Louisiana’s Camp Alabama site in Sibley on Thursday. Personnel from Lincoln Parish Fire and other surrounding fire departments...
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06/28/2013
Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days...
06/28/2013
The Miss Louisiana Pageant will celebrate its’ 50th year in Monroe on Saturday at the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater. The pageant and will feature 36 contestants from all over the...