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November 15th, 2013

Parkman, Napper exchange vows

Sandra Lee Parkman and Lomax Bailey Napper, both of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 5 p.m. ceremony Nov. 2 in an outdoor ceremony at Squire Creek Country Club.

The ceremony was officiated by Brian Mercer.

Sandra is the daughter of Mark and Susan Singleton and Eddie and Melissa Parkman, all of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Shaw, the late Mr. and Mrs. LB “Pete” Singleton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Parkman Sr.

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Local soldier dies in accident

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Lt. Colonel Michael Brandon Tatum, 39 years old, was recently killed in a car accident in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. Michael and his family had recently completed a tour of duty in Osan Korea and had begun his new assignment at the Pentagon the first week of August as the Budget Officer to work the Air Force’s military budget sequestration issues at the time of his untimely death. Michael was a “rising star” in the United States Air force and had a bright future.

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GUNAA generates support for Grambling State University

Members of the Grambling University National Alumni Association stay busy setting up fundraisers and other community outreaches, and they won’t be stopping until their Christmas Extravaganza Dec. 26.
Liz White, president of the Ruston alumni chapter for GUNAA, said the association has been busy in the community and will continue through December.
“The Ruston alumni chapter has been extremely busy fundraising, promoting interesting the university among high school students and generating support for the university,” White said.

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Community Thanksgiving service planned at Howard Auditorium

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At 6 p.m. tonight six local Ruston churches will celebrate “Community Thanksgiving Services,” at Howard Auditorium on Louisiana Tech campus for area residents.
This community-wide event is being hosted by the pastors of the following six Ruston churches: Calvary Baptist, Cook Baptist, Emmanuel Baptist, First Baptist, South Parkway and The Bridge.

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Walker, Yung exchange vows

Amelie Walker and Jason Yung, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were united in marriage in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Oct. 19 in Carillon Beach, Fla.
The ceremony was officiated by Kevin O’Donnell.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Sally L. Sartor and Mr. Rickey Womack, of Winnsboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Walker, III, of Shreveport.
She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lane Sartor, of Shreveport, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Walker, Jr.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Yu Yung, of Manlius, N.Y.

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Noles, Ra marry in July wedding

Karla Noles, of Ruston, and Shin Deok Ra, of Osan, South Korea, exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony July 6 at the First Baptist Church of Kenner.
The bride is the daughter of Barry and Nancy Noles, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Cantrell and the late Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Noles.
The groom is the son of the Rev. Hyun Joon and Mrs. Chan Geum Park Ra, of Osan, South Korea. He is the grandson of the late Chae Soo and Bong Im Kang Ra and the late Dae Seo and Kab Hui Kong Park.

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Reynolds, Lenard to exchange vows

Joe and Linda Reynolds, of Dubach, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Christy Reynolds to Stephen Lenard, of Springtown, Texas.

Christy is the granddaughter of Mary Faye Reynolds, of Dubach, and the late Raymond Leo Reynolds and Jackie Ward, of Dubach, and the late Charlie Ward.

She is a 2007 graduate of Ruston High School and a 2012 graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

Christy is currently employed as the office manager at Eagle Vault Co. in Ruston.

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Farrar, Folse to marry in January

Megan Rian Farrar, of Choudrant, and David Edward Folse II, of Slidell, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Rickie and Cynthia Farrar, of Choudrant. She is the granddaughter of the late Willis and Fronie Emory and the late Lee Odis Farrar and Melba Farrar, of Bernice.
Megan is a 2003 graduate of Choudrant High School and a 2010 graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She is currently employed as a teacher at Boyet Jr. High of Slidell.

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Davezac, Bordelon to exchange vows

Lauren Nicole Davezac, of Baton Rouge, and Curley James Bordelon III, of West Monroe, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Don and Nancy Davezac, of Baton Rouge. She is the granddaughter of the late Ramon and the late Dorothy Davezac and the late George and Ruth Jackson, of Morgan City.

She is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Sullivan in Baton Rouge and a 2007 graduate of Louisiana State University. She graduated from LSUHSC Medical School in Shreveport in 2013.

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Shopping event ongoing until 5 p.m. Saturday

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The holiday shopping season is here and what better way to shop local than to visit Holidays in Cedartown, which is currently happening at the Ruston Civic Center.
Admission to the annual event is $5 per person at the door. Hours are until 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday.
All proceeds from Holidays in Cedartown will go toward providing education for teachers and facility enhancements and upgrades on the Cedar Creek campus.
Anna Alexander, a Ruston native, was on hand at the event with her newest venture — Anna Alexander Designs.

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