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April 25th, 2013

Humphries, Futrell to unite in matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Humphries, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Humphries, to Johnathon Futrell, of Quitman.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. Ron Salmon, the late Shirley Salmon , the late Harriet Humphries Williamson, Dalton Williamson and Charles Humphries. She is a 2010 graduate of Cedar Creek, attended Louisiana Tech University and is employed with Holstead’s, Incorporated.

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Toms, Smith to marry

Rebecca Allison Toms, of Junction City, Ark., and Caleb Curry Smith, of Simsboro, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

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Students awarded Pro Day scholarships

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NFL Hall of Famer and Louisiana Tech product Willie Roaf, who recently spoke at the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana’s Annual Pro Day Luncheon, said “Whatever you devote yourself to, do it to the best of your ability!” That philosophy lined up perfect with one of the goals of Pro Day, which was to present scholarships to help ensure students obtain a post-secondary education. More than $5,000 raised from the third annual Pro Day was given to 10 Lincoln Parish students that were selected by a scholarship committee made up of community leaders.

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National recognition

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One Ruston High School student has been named in the first group of winners in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Samuel E. Phillips, a senior at RHS who plans to study business, has been awarded the National Merit State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship.
Samuel, the son of Gregg and Andrea Phillips, is one of approximately 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards, which are financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

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Fuller finds his way home

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The former Lincoln Parish High School saw many of its products become trailblazers leading the way for future generations.
One such product, Lucious Fuller, has returned home and is giving back to the community after a successful career in California.

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Small business seminar set Friday

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Accion Louisiana — an extension of the nonprofit Accion Texas Inc., the nation’s largest microlender — is kicking off its Small Business Owners’ Free Workshop Series, which is touring throughout North Louisiana beginning Friday and continuing throughout the summer.

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In the age of terror, stay vigilant

In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, America moved towards an era of caution and took the necessary steps to ensure nothing of that magnitude would ever reach our shores again.
The time it took to board an airplane became a little longer, security was heightened at major events and large cities, and many held their breath in angst as they neared government buildings, military bases or boarded a means of mass transit. For most, the new rules of our society were a necessary evil; after all, we were at war with terror.

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Parish strong at preparation

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As an Eagle Scout, I know all about the importance of being prepared.
We’re fortunate that here in Lincoln Parish, there are many people who feel the same way.
That showed Tuesday as area emergency agencies conducted a mass casualty drill at the Ruston Public Works Complex.
The smell of gunpowder and sounds of gunfire mixed with screams of horrified anguish filled the air around the complex as officials dealt with a mock scenario involving a shooter entering the facility and shooting anyone and everyone in sight.

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Rotary names April students of the month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by President Stephen Williams, each student was honored at the April 17 luncheon and presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extracurricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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RHS business club captures four state titles

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Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club remains one of the top chapters in the state after the FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Lafayette March 24–26. They completed all requirements of the Louisiana FBLA State Project, earning reserved seating once again at the conference.

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