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April 21st, 2017

Jackie Lynn Risk

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Funeral services for Mrs. Jackie Lynn Risk, age 55, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA with Pastor Michael Hawley officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Simsboro, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Stephen W. Slaughter

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February 26, 1948 - April 16, 2017
Stephen Wheeler Slaughter, age 69, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street, Shreveport, LA. A “Celebration of Steve's Life” will be held following the memorial service. A private burial service will be at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, TX, at a date to be determined later.

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April 20th

Monty Russell, guests to perform at Dixie Friday

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Ruston-based singer-songwriter Monty Russell will be bringing some guests along to entertain the people of Lincoln Parish when he performs 7 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
With him are his invited guests Kevin Gordon, Sam Lewis, Chris Canterbury, General Keith Patterson and more.
The format will be in the round, with several artists on stage at once with each artist taking a turn to present a song, Russell said.

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A new method: Mitcham plants hybrid peach trees

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Ruston peach grower Joe Mitcham is banking on a peach-plum hybrid dubbed MP-29 to jumpstart the dwindling local peach crop.
But it could take as long as eight years to know how well the experimental trees do, “presuming they live,” Mitcham said.
University of Georgia researchers developed the MP-29 root stock in effort to create a peach tree that’s resistant to the Armillaria root rot.

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Ruston woman charged with Medicaid fraud

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A Ruston woman has been arrested on charges of Medicaid fraud.
Amanda Hollins, 31, was arrested Tuesday by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office on four counts of submitting timesheets and service logs for services not rendered.
The alleged infractions took place between August 2015 and March 2016 at the Center for Children and Families in Monroe, where Hollins was a therapist, a spokesperson for Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday.
The Center for Children and Families is a nonprofit child advocacy organization and is a licensed Medicaid provider.

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Area author holds book signing

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Nationally recognized psychiatrist and pediatrician, Dr. Joe Bates, a Louisiana Tech University graudate, will be coming North Louisiana to share how to make brains feel better, smarter and more agile with his action book, “Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks To A Smarter You.”
Bates will be signing books and sharing tips from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Shreveport.

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Grambling hosts homeowners association

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The Northeast Grambling Homeowners Association gathered to celebrate the 13th Anniversary of the founding of the association on April 8. The organization was founded by a small group of community members who live along Martin Luther King Avenue. The organization has become an ear for the community and is participating in all aspects of the city of Grambling. From left to right are Karen Lewis, Jerry Lewis, Roy Jackson, Richard Gallot and Mildred Gallot.

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Don't sweat the hard stuff

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As the 2016-17 school year begins to wind down, seniors at both the high school and collegiate levels should begin to think about what they want to do for their future.
That’s a scary realization not only for the student, but also for the students’ parents or guardians.
I know when I graduated high school, I already decided to go to Louisiana Tech University, my parents worried almost daily before the day arrived when I had to make the four and a half hour trek to Ruston.
I remained calm and collected — a facade to keep my parents from worrying too much.

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Military Museum needs you

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a group of local Vietnam veterans decided they wanted to spruce up the American Legion Hall and make it look like the officers’ and enlisted personnel’s clubs they remembered.
“So we started bringing artifacts up here,” veteran Ernie Stevens said. “Before you know, we started getting all kinds of stuff from World Ward II veterans, Korean veterans, even World War I.”
The word “museum” began to creep into the conversation.
“Our goal at the time was simple — if we could make it work, that’s fine, but if not, we’ll have fun,” Stevens said.

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Rotary Club recognizes Students of the Month

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The Ruston Rotary Club has announced the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the April 12 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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