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June 23rd, 2017

Louisiana Tech University Foundation receives grant

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The Louisiana Tech University Foundation recently recieved a $9,875 grant from Claiborne Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program. The grant will be used to purchase equiment for the foundation’s Rock Steady Boxing program, which benefits patients who are battling Parkinson’s disease. Operation Round Up Trust Board member Kay Lynn Tettleton (holding the check) presented the grant during a recent RSB class.

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A Godly game of 'Connect the Dots'

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As illustrated time and again in this space, I’m real simple minded.
Probably like all children, I loved “Connect the Dots” puzzles. Start at 1, then 2, etc., until you reach the end. It may turn into a flower or a butterfly. Regardless, it was something you couldn’t see when you first put the pencil to paper. I am convinced there is no better Creator of “Connect the Dot” stories than God. On Sunday, He included me in a picture where No. 1 came almost 20 years ago.

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Rain or shine: 'Give Peach a Chance'

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It seems Tropical Depression Cindy will put a major damper on the 67th annual Louisiana Peach Festival.
According to the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, all Louisiana Peach Festival activities scheduled for this afternoon have been cancelled and the evening concerts moved to the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym on the Louisiana Tech University campus. Most of tomorrow’s events will continue if they can be moved indoors.
However, just because events have been cancelled or moved, doesn’t mean that residents and visitors cannot enjoy the festival.

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Don’t let rain spoil Peach Fest

If the weather forecasters are right, Tropical Depression Cindy should move out of Lincoln Parish sometime this afternoon. But that doesn’t mean the rain is over.
On Cindy’s heels is a cold front that’s expected to bring a return of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce locally heavy rainfall tonight and early Saturday. Rain chances diminish after that, but are still present, for the rest of the weekend.

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LSU’s ‘David’ set to face OSU’s ‘Goliath’

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Tigers facing rematch against No. 1 Oregon State at 2 p.m. today
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LSU (50-18) seeks to move one step closer to the College World Series Finals when the Tigers face Oregon State (56-4) at 2 p.m. today at TD Ameritrade Park.
LSU must defeat Oregon State today and again on Saturday in order to advance to the CWS Finals. If Oregon State wins Friday’s game, LSU is eliminated from the CWS, and the Beavers advance to play in the final beginning on Monday against either Florida, TCU or Louisville.

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June 22nd

EDITH BARTLETT

Edith Bartlett, 100, of Ruston passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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BOBETTE GOLDEN BANKS

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Bobette Golden Banks, 70, of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017,in peace surrounded by her family.

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LAURA HEARN

Laura Hearn passed away June 16, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel of Ruston. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Rev. Leslie Stephens will officiate.

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JORETTA NICHOLSON INGRAM

Joretta Nicholson Ingram, 85, of Lafayette, LA, formerly of Ruston, passed away peacefully June 20, 2017. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston, LA. Father Bill Easterling will officiate with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5 – 7 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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WILLIAM (BILLY) KING

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Farmerville, LA – William (Billy) King of Farmerville, LA died Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Holmesville Baptist Church in Downsville, LA. Interment will follow at the Holmesville Baptist Church Cemetery in Downsville, LA. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville, LA. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Holmesville Baptist Church in Downsville, LA.

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