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Jones, Landry plan wedding

Michael and Pam Jones, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Michelle Lee Jones, of Ruston, to Jacob Daniel Landry, of Belle Rose.

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Robinson, Carter wed in October ceremony

Paige Robinson, of Colleyville, Texas, and Matthew Hayes Carter, of Ruston, were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony Oct. 22 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, in Southlake, Texas.

The bride is the daughter of Lori Moody, of Southlake, Texas, and Bill Robinson, of Hurst, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the late Arlene Neil, Dennis and Sandie Neil, of Colleyville, Texas, the late Lee Robinson and Martha Robinson, of Paris, Texas.

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Dowies, Voorhees unite in matrimony

Maggie Lee Dowies and Matthew Lawrence Voorhees, both of Ruston, were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 5 o’clock in the evening in the Royal Garden Terrace of the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans.

The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Steve Fowler, of Shreveport, with floral designs created by Lisa Clapper Smith of Petals-N-Parties.

Photography was provided by Jeff Scott Photography of Minden.

A reception followed the ceremony, where entertainment was provided by Decades Music.

The wedding cakes were created by Royal Cakery of New Orleans.

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Partying up funds

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The Bobby James Memorial Gym was the setting for a philanthropic, rocking party on Saturday.
A special holiday Zumbathon for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team had more than 40 residents dancing up a frenzy of support for the local organization.
Ashlynn Shell, Ruston Parks and Recreation supervisor, said participants helped raise more than $600 for DART.

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Making a difference

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Tech, TCU players make impact on youth
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Adrien Cole wiped a tear slowly trickling down from his right eye.
He had just met a new hero.
And it was extremely humbling, just as it was for several members of the Louisiana Tech University and Texas Christian University teams who will meet in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium Wednesday night.

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Simsboro examines downtown renovations

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SIMSBORO — After the Simsboro town hall meeting earlier this month, discussion over how to move forward on the renovations of the town hall are still ongoing.
The administration of Simsboro has been looking into the renovations of the village’s original town hall, located between the police station and JR’s restaurant on Martha Street, but is trying to figure out which way is best to fund the $85,000 project.
The current town hall is located across the street.

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Birdhouse sales benefit Dixie

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Dixie Board President Lynne Gnemi and Vice President John Emory Jr. display one of the 2011 Dixie Christmas gifts. Each year the Dixie Center for the Arts sells a unique gift provided by a local business. This year the original designed birdhouses are provided by Jeff Robinson and the employees of Rustiques Architectural Antiques of Ruston. The houses are made of reclaimed woods, some 100 years old. The cypress comes from a 150 mile surrounding area, and the antique heart pine, bead board and old signs are from Georgia and South Carolina. Birdhouses are on display in the Dixie lobby and range in price from $20 to $40. Proceeds from sales go directly to the Dixie. For additional information contact Emory at 265-1954.

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Club visits Sheriff Safety Town

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Birthday Fellowship Club members visited Sheriff Safety Town on Dec. 10. Honorary club member Sheriff Steve Prator is the organizer and sponsor of Sheriff Safety Town. Pictured from left to right are Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Samuel, Sheriff Prator and Mr. Patterson.

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Receivers hope to dent TCU defense

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Tech’s Patton, Ikharo and others look for a big game in the air
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Will "General Patton" and his cohorts make it a long night Wednesday for TCU's defense?
For Louisiana Tech University's receiving corps, a group that has a wide range of talent and big play potential led by ultra-long range target Quinton Patton, the potential for some sizable chunks of yardage is certainly there in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Dean on ‘Ring of Honor’ at Poinsettia Bowl

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Fred Dean may be long removed from the San Diego Chargers’ roster, but his legendary feats still live on.
And when Louisiana Tech University plays in the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday night, Bulldogs’ fans who will be in attendance will be able to appreciate the contributions of “Mean Fred” during his days as a member of that National Football League.
On the upper reaches of Qualcomm Stadium and stretching nearly halfway around the facility where Tech will play TCU in the bowl game are names of great players who have been honored by the Chargers in their Ring of Honor.

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