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January 17th, 2015

Business Cheers: Erica Everding

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Erica Everding grew up in Ruston and graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in English. Along with selling real estate she is the CFO of her family run company AllTec Plumbing. She also, helps her family manage several rental units in Lincoln and Ouachita parish, giving her a unique perspective on investment properties in the area.
She enjoys working with buyers in all aspects of real estate, whether it be investors, first-time home buyer or land. Above all else she loves helping people find the perfect property to fit their needs.

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Business Cheers: Kenneth Sutton

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Kenneth Sutton is a native of Ruston and a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. His background includes working at ExxonMobil in Dallas as a systems analyst and at R2 Productions and Premier1Studios in Monroe as a video editor. He has worked this past year at Heritage Realty Group in Ruston as a realtor.

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Appreciating those who serve and protect

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Photos Captioned left to right:
1) More than 100 law enforcement officers came out on Wednesday to the Law Enforcement Luncheon put on by community members.
2) Deputies George Webb and Matt Shirley are pictured fixing themselves a plate of food.
3) Left to right — Tommy Doss, Ronald Findley, Gary Brazzel and Nickie Doss discuss the food in front of them at the Law Enforcement Luncheon held on Wednesday.

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January 16th

Tales of rehab, supernatural encounters

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Here I sit in my wheelchair waiting for my church granddaughter, Lori James, to come have lunch with me and give me a manicure. I wish you could meet her. She is a darling girl. Her husband’s name is Bobby James.
At their house recently, Bobby brought out a newspaper article someone sent him when the Ruston Parks and Recreation gym was renamed “Bobby James Memorial Gym.” Someday, I told him he could go home with me and see it for himself.

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Yard of the Month

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Ruston Garden Club has selected the grounds of the Ruston City Hall as the January Yard of the Month. The Garden Club encourages residents to take a moment to enjoy the view as they pass by the downtown facility.

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Chameleon run set for Feb. 28

Montessori School of Ruston announces its second annual Chameleon Crawl 5K and Fun Run, set for Feb. 28 at Lincoln Parish Park. Bib pickup is scheduled for 8 a.m., and the race will begin at 9 a.m.

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Church of the Redeemer elects vestry

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Becky Price Williams, Don Griffin and Kelly Hogan (left-right) were elected to the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer on Jan. 11 for a three-year term. Other Vestry members include: Joey Sutton, senior warden; Dean Norton, junior warden; Brandi Doucet, clerk; Kay Gilley, John Tom James and Ellis Norris. Rotating off were:  David Hedgepeth, Heath Hightower and Jenny James. The Rev. Bill Easterling is rector.

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Giving thanks to our local educator

Anyone who doubts that education is a big deal in Lincoln Parish need only look to the emphasis placed on improving the area during the Ruston 21 planning sessions held several years ago.
Because of this emphasis, facilities providing kindergarten through 12th grade education and universities in the area have seen numerous upgrades and improvements throughout the past years. One such improvement has been the effort to create a closer bond between educators, parents, students, businesses and other volunteers in our community.

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Losing the stress of losing weight

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New Year’s resolutions typically mean people are hitting the gym, health food stores or trying to kick a bad habit.
But for the many who don’t create a resolution, it doesn’t mean they don’t want to better themselves. To me it means that those people always want to better themselves not just for a temporary time.
You may be wondering where I am going with this tiny rant. Well my gym recently opened its new facility.
Let me just say it’s amazing. With extra equipment and more room the possibilities are endless.

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Bulldogs battle back to beat UAB

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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team prides itself on defensive play.
Fortunately, the Dunkin’ Dogs can get offensive, too.
And maybe even more fortunately, they have senior guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith spearheading both their offensive and defensive efforts.
Both of those factors played big roles Thursday as the Bulldogs remained undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play as they rallied from behind for a 74-71 win over Alabama-Birmingham before a crowd of 3,815 at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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