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March 25th, 2017

Senior Expo held at Civic Center

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the 11th annual Senior Life Expo at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Ruston Civic Center. Attendees were given door prizes and entertained by several local artists and speakers. Top, Miss Louisiana Justine Kerr, left, laughs as Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone, right, reads information about the next door prize to be given. Middle, Shirley Stringfellow, left, receives her door prize from Ronnie Volentine, a member of the Senior Citizens on Patrol unit. Bottom, Stone speaks with the crowd gathered at the expo.

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Community Service: Part of a Quality City

It doesn’t take long to realize Ruston values community service.

Whether it’s responding to an emergency call in the line of professional duty or volunteers providing hungry schoolchildren with food for the weekend, people in Ruston and Lincoln Parish take seriously the Biblical charge to care for each other.

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Time for real change is now

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Nothing closer to truth could be said about Louisiana’s state budget.
Different legislators. Different governors. Same old song and dance.
The damage done to our state budget has been clear to many Louisiana residents for years now. And more and more, others are taking notice, too.

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GSU students awarded NAACP scholarships

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Students recognized for academic, community involvement
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GRAMBLING — Jessica Clinton and Keely Heggar were ecstatic on stage as they accepted scholarship awards.
Clinton and Heggar, Grambling State University students, each received $500 from the NAACP Lincoln Parish Chapter. They were among six area college students receiving scholarships during a mid-January (Jan. 14) event at the Ruston Civic Center.
Neither Clinton nor Heggar took the scholarships for granted, each saying the awards helped teach them the importance of setting goals.

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Students of the month announced

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Representatives from Bethel Christian, Cedar Creek, Ruston High, Choudrant High recognized
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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the March Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the March 8 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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Church News 3.26.17

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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March 24th

Annual Color Me for the Cure 5K

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Ruston will soon be covered in color as residents do their part to help bring an end to breast cancer during the Fourth Annual Susan G. Komen North Louisiana Color Me for a Cure 5k walk/run.
The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ruston High School.

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Homelessness in Ruston

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Meeting draws packed house; group to visit area shelters
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Approximately 60 people turned out Thursday night to talk about opening a homeless shelter in Ruston. And by the time the meeting adjourned, five of the attendees had volunteered to visit two area shelters and bring back what state Rep. Rob Shadoin called a “scouting report.”
Shadoin and Luke Hockenjos, of Ruston, organized the meeting to gauge interest in pursuing a local shelter.

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Wildwood Express Showcase on tap

Event: Joe Woods Wildwood Express
Date: 6 p.m. Saturday
Details: Good classic country music
Location: Dixie Center for the Arts, 212 N .Vienna
Cost: $15
Contact: DCA Box Office 255-1450

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Railroad Fest coming to Ruston

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The Seratones, of Shreveport, and Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey, of Monroe, will headline the inaugural Railroad Makers and Music Festival on April 8 in Ruston’s historic downtown district.
The festival will also feature the bands Montague, of New Orleans; Supernaturals; of Monroe; GoofyBoots, of Greenville, Mississippi; J.A.M Brass Band, of New Orleans; and more than 100 regional makers as well as several food trucks, said Joshua Mitchell, Railroad Fest’s founder.

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