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June 15th, 2018

NLMC CEO speaks with club

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Northern Louisiana Medical Center CEO Keith Nugent was a recent speaker at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Nugent, who comes to NLMC from a hospital in Foley, Alabama, briefed the group on some of the challenges faced in health care today.

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RCT gears up for ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’

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Ruston Community Theatre will present its third junior musical next week, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” sponsored by Dianne Douglas and Saul Zalesch, along with costume sponsor Jonesboro State Bank.
The cast, comprised of youth between the ages of 8 and 18 will journey “under the sea” Tuesday through Thursday.
Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the major motion picture, Ariel and her aquatic friends come to life featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.

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George Cannon’s legacy is building partnerships

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If this happened 30 years ago, there would be a mound of crumpled paper surrounding a trashcan that had long overflowed.
Time and again efforts to find a witty way to say something have failed.
As is often the case, anytime your author tries to be witty falls far short of the mark.
So here goes.
I’m going to miss George Cannon.
He officially will end his work as superintendent of Union Parish Schools at the end of June, but with accrued vacation time, he’ll be effectively out of the picture next week.

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Going outside and getting fit for summer

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When one of my best friends — who lives in California — decided to upgrade her Fitbit, she sent me her old one.
I was a little skeptical about the device at first, but after a day of continuous wear and all the little reminders to get up and move, I found I really enjoy it.
I’ve never been one for exercise. That’s just not a part of who I am, but with this little wristwatch, I’m slowly becoming someone who enjoys taking a longer walk or using the exercise disc with the Wii.

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Public defenders deserve insurance

Louisiana public defenders often find themselves receiving the short end of the stick.
Our state has infamously underfunded, understaffed and neglected a crucial portion of our criminal justice system that helps defend a large portion of indigent defendants.
But its possible the state has begun to recognize, albeit rather slowly, what the public defenders mean to our state’s most vulnerable.
The state legislature recently passed to allow public defenders the opportunity to participate in their respective local government’s insurance plan.

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Peach activities begin Monday

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As Louisiana Peach Festival approaches, local treasure hunters will get a sneak peak of the festival activities with the annual Peach Hunt.
The Peach Hunt has long been a part of the events leading up the Louisiana Peach Festival, Ivana Flowers, communications and special events director at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, said.
A new clue that hints to the location of the Peach Prize is given every day during the week prior to the Peach Fest, Flowers said.

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Dubach art teacher recognized

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A Dubach Elementary School art teacher has been named Louisiana’s Southeastern Elementary Art Teacher for 2019 by the Louisiana Art Education Association.
Lauren Dixon will now compete for the 2019 National Southeastern Award, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia and the Virgin Islands.

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Boy Scouts retire flags

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Boy Scout Troop 45 member Brendan Hood is pictured tossing old flag pieces into a smoky U.S. retired flag fire pit during Thursday morning’s ceremony held at Forrest Lawn Cemetery. The flag retirement ceremony was sponsored by VFW Post 3615 and Forrest Lawn Cemetery.

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June 14th

Man faces arson charge in Memorial Day fire

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Steven Dale Ledford, 31, of Ruston, has been charged with arson in connection with a May 28 fire that heavily damaged a neighbor’s mobile home.
Ledford, of 2607 Cook Road, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the state fire marshal’s office.
Ledford’s arrest closes the case, Ashley Rodrique, public affairs director with the Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning’s office, said.

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Paradigm Gym hosts LPL play day

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AJ Bryan, 2, crawls onto a balance beam during the Fitness Rocks program at the Lincoln Parish Library Wednesday afternoon. The equipment was supplied by Paradigm Gym. The event was part of the library’s summer reading program for children.

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