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June 25th, 2013

Lifetime of headaches?

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I have had migraines since I was 2 years old.
Every time I say that and I can see the person I’m talking to, a wince of pain crosses their face. I can understand why. Having had a lifetime of migraines, the idea of a 2-year-old having a migraine is horrifying. If nothing else, I feel blessed that I can’t remember that.
However, I can remember the migraines that made me miss school for a week at a time during high school. And the ones that on two separate occasions resulted in a 24-hour hospital stay.

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Robert F. Shirey

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Funeral services will be held for Robert F. Shirey, 83, at the Weldon Baptist Church, 1610 Weldon Church Road, Bernice on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hoffman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Weldon Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St., Homer, LA 71040. Mr. Shirey was born Oct. 15, 1929 in the Weldon Community to Thomas Clifford Shirey and Myra Lee Shirey.

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Mrs. Patrician Anne Riser Duncan

A memorial service for Mrs. Patrician Anne Riser Duncan will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Burial will follow in Riser Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Duncan was born July 16, 1942 in Mobile, AL and died June 23, 2013 in Ruston. She worked for nearly 25 years for Wayerheuser in the accounts department. In her spare time, Mrs. Duncan enjoyed gardening, fishing and loved her dogs. Mrs.

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Mrs. Joan Van Veckhoven

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Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Van Veckhoven, age 79, of Dubach, LA will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Reid and Rev. Todd Free. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Van Veckhoven was born June 12, 1934 in Gordon, TX and passed away June 24, 2013 in Dubach, LA, following a brief illness. Mrs. Van Veckhoven was born and raised in Gordon, TX.

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LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
This is to certify that in compliance with Louisiana Revised Statue 39:1309
LINDA COOK, LINCOLN PARISH CLERK OF COURT does hereby amend the Budget of the LINCOLN PARISH CLERK OF COURT-GENERAL FUND for the Year ended June 30, 2013.

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Date 6-12-13
/s/Linda Cook
1td: June 25, 2013

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June 24th

2013 Louisiana Peach Festival- Sweet Peach Fest sounds

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The annual closing night concert helped wrap up the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival. Pictured above is the Buddy Terzia Band.

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Miss Dixie Gem Peach crowned

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West Monroe’s Angela Cassels takes top honor
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The Peach Fest came to a close with the crowning of Angela Cassels, of West Monroe, as the 63rd Miss Dixie Gem Peach. Also crowned for the Miss’ Division were — Miss Spirit of Ruston Anna Blake; first runner up Elisa Aviles; and second runner up Lindsay King.
Meagan Crews was crowned Miss Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen. Others crowned in the Teen division of the pageant were Miss Spirit of Ruston Natalie Nicholson; first runner up Madalyn Bell; and second runner up Madelynn Skipper.

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Rape arrest made

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A Choudrant teen was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for aggravated rape following a tip the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received in reference to 19-year-old Hunter Mickhail Tippen having sexual relations with a 12-year-old juvenile.
According to reports, a parent of the juvenile phoned in the tip, which led investigators to interview both parents and the juvenile.
The detective then interviewed the accused, where he allegedly admitted to having sex with the juvenile but claimed he thought she was 16-years-old.

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Vann wins Fest treasure hunt

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Last week, when the clues for the 2013 Louisiana Peach Festival Treasure Hunt started being aired on the radio and published in the Ruston Daily Leader, many scrabbled trying to find the card that would lead them to a cash prize, but only one could claim it. This year, 17-year-old Morgan Vann was the lucky participant who claimed the $500.
Morgan, who will be a senior this fall at Cedar Creek, said this is the first year she got in the competitive spirit.

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Fish dish earns Peach Cookery prize

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When thinking of peach dishes, most would naturally gravitate toward peach cobbler, but each year locals test out their culinary skills to see what new peach dish they can conjure up for the annual Peach Cookery Contest.
Sara Maricelli, formerly of Covington and now of Ruston, took home the Grand Prize for the Adult Division on Friday with her rendition of Cajun Tilapia with Fresh Peach Salsa.
“I write an amateur food blog, so I am always looking for new recipes to try,” said Marcicelli.

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