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March 9th, 2013

Thurman, Emanuel to exchange vows

Michelle Thurman, of Cotton Valley, and Heath Emanuel, of Dubach, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Billy Thurman, of Springhill, and Peggy Cox, of Cotton Valley. She is the granddaughter of Willard Cox, of Cotton Valley, the late Sue Marie Cox, Dovie Thurman, of Springhill, and the late William Thurman. Michelle is a 2006 graduate of Glenbrook High School in Minden and a 2009 graduate of Bossier Parish Community College. Michelle is currently employed as a personal banker with Community Trust Bank in Ruston.

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Hanson, Martin to say 'I do'

Troy and Debra Hanson, of Winnfield, are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ragen Brooke Hanson, to Bradley Cameron Martin.

Ragen’s grandparents are Mr. ad Mrs. W.L. James Sr., of Dodson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hanson, of Atlanta.

Bradley is the son of Benny and Pam Martin, of Friendship. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Carson W. Martin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Hogue.

The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. March 23 at First Assembly of God in Winnfield. A reception will follow at the Pine Ridge Country Club.

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March 8th

Hylan, Brantley to wed

Paul and Kay Hylan, of Homer, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Hylan, to Jarod Brantley of Ruston.

The Bride-elect is the granddaughter of David Hylan, Sr. of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and Edwina Hylan, of Homer, and the late Ovis and Mabel White of Athens. Melissa is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human resources management. She is currently employed as a human resources recruiter at Community Trust Bank of Ruston.

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Waters, Allen announce engagement

Roy and Marlen Waters, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Meg Waters, of Ruston, to Heath Allen, of Kilbourne.

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Remembering a local legend

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A member of “Ruston royalty” has died.
Former state representative L.D. Buddy Napper passed away Wednesday. Funeral services were held this morning at Trinity United Methodist Church with burial following at Simsboro City Cemetery.

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Students, teachers engage in Cyber Discovery

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Over three dozen teachers from 16 high schools throughout Louisiana and Arkansas gathered on the campus of Louisiana Tech University recently to participate in the official kick-off of Cyber Discovery 2013.
Cyber Discovery is a national cyber education program developed through a partnership between the Cyber Innovation Center’s National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) academic program and Tech. It was created to be a catalytic event for engaging students and teachers in historical, ethical and social issues that are impacted by cyberspace.

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Women's History Month

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Name: Elizabeth Turnley
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: 26 years
Profession: Director of Marketing and Physician Liaison for Northern Louisiana Medical Center
Clubs/organizations/professional affiliations: 
Junior Auxiliary of Ruston (vice-president and president), Ruston Civic Symphony Board, Lions Club, American Heart Walk (chairperson for Lincoln Parish) and United Way (campaign cabinet and steamboat member). Member of the Society for Health Care Strategy and Marketing Development (SHMD)

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C.L. Bryant to speak in Ruston on Monday

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Conservative speaker the Rev. C.L. Bryant will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club during the monthly Tea Party meeting.
His message is titled “America’s Future” and the event is free of charge.  
Founder of One Nation Back to God, Bryant is a native of Shreveport and is the son of a WWII veteran and restaurateur.
He has been married for 36 years to Jane C. Bryant; they have four children and eight grandchildren.

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Group works to raise MS awareness

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Receiving a diagnosis of an incurable disease can be a scary thing. However, for those facing such a diagnosis, there are often a plethora of resources.
For those who have been diagnosed with the neurological disorder Multiple Sclerosis, there is a group right here in Ruston to help wade the waters of living with such a disease.
From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Parish Library Meeting Room, the North Central Louisiana Multiple Sclerosis Support Group is having their annual MS Awareness Month event. The group will have refreshments before hearing a presentation about MS.

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The Pierian Club

Mardi Gras was the theme of decor and program at the Feb. 12 meeting of The Pierian Club. Hostess Carol Young’s home presented a Mardi Gras tree and colorful, intricate table centerpieces with beads and masks. All was enjoyed by twenty attending members.
Co-hostesses included Beverly Sherman, Gaye Ross and Virginia Cook. After members were greeted and offered multiple bead necklaces at the door, they were seated in order to enjoy Mardi Gras goodies such as king cake, pralines, beignets and chocolate dipped strawberries.

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