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July 3rd, 2013

Class of 1963 celebrates 50th reunion

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The Lincoln High School Class of 1963 celebrated their 50th class reunion May 23-26 in Ruston. An overnight bus trip to Little Rock, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., and Tunica, Miss., was one of the highlights of the reunion. A fish fry was held in Duncan Park on May 24, the reunion banquet was held at the Library Events Center on May 25. On May 26, the class worshipped with the New Hope Baptist Church and the final happy hour was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kelly.

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July 2nd

Creating a big buzz

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Faber hopes to see new bee club flourish
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Tom Faber would love it if a few months from now he drove around Ruston and saw beehives in everyone’s backyard.
“I remember driving through the country when I was younger, and everybody had hives,” Faber said.
Faber has been a beekeeper, in conjunction with his family business Briarhill Farms — which his wife Lorrie Milam Faber inherited from her family, for about eight years. And, at 6:30 p.m. July 18 at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office, he will help lead the first ever Lincoln Parish Beekeeper’s Club meeting.

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LPDC now under LPSO

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For the first time in more than 30 years, the Lincoln Parish Detention Center is now under the control of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday morning, a small group of family members and sheriff’s office employees gathered to celebrate what Sheriff Mike Stone called a “historic” occasion.
The 35 employees of the detention center were sworn in as official employees of the LPSO and became sheriff’s deputies in the process.
“This is something I’ve looked forward to for quite awhile,” Stone said. “I think a lot of people have looked forward to it for quite awhile.”

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Ruston remembers former RPD officer Charles McIntire

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The city of Ruston is saying goodbye to one of its former finest following the death of longtime Police Department Officer and Interim Chief of Police Charles McIntire.
McIntire died Sunday at the age of 69 in Shreveport.
McIntire served the Ruston community for 27 years working for the Ruston Police Department, working his way up from patrolman to Interim Chief of Police. He also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1962 – 2003 in both active and reserve duty positions.

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Remember tips for good growth as July heats up

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July is here and the hot and dry period is beginning.
The average maximum temperatures in north Louisiana hover around 93-94 degrees Fahrenheit and the average minimum temperatures ranges from 71 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rainfall is usually scarce in July, averaging only 3.7 inches of precipitation for the entire month.
Gardeners need to be prepared to give plants special attention during this time of year.
Following are tips for maintaining ornamentals and vegetable plants.

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Junior Auxiliary of Ruston seek volunteers

Junior Auxiliary of Ruston is a group of women who desire to make a lasting difference in Lincoln Parish and the Ruston community by meeting the needs of its citizens, especially the children.
The chapter was founded in 1981 and received a charter from the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA) in 1983.
NAJA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1941. It has more than 15,000 active, associate and life members in 101 chapters in eight states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas).

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More parish stars due for HOF

No sooner had Jimmy Jones been inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame last weekend was the question offered: Who will be the next Lincoln Parish legend (or legends) to receive the state’s highest honor in athletics?
There is certainly no shortage of candidates from the parish, one whose membership total increased to 50 with former Grambling State University basketball star Jones being one of the individuals honored in Natchitoches on Saturday night.

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Remember rules of watering

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Whew! It is a hot one out there today! However, I must admit that north Louisiana has been blessed with relatively mild temperatures throughout the month of June, with the exception of a few days. We’ve also been blessed with abundant rainfall — I think we are well over 30 inches for the first half of the year, with some areas receiving more or less depending on location.

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Audio books ease drive time

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For various reasons, in the past month I’ve clocked a lot of miles on my car.
Pretty early on in our relationship, my husband and I learned that long car trips are not something we enjoy. But, sometimes we have to make long trips.
Sometimes, we’ve filled the majority of the trip with philosophical, life-searching conversation. Sometimes, we’ve filled it with the Top 40, or whatever other music station on which we can both agree. But, much of the time, we spend time delving into fictional worlds.

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Tech, GSU on All-Louisiana team

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Parish programs’ track and field stars honored
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Lincoln Parish’s two universities had another successful season in outdoor track and field and it’s evident from the 2013 All-Louisiana squad selected by members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
A total 14 individuals and five relay teams from Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University are on the postseason all-star squad that included statistical and biographical data from state college media relations’ departments.
Among those representatives for the two parish teams are former local prep standouts Trey Hadnot and Josh Cox of Tech.

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