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July 30th, 2016

Reader opines on alcohol ordinance

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Amending Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, Relating to Alcoholic Beverages.
It is my understanding that on Aug. 1st the City Council will vote whether or not to extend the hours that alcoholic beverages can be sold in the city of Ruston. But before this can happen they will listen to the voice of the people.
As I read the reasoning behind making this decision, it was my conclusion that it is believed we need to extend the hours to sell alcoholic beverages because we are a college town and we need to become more like other college towns.

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New GSU president speaks on issues

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Gallot: I want to make the necessary changes
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Editor’s Note: Rick Gallot was appointed by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors as the 10th president of Grambling State University on July 26. A GSU graduate, he also graduated from Southern University’s law school and he attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a former Grambling city council member, state representative and state senator. He lives in Grambling and plans to start as president Monday. The following is an open letter from Gallot to the community.

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Local couple celebrates 68th wedding anniversary

Melvin and Wilnora Harris, along with their family, recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary at Landry’s Seafood. The couple were married June 13, 1948.
They have four children, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

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Tech historian presents at international conference

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Stephen Webre, a professor of history at Louisiana Tech University, was among a select group of researchers from 14 countries who recently gathered in Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico, to present findings at the 10th International Congress of Mayanists — a triennial gathering of anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and other specialists dedicated to the study of Maya culture.

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Louisiana Summer Teen Youth Camp a success

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Constable Larry Jones, of Grambling, said he was elated to have accompanied several surrounding area youth to Bunkie for the Louisiana Summer Teen Youth Camp which was held from June 27-July 11.
The camp is held each year for one week during this time area youth from various locations along with their chaperons come together to receive valuable educational information, as well as, hands on experiences.

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Twirlers offer free square dance classes

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Trinity Twirlers has been on the move, quite literally.
Since its inception in the fall of 2011, the local square dance club has danced at Trinity United Methodist Church but has recently found a new home at Grace United Methodist Church.
“We are very blessed to be able to dance in such a lovely facility that is just perfect for workshops and hoedowns” said club President Janice Love.
In addition to weekly dancing in their usual workshops, the club has been busy in community activities.

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Hearn, Fish join in marriage

Lauren Amanda Hearn, of Ruston, and Joshua Matthew Fish, of Minden, were united in holy matrimony at 5 p.m. July 30 at Temple Baptist Church.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Reggie Bridges.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hearn Jr., of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hearn Sr., of Ruston; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Stewart.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Fish. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mangrum, of Sibley; Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Smart, of Sibley; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fish.

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RHS Junior Varsity cheerleaders celebrate

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The Ruston High JV Cheerleaders recently returned from a National Cheerleaders Association summer camp. The camp was held at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and attracted over 600 cheerleaders from the surrounding states. Camp was held June 4-7.
The National Cheerleaders Association selects award winners at each of the 1,000 camps it administers around the world each summer. Founded in 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, NCA has been conducting camps for 60 years and hold events annually for 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers around the world.

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Rowland, Meyers wed at Cook Baptist Church

Darby Nicole Rowland, of Dubach, and Jefferson Edward Meyers, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony at 7 p.m. July 29 at Cook Baptist Church.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Mike Mitchell.

The bride is the daughter of Devery and Jeanie Rowland. She is the granddaughter of Don and Joan Jacks, of Dubach; and the late Larkin and Glendia Rowland.

The groom is the son of Billy and Shannon Meyers. He is the grandson of Tim and Cathy Mitchell, of Mer Rouge; Gracie Hall, of Shreveport; and William and Lois Meyers, of Bastrop.

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Sunday Movie Review: “Star Trek Beyond”

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The “Star Trek” franchise turns 50 this year and is celebrating with a new film. “Star Trek Beyond” is a mediocre outing that is memorable for two reasons: it says a heartfelt goodbye to the iconic character of Spock following the 2015 death of Leonard Nimoy; and it is the final “Trek” film to feature Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov following the 27-year-old actor’s death last month. Spock will live on, played by Zachary Quinto, as both the Quinto version and Nimoy version were alive concurrently thanks to some timeline-jumping, though Quinto’s version knows exactly how much time he has left.

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