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January 19th, 2013

Ginn, Jennings to say ‘I do’ in February

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hutto, of Farmerville, and Mr. Dewayne Ginn, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alese Victoria Ginn, of Farmerville, to Jared Scott Jennings.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jones and Ms. Virginia Jones, all of Farmerville, Mrs. Lillian Ginn, of Ruston, and the late S.E. ‘Red” Ginn, of Ruston. She is a 2009 graduate of Cedar Creek and is currently attending Louisiana Tech University.

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Jones, Simmons to wed

Michael and Pam Jones, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Catherine Lee Jones, to Jacob Tyler Simmons, son of Scott and Debbie Simmons, of Choudrant.

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LINCOLN SOCIAL

Images of life in the Parish
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GSU band gears up for presidential inauguration

Grambling State University’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band and students, faculty and staff are busy preparing for the 57th U.S. presidential inauguration as “goodwill ambassadors.”
“We are ambassadors for the state of Louisiana, Grambling State University, the town of Grambling and all the other HBCUs,” said Larry Pannell, who is leading the band for a third presidential inauguration parade since he became band director. “It feels good the second time around.”

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Out and about after hospital stay

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Hope you missed me. I missed all of you. I’m back on a roll now though.
Can you believe after a month of hospitals (Ruston and Dallas), I came home and promptly got the stomach virus? The whole family did — one at a time. Awful!

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CHURCH NEWS - Sunday, January 20, 2013

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. Sundays will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible.
Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
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January 18th

AARP offers free tax help

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Free income tax preparation for taxpayers with middle and low income is being offered by AARP at the Lincoln Parish Library, beginning Feb. 1. Special attention will be given to those ages 60 and above. All returns will be e-filed. Appointments will be made through the Council on Aging at 255-5070.
The following items are needed at the appointment:
• A form of picture identification and social security card(s)
• Copy of last year’s tax return
• W-2 forms, all 1099 forms
• SSA-1099 Social Security benefits
• Annuity benefits
• Documentation showing original price of sold assets

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Tech to hold 11th annual ecumenical service Monday

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The 11th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Noon Ecumenical Observance will be held Monday in the Ruston Civic Center.
Rasheed Ali Cromwell will be the keynote speaker. Cromwell will address this year’s theme, “Hope-Filled, Action-Driven.”  Cromwell is the director of the Harbor Institute in Washington, D.C. 
The event is sponsored by the office of multicultural affairs at Louisiana Tech University.
The event will be preceded by the service-learning project, “A Walk for Education,” led by The National Society of Black Engineers at Tech’s campus.

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School board looks at goals

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Focusing on text-dependent writing and teacher evaluations are some of the key components of goals handed down to the Lincoln Parish School District by the Louisiana Department of Education.
Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell, as well as a team of educators, presented a report at the regular meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board earlier this month discussing how the district is working to achieve six goals handed down by the state.

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First MLK event scheduled in Union Parish Saturday

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The Union Parish community will remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights leader with its first memorial celebration Saturday.
Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue will be the keynote speaker. Parish officials declared Jan.19, and each Saturday before the third Monday in January in future years, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Farmerville and in Union Parish.
According to Willie Payne, this event is long overdue.

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