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September 2nd

Ruth Foster Tubb

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Ruth Foster Tubb, a resident of Statesboro, GA and formerly of Ball, LA departed her earthly home on August 25, 2010 at the age of 95.

Ruth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend and will be missed greatly. She was greeted in Heaven by her Heavenly Father, her loving husband of 71 years John Tubb, Sr., her parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include one son, John B. Tubb, Jr. and wife Ann of Houston, TX; one daughter, Fay Tubb Williams and husband Buck of Statesboro, GA; two granddaughters, Nancy Tubb of Clyde, TX and Amy Williams Rowell and husband Harold of Sylvania, GA; one grandson, John B. Tubb III and wife Robyn of Magnolia, TX; two great-grandsons, Alan Michael Tubb and John B. Tubb IV of Magnolia, TX; and one great-granddaughter, Haleigh Tubb of Magnolia, TX. Ruth’s celebration of life service will be held at Harmony Chapel Methodist Church in Hico, LA on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 1:00pm, with Dr. Henry Blount officiating.

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Shelby Jean Woodard

Funeral services were held for Shelby Jean Woodard, 73, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, Arcadia, on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Bruce Willson and Rob Perritt officiated. The interment followed at the Alabama Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Woodard was born September 8, 1936, in Hico, LA, to Charlie and Lula Napper Doss.

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Judith Ann Smith

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Funeral services for Mrs. Judith Ann Smith, age 69 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 4, 2010 at First Pentecostal Church of Ruston with Sister Earlene Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Smith was born December 9, 1940 in Little Rock Arkansas to Emil Fritts and Jewel Fritts. She died September 1, 2010 in Ruston. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Ruston.

In her spare time, Mrs. Smith enjoyed reading most of all as well as playing handheld games and find-a-word puzzles.

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Ordering food is a game of chance

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It’s like a game. A surprise of sorts.
I sometimes tell people, “When I pick up my food at a restaurant drive-thru window, it’s interesting to see how close the food preparers get to what I actually ordered.”
Earlier this week, I ordered a chicken sandwich with no pickle and mustard added. It showed on the screen that I ordered the sandwich with mayonnaise added, and also ordered a soda. I let the mysterious voice listening to my order know I did not want a combo meal.

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Extra patrols slated for most deadly holiday

Anyone who plans to drink alcoholic beverages this weekend and through Labor Day on Monday will want to reconsider getting behind the wheel afterward. That’s because the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office will join with other law enforcement at sobriety checkpoints and patrols throughout the state to find people driving under the influence. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is providing $1.2 million to law enforcement agencies across Louisiana to conduct more than 40,000 hours of overtime patrols.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reports that Labor Day is one of Louisiana’s most deadly holidays, with 12 people killed on Louisiana roads last Labor Day. Five of those were related to alcohol, their report said.
Knowing how alcohol can affect a body is important in understanding when consumption becomes too much to get behind the wheel.

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GSU, Tech ready to make history

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Neighboring schools to clash in Saturday’s Port City Classic
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GRAMBLING — As Grambling State and Louisiana Tech head into new school years, the schools are also collaborating for a new beginning — and the first meeting between the neighboring universities’ football programs.
A press conference for Saturday’s Port City Classic, to be played at 6 p.m. Saturday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, was held Wednesday at the Eddie Robinson Museum on the GSU campus with both schools feeling good about the contest.
Community Trust Bank is title sponsor for the contest.

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