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Youngs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

D.J. and Janice Young of Calhoun celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by going on a 10-day Alaskan cruise.

They were married on Aug. 21, 1960. The Young’s children are Janet McCarty and Jill Dozart.
Their grandchildren are Ashley, Brittany, Caitlin, Zach, Dylan and Emily, and great-grandchildren are Briley and Kinley.

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Farmers Market plans ‘Last of Summer Blast’

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The Ruston Farmers Market will hold a Last of Summer Blast on from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Held rain or shine on Saturdays, the market is located in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street, in downtown Ruston, provided courtesy of the City of Ruston.

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Agnes A. Harris

Agnes A. Harris, of Dallas, died today.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Agents net ‘hydro’ weed arrests

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Sheriff says more expensive, potent form of pot rare in area

Two 21-year-old Ruston residents were arrested this week on drug distribution charges after law enforcement agents allegedly uncovered 11 pounds of hydroponic marijuana in their home.
Floyd Wood and Brittany Miller, of 309 E. Colorado Ave., remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Wednesday afternoon with bond to be set.
At around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team agents reportedly served a search warrant at the residence. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Stephen Williams said the agents then located the suspected hydroponic marijuana, or a strain of marijuana grown indoors using tubes, filters, water and fertilizers.

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Andrus questions council’s motion

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GRAMBLING — While no veto was made, Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus has issued a No Action disclaimer on a motion passed by Grambling City’s Council on Aug. 5.
That motion granted pay raises to city employees. Andrus’ No Action ruling does not eliminate the ordinance, which will become law 10 days after the No Action ruling, which was dated Aug. 19.
The mayor listed seven points as the reasons she issued the No Action disclaimer:

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Gospel performance benefits Patriot Paws

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A gospel-singing concert from 2-5 p.m. at Lincoln Hall on Saturday will raise funds for service dog provider Patriot Paws. There will be up to 12 acts, including Grass Fire, The Camerons, Tina Bowen and others. Ten-dollar donations will be collected at the door.
Patriot Paws won’t be the only cause benefiting from the concert on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds will also be used for breast cancer research and an Order of the Eastern Star scholarship fund for those entering ministerial studies.

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Charles R. Hawkins

Charles R. Hawkins, 62, of Ringgold, died Aug. 24. Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel.

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Willis

Betty Davis Willis, 71, of Arcadia, died Aug. 22. Open visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Friday at King’s Funeral Home in Ruston. Family hour will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling. A twilight funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery in Arcadia.

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Holland

Caroline Mamon Holland, 85, of Simsboro died Aug. 20. Open visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at King’s Funeral Home in Ruston. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Simsboro. Burial will be in Fellowship Church Cemetery.

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Singleton

Willie Jean Singleton, 70, of Ruston, died Aug. 27. Open visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at King’s Funeral Home in Ruston. Overnight drive through viewing will be from 4:45 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Macedonia No. 1 Cemetery in Dubach.

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