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Patterson, West to exchange vows

Wayne and Ann Patterson are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Amber Elizabeth Patterson, of Ruston, to Justin Michael West, of Longview, Texas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bessie Green, of El Dorado, Ark., the late Mr. and Mrs. Minor Patterson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Penuell.
Amber is a 2007 alumna of Cedar Creek School  and a 2011 alumna of Louisiana Tech University.

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Hough, Norred to marry in Quitman

Vernon and Cheryl Hough, of Saline, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Gillian Day Hough, of Saline, to Jacob Norred, of Quitman.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marshall and Cloteal Hough, of Saline, Charlotte Crume, of Ruston, and the late Don Crume.
Gillian is a 2007 alumna of Saline High School and graduated from Northwestern State University in 2011 with a degree in elementary education.

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Rob Museum dodges cuts?

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GRAMBLING — While the Eddie Robinson Museum celebrated being named state Museum of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Museums Wednesday, other repositories in the state might soon be joining the party.

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Festivities kick off

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Opening ceremony begins Juneteenth celebration
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GRAMBLING — In spite of the tiring heat that covered the town on Wednesday, Grambling kicked off the annual Juneteenth Heritage festival at 5:30 p.m. in Grambling Memorial Park.

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Crowning glory

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A pageant as old as the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival itself will crown new title holders on Saturday.

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Ker named peachy grand marshal

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Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen Justine Ker will be the 2011 Grand Marshal of the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Parade when it rolls through the streets of downtown Ruston at 9 a.m. June 25.

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Waters speaks at Lions Club meeting

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Marlen Waters tells the Ruston Lions Club about the upcoming events of the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival. The 61st annual event will get under way June 24.

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Teach teens essential moves behind wheel

Summer is a time when local teens are out of school and typically have more free time on their hands.
Some young people take advantage of this opportunity to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, whether they are first learning to drive or borrowing the car to hang out with friends.
Unfortunately, the inexperience of teen drivers and the false sense of immortality that often accompanies youth can put teen drivers at a heightened risk on the road.

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Restless nights raise concerns

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The clock is ticking. It’s 10:45 p.m. After what seems like a few minutes of tossing and turning, the clock reads 11:30 p.m.
I give up and get up. My mind is wide awake. There is no point trying to go to sleep. Over the next two hours, my time is spent reading fiction and browsing the web for information about insomnia. Ironic.

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Looking back on Robert C. Synder

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Maybe it was because I was raised in Dubach instead of Ruston and took freshman English at LSU instead of Louisiana Tech that I had never met Mr. Snyder. One day he strolled over to the table we were eating at Russ House. He greeted my father, his co-resident, and chatted a while.
Then he said, “So these are your two sons … which one writes for the paper?” I said I do. “I really enjoy your articles,” Mr. Snyder said and I thanked him. After he left, my brother Ben leaned over the table and whispered, “Do you have ANY idea what a compliment you just got?” I said no. He said, “That’s Robert Snyder! He used to write speeches for governors...” I later asked Mr. Snyder if I could interview him. He graciously accepted and I’m glad he did. Here’s the piece I wrote in 2008 titled, “Looking Back on Robert C. Snyder.”

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