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Jewel Dale James

Funeral services for Jewel Dale James, age 77, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Longview, TX. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery. Mr. James was born September 13, 1933 to Jack and Mandy Cauthen James in Brushy Mound, Texas and passed away June 4, 2011 in Ruston, LA. Mr. James married Carolyn Joyce Langford on May 28, 1954 in Carthage, Texas. He and Carolyn had three sons. He retired as a Safety Engineer for H.B. Zachary in Longview, Texas.

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Loie Dillard Stigall

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Loie Dillard Stigall, age 93, of Ruston, will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating will be Dr. Rick Byargeon, with a private family committal to follow at Sardis Cemetery near Farmerville. Mrs. Stigall was born in Farmerville, LA on June 15, 1917, and passed away in Ruston, LA on June 7, 2011. She was a long-time member of Temple Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher as well as active in other ministries of the church.

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Sigal Marie Burdine Bond Kavanaugh Ory

Services for Sigal Marie Burdine Bond Kavanaugh Ory, age 88, of Ruston will be held Thursday June 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jim Benbrook. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Born September 14, 1922 in Springhill, LA. and died June 6, 2011 in Ruston, LA. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Newton H. Kavanaugh and her second husband, Paul Richard Ory. Sigal attended Hillcrest Elementary and A.E.

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Jerelyn Alice Edwards

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Jerelyn Alice Edwards died February 12, 2011 in Tulsa Oklahoma. A memorial service was held at Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa. Jerelyn was born in Shreveport November 17, 1930. She moved to Ruston with her parents when she was three years old. She was preceded in death by her parents: I. E. (Bo) and Crotia Garrett, from Ruston and a brother, Gene Garrett formerly from Irving Texas. She is survived by her husband Walter Edwards, Jr.

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Life saved!

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Lifeguard Charles McFarland Jr. wondered briefly if he was the target of a joke when a boy at Ruston Municipal Pool approached him and said a swimmer was in trouble.

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Life saved!

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Lifeguard Charles McFarland Jr. wondered briefly if he was the target of a joke when a boy at Ruston Municipal Pool approached him and said a swimmer was in trouble.

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Storm uproots trees in North Ruston

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While most residents experienced very few ill effects from Sunday night’s storm, a little area near Jefferson Corner saw a bit more excitement.

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Kitchen catches ablaze

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Seventeen firefighters were on the scene of a kitchen fire just north of the Jackson Parish/Lincoln Parish line.
The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at approximately 8 a.m. Monday at 1531 Longstraw Road, just east of Ruston Regional Airport.  LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton said six fire apparatus and 11 personnel with the LPFD were on the scene, along with three personnel from the Choudrant Fire Department and three personnel from Jackson Parish Ward 2 Fire Protection District. 

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Woman badly injured after two dogs attack

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A 90-year-old woman remains in the hospital following an attack by two dogs last month.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Maj. Stephen Williams said Evelyn Goers, 90, of Simsboro, suffered what appeared to be critical injuries when she was attacked by two Tibetan Mastiffs on May 21.
“Ms. Goers suffered numerous bites and scrapes and was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center where she is being treated,” Williams said. “The dogs were family pets and were unfamiliar with Ms. Goers due to her living out of town.”

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Parents help show appreciation to teachers

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Many parents helped make teacher appreciation extra special for Ruston Junior High School teachers.

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