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Nelson, Stapp to exchange vows in fall

Rick and Kathy Nelson, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Lisa Ellon Nelson, of Ruston, to Jonathan Stapp, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of June Brabham and the late Mike Brabham and the late Al and Ellon Nelson.

She is a 2007 alumna of Cedar Creek and obtained a Bachelor of Performing Arts in dance from Oklahoma City University.

The groom is the son of Mark and Cynthia Stapp, of Oklahoma. He is the grandson of Jean Stapp and the late Charles Stapp and the late Lindell and Marie Koontz.

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Traffic stop results in drug charges

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A Ruston woman was arrested July 20 and charged with possession of cocaine, illegal tinted windows and a bench warrant for failure to appear on a previous cruelty to animals charge.
Serena Marie Theodos, 46, of 107 Dub Road in Ruston, had a $150 bond set for the illegal tinted windshield charge with the other two bonds to be set.

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Man faces charges in car break-in

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A Ruston man is facing charges of vehicle burglary, felony theft and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile following a Grambling car break-in on July 18.
Devarius Braird Spivey, 19, of 141 Houston Road in Ruston, was arrested on July 20 and is facing a bond of $1,500 for the contributing to the delinquency charge with the other two bonds to be set.

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Two booked for internal theft

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Two local residents were arrested this week following an alleged internal theft at Walmart.
Jamila Marie Mardis, 23, of 128 Lee Street in Grambling, was booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Wednesday on a charge of theft for $500 and over. Bond was set at $2,500.
Joseph Thomas Anderson, 25, of 917 Gill Street, was also booked for theft $500 and over, with bond set at $2,500.

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Victim’s wife recalls incident

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Man was reportedly in ICU after conflict at McDonald’s

The wife of a man who was reportedly beaten to unconsciousness at a McDonald’s in Ruston has vivid memories of the night her husband was injured.
It was around 11:30 p.m. May 29 when 37-year-old Tony Pringle and his wife Sophronia Sims-Pringle pulled into the McDonald’s drive-thru from the Arizona Avenue side.

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Flag football gears up

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Adult, children seasons begin in September
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A new season of flag football for both adults and youth will kick off in September.
Children ages 5-12, and men ages 18 and older are eligible to join the leagues offered each fall by Ruston Parks and Recreation Department.
In addition to learning new skills and fostering healthy competition, RPAR Coordinator Ashlynn Shell said the game offers an opportunity for participants to keep moving when the summer is over.

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Second burglary suspect arrested

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Ruston Police Department has arrested a second suspect in connection with an internal burglary at Wingstop.
Natasha Shavon Hopkins, 32, of Sugar Creek Road, was arrested Wednesday and booked in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on a charge of simple burglary. She was released on a $5,000 bond.
According to the arrest affidavit, the restaurant owner reported someone entered his business after hours using a key, opened the safe and stole approximately $200 at 1:15 a.m. July 13.

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A.E. Phillips math fair begins Tuesday

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Students who have finished grades one through six will have a chance to exercise their math skills before school starts again.
From 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, participants will have a chance to explore several hands-on math activities at the fifth annual Summer Math Fair in the A.E. Phillips Elementary Multipurpose Room.

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Tech sorority receives highest honors at nationals

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Representing the Louisiana Tech University Kappa Delta chapter at the sorority’s 59th biennial National Convention, held June 29-July 3 at Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz., were Tori Close, of Alexandria, chapter president; Sarah Jo Thomason, of Rayville, vice president of public relations; Lacie Helms, of Shreveport, vice president membership; Corky Adams, of West Monroe, vice president member education; Brooke Procell, of West Monroe, vice president standards; Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, secretary; Morgan Broussard, of Baton Rouge, vice president of community service; Libby Wibker, former National President; and Corre Stegall, former National President and current President of the Kappa Delta Private Foundation.

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Water woes hopefully fixed

The town of Grambling has for years suffered with water problems, but it appears those problems could soon become a thing of the past.
One issue Grambling residents have faced in recent years has been frequent drops in water pressure, often leaving only a slight flow of water trickling from open faucets. But last week workers switched much of the town’s water supply from manual to automated control, a move officials believe will put a stop to the water pressure problems the town has been battling.

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