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Bird, Haley to exchange vows July 23

Rebecca Bird, of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Ben P. Haley, of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride is a retired public school music teacher and serves as a pianist at the church where the wedding will take place.

The groom is a retired local physician.

The couple first met in 1957 at Louisiana Tech University where Ben was the Tech drum major and Rebecca was a majorette. They became reacquainted in mid October 2010 at their 50-year Louisiana Tech reunion.

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Lands celebrate 70 years of marriage

James “Doc” and Freddie Land, of Choudrant, were married July 9, 1941.
The couple have four children — Joyce Kay Smith, Judy Harris, Mary Jones, Mike Land — eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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‘Annie’ to emerge

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Nine local girls discovered “it’s the hard knock life” when they have three weeks to learn a new dance and perfect their singing voices.

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Louisiana’s ‘Best Hope’ for Miss America contest

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Bright lights, big hair and formal wear were among the sights when a local pageant titleholder claimed the title of Miss Louisiana 2011 on June 25.

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Man killed in Union

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Late Monday afternoon, a single-vehicle crash killed a man from Downsville.

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Two fireworks fires, few holiday DWIs

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Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 responded to a woods fire

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B & G Club camp provides activities

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While some local children are spending the summer watching television, others are singing their multiplication facts and putting together complex puzzles.

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Tech Dairy closure is bittersweet

People don’t like seeing tradition broken, or losing a trusted friend.

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Planning meals saves time, money

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A quick meal requires planning. Planning helps tackle the challenge of preparing meals for the week.

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Voodoo in N.O. and news tidbits

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Last week I had a couple of days for a short visit to New Orleans, and we decided to check out some things that I had not seen before.

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