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October 30th

Local restaurant competes for Top Huddle House title

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Upon launching its House of Representatives competition, during which all 400 locations vie for the most nominations to become the favorite location in the country, residents of Ruston flocked to Huddle House’s Facebook Fan Page, lifting the Huddle House location at 501 N. Service Road East into the top 64.
Now, Jim and Charles Ellis, owners of the local Huddle House, are leaning on the support of the community to name their Huddle House the top in the country.

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’Dogs: Variety of poll rankings

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With Halloween less than 48 hours away, it’s only fitting that some “treats’ are being given to Louisiana Tech University’s football team.
Oh, and are they sweet ones, too.
There’s a first-ever move into the prestigious BCS standings, a Top 20 slot by one national website poll and highest rankings ever in the Associated Press and USA Today polls.

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I.A. Lewis boys tops at state meet

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I.A. Lewis School of Ruston captured its second straight boys cross country championship in the 5-6 grade divisions recently held at the University of Louisiana-Monroe Brown Stadium. Jamar Kimble of the team finished as an individual runner-up. Members of the squad were (from left) Coach Jay Seal, Johntavious “Pain” Gray, Tyshon Baker, Niven Myers, Spencer Lynch, Xylon Kirkpatrick, Jon Dumas, A’Moryan Jackson, Aaron Hoenke, Jamar Kimble, Landon Foster, Christian Hernandez, Tyler Woods, Jacob Crook, and Coach Beth Toney.

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I.A. Lewis girls place as runner-up

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The I.A. Lewis of Ruston girls finished with an award as the state runner-up for grades 5-6 at the recent state cross country championship meet that was held on at the University of Louisiana-Monroie Brown Stadium. Jermyia Walker finished No. 7 in the individual competition. Team members included (seated, from left) Tahjarell Angelette, Rosary Rubio, Joanna Ham, Victoria Breeding, Haley Ray, Laisha Mendez, and Abbey Matejowsky (second row, from left), Coach Beth Toney, Jada Weatherspoon, Jermyia Walker, Abigail Ambrose, Kierra Kitchens, Lakestani Nicholas, Justice Cage and Coach Jay Seal.

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Parish schools lead way at ‘Bearcat Classic’

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Led by a varsity girls’ win from Ruston High, Lincoln Parish featured five different schools capturing championships at the annual RHS “Bearcat Classic” held this past weekend.
Joining the Lady Bearcats on the title podium were Choudrant in the 3-4 girls’ division, Ruston Elementary in the 3-4 boys’ department, Simsboro in the K-2 girls’ division and Cedar Creek in the K-2 boys’ category.
Ruston High’s girls had 33 points and the runner-up individual performer in Adaiza Austin (19:07).

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GSU 1961 hoops’ team recognized

Grambling State University President Frank Pogue has made good on his promise.
One of the first items on his “things to get done” list shortly after being chosen to lead the famous Lincoln Parish school was to make sure that GSU’s legendary 1961 men’s basketball team was recognized for having earned the ultimate honor in the sport.
That would be a national championship, one that the Tigers captured during a memorable 1961 season in which they were the best of all programs in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Winterizing Southern lawns

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I’ve received several phone calls in recent weeks from clients asking about the need and importance of winterizing their lawns.
It’s true; lawn winterizing products have been on the shelves of lawn care centers for a month or more now. For warm-season lawns, the term “winterize” is simply stated as slowing down plant growth and increasing plant levels of the nutrient potassium (K). Research has shown that higher levels of potassium in the plant can enhance cold tolerance, thus reducing the damage incurred by winter frosts.

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Celebrating Halloween cautiously

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Because most of my Halloweens were spent at church functions, where witches, goblins and vampires weren’t allowed, most of my Octobers were spent trying to perfect either a pumpkin or an angel costume.

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October 29th

Douglas, Beckham exchange vows

Emery Jayne Douglas, of Ruston and Joshua Layne Beckham, of Choudrant, were united in matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 20 at the Ruston Country Club. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dallas Witt, of Ruston.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Lucy Douglas, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Margie Opal Douglas, of Ruston, Barbara Blunk, of Ruston, David and Rose Ann Douglas, of Gerton, N.C., and the late Chester Blunk.

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Guillot, Nelson exchange vows

Katie Elizabeth Guillot, of Ruston, and Brian Christopher Nelson, of Dallas, Texas, were united in matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony Oct. 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Andy Hurst, of Lubbock, Texas.

The bride is the daughter of Jay and Susan Guillot, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sanders, of Ruston, Emily Guillot, of Ruston, and the late Earl Guillot Sr.

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