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Remembering a wedding

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This is a special day for me. I was married to my young lieutenant on a Saturday, Oct. 28, 1944, at 6 p.m. Can it have been so long ago? We had the full military procedure with crossed swords, etc., with a reception afterward at the officers’ club. My father, an army chaplain at Fort Wolters Army base, officiated.

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A lifetime full of friendships

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Friendship is one of the most beautiful gifts on earth. Grace Tirado, 72, of Ruston can surely agree with this statement. She has had the same loyal companions since junior high school.
When asked how her recent weekend went, Tirado replied, “My girlfriend said it was like Christmas, the whole family was together.”

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American Legion Post hosts ‘Women of Distinction Tea’

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On Sept. 22 the American Legion Post 593 Auxiliary of Grambling hosted its inaugural Women of Distinction Tea and Membership Drive in the fellowship hall of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grambling.
Eight women from the area were honored. Louise Townsend, retired teacher from Bienville Parish; Swedie Rutledge, retired Grambling professor of home economics; Eula Woodard, gifted retired professional seamstress and Grambling State University instructor; Valena Lane, former educator and Grambling housing authority executive director; Hazel Douglas, a former Grambling Lady Tiger basketball player and educator; Robertine Malone and Essie Howard were all a part of this inaugural class of distinguished women from the area.

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Ruston Civic Symphony Society celebrates 50 years

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Ruston was the first town of its size in Louisiana to organize and completely support a permanent symphony orchestra. A group of music lovers, including civic leaders and Louisiana Tech University faculty members, joined together to bring to the area music by a resident symphony orchestra, making Ruston a cultural pace-setter.

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CHURCH NEWS

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. Sundays will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary

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Lewis, Grafton to wed in November ceremony

Anthony and Elishia Lewis, of Choudrant, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsy Lewis, to Benjamin Grafton, also of Choudrant.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wilda Doyle, of Choudrant, the late Glenn Doyle, Nathan Lewis, of Avinger, Texas, the late Rhonda Lewis and John and Vickie Godina, of Monroe. She is a 2010 graduate of Choudrant High School and attended Northern Louisiana Technical College. She is currently self-employed.

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Morrow, Weeks to unite in matrimony

Kenneth and Tina Morrow, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Alana Morrow, to Ty Waynon Weeks, of Goldonna.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Velma C. Johnson, the late Charlie Johnson and the late Resse and Molly Morrow. She is a 2000 graduate of Ruston High School, attended Louisiana Tech University and is employed with Dr. Bobby Ensminger.

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Howl’oween revisited

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Tuesday’s event to feature candy, games
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Ghost, goblins, witches and fairies — human and animal forms alike, will take over downtown Ruston during the city’s annual Howl’oween set for Tuesday.
With trick-or-treating to start at 4 p.m., children may visit participating downtown shops for treats and other goodies provided by local merchants.

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Cooking for a cause

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Choudrant cookout to benefit organizations

The village of Choudrant is cooking up something good this weekend to benefit the town, as well as several projects.
From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the second annual Opening Day Camo Cookout is planned at Choudrant Park, located on the corner of U.S. Highway 80 and Louisiana Highway 145.
“It’s the opening day of deer season, so that’s why we call it that,” Choudrant Assistant Police Chief Don McDonald said.

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Revitalization impacts local businesses

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Project attracts criticism, praise from owners, customers
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“Revitalizing the downtown,” “Ruston 21” and “progress” are phrases typically used to describe the activities of construction currently taking place within the downtown area. However, like most change, the project is not without its critics.

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