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November 3rd

Zoning changes to be considered

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The Ruston City Council will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday. One item on the agenda is to consider an ordinance for amendments to the city’s zoning code.
The Zoning Commission last week approved and recommended the revised code to the City Council. On Monday, the aldermen can accept or reject the recommendation, as well as amend the code.
The meeting will be in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

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Schools closed Monday, Tuesday

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All Lincoln Parish Public Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to teacher development and the Presidential Election. Classes will resume on Wednesday.

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November 2nd

Mercer, Whitman to exchange vows

Gary and Sunni Mercer, of Bethany, Okla., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Danica Mercer, to Matt Whitman, of Choudrant.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ron and Yvette Mercer, of Bethany, and Mr. and Mrs Merle Forman, of Ruby, S.C. She is a 2002 graduate of Putnam City West High School and a 2006 graduate of Belmont University. Danica is employed with Huron Healthcare as a consultant.

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Local museum features furniture created in 1846

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The Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society would like to invite area residents and guests to come by and see an unique piece of furniture dating back to 1846. This secretary was made by slave labor, and it belonged to Wooten Richardson. Yes, Wootenwas the man who sold the property that made up the original town site of Ruston to Robert Russ.

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Kiwanis hosting annual pancake fundraiser Friday

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In order to help charitable organizations throughout the community, the Ruston Kiwanis International club will host its 61st pancake fundraiser Friday at the Ruston Civic Center.
After expenses, the club donates 100 percent of the proceeds to community organizations.
From 6:30-9 a.m., the club will be serving pancakes, bacon and sausages and milk and coffee. To go orders, along with those wishing to dine at the Civic Center, are welcome. From 4:30-7 p.m., the club will also serve pancake meals. Morning and evening meals are $7 each.

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The Duprees celebrate 60 years together

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The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Albert and Lorene Dupree celebrated the Dupree’s 60 years of marriage on Nov. 3.
The couple resides in the Harmony community of Simsboro. Mrs. Dupree is a graduate of Grambling State University and is a retired teacher. Mr. Dupree attended Grambling High School, where he excelled in athletics, and he is a semi-retired cement mason.

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Enjoying the food of New Orleans

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I’m still reeling from the excitement of my visit to New Orleans. Several things stand out about the trip aside from the things I told you last week.
First, I have to tell you about the fabulous food I ate every single day. My nephew-in-law, Lee Newman, (no kin to my Newman family — husband of my niece, Jane) is a retired school coach and teacher, but now has another hobby —New Orleans cuisine.

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Exhibit focuses on children

Throughout the month of November, the library will offer programs that highlight the Making a Mark exhibit in the Chautauqua Gallery. Sponsored by The Periwinkle Foundation, Making A Mark is an exhibition of art by children touched by cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

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Northern Louisiana Hospital Auxiliary Board announced

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Recently, at the annual Auxiliary Fall Luncheon held at Squire Creek Country Club, the 2012-13 Northern Louisiana Hospital Auxiliary Board was announced.
Pictured above, in the back row, are Marcia Richardson, Jerry Johnson, James Pilgreen, Maribel McKinney, Gladys Thompson, Stanley Neal, Myra Nelson and Margaret Ann James. Pictured in the front row are Ann Thigpen, Alona Waldrop, Kathryn Foster and Violet Branham.

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Arts Club shares history

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The Progressive Arts Club was organized in 1951, starting with a baby shower given in honor of Donzell Malone at the home of Mabel White.
Eva Lewis was elected the first president; Janie Mae Henderson, vice president; Mable White, secretary; and Eunice Hammock, treasurer. Each member present was asked to bring a new member. At the next meeting the four members were joined by four more; namely Alverne Smith, Gertie M. Jackson, Mattie Chaffers and Mattie Richmond (three now deceased).
The Club of "12" Christian women were joined together with a motto, "Love One Another.” The colors, red and white were chosen, signifying the love of Jesus Christ as he died on Calvary.
The name Progressive Arts Club was suggested by a friend, Mary Helen Duncan, deceased. The culture of the club is arts and crafts, with civic affairs affiliated.

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