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Good times set for ball

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Each year Ruston residents are able to join together for what some like to call “a grown-up prom.”
The Ruston Civic Symphony Society will present their annual Mardi Gras Ball at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Ruston Civic Center.
Entertainment for the night will be the Buddy Terzia Band. The event is black-tie optional and reserved tables are available for groups of four or more.

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National merit finalists

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Parish has four
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Lincoln Parish can boast four National Merit Scholarship Finalists, three from Cedar Creek School and one from Choudrant High School.
Finalists include Cedar Creek School seniors Saraf Ahmed, daughter of Nasir Kishwar Ahmed; Justine Ker, daughter of Jung Ing and Jenevieve Ker; and John McCallum, son of Jay and Deanna McCallum, as well as Choudrant senior Katie Hogan, daughter of Charles and Myra Hogan.

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Woman stole from church?

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A Farmerville woman employed at an area church was arrested Monday after she allegedly stole several thousands of dollars from her employer while working there.
Shelley Ann Grafton, 45, 1101 Terral Island Road, Farmerville, was arrested and charged with 22 counts of felony theft and one count of forgery by Ruston Police Department officers after she surrendered to investigators Monday morning.

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Council looks at gold dealers, signs

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New ordinance was introduced, second local law approved

The Ruston City Council has introduced a new ordinance that could make it easier for city police to catch those who steal goods and attempt to pawn them.
During their monthly meeting on Monday evening, alderwoman Glenda Howard introduced an ordinance relative to gold and silver articles and secondhand dealers.
Ruston Police Department Chief Steve Rogers explained that the ordinance, to be voted on at the city’s March meeting, tweaks existing law and will make it easier to track and recover stolen property.

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Community invited to Duplessis memorial

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A public memorial service for Tyrone Duplessis is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at the Thomas Assembly Center on the Louisiana Tech campus. Members of the community are encouraged to join Duplessis’ friends, teammates, fellow students, fans and Tech alumni to honor his memory.

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Choudrant evaluates audit, roadway

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CHOUDRANT — Village of Choudrant aldermen received the annual audit report and discussed potential future projects at Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Doug Brewer, village CPA, reported that Choudrant’s financial picture was in pretty good shape. In his report, there were three findings that Brewer said are being dealt with already by village actions.
The first finding was that budget expenditures did not exactly match up to budget income, as expenditures exceeded revenues.

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RPAR hosts name the mascot contest

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Name the Ruston Parks and Recreation mascot contest offers the children of Ruston and the surrounding areas an opportunity to become part of RPAR history by naming our new mascot.
Parents, please get your youngsters involved in our mascot-naming event. The winner will be awarded a prize package. A photograph of the mascot can also be found on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RustonRPAR.

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Troop 45 raises money

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Modern Woodmen fundraiser for Ruston Boy Scout Troop No. 45 was a success.
Members of the local Modern Woodmen of America chapter recently helped raise money for Troop No. 45 by participating in their annual popcorn fundraiser.
The event held this fall raised $5,000. This includes $2,500 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s Matching Fund program. The money itself will be used for purchasing a trailer to carry their camping equipment.

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Frank Hamrick has work featured in revised textbook

The photography program coordinator at Louisiana Tech has had his portfolio chosen to be included in a revised textbook.
Frank Hamrick, who also serves as an assistant professor, has his work featured in the revised version of “The Elements of Photography,” published in 2011 by Focal Press.
Hamrick said he met the author, Angela Faris Belt, at a photography conference in 2008 when she was looking for work to be used in the book’s second edition.

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Roaf adds to Tech list in pro Hall

Move over, Fred Dean and Terry Bradshaw.
You’ve got some company coming to Canton, Ohio, later this year.
On Saturday, William Roaf became the third former football great from Louisiana Tech University to be selected as an inductee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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