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Wilkerson, Turner to unite in matrimony

Heather Wain Wilkerson, of Jonesboro, and Christopher Bradley Turner, of Choudrant, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry and Judy Wilkerson, of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Linda Pailet, of Jonesboro, the late William Tilley and the late Gene and Bonnie Wilkerson. Heather is a 2009 alumna of Weston High School. She is employed at Iberia Bank in Ruston.

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Many stars have graced Rabb’s stage

Winning country music artists’ presence plentiful
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Rabb’s Steakhouse and Spirits has played host to bands for more than 15 years.
In that time, owner Larry Rabb said that musical acts such as the Charlie Daniels Band, Steel Magnolias, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Blake Shelton have performed on their stages.

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Celebrating Shakespeare

Louisiana Tech’s English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta is hosting a series of events as part of “Shakespearit,” the Sixth Annual Shakespeare Birthday Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 23 in the GTM Courtyard.
The schedule of events is as follows:
• 9 a.m., Greetings — Don Kaczvinsky and Susan Roach

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Embracing the Asian community

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A unique ministry out of Trinity United Methodist Church provides outreach to the local Asian community. The ministry is led by the Rev. Joseph Guo.
“Basically our goal is to create and develop a faith community among the Asian and Chinese in North Louisiana,” said Guo.
Members of the ministry come from many different Asian countries “Right now we have people from Nepal and Cambodia,” said Guo.

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Re-enactment at D’Arbonne

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More than 100 Louisiana members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans recently participated in the “Battle of D’Arbonne” re-enactment at Lake D’Arbonne State Park at Farmerville. Officers of the State SCV organization gathered in both Union and Confederate uniforms before the “battle.” Pictured on the front row, from left to right, are Todd Owens, ATM councilman, Paul Gramling, past ATM councilman, David Hill, Louisiana division commander, and Ted Brode, Louisiana Division first lt. commander.

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Good times with young people

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Did you ever decide to search for inspiration, and find it? This was part of my just past Easter Sunday.
I enjoyed this at the Saturday evening Christian wedding of Gary Bradford and Julie Wang, starting at five o’clock and ending with a reception and seated dinner at the Southfork Hotel. There were people there from Boston, New York and Austin, Texas, whom I met. However, only my pastor, his wife and 12 others of us were Caucasian.

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Church News

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“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. 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 on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Two bills opposed

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Lincoln Parish Police Jurors voiced their opinion on two bills proposed in the state Legislature at their monthly meeting Tuesday night with two unanimous votes meant to oppose the two measures coming out of Baton Rouge.
The jury first voted to consider opposing House Bill 351, which would lower the threshold amount for a civil jury trial from $50,000 to $5,000.
Jury attorney Jeff Robinson said currently for a civil case to face a jury trial, the victim must show that there has been $50,000 in damages.

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Bus catches fire

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A Lincoln Parish school bus was found completely burned this morning at the Ruston Junior High transportation center.
According to reports, employees found the bus rolled slightly from its upright position and completely charred from the fire that apparently happened sometime during the night.
“It’s not suspicious, but due to the location we are investigating all angles,” stated Eric Brazzel, Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer. “It was an older bus with a lot of wear. It wasn’t in use and was actually going to auction in the near future. Theses things happen.”

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Village applies for LaSTEP grant

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SIMSBORO — The village of Simsboro held a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss their efforts in applying for a LaSTEP grant, which would help fund major improvements for the water lines.
The LaSTEP grant is funded through the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development and is awarded based on very tailored specifications and on a first come, first serve basis.
“If we are allotted this grant, then we can replace water lines in the older sections of Simsboro,” said Simsboro mayor Willie Hendricks.

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