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Reichert, Rathburn to unite in matrimony

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Reichert, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Megan Reichert, to Christopher Rathburn, of Ruston, son of Debora Rathburn of Ruston and Bill Rathburn of Ogden, Utah.

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Grafton, McMaster to exchange vows

Dr. and Mrs. George Hoye Grafton, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Joan Robison Grafton, to Ryan Keith McMaster, of Shreveport, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith McMaster.  

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Agnes Grafton, the late Mr. George Grafton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ershal Lee, all of Bernice.  She is a graduate of Cedar Creek High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University in 2004. She is employed at Zimmer Orthopedics in Shreveport as a sales representative.

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Maxine Stephenson Davis

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Funeral services for Maxine Stephenson Davis, 85, of Monroe, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, with Rev. David Roberts officiating. Interment will be in Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe.

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Elections Saturday

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Residents will head to polls

Lincoln Parish residents will be asked to vote on three millage tax renewals and one new sales tax when polls open on Saturday.
Two of the millage tax renewals are for the Lincoln Parish School Board and the third is for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. If approved, all three will be renewed for 10 years.
The school board renewals include a parishwide tax of 10.5 mills and a Ruston district tax for 2.51 mills. One mill is equal to $1 of tax per every $1,000 of real estate value above the $75,000 homestead exemption amount.

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Ready to dance

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Whether it’s the classical stylings of the Waltz, the frantic gestures of the Jive or the toe-tapping rhythms of square-dancing, Ruston’s Trinity Twirlers know how to get down and boogie.
Since the end of October 2011, the group has been meeting every Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church to participate in square dance classes, and since then, the group has even expanded by adding round dance classes, choreographed ballroom dances, in January.
During that time, Twirler Jerry Stinson said the only dance group in Ruston has spent time visiting other dance groups in the state, and now it is the Twirlers’ time to return the favor.

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Local resident recalls cancer battle

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In 2004, Sharon Ellis found herself to be one of an estimated 10,800 women diagnosed each year with cervical cancer.
“This was devastating to me,” Ellis said. “I had just had my yearly checkup three months prior, and it came back normal. I was thinking this happens to other people, it can’t be happening to me.”
Ellis was diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer.  She shared the news with those closest to her.

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RPD arrests three in recent car burglaries

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In the early morning hours on Wednesday, Ruston Police Department responded to a call of suspicious activity at University Crossing Apartments on West California Avenue. Officers were advised that there were at least two suspects that appeared to be checking cars in the parking lot to see if they were unlocked.
According to a news release from Ruston Police Department, upon arrival, officers observed multiple suspects fleeing the area of the apartment complex on foot and gave chase. The release states that after chasing the suspects through a neighborhood area adjacent to the complex, the suspects were taken into custody.

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To tattoo or not to tattoo?

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This era has become more into the permanent ink status quo. Years ago, it was natural for a man to have his armed forces emblem tattooed somewhere on his arm. It was another way for those who fought for this country to make a stand about who and what he was about. I refer to men predominantly, because it wasn’t the time for women to be actively engaged in the war. Women back then were more worried about their hair, their skin, their make-up and their clothes. It seems the thought of putting something on their bodies would cost them a potential mate or their vanity alone.

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Williams focused on Tigers

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Lawsuit aside, GSU coach concerned with preparing for season
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GRAMBLING — Forget about the lawsuit he’s brought against the school.
Doug Williams is totally committed to getting Grambling State University’s football team prepared for the 2012 season.
“It’s not a distraction because my job is to be the head football coach at Grambling State University and to get the most out of our players,” he said. “Sure, it is out there and everybody knows about it, but it isn’t keeping me from doing the things I’ve always tried to do and that’s to be the very best coach I can be.”

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Stoehrs to guide Lady Demons’ team

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NATCHITOCHES — Brooke and Scott Stoehr, who were named co-head coaches for the Northwestern State Lady Demon basketball team back on April 4, were formally introduced on Wednesday in front of about 150 fans and supporters at Prather Coliseum.
Brooke, 31, and Scott, 36, become the program’s first co-head coaching duo in the 38-year history.
“We’re very honored to be here,” said Brooke. “We want to thank (NSU President Randall Webb) Webb and (Athletic Director) Greg Burke and their staffs and also Mr. (Jerry) Pierce (NSU Vice President for External Affairs), and the search committee members.

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