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Taylor, Smith to wed in July evening ceremony

Tim and Teresa Taylor, of Arcadia, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angie Taylor, to Hugh Smith, also of Arcadia.

Angie is the granddaughter of Helen W. Chandler, of Simsboro, Dean and Inita Chandler, of Athens and the late Jack and Cordelia Taylor. Angie is a 2001 graduate of Simsboro High School.

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Robeaux, Garrison announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. John and LaDonna Robeaux, of Downsville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacie Lauren Robeaux, to Nicholas Ryan Garrison, of Choudrant, son of Wendell Garrison, of Simsboro, and Susan Woods, of Choudrant.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene and Carolyn Brazzel, of Ruston, Mr. and Mrs. Garland and Dorene Decell, of Ruston, and the late Mr. John V. Robeaux. Stacie is a 2006 Youth Challenge Program graduate and completed her Phlebotomy certification in 2010. She is employed by Labcorp as a Phlebotomist.

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Redden, Billberry to unite in matrimony

Gavin and Beverly Redden, of Farmerville, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Redden, of Ruston, to Lance Billberry, also of Ruston.

Jessica is the granddaughter of Patsy Griggs, of Farmerville, the late Mary Ernestine Davis and the late Jesse Lee Davis, Jr. She is a 2002 graduate of Ruston High School and is currently employed with Industrial Insulation Group.

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Townsend, Smith to exchange vows

Gary and Renee Townsend, of Kilbourne, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Danielle Townsend, to Jody Slaton Smith, of Choudrant.

Ashley is the granddaughter of John H. and Polly Costello, of Oak Grove, and the late Syble and Roger Townsend. She is a 2005 graduate of Kilbourne High School, a 2009 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is currently employed as a teacher with the Lincoln Parish School System.

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Man dead in I-20 crash

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A Quitman man is dead, and his wife and a child are injured after a one-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon.
At approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Ruston Police investigated a single vehicle injury accident that occurred on Interstate 20 westbound near Exit 84, the Louisiana Tech University exit.
According to accident investigators, a 2003 Ford Expedition driven by William Woolford, 36, of Quitman, was traveling west on I-20 when he apparently lost control for some unknown reason and over-corrected, causing the Expedition to strike a guardrail and flip over several times.

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RHS field house adds signs

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The new Jimmy “Chick” Childress Field House on the campus of Ruston High School recently added the name of the former Bearcats’ head coach along with a mascot logo to continue its readiness for the 2012 season. The field house is due to have weight equipment and furniture added by the end of the month.

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Police Jury to meet

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Committee to discuss distribution of excess funds

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury Finance Committee will once again look at the distribution of excess monies in the Solid Waste Disposal Equipment Reserve Fund when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
During last month’s meeting, the committee failed to pass a recommendation to disburse $1.5 million to the parish’s municipalities. Distributing $2 million was also discussed, but action was delayed pending further research about how much of the funds, with some in the form of bonds or treasury notes, are immediately available and how much has not matured or would require a penalty if taken out.

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City of Grambling moves forward on grant, aerators

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GRAMBLING — The improvements to West College Avenue in Grambling are getting closer to fruition as the town council met Thursday night and approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Edward Jones to sign off on payments as work progresses.
In a unanimous vote, the council voted for approval of the mayor and two other individuals in Grambling to sign off on Louisiana Community Development Block Grant funds used to pay for the road improvements.
The council agreed that two signatures be required on the checks for funding — one of them always being the mayor’s — before they can be accepted.

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Man faces carnal knowledge charge

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The Ruston Police Department arrested 24-year-old Cameron Gerard Bowden, of 1004 Charles Drive, at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at 265 Clinton Circle on charges of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
According to the arrest affidavit, the mother of the juvenile called police alleging she found Bowden in the bed with her 13-year-old daughter.
After police made contacted with Bowden, he reportedly initially denied the allegations.

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Second annual Juneteenth event to focus on health

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The Grambling Juneteenth Festival is known for its good times and celebrations of African-American history. But for the second straight year, there will also be some valuable information available to attendees regarding their health.
Starting at 9 a.m. June 18, the Grambling Community Center will be ready to provide health information to Grambling residents through the second annual Juneteenth Health Fair, sponsored by True Care Dental in Grambling.
Health fair coordinator Barbara McIntyre said this year’s fair will be expanded from last year’s activities.

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