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Witnesses: Man waved gun around

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A Grambling man was arrested Saturday after allegedly waving a handgun around in a local park.
Capt. Tim Parker, spokesman for the Ruston Police Department, said the department received several calls on Saturday evening in reference to a man waving a gun around in Woodlawn Park.
Gerrod Devonta Hunter, 20, of 126 Oak Circle in Grambling, was reportedly found with a .9 mm handgun in his possession. Parker said Hunter had reportedly been brandishing a weapon at someone he had been involved with some sort of incident or altercation.

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Jam raises $13K for students

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Hundreds spent Saturday night rocking in downtown Ruston as the 14th annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam was held at Sundown Tavern and Ponchatulas. Featuring two stages at Sundown and one at Ponchatulas, the Friday night pre-jam and Saturday night jam brought in 850 attendees and more than $13,000 to honor Simoneaux, a local musician who died in a 2000 car crash, and to benefit Louisiana Tech music students.

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Vizza joins celebration

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Robinson Museum holds Black History Month event
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Miss Louisiana Lauren Vizza visited the Eddie G. Robinson Museum for the first time Saturday, and she was inspired.
“It just goes to show that whether you’re from Grambling or from a bigger (place), you can be anything you want.” said Vizza, who garnered quite a bit of attention during the museum’s open house celebrating the birthday of Eddie G. Robinson and Black History Month. “The museum is so amazing and state of the art. I’m excited to be a part of this special event. Being a native of Louisiana, Eddie Robinson is football history.”

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Log Cabin addition spices up local food market

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Ruston’s Log Cabin restaurant has long been one of most popular eating establishments in the city.
But something new is drawing more customers to Log Cabin than ever before.
Last summer the restaurant added The Market, a deli-style shop featuring some of Log Cabin’s specialty items that has become a new favorite of many area cooks.
“It’s really catching on, we seem to have more and more people coming in every day,” said Michael Garriga, manager of The Market at Log Cabin.

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Operation Save a Life

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Lincoln Parish Fire District Chief Dennis Ford installs a brand new smoke detector at Dorthye Thomas’s home. Thomas is a senior citizen of Dubach, and has been without a smoke detector in her home for years. She says now she will sleep better at night knowing if a fire were to occur she would be woken up by the smoke detector and have time to get out. Acting Captain Tim Parnell and Driver Stacy Perry (middle) also discussed fire safety with Thomas during their visit on Feb. 22. Ford urges all citizens to have smoke detectors installed for their safety.

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Pet of the week

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Mary is a black lab who was born on Dec. 26, 2011, a Christmas pup. She is very protective of her human family and will stay right with them. When called, she will race back to see what is needed. Her adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. Those interested in adoption may also come see all adoptable dogs at the new office located at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or one can call for an appointment.

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Gibsland to host ‘Jonquil Jubilee’ on March 2

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On March 2, Gibsland, “The Daffodil Capital of Louisiana,” will host The 2013 Jonquil Jubilee Home and Garden Tour.
Visitors can experience the hospitality of a small town and celebrate the arrival of spring. The hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the Jonquil Jubilee Pancake and sausage Breakfast at the Gibsland Lions Club building for $5 starting at 8 a.m.
With a $10 Jonquil Tour ticket, attendees will receive a map and directions to multiple attractions. Participants can begin at any location and travel at their own pace.

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Event helps area smile brighter

In this day and age, how many chances do you get to receive anything for free?
More importantly, how many times have you received for free something as expensive as dental work?
It happened last weekend as dentists and support staff from Peach Tree Dental in Ruston brightened the smiles of 100 area residents by providing a free teeth cleaning, tooth extraction or tooth filling to those who braved near-freezing temperatures to take advantage of the offer.

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Classic films teach life lessons

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As many know, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was handing out the most sought after awards this past weekend for a few entertainers in the movie industry. I am going to go out on a limb here and say many of the major cable channels were honoring “The Academy” by playing some of the greats.

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Parish playoff slate still busy

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Dubach girls, five boys’ teams remain alive in postseason
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Five Lincoln Parish teams remain in the boys’ division of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs.
As good fortune would have it, all of those squads will be on their own courts Tuesday night for quarterfinal round action.
Ruston (27-6) will meet Scotlandville (29-1) , Choudrant (28-12) will tangle with Castor (35-5), Dubach (10-17) will go up against Sicily Island (28-4, New Living Word School (29-11) will battle against Family Christian (25-14) and Simsboro (26-6) will play Midland (28-7).

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