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Remembering 1950s Ruston, accident

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Monday, June 4, 1956, dawned as the official first day of summer for school kids all over Ruston. Billboard’s top song on this day was “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis and World Champion boxer Floyd Patterson appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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Father, son walk across nation

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Making it to Lincoln Parish on a recent Wednesday, the Gouge’s were spotted by locals on U.S. Highway 80.
“Getting lost in the cornfields, Ruston reminded me more of the Georgia area I live in. I just thought we would never leave out the cornfields,” Todd “Toddzilla” Gouge said.

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Church News

Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday 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.
Baptist
Calvary

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Peach pageant accepting applications

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June 16 will be a very special evening at the Dixie Center for the Arts as Miss Dixie Gem Peach, Miss Dixie Gem Outstanding Teen and Princess Peach are crowned during an evening of exceptional entertainment and a lot of surprises.
Joe Price, executive director of the Miss Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship Organization, has a track record of crowning outstanding young women who have gone on to become state titleholders. Reigning Miss Louisiana Hope Anderson was crowned in Ruston and returns to the Dixie as emcee for this year’s pageant.

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Trip brings excitement, new experiences

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I‘m beginning to feel the pinch of getting ready for my trip. When you read this, I will be in Rockville, Md., with my grandson, Robert and his wife, Shari. I’ve visited them before, and it always is so exciting and gratifying. When I say I’m especially thrilled to spend time with Shari, I have to explain myself
Shari is not like the Southern girls I’ve always known, but special in her own right.

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Dropout rate down

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BATON ROUGE — For the third straight year, the state’s annual dropout rate has fallen, according to a report released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

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Horse show to trot out at Expo Center

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Area residents can saddle up to participate in a horse show later this month.
Or they could just come out and watch the equines strut their stuff when the Cotton Country Open Horse Show Association holds its third show of the 2012 show season on June 16 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
The event, which is open to any horse/exhibitor with a negative Coggins test, draws participants from North Louisiana, as well as other states.

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Gator hunting at D’Arbonne?

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Lake D’Arbonne has long been known for its good fishing, but alligator hunters could get their chance to practice that sport on the lake in the near future.
The Lake D’Arbonne Watershed Commission an­nounced during last week’s monthly meeting that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had approached officials about the possibility of open­ing a short alligator season at the lake.

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Art Talk

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Lincoln Parish Museum hosts ‘A Return’
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The Lincoln Parish Museum is pleased to present “A Return,” the mystical and magical artwork of Kelly Fearing.
Fearing was raised in Ruston and graduated from Louisiana Tech University. He attended Columbia University in New York, and then he went to Fort Worth, Texas.

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Club News

Master Gardeners
The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners met May 29 in Lincoln Parish Park for their monthly meeting and graduation ceremony for the 2012 class.
After a pot-luck meal President Donna White announced that the Lincoln Parish School Board presented the 2011-2012 Lincoln ACHIEVE Award to the organization “in recognition of valuable contributions to Lincoln Parish Schools through its Campus Greening Project.”
Business cards, designed by Dee Hutson, were distributed among members.

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