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Library hosts WWII vet

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World War II veteran and survivor of the Bataan Death March, Colonel Glenn D. Frazier, author of “Hell’s Guest,” will be at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center at 10 a.m. Saturday. Frazier will speak about his time as a POW during WWII and will be available to sign copies of his book.

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Grafton celebrates centennial

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Pictured above is Hoye Grafton, Jane Grafton, Warren Grafton and Agnes Grafton. Agnes turned 100 on Sept. 18.
She has two sons, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She celebrated at the Bernice Methodist Church, at the home of Hoye and Jane, and at the Russ House.

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Huffman celebrates 99th birthday

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Lifelong Dubach resident, T. R Huffman, celebrated his 99th birthday on Sept. 2. Five generations celebrated with him.
Pictured are Daphne Taylor, Margaret Delony, T. R. Huffman, Daniel Taylor and 8-week-old Peyton Daniel Taylor.

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Appreciating art

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The most exciting thing that happened to me this week was the art show I attended. It was at our church, and the pictures were done by our pastor’s daughter, Jessica Fenton. Jessica is a physician’s assistant by profession, but has a lot more going on in her life. This past year, she went on a mission trip to the Sudan and was offered a position by authorities there to stay and help in the medical field. However, she has a responsible position here with one of the main hospitals, so at present she is pursuing that field.

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Ruston native receives prestigious award

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, was pleased to welcome Kiwanis International member Jeffery M. Woods, a Ruston native, to the nation’s capital recently. Woods was in Washington, D.C. to receive the White House’s prestigious award “Champion of Change.”
According to the White House, Woods is one of only 14 individuals who will be given this honor. Each Kiwanis International member deemed a “Champion of Change” has devoted tremendous time and effort to serve and support their respective communities.

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Understanding addiction

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In order to acknowledge the strides individuals have made in overcoming addiction and to provide ongoing education and support to all those directly and indirectly affected by addiction, the month of September has been set aside by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as Recovery Month.

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Tech students sharpen their skills in simulation lab

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The cries of pain and anguish occasionally being heard on the third floor of George T. Madison Hall at Louisiana Tech University have nothing to do with bad grades or academic struggles.
Instead, Louisiana Tech Division of Nursing faculty members hope those are the sweet sounds of their students’ future success.

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Church News

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“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.
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Grambling fire, police to play ball

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The first annual Grambling Fire Department versus Police Department basketball game is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grambling High School gym. Organizers are seeking a $5 entry fee, with proceeds to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Change in ordinance

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Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the motto the Town of Grambling and its council are following after voting at their council meeting Sept. 6 to introduce an ordinance to repeal their old dilapidated and dangerous building ordinance to adopt a new building abatement ordinance.
The council voted to do this so it could better regulate and abate dilapidated and dangerous buildings in its limits, said Mayor Edward Jones.

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