The Ruston Lions Club held its annual installation banquet June 28. The new officers are (front row) Denise Futch, third vice president; Stephanie Griffin, president; Perry Lassiter, tail twister; (back row) Robert Daulton, treasurer; Jerry Johnson, director; Carrol Cochran, first vice president; Terrel DeVille, membership coordinator; and Phillip Washington, lion tamer. Not shown are Ray Osborn, secretary; Elizabeth Turnley and Alan Sumrall, directors; Emmett Gibbs, second vice president; and Charlie Edwards, immediate past president.
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Pictured are the local karate students who were named the 2014 United States Karate Association Champions. Classes are held at Ruston Parks and Recreation in the McLane Multipurpose Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. From left to right are Ross Todd, Ethan Axton, Larry Banks, Harley Cooper, Brandon Lowrey, Cole MaGee, Olaric Garner, Severin Kirbow, Mary Peshoff, Kristina Shaffer and Loren Todd.
Barbara Bryan went to LOTS to get better, but didn’t realize she’d get well to boot.
“I started with LOTS Prime after having a knee procedure last summer,” Bryan said. “The therapy sessions were most helpful and after completion, I was introduced to the wellness program. Everyone is so knowledgeable and helpful in teaching you the exercises and setting you up a fitness program. I work out four times a week and have dropped four sizes. I plan to continue. I love it there.”
The April 11 meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society met in the home of Cathy Downs with Dianne Jefcoat and Joan Couch as co-hostesses. President Couch called the meeting to order and Magdi Ferguson read the prayer. Couch led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Ann Jones. Dimes for the Dixie and Domestic Abuse Resistance Team donations will be made before next month when the new treasurer takes over.