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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My earliest memory is of music — I’m in front of mom’s standing stereo, hands pressed against the fabric-covered speakers with the rhythm pulsing through my tiny arms. Music then became my closest companion and prevailing passion while inspiring a most glorious quality of life.
Mildred Mall Dickson will celebrate her 100th birthday today with family and friends at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church fellowship hall. She was born in Lincoln Parish and has been a long-time resident. Mildred graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1934 with her bachelor’s degree in math and science.
Have you been looking for a meaningful way to volunteer? Is your group or organization seeking a significant cause to support? D.A.R.T. may be your answer. As October approaches, so does National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. D.A.R.T. is preparing for this time of community consciousness and education with a variety of projects. Each one includes opportunities for willing people to help out.
Kim Birch, left, owner of Townsend House Gifts, presents a check to Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey.
“The check includes proceeds of our Annual Pumpkin Patch for DART,” Birch said.
This annual event raises money for DART through the sale of pumpkins during the month of October.
“This event is one of our favorite events of the year,” Autrey said. “We have so much community involvement in such a scenic area. We are so grateful to Kim Birch for doing the Pumpkin Patch for DART.”