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April 14th, 2014

DART is thankful to Louisiana’s legislators

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April is the traditional time for state domestic violence organizations to join together in Baton Rouge to meet up with our legislators.
On Tuesday, DART staff members will participate in the annual Purple and Teal Reception at Juban’s. For those who do not know, purple is the official color of domestic violence awareness, while teal is the color of sexual assault awareness.

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Library fun for everyone

This week, Lincoln Parish has the opportunity to celebrate one of its treasures — the Lincoln Parish Library.
National Library Week is this week, and the Lincoln Parish Library will have activities from 2-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday to help residents celebrate.
The fun activities include face painting, caricatures and balloon animals — but the library staff is hoping that residents find fun within the materials and services they provide as well.

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Events leave memories

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Springtime brings a bounty of fun events every year for Lincoln Parish.
Even better, many of those events are not only simply fun, but are uplifting, life-reaffirming events that can create memories that will last a lifetime.
One of those events occurred over the weekend as Lincoln Parish’s annual Relay for Life was held at the Jim Mize Track on the Louisiana Tech University campus.
The event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society is special to me for two different reasons.

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Nathan Glenn Chipmon

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Memorial services for Nathan Glenn Chipmon, age 69, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Longstraw Baptist Church in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. He was born September 12, 1944 in Jonestown, Mississippi and passed away April 11, 2014 in Ruston.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Annie Mae Brown and William Ellis Chipmon; sisters: Saline and Tassie; and brother: William.

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Ruby Simpson Brown

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Funeral services for Ruby Simpson Brown, age 92, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Steve Hughes. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Brown was a health care sitter for many years. She was born February 9, 1922 and passed away April 11, 2014 and is preceded in death by her husband: Huey Brown and grandson: Reife Brown.

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Mrs. Alma R. “Sis” Hogan

A graveside service for Mrs. Alma R. “Sis” Hogan, age 80 of Ruston, will be held at 3:00 PM April 13, 2014 in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Reverend Leroy Skipper will officiate the service. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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John Charles Ford, Sr.

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Funeral services for John Charles Ford, Sr, age 84, of Sibley, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday April 13, 2014 at Alabama Presbyterian Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Allison Moody. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery in Sibley, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Ford was born September 29, 1929 and passed away April 8, 2014. Mr. Ford was a member of Alabama Presbyterian Church in Sibley, LA. He was an artist, an avid gardener, and loved to work with his hands.

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April 12th

Celebrating survival

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Lives lost to cancer also honored at event
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Hundreds of area residents took the walk of life Friday night and Saturday morning as they participated in the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life at the Jim Mize Track on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
From 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, the event featured a talent show, volleyball tournament, “Best Super Hero Costume” pageant, a scavenger hunt, a trivia contest, Zumba dance routines, a movie, bingo, karaoke, a tug-of-war contest, a chance to “pie” a “supervillian” and more.

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McAllister scheduled to appear

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Embattled congressman slated to speak to Tea Party
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Fifth District Rep. Vance McAllister’s office said Friday the embattled congressman would keep his speaking engagement at Monday night’s meeting of the North Central Louisiana Tea Party.
The congressman will be at the meeting,” Megan Perez, McAllister’s scheduler, said Friday afternoon.
The Tea Party meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ruston Country Club. It is expected to be McAllister’s first public appearance since the release of a surveillance camera video April 7 showing the freshman lawmaker kissing a married, now-former staff member.

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Remembering ‘The Alamo’

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Locals reminisce about old parish jail
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It has been years since “The Alamo” has been in working condition, but that hasn’t stopped people from wondering about the origins of the once fully functional jail located at the Lincoln Parish Dentention Center Complex.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said he believed the facility received its name because of the design, which resembled that of The Alamo in Texas.
“I came on with the force in 1976,” Stone said. “Back then The Alamo is where all the cooking was done, and we had to go out to pick up the meals and bring them back to the jail.

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