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Clement job fair set for June 11

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Clement Industries, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, will conduct a job fair from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. June 11 at Northwest Louisiana Technical College, or NWLTC, located at 9500 Industrial Drive in Minden.
Clement Industries is expanding its workforce by adding 20 welder jobs. These additional welder jobs will allow the company to reduce a current six-month backlog of work orders. LED FastStart® — the nation’s top-ranked, state workforce development program — will support the event.

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May 30th

Love, Scriber join in matrimony on Saturday

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M’Kayla Love, of Pineville, and Hollis Scriber, of Monticello, Arkansas, joined in holy matrimony in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony May 31 at Cook Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Jena Love, of Pineville. She is the granddaughter of Charlie and Juanita Massey, of Zachary, and Don and the late Alice Love, of Ruston.

The groom is the son of Keith and Shari Scriber, of Monticello, Arkansas. He is the grandson of George and Lou Ann Scriber, of Ruston, and Bill and Beverly Brasher, of Pencil Bluff, Arkansas.

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NCLAC plans summer art crawls throughout downtown

Galleries and arts businesses will be participating in downtown Ruston’s Dog Days Art Crawls on June 4 and 18, and July 9 and 30.
Arts enthusiasts are invited to each location to view work by local artists, enjoy live performances and more.
Participating sites include Kelly Moore Bag, Makers Union, North Central LA Arts Council at the Dixie Center for the Arts, PAIR Gallery, Studio 301, Pastry Moon with Frame of Mind, Fine Line Art Supply with Stitchville and Main Street Exchange.

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JAs name Members of the Year

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Pictured, from left, are Sandi Stephens, active Junior Auxiliary of Ruston Member of the Year, and Dorothy Welsh, provisional JA Member of the Year.

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Celebrating 50 years since graduation

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The Ruston High School Class of 1964 held its 50th class reunion May 16-18. Attending the event, left to right, were (first row) Jane Dickson Boone, Kandy Eldridge McEachern, Mike McKee, Linda Graham Storms, Pat Smith Watson, Joy Hobgood Jory, Buddy Davis, Pat Oxford Smith, Mickey Mays, Carol Turner Johnson, Kitty Low Colvin McIlwain, Dr.

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Celebrating Memorial Day with the neighborhood

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It’s been a busy week, and I woke up this morning feeling great and ready to meet the day. It was a wonderful feeling.
I have to tell you about my Memorial Day celebration. It took place at the home of one of Susan and Jonathan’s neighbors. Before I tell you about our big party, I have to tell you about their street. In their block there are people of all ages. In all my days, I’ve never seen anything like it, even in my beloved Ruston.

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Bisping to serve as interim dean of COB

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Tim Bisping, associate dean of graduate programs and research and associate professor of economics, has been named interim dean of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business, replacing James Lumpkin who is leaving Tech to accept a position with the University of Texas at Tyler.
Bisping’s appointment will take effect on June 1, pending approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

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Grambling gears up for Juneteenth

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Grambling residents are preparing to celebrate freedom at the annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival, an eight-day event that will kick off at 6 p.m. June 12 with opening ceremonies.
Although Juneteenth began as a way to celebrate the abolition of slavery in the United Sates, entertainment coordinator for the festival Anthony Moore said it is not exclusive to one particular race.
“This is not a racial situation,” he said. “This is the actual day recognized for freedom of slavery.”

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Commission tests new flood gates

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Residents in low-lying areas around Lake D’Arbonne learned the hard way in April the state’s new $9 million flood control project wasn’t keeping water off their property.
The chairman of the commission that oversees the lake asked them for patience as his group and state agencies learn how to use the structure.
In April, when heavy rains over a week-long period pushed the level of the lake to the predetermined level at which the two 20-foot Tainter gates would be opened, the continued rise on the lake saw it spill onto lots and over piers and other structures on the lake.

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GSU dedicates bricks

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Grambling State University held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for its Legacy Square and Legacy Brick Project surrounding the new statue of “Eddie” the Tiger in the Plaza of the GSU quad in front of Long-Jones Hall and the Eddie Robinson Museum.
And it was only fitting that the school also took the opportunity to make a special presentation to the Wayne family of Marion, recognizing them as the family most dedicated to GSU but to any college in the world.

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