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June 18th, 2013

Black, Terry wed in Trophy Club, Texas

Carla Black, of Trophy Club, Texas, and Garrett Terry, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony June 1 at Lake Cities Church of Christ in Trophy Club. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Cody Albritton.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Karen Black, of Trophy Club, and the granddaughter of the late John and Beth Black and the late Gus and Marie Cowart.

The groom is the son of Joe and Candee Anderson, of Ruston, and Greg and Kathy Terry, of Stonewall. He is the grandson of Willie and Annette Green, of Ruston, and Jean Alexander, also of Ruston.

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Humphries, Futrell married on June 15

Kelly Lynn Humphries, of Ruston, and Johnathon Lenward Futrell, of Quitman, were united in holy matrimony in a 7 p.m. ceremony June 15. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Wilton Wall.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Humphries, of Ruston, and the granddaughter of Dr. Ronald Salmon, the late Shirley Salmon, the late Harriett Humphries Williamson, Dalton Williamson and Charles Humphries.

Johnathon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marty Futrell, of Quitman, and is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Futrell, of Quitman, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Williams, of Saline.

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Ritter, Graham wed at the Roosevelt

Maggie Holmes Ritter, of Slidell, and William Thomas Graham, of Ruston, were united in matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony March 2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Pastor Robert Bruce.

The bride is the daughter of Paul Jr. and Holly Ritter, of Lake Charles. She is the granddaughter of the late Richard Paul Holmes, Mary Anne Holmes, of Lake Charles, and Paul Sr. and Carroll Ritter, also of Lake Charles.

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McIntosh, Prouet unite in matrimony

Emily Ann McIntosh and Philippe Edouard Prouet II, exchanged marriage vows in a 7 p.m. ceremony on the evening of May 4 at the Cathedral of St John Berchmans in Shreveport. Father Hampton Davis officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Mazion Pepper of Farmerville, and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery McIntosh of Ruston. Grandparents of the Bride are Ms. Janet Graham and Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Graham of Farmerville, Dr. and Mrs. Jack Collinsworth and the late Mr. Louis McIntosh, all of Ruston.

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Closing with prayer, fish fry

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The annual City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival is coming to an end. After nearly two weeks of family friendly events, which included food, workshops, banquets and more; the festival will be wrapping up with a prayer meeting, fish fry and watermelon fest scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Grambling City Park.

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Change in 2014?

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session, including new protections from steep budget cuts for certain health care providers.
But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect. The next statewide election isn't until 2014, and efforts to hold a special election this year on the amendments stalled in the recently ended legislative session.

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Grambling State wins $1.7M in STEM grant

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Grambling State University has been awarded a $1.7 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to provide graduate degree opportunities to under-represented honors students.

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Kyte earns $50k in scholarships

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – John Kyte from Ruston has been selected from more than 500 applicants to receive a University of Arkansas Honors College Fellowship.
The fellowship award of $50,000 largely covers tuition, books, room and board, and registration over four years. The fellowship funds can also be combined with other scholarships and grants for study abroad and research projects.
Kyte is the son of John and Julie Kyte and attended Ruston High School. As a freshman he will be an undeclared major in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

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Travel to Pompeii at library event

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This summer as library patrons are participating in the “Ground Breaking Reads” Adult Summer Reading Program, the library invites everyone to join them as they unearth ancient civilizations in their monthly Around the World at LPL program.

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Tech a success in the classroom

Louisiana Tech University’s final season in the Western Athletic Conference has been a success both within and outside of the playing area.
There was that memorable nine-win, nationally-recognized performance by the Bulldogs’ football squad, then a 27-victory and Top 25 ranked showing by the men’s basketball team.
But even more significantly is that Tech athletics gained equal recognition and attention for its success in the classroom.

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