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September 13th, 2013

Joyce Wooldridge

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Joyce Wooldridge passed from this world to the next September 10th in Shreveport. She was 84. Joyce was born in Christiana, Pennsylvania, August 30, 1929 to John Livingston and Julia Baker Ashworth. She graduated from West Chester Teachers College with a degree in music education. Shortly after an introduction to a young Texas serviceman stationed at

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Lola Kathleen Edwards Bennett

Funeral services for Lola Kathleen Edwards Bennett, age 91, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday September 14, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Bill Sanderson. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Bennett was born April 28, 1922 and passed away September 11, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Richard Bennett, Jr. and son, Ronnie Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Alabama Presbyterian Church.

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September 12th

Man rams duplex after running red light

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At approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday a charcoal grey Ford F-150 was traveling north on Everett Street when he reportedly ran the red light intersection of Everett Street and Alabama Avenue. According to a police officer on scene, the driver of the Ford struck a Toyota Tacoma. The officer stated this appeared to be what caused the truck to spin around coming to a stop upon hitting the duplex on the corner of Everett Street and Alabama Avenue.

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LPSO makes arrest

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office apprehended one male for carnal knowledge of a juvenile at 11:54 p.m. on Wednesday.
Carlos Dewayne Thomas II, 19, of 10805 U.S. Highway 151, Dubach, was arrested by LPSO on U.S. Highway 33 at Kentucky Avenue at 11:54 p.m. He was arrested on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and the bail is yet to be set.

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Red carpet to be rolled out

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Celebrity to host movie premiere Saturday
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Popcorn, celebrities and the red carpet are thoughts far from a person’s mind when thinking of Ruston. However, coming up Saturday there will be a premiere showing of “Liar,” a new suspense thriller, at Celebrity Theatres.
Award winning director Todd E. Braley’s “Liar” is featuring an all star cast with local actors from the region.

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Art exhibit opens Friday

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Whether it is through Louisiana Tech University or Grambling State University, Ruston is fortunate to have such an arts presence within the community.
This time it will be Tech playing host to a gallery titled “Ephemera: 150 Years of Enterprise,” which has been curated by Associate Professor of Art Saul Zalesch.
Zalesch said he first worked with ephemera in 1993 as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Winterthur Library in Delaware.

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Painting the town blue

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Young Democrats to charter Sunday

While the state might be red as a whole, according to the Louisiana Voter Registration database there are more registered Democrats in Lincoln Parish than there are Republicans.
Now, there is a group for those young people in the area who ascribe to those Democratic principles.
Charla Burns, North Louisiana Regional Director of the Young Democrats of Louisiana, said she felt the area needed a group because there hasn’t been much Democratic activity in the northern part of the state thus far.

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Tech faculty recognized for excellence, contributions to university

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Two Louisiana Tech University faculty members were recognized by the University Senate Tuesday, for teaching and research excellence, and their valuable contributions to the success of the students and the university.

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Club news: Littera Club

Littera Club met for the first meeting of the 2013/2014 year at Grace Methodist Church. Hostesses Jean Lay, Teri Fulton, Ruth Walpole, Mildred McGehee and Carol Young had planned a Mexican Fiesta for the members. Emily Baugh had made colorful name tags in keeping with the fiesta theme. The tables were decorated using Fiestaware of all colors. Birds, dolls, and flowers in bright colors were centered on each table on colorful cloths.

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BPCC Theatre student selected for MFA playwrights workshop

Elise Birmingham, a Bossier Parish Community College performing arts-theatre student, was one of five college students in America selected to participate in the MFA Playwrights’ Workshop in Washington, D.C. this past summer.
Hand-picked by Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s (KCACTF) Artistic Director Gregg Henry, Birmingham served as an actor in the playwriting intensive workshop, which took place July 27 through Aug. 4. She was also the youngest student to participate in the entire workshop.

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