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April 14th, 2014

Time for lift off

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RHS student accepted into Air Force Academy
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Yet another Ruston High School senior has been accepted into a prestigious military school this year — something guidance counselor Diana Humphries said has never happened in the history of the school.
Senior Jack Lindsey has been accepted to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“I’ve been here seven years and have had two students over the course of those years accepted,” Humphries said. “I had one student accepted in 18 years at my prior job.”

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EMMS youth learn math skills for the ACT

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There were mathematical equations all in the atmosphere on March 15 at the Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers Workshop. The second workshop was presented by Car Roberts from Grambling State University. Roberts was accompanied by two students from his university math classes.

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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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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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