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November 20th

Garner, Alexander wed

Anna Elizabeth Garner of Ruston and Dustin Wayne Alexander of Ruston were married at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Temple Baptist Church. Pastor Rick Byargeon officiated the ceremony.

Anna is the daughter of Cheryl and Troy Acree and Marty and Jeff Garner. She is the granddaughter of Mary Beth and Don McCullen, Joe and Gloria Garner, Elsie and Earl Acree and John Sutton. She is the great granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Byrd and the late Rev. Jack Byrd.

Dustin is the son of Greg and Faith Alexander. He is the grandson of Kenny and Shirley Crump and Bud and Louise Alexander. He is the great grandson of Doris Alexander and the late J.C. Alexander.

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Crawford, Smith unite in matrimony

Kathleen Marie Crawford of Ruston and Jeremy DeLaine Smith of The Woodlands, Texas, were married at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church of Ruston. The Rev. Brian Mercer officiated the ceremony.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

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The GRAMBLING POLICE DEPARTMENT

The GRAMBLING POLICE DEPARTMENT is accepting applications for the following vacancies: Part-time Dispatchers and Full-time Police Officers. Applicants for all positions must be a high school graduate or hold a G.E.D, be of good character, submit to a full field background investigation, possess high morals & integrity, no felony convictions and have a valid Louisiana driver’s license. Specific requirements in addition to those listed above are:
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W. Monroe victim was Ruston native

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Garland ‘Gene’ Henley, shot and killed on Thursday, was a 1971 graduate of RHS

The man shot to death Thursday during a crime spree in West Monroe was a Ruston native.
Garland E. “Gene” Henley Jr., 58, of West Monroe, was shot outside of Brookshire’s Supermarket on Cypress Street. He was reported transported to Glenwood Medical Center, where he later died.
Henley, a retired oil field worker, was born on Aug. 22, 1952, in Ruston. He was a 1971 graduate of Ruston High School, where he ran track and played football. His alleged killer, Steven Lane Salsbury Jr., 26, shot and killed himself Friday during a standoff at a Bass Pro Shop parking lot in downtown Oklahoma City.
Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers was a childhood friend of Henley’s and said he was saddened by the news.

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Painting the town

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Out of towners join locals for 13th annual event
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As the sun peaked out from the clouds Saturday, people strolled in downtown Ruston, ducking into boutiques and searching for unique treasures from local artists. North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 13th annual Holiday Arts Tour began Friday night, stretched into Saturday and will commence today. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, musicians will perform and tour artists will show their works.
One of the artists showing during the tour was Joli Livaudais, a photographer with a studio and gallery in Monroe who opens her gallery doors during Monroe’s monthly Art Crawl.

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Armless guitarist to perform Monday

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He was born without arms, and was told he couldn’t do it. But Tony Melendez proved them wrong. Melendez, who has performed for Pope John Paul II and at the 1989 World Series among other venues across the globe, plays guitar with his feet.
At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Melendez will perform a free concert at Temple Baptist Church. The event, “Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart,” is sponsored by the Ruston Area Alliance for Ministry. Melendez and his band perform a range of acoustic songs from pop hits by the Beatles, Eric Clapton and John Mayor to “The Lord’s Prayer” and original tunes.

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Giving my thanks to God

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Well, the holiday season is just about here! It’s hard for me to believe that many are already putting up Christmas decorations and we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet. I, for one, refuse to rush the calendar and I plan on relishing the Thanksgiving holidays. I choose to do this because I’ve been thinking about all of those people in my life, and all those situations, for which I am so very thankful.

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I.A. Lewis earns accolades

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The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines success as “the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted.”
I.A. Lewis School recently received news that publicly verified the success of our school.
The Louisiana Department of Education reported that we had experienced a growth of 15.9 points, 8.4 points greater than our growth target, and a School Performance Score of 96.0.

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Ruston the vacation spot of choice?

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My wife and I lived in a small town in Florida for 33 years before moving to Ruston seven years ago. We enjoyed those years but we established no close friends. In fact, we attended three or four different churches for as long as 10 years each and felt like outsiders throughout the tenure.

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