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Parish grid fans have 3 days of action

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Ruston High will start a long stay on its own turf, Cedar Creek High will have a rare week night assignment and Louisiana Tech University will report for a second straight appearance at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Those are the marquee attractions on the Lincoln Parish gridiron calendar this week.
All five of the parish’s teams — three preps, two colleges — will be playing over the stretch of three days.

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Houstons celebrate 50 years

Jack L. Houston and Mattie L. Edmonds-Houston, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple were married Sept. 7, 1961. They have two children — Cha’Ketha and Cathedral.
The couple have six grandchildren — Nekedra, Saphara, Keldrick, Knea, Jalen and Jewelle; and five great-grandchildren — La’Diamond, Joh’Maal, Ja’Sarah, Kelsey and Kyle.

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Lestage, Crawford exchange vows

Helen Michele Lestage and Stephen Clay Crawford exchanged wedding vows on July 22 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Michele is the daughter of the late Jack Lestage and Mary Helen Clinton, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Love Jr., of Ruston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lestage, of Lake Charles and Ruston.

Clay is the son of Steve and Joyce Crawford, of Foules. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Crawford, of Clay, and the late Rev. and Mrs. A.N. Baum Sr., of Winnsboro.

Clay and Michele reside in Pensacola, Fla.

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Join the fight against diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that affects numerous individuals of all ages.
The lifelong chronic disease is characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood.
According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — 8.3 percent of the population — have diabetes. Additionally, about one in every 400 children and adolescents has Type 1 Diabetes.

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Difficult questions invite insight

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Working as a journalist you get to meet a plethora of interesting people. I had the pleasure of meeting a sweet girl named Anna Kate Tollett who has unfortunately been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She is an inspirational young lady who hasn’t let the fact that she has what many would consider a terrifying disease affect her much at all. In fact, she has joined the fight against diabetes and become the national spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign.

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Memories of the not-so-fond variety

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Castor oil time, during the dismal days when you were so genuinely sick that you were unable to work (or, worse yet, even play). Now, Mama was a firm advocate of that ole castor oil treatment. She honestly believed it would cure everything from hiccups to whooping cough, if she could only coax us to swallow the horrible mess.

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Gas leak closes service road

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A minor gas leak occurred Tuesday around noon on the South Service Road in front of Irrigation Mart. Officials reported that a mini excavator was digging when the bucket clipped the supply line. Ruston Fire Department Assistant Chief Skylar League said the call was made to block off the service road due to the dry weather conditions and the wind blowing the gas in the direction of the service road.
“It wouldn’t have taken but one small spark to ignite the gas,” he said.
The service road was blocked off for approximately two hours.

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