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October 26th

Local Lions Club gives back

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On at least one morning each week this fall, members of the Ruston Lions Club are present at one of Ruston’s preschool or day care centers conducting tests to determine if children ages 1-5 have undetected vision problems.
Since the local service club began participating in the statewide Lions CubSight vision screening program in 2008, 251 of the more than 3,400 youngsters screened locally, have been found to have eye problems serious enough to be referred to an eye doctor for a complete eye examination.

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Awards presented to members

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Left: Ruston Kiwanis Club President Jack Thigpen presents the Kiwanian of the Year Award to Roy Taylor. The award is presented to a member who has manifested outstanding leadership in Kiwanis service activities in the past Kiwanis year.

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Church News

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Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Baptist
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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Aycock, Kavanaugh exchange vows

Amy Aycock and Jason Kavanaugh, both of Dubach, were united in holy matrimony in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Oct. 19 at the Historic Fire Station in Ruston.

The Rev. Jerry Whitman officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Billy and Cathy Aycock. She is the granddaughter of the late Lavelle Aycock, the late Virginia Aycock, the late Jerry Brown and the late Betty Brown.
Jason is the son of Jay Kavanaugh and the late Terri Kavanaugh. He is the grandson of the late Bob Dennard, the late Maxine Dennard, the late James Kavanaugh and the late Edith Kavanaugh.

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Colvin, Boggs wed

Morgan Ruth Colvin, of Ruston, and Phillip Hunter Boggs, Plain Dealing, exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony Saturday at the home of Jesse and Tracey Witt.
Morgan is the daughter of Louis Michael Colvin, of Dubach, and Donna Bradshaw Cooper, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late L.D. Colvin and Edwina Colvin,of Dubach, and John and Ruth Bradshaw, of Ruston.
Hunter is the son of Raymond and Renee Boggs, of Plain Dealing. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boggs, of Plain Dealing, and Mr. and Mrs. William Holmes, of Gibsland.

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October 25th

Pink Heals Tour stops at NLMC

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To close out breast cancer awareness month, the Northern Louisiana Medical Center brought in the Pink Heals tour to help raise awareness.
Elizabeth Turnley, marketing director for NLMC, said this was the first time Pink Heals has been in Ruston.
“We saw them on a website and saw that they were traveling from Starkville, Miss., to Longview, Texas,” Turnley said. “We knew they had to drive straight through Ruston, so we contacted Dave (Graybill) to see if he would be willing to stop.”

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Lincoln gets a ‘B’

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Whether it’s calculated under the new system or the old, it looks like Lincoln Parish has again been given a ‘B’ by the state.
Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell was excited about the news.
“We’re very pleased,” Bell said. “We went from 20th in the state to 16th, which was a great improvement.”

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Fire destroys Grambling home

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At approximately 6:45 p.m. Thursday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a house fire north of Grambling on Nathan Loop.
Kevin Reynolds, captain with LPFD, said there were no injuries as a result of the house fire.
“The house was an 80 to 90 percent loss,” Reynolds said. “There were no injuries.”
Reynolds said LPFD responded to the call, Grambling Fire Department assisted and Ruston Fire Department sent an ambulance.
The scene was reportedly cleared by 9:30 p.m.

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RPD to accept prescription drugs at station on Saturday

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From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the Ruston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Residents are invited to bring their medications for disposal to the Ruston Police Department at 501 N. Trenton St. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Church to hand out winter coats

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From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday The Living Gospel Church of Ruston will be having a winter coat giveaway at the Ruston Housing Authority Community Center, located at 901 Martin Luther King Drive. Food will be provided to all that come.
Otis Holland Sr., pastor at The Living Gospel church, said the church’s goal is to give back to the community.
“We are dedicated to spreading the knowledge and ways of Jesus Christ,” Holland said. “We know that the best gift of all is charity. It is our goal to give back to the community that has been a blessing to us.

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