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Although schizophrenia is often feared and misunderstood, it is a treatable medical condition. Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects 2.4 million American adults over the age of 18. It affects men and women with equal frequency. People living with schizophrenia have talents, goals, and feelings just like anyone else. But, if left untreated, their illness can have a profoundly negative effect on their lives, their families, and their communities. Some people say about the illness, “It feels like a dream, but it is not, because you are not asleep. Because you are not asleep, you cannot...

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12/27/2017
Recently, Sandra Carter was the guest speaker at the 31st Annual Christmas Celebration of the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Ruston. Carter’s presentation was entitled, “Stroke, The Silent...
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12/26/2017
I started this article talking about Christmas ornaments, but I am feeling a little more reverent and am reminded once again about the reason for the season. To see the churches decorated, glowing...
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12/23/2017
Ed and Jane Shell will be celebrating 60 years of marriage on Dec. 26, 2017. The wedding ceremony took place at Grace Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Henry C. Blount. Their wedding party were...
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12/23/2017
Courtenay Simmons and Matthew Glover Herndon were united in holy matrimony at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev....
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12/23/2017
The Bethel Christian School Chapter of the National Beta Club held a non-perishable food drive for the CCA in Ruston from Nov. 26-Dec. 15. The club collected 379 items thanks to all the students and...
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12/23/2017
Lometa Rorie, center, receives the certificate proclaiming her Piney Hills Harmony Chorus’ 2017 Sweet Adeline Extraordinaire. Making the presentation are President Judy Sisson ,left, and Director...
12/23/2017
Ruston resident Lometa Rorie has been named Piney Hills Harmony’s Sweet Adeline Extraordinaire for 2017. She was honored both locally by the chorus’ 29 members and in Houston at the Sweet Adelines’...
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12/22/2017
Steven Ledford, a representative of Jed’s Plumbing was the recipient of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce November #EverydayExcellence Award.  In a potentially stressful situation, Marisol O’...
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12/22/2017
Gary Stockton, County agent with the LSU Ag Center, recently presented updated the Sunrise Kiwanis Club on activities of the LSU Ag Center in Lincoln Parish Schools and the numerous public services...
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12/21/2017
Diane Martinez, the Ruston Chamber of Commerce’s 12 Days of Shopping grand prize winner, accepts her prize from Clay Hipp, of First National Bank, and April McGuirt, a 2018 Chamber Board member.