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Editor’s note: Quotes from Civil War letters are printed in the original form. Amid the Civil War uniforms, flags, weapons, and photographs, there are several small objects that silently capture the attention of every visitor to the current exhibit in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville. The intriguing items are letters. Simple, yet profound, letters. All were written by young uneducated soldiers, lonely for home and family, fearful of death, and bewildered by the horrors they witnessed. “Dear Mother,” begins William H.H. Kennedy’s letter to Permelia Kennedy of Farmerville on...

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07/11/2017
The Ruston High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America recently returned from the 88th Annual Louisiana State FFA Convention held in the Monroe Civic Center with multiple honors to its...
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07/11/2017
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer held Vacation Bible School the week of July 3-7. Thirty-seven children attended and 151 items for Christian Community Action were collected.
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07/10/2017
Participants in the 2017 All-Star Dance Academy showcased skills learned in the two-day camp in a performance Sunday in T. H. Harris Auditorium at Grambling State University. This year’s group of 52...
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07/08/2017
While planning for nurses week at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, the nursing leadership team made a financial contribution to nonprofit organizations in Ruston. The two organizations chosen were...
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07/08/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has selected Dixie Towing Service as the June Everyday Excellence winner. Located at 3976 Hwy 80 in Ruston, Dixie Towing is known as a caring group of...
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07/08/2017
Ten students from Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America represented Louisiana at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, from June 24 - July 3. Joining RHS...
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07/08/2017
Submitted photos Local children recently participated in the “Cooking with Kids Workshop” as a part of an agriculture program hosted by Cathy S. Judd, area nutrition agent for the LSU AgCenter....
07/08/2017
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...
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07/07/2017
Birthday Fellowship Club Members will honor club President Joseph Capers, Sr., in August at Ryan’s. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ronnie Ursin of Louisiana Northern Medical Center. Pictured (left to...
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07/07/2017
Beginning Thursday, Ruston Community Theatre continues its summer musical tradition with South Pacific, its seventh production of the Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical Theatre Series. James Michener’s...