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Nine months ago, when the Rev. Ryan Ford was named director of the United Methodist Wesley Foundation campus ministry at Louisiana Tech University, he brought with him the hope that someday the ministry could make small-scale and sustainable farming part of its discipleship. Ford never imagined it would happen so soon. Three weeks ago, the Wesley Foundation entered into partnership with the city of Ruston on a community gardening project that supporters say can help revitalize part of the city, produce healthy food, be educational and bear witness to God’s kingdom. Ruston’s Board of Aldermen...

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03/25/2017
Nine months ago, when the Rev. Ryan Ford was named director of the United Methodist Wesley Foundation campus ministry at Louisiana Tech University, he brought with him the hope that someday the...
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03/25/2017
Ruston native Ernie Stevens, 69, is a proud patriot. The former Marine served two tours in Vietnam because Stevens said “it was the right thing to do.” “I knew I wanted to serve my country from an...
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03/25/2017
If you own a small business (or are self-employed), there are many retirement plan alternatives available to help you and your employees plan your financial future. One popular option for...
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03/25/2017
Question: I feel really stupid asking this question, but here goes. I don’t even know how to start thinking about retirement, much less so-called retirement planning. I’m not even sure what I want to...
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03/25/2017
High debt levels … lack of savings … the inability to budget — these problems all have several causes, but one of them is almost certainly financial illiteracy. Too many of us just never developed...
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03/25/2017
Origin Bank has announced that Brandi Kyzar was awarded the Project Management Professional® certification. Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates the competence of the...
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03/25/2017
Mark Cramer and family are celebrating their 30th year of business in Downtown Ruston in a new location at 103 West Mississippi. Trophies and plaques for all occasions. The shop also has a collection...
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03/25/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Pecan Villa Apartments, located 611 South Bonner St., on March 8. The property’s remodel includes the new addition of a...
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03/25/2017
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office hosted the 11th annual Senior Life Expo at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Ruston Civic Center. Attendees were given door prizes and entertained by several local...
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03/25/2017
GRAMBLING — Jessica Clinton and Keely Heggar were ecstatic on stage as they accepted scholarship awards. Clinton and Heggar, Grambling State University students, each received $500 from the NAACP...