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February 15th, 2014

On Valentine’s Day, financial gifts can be sweet

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Valentine’s Day is almost here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift.
However, a “meaningful” gift doesn’t gain its meaning from its size, but rather its impact. What types of financial gifts can have the greatest effect on the life of your loved one? Here are a few possibilities:

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Burt joins Bank of Ruston

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Sheri Burt has joined the Bank of Ruston team as Vice President of Lending. Sheri brings 38 years of experience to Bank of Ruston.
Burt’s office will be located at 505 North Vienna Street.
She can be reached at 255-3733 or by email at sburt@bankruston.com.

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Reynolds, Lenard unite in marriage

Christy Lee Reynolds, of Dubach, and Stephen Kent Lenard, of Springtown, Texas, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony Jan. 18 at Temple Baptist Church.

The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Kent Lenard, the father of the groom.

The bride is the daughter of Joe and Linda Reynolds, of Dubach. She is the granddaughter of Mary Faye Reynolds, of Dubach, the late Raymond Leo Reynolds, Jackie Ward, of Dubach, and the late Charlie Ward.

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Tech biomedical professor receives prestigious honor

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Leon Iasemidis, the H.A. ‘Dusty’ Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for “outstanding contributions to understanding the origin of and to developing methods for diagnosing, predicting and treating epileptic seizures.”

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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 services at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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February 14th

Driver cited with two traffic violations

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At approximately 10:54 a.m. Thursday Ruston Police Department officers responded to U.S. Highway 167 South around Ace Automotive regarding a multi-vehicle traffic crash.  
Upon their arrival, the officers discovered that five vehicles had been involved in the crash.  
Sgt. Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said officers were able to determine that a 1996 Buick Century driven by R.L. Axton, of Ruston, was travelling southbound on U.S. Highway 167 when it struck a 2004 Dodge Ram driven by Jesse Hill, of Ruston.  

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Grambling sets public hearing

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Board approves multiple items

The city of Grambling Board of Aldermen met in regular session Thursday night to discuss new business, which included setting a date for an upcoming public hearing.
The board approved the adoption of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, the hiring of the Malone Law Firm and special counsel for the city’s economic development projects, the hiring of Billes Partners, LLC as the architectural firm for the city’s economic development projects and the selection of Jonathan Calton as the commissioner for the Grambling Housing Authority.

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GSU student newspaper named best HBCU newspaper

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University student newspaper is the best among historically black college and university campus newspapers, according to the Black College Communication Association.
In a national competition in which all HBCU college newspapers were eligible to participate, The Gramblinite came out on top as the best student newspaper with nonregular production. The newspaper is published weekly during the academic year and twice during the summer. Twelve newspapers competed.

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Moving past Winter Storm Pax

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Ruston and Lincoln Parish are getting back to normal today as the ice coat from Winter Storm Pax continues to melt. All public and private schools were back in session; government offices, operational and roadways reopened.
Public safety officials said despite the inconvenience, the storm caused no major incidents or damage.
“I think we did really well,” said Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director.
“The only major issues we had were traffic snarls.”

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Tech debate team earns among ‘16 best’ in Americas

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The Louisiana Tech University Debate Team flexed its muscle as a debate powerhouse, earning a spot among the top 16 programs in North and South America, during the 2014 Pan American Debate Championship held Jan. 24-26 at the University of Miami.
The Pan American Championship is a tournament held to honor debate in the Americas, bringing together the best debaters from North and South America to compete. This year’s tournament was held on the campus of the University of Miami.

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