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A mini version of the Hispanic “posadas” Christmas tradition is coming to Ruston. The celebration, which centers around food, fun and family, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Railroad Park. The free event is open to the public and sponsored by Ruston’s Tabernaculo Cristiana Restauracion church. “We would just like to bring back the family together,” Armando Ayala, the church’s pastor, said. The festival will include traditional music, children’s activities and piñatas, Ayala said. Posadas is a pre-Christmas celebration revolving around hospitality. It commemorates the Biblical...

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06/28/2014
U.S. Senator David Vitter attended a “Peach and Greet” event in the Friday evening as part of the kickoff to the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival. After a brief speech by Vitter and a welcome by Police...
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06/28/2014
Top left: Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT- Louisiana Swamp Donkey unleashed the sounds of Southern Rock on the Peach Festival crowd during Friday’s show at Railroad Park. Top right: The Molly...
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06/28/2014
Top left: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT- Choudrant High School cheerleaders used a fire truck to ride in Saturday’s Louisiana Peach Festival parade. Top right: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT...
06/28/2014
MONROE — CARF International announced that Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NE Delta HSA) has been accredited for a period of three years, its longest-running accreditation, for the...
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06/28/2014
RUSTON — The Food Marketing Institute recently named Chris Turner, store director at Super 1 Foods in Ruston, a finalist in the organization’s 15th Annual Store Manager Awards Program. This program...
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06/27/2014
A political squabble is leaving Louisiana school districts with their hands tied. “What I don’t want to see is a chess game played by politicians where our children have become the pawns,” said Rep....
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06/27/2014
GRAMBLING — Abdulalim A. Shabazz, a distinguished professor at Grambling State University with a national reputation, has died at the age of 87. He had been hospitalized at Northern Louisiana Medical...
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06/27/2014
Brayden Pye, 6, of Ruston, was the first one to catch a fish at the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Kid’s Fishing tournament. More than 50 children showed up to the annual event at Lincoln Parish...
06/27/2014
Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Leader on June 20, 1974, to commemorate the annual Louisiana Peach Festival. It was written by former Leader Writer Ed Gage and is being reprinted for...
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06/27/2014
Landon Wade, Annelise Pickett, and Keleigh Mathis found the Peach Hunt Prize at 12:15 p.m. Thursday on a stop sign behind the Lincoln Parish Library. Convention and Visitor’s Bureau President Travis...