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June 1st, 2013

Ogunyemi heads to Missouri college

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Simsboro High School’s Daniel Ogunyemi (center), a two-time Class B Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State basketball selection, recently signed a full NCAA national letter-of-intent with Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. The 6-5 forward was a key player in the Tigers’ march to a berth in the state championship for Class B in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association this year. Witnessing the signing ceremony were Ogunyemi’s father, (left) Olatunde Ogunyemi, and mother, Arnita Ogunyemi.

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Wobblehead hot in warm weather

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Amazing how time zips on by, isn’t it? Although it seems it happened only a couple of years ago, it’s been nearly three decades since I traveled south of Lake Charles to the Lakes of Gum Cove. Tony Palermo, owner of this chain of small but bass-rich lakes on his property, had invited me to fish with him.
Just prior to heading south, Mike Savage of Monroe had introduced me to a hot new bass fishing lure he was manufacturing and gave me some lures to test and sample so I took them with me to Gum Cove.

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Frog Giggin’ tourney set for Columbia

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COLUMBIA — The Frog Giggin’ Tournament Series by Riverbank Products is coming to Columbia for the second year in a row. The tournament will take place in downtown Columbia on June 14-15 near the Watermark Saloon.
Riverbank Products created the events as a way to get people outdoors together enjoying nature and having fun. The company makes and sells innovative outdoor products designed for sportsmen, by sportsmen. Frog Giggin can be as competitive as you want to make it or just good friends having a good time.

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Church News - Sunday, June 2, 2013

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 up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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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 service is at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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May 31st

Simsboro High School Honor Roll

“A” Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Madison Griffith
Eighth grade: Zachary Eckert, Bailee Taylor and Maggie Watts
Nineth grade: Victoria Anderson, Brianne Ellis and Omarr Mitchell
Tenth grade: Raigan Talbert and LaShonda Walker
Eleventh grade: Autumn Smith
Twelfth grade: Taylor Hawkins
“B” Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Ben Calhoun, Logan Choate, DeCarra Ellis, Johana Escobedo, Camby Grant, Breanna Hicks, Brendan Jackson, Avaiyon James, Jordan Jenkins, Zachary Musgrove, Jasper Nelson, Brandy Robertson, Kelcie Sneed, Joshua White, Landon Wilhite, Lakiya Woods and Amarea Young

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Young ladies vie for Juneteenth titles

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Learning to rest, keeping the Sabbath

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We live in a culture that thrives on being busy. In fact, “busy” is a almost a buzz word and commonly used when we greet one another. The common greeting of our time is “How are you?” to which the person answers, “I’m good; I’m so busy!”

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Hico Elementary School

“A” Honor Roll — 4.0
First grade: Nathan Castle and Noah Powell
Second grade: Ryan Castle, Jaden Dotson, Madison Jacks and Janiyah Rushing
Fifth grade: Caitlin Badgley and Breanna Sheehan
“B Honor Roll —
3.50 – 3.99
First grade: Noah Forester,
Second grade: Nariah Banks, Kitty Nordan, Jordan Slaton and Maggie Thompson
Third grade: Charles Davis, Kaylynn Hattaway, Lonah Howington, Sierra Luginbill and Alexandrea Richardson
Fourth grade: Ari Valle

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Homicide suspect wanted

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RPD actively seeking Dumauriea McGee
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The Ruston Police Department responded to a shooting at the 1300 block of Benton Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. May 30.
According to reports, officers arriving on the scene found Deanthony Mardis, 31, of Ruston, had been the victim of a gunshot wound. Mardis was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center where he later died.

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Duo arrested on drug charges

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Three Ruston residents were arrested following the execution of a search warrant at approximately 6 a.m. May 30 at a residence located at 1303 East Line Ave.
According to reports, a search warrant was issued for the residence, which Louis Johnson, 43, and Aileen Janie Johnson, 50, reportedly reside. Upon entering the home, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET) detained both Louis and Aileen along with a third person at the home.

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