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March 9th, 2013

Native receives university appointment

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Dr. Lynda Brown-Wright, a native of Ruston, was recently appointed as the founding associate provost for Faculty Affairs at Georgia State University. Her responsibilities are to attend to all matters related to faculty, including faculty appointment, promotions, tenure, faculty orientation and development, administration development, faculty awards, appeals and grievances. She is also responsible for increasing the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty at Georgia State University.

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Buck to accept Eagle Scout award

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The Louisiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will present its coveted SAR Eagle Scout Award to Alexandre Harrison Buck on April 6 at their annual meeting to be held at the Landing Restaurant, 530 Front St., Natchitoches. Buck is also the local winner of the Monroe, Benjamin Tennille Chapter’s Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Competition.

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Too old for a mountain retreat?

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I hope you get this. I’m so mad at my computer, I don’t know what to do. My problem is I know so little about using one, sometimes I just sit down, turn it on and it starts doing crazy things on its own. Is there a computer made just for dummies? If you know of one, please let me know. I’m interested.

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Cub Scouts announce derby winners

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Cub Scouts announce derby winners
The Cub Scout Thunderbird District Pinewood Derby was held on Feb. 23.
In the far left picture are winners in design. Pictured from left to right are: sixth place Hunter Ellenberger, fifth place Kason Hicks, fourth place Shelton Martin, third place Joshua Thorson, second place Luke Wages and first place Frankie Stephenson.
Winners in speed, in the far right picture, from left to right, are sixth place Hunter Ellenberger, fifth place Alan-Michael Stephenson, fourth place Kason Hicks, third place Jaiden Languilli, second place Frankie Stephenson and first place Tyler McKorkle. Participants were from Cub Scout Pack 16 in Farmerville and Pack 59 in Ruston.

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Winham wins Key award

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Ruston Lions Club member Ansel Winham (right) is congratulated on receiving the Key Award by Lion District Governor Richard Mosher. The award is recognition for sponsoring new Lions into the club.

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Potter featured at spiritual retreat

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Master potter Jane Knight throws a bowl during a recent spirituality retreat held at LifeHouse Ministries in Ruston. Knight used her potter's wheel to show the various ways working with clay relates to how God shapes people spiritually.

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CHURCH NEWS - Sunday, March 10, 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.
For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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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.

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Craft, Huey to wed

LaQuasha Craft, of Oak Grove, and Carlton Huey, of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Sherila Ervin Sr. and step-daughter of Kenneth Ervin Sr., of Oak Grove. She is the granddaughter of Arthur Craft, of Oak Grove, and the late Martha Craft. She is a 2003 graduate of Oak Grove High School and is currently employed at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.

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Eaton, Langford to marry

Erin Lee Eaton, of Ruston, and Brian Thomas Langford, of Shreveport, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. Jimmy Neal Eaton Jr., of Ruston, and Dr. Robert Harper and Mrs. Mary Harper, also of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Graham “Buddy” Allen III, of Bradley, Ark.; and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Neal Eaton, of Atlanta, Texas.

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Thurman, Emanuel to exchange vows

Michelle Thurman, of Cotton Valley, and Heath Emanuel, of Dubach, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Billy Thurman, of Springhill, and Peggy Cox, of Cotton Valley. She is the granddaughter of Willard Cox, of Cotton Valley, the late Sue Marie Cox, Dovie Thurman, of Springhill, and the late William Thurman. Michelle is a 2006 graduate of Glenbrook High School in Minden and a 2009 graduate of Bossier Parish Community College. Michelle is currently employed as a personal banker with Community Trust Bank in Ruston.

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