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December 15th

GSU holds ROTC commissioning ceremony

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The Grambling State University Army ROTC Tiger Battalion Fall 2012 Commissioning Ceremony was held at 10 a.m. Dec. 13 in the Black and Gold Room in the Favrot Student Union.
The guest speaker was Major General Everett H. Thomas, vice commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at the U.S. Air Force's Barksdale Air Force Base. He is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss.
The new second lieutenants are Quention D. Jackson, Brittany J. Longino, Sha'Darrian D. Marshall, Doreen N. Wallace, Anthony K. Whaley and Courtney D. Wicks.

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Church News - Sunday, December 16, 2012

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. Sundays will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. 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

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December 14th

Smoke brings fire trucks to beauty salon

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Students at Pat Goins Beauty School had a bit of a scare on Friday afternoon when one of their front rooms started to fill with smoke.
District Chief Tommy Woods said the Ruston Fire Department received a call just after noon Friday about the smoke.
Three fire trucks and one command truck responded and stayed on scene for more than 30 minutes.
Woods said investigations revealed that the motor on a heating unit had burned out.
Firefighters reportedly disconnected the heater and cleared the building of smoke.

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Chamber seeking nominations for Russ Award

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Nominations for the 2012 Robert E. Russ Award are being sought by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. The award, given by the Chamber and named for Ruston’s founder, is one of the most prestigious civic honors that can be obtained by a Lincoln Parish resident.
Nomination deadline is noon Jan. 11. Nominees for the 2012 award must have been residents of Lincoln Parish since at least Jan. 1, 2011. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office located at the Ruston-Lincoln Visitors Center, 2111 North Trenton St., and should be returned to the office.

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Emergency Siren to be tested on Wednesdays

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The City of Ruston’s Outdoor Audible Emergency Warning System will be tested at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month beginning in January. Testing will last about 30 seconds.

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Dubach High Alumni seeking donations

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The DHS Alumni Association is raising funds to add an LED display to the existing Dubach High School sign. Anyone who would like to contribute can send a check made payable to: DHS Sign Fund, 7710 Fellowship Road, Dubach, LA 71235. The association will have a plaque made and affixed to the new sign acknowledging this is a gift from past DHS alumni. For more information contact Randy Rogers at 268-0312 or dubachdaddy@yahoo.com.

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Holiday feasts to be given to needy

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Praise Temple Ruston will be giving away 10 holiday feasts to those most in need. If residents know someone or if they believe they can benefit from this gift please contact the church at 255-8120, email at praisetempleruston@ymail.com or inbox on their Facebook page at Praise Temple Ruston. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 21.

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Residents may call the North Pole

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Ruston Parks and Recreation has again secured a line directly from the North Pole to Ruston. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves will be recording messages for young callers at 255-5414. The recordings from Santa’s workshop will be updated every few days in mid-December and then daily as Christmas draws closer. They will be reporting all of the goings-on at the North Pole. The phone lines will be open from Friday, Dec. 14, through Wednesday, Dec. 26. It’s a free call, so residents can call as often as they would like. For more information contact the RPAR office at RPAR@Ruston.org.

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Holtz to lead Bulldogs

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Louisiana Tech University might become the new testing ground among NCAA members on how to choose a head football coach.
Just seek out the son of a well-known, successful father who has been in the business.
For the fourth time this decade, the Bulldogs will have a head coach with that distinction.
Louis Leo “Skip” Holtz, Jr., son of the legendary Lou Holtz, has accepted an offer and been hired by Tech as its new head coach.

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One killed in I-20 crash

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A Shreveport man was reported dead after a fatal crash occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 20 near milepost 73.5.
According to State Police Public Information Officer Albert Paxton with Troop F, Michael Hubbard, 25, of Shreveport, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion in the eastbound lanes of I-20, when for unknown reasons, the car left the roadway, crossed the median and struck a 2000 Kenworth 18-wheeler traveling in the westbound lanes, driven by David Alday, 41, of Juarez, Mexico.

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