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June 23rd

Community supports Med-Camps

Med-Camps of Louisiana began in 1987 with just 13 campers and has grown steadily and expanded its programs. This year 300 campers are expected to attend a variety of camps which meet their needs through medical supervision and trained staff counselors.
The mission statement of Med-Camps to offer the highest quality programs at no charge to the campers could not be achieved without the generous support of individuals and businesses.

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Destination — hometown

The combination makes for a superb sea of humanity with which to surround oneself.
When I initially came back to Ruston, both of my parents were alive, and their care was a duty of privilege which I undertook with my younger brother. When they both passed away, some of my friends asked me whether I would consider moving. I suppose a relocation is always an option in life, but I don’t think I ever really thought of it seriously.
Here is my letter of recommendation for Life in Ruston.

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Greta steals the luncheon show

“He asked me what I needed, and I told him that I was in Houston and that I wanted to get into the heart of New Orleans because I thought that was where we could get the best coverage of the storm. He said that would be no problem.”

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June 22nd

Lewis low-key off field, super on it

Lewis went from being a little recruited player out of high school to one of the more successful wide receivers in college and professional history.
And now, he’s running a perfect route right into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, being among those who comprise the induction class of 2006 that will be officially enshrined in Natchitoches on Saturday night.
“Something like this, you just don’t expect to happen,” Lewis said. “I hadn’t even thought about it until recently when somebody told me I was on the list of nominees, but I didn’t think much about it.

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Beware of identity theft

A recent case of identity theft in Grambling brings this crime to the foreground and should serve as a reminder to all of us to take steps to protect our information from would-be criminals.
Harris said one simple way to help prevent the crime is to leave personal items, such as Social Security cards and unused credit cards, at home until they are needed.
The Federal Trade Commission also offers these tips:
• Order a copy of your credit report to keep track of activity
concerning your credit;

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Peach Fest is a ‘town reunion’

As a Ruston High School graduate, I imagine there are numerous people with whom I grew up living in and around the city.
More than a decade past graduation, after having moved away for five years, however, I would guess I know the whereabouts of fewer than 10 of them.
In this way, this week’s Peach Festival could almost be described as a “town reunion” of sorts.

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Celebrity Theatres scheduled to open

Celebrity Theatres Vice-President of Operations Roger Black and Ruston Celebrity Theatres General Manager Ramiro Martinez were both supervising many last-minute details Tuesday as final preparations were made.
“There are always many activities that must be completed during the last three or four days before the opening of a movie theater,” Black said. “The list is endless — completing Coke hook-ups, checking out the production booths, completing the staff training and making the speaking and sound checks.

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June 21st

Nicholson chosen for ‘Showcase’

Approximately 130 players from regions stretching from the midwest to the East Coast will be participating in the 15th annual event that is hosted by six different major league organizations.
Nicholson will be among nine players from Louisiana included on the regional team that also covers Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida and will carry the name of the sponsoring San Diego Padres.
Other big league clubs who will represent regions at the “Showcase” include the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

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Peach Fest heads to Dixie

• At 10 a.m Saturday, KNOE television personality and co-host of “Good Morning Ark-La-Miss” Randy Prewitt will be inside the Dixie signing and selling copies of his and wife Debbie’s cookbook “Flavors of the Ark-La-Miss.”
• From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, the North Louisiana Art Council’s Piney Hills Gallery will have its grand re-opening in the Dixie lobby.
Paintings, jewelry and crafts by local artists will be on display.

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Wanting barbecue even more

I was able to attend several festival events, most of which offered food, and it was my own oversight that deprived my tastebuds of the festive fare.
The celebration kicked off Wednesday afternoon with an opening ceremony, old fashioned church service and watermelon feast. I arrived at the beginning of the ceremony and stuck around snapping pictures of the service until the heat drove me under the tent and, coincidentally, right next to the watermelons.

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