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Banks selected as Liberty Hill moderator

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Norah Banks Jr., pastor of the New Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Inc., will be installed as the Liberty Hill Baptist Association moderator at 3 p.m. today.
The installation service will be held at the Liberty Hill Association Building 188 Bennet Rd. in Grambling.
Pastor Tommy L. Carr will be the guest speaker.
Pastor Carr is the moderator of the Gum Spring Baptist Association and pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church of Farmerville.
For further information, please call 263-8850.

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Church News

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Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. Our doors will be open from 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or e-mail fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
Baptist
Calvary
Worship and Bible study is at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays men’s prayer at 7 a.m. and Celebrate Recovery at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m.

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Thermon Holstead

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Funeral services for Thermon Holstead, age 79, of Choudrant will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Hulen Warren and Rev. Jimmy Pyles. A private family graveside will follow the service at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Holstead was born December 29, 1931 and passed away January 12, 2011. Mr. Holstead was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church where he held numerous positions. He was the owner and founder of Holstead’s Inc.

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Maxwell R. Taunton, Sr.

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Funeral services for Maxwell R. Taunton, Sr., 85, of Farmerville will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Farmerville United Methodist Church with Bro. Truman Stagg and Bro. Kurt Auger officiating.  Burial will be at Sardis Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mr. Taunton joined his Heavenly Father on January 12, 2011. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a true southern gentleman and a fine Christian man.

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Boards meet Schedler

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New Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler was in Lincoln Parish on Thursday as he toured the Eddie G. Robinson Museum and spoke with members of that facility’s board of directors as well as the board for the North Louisiana Military Museum.

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Tech gets top honor

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University classified as ‘high research’ school
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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has elevated Louisiana Tech University to its “Research University — high research activity” (RU/H) category, placing it among an exclusive group of approximately 100 research universities in the United States to earn this classification.
Tech joins such distinguished research universities as Auburn University, Mississippi State University, Baylor University, the University of Arkansas and Clemson University.

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Show features antique books

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Children’s books ranging from 1844-1943 displaying a variety of artistic styles from Victorian to Art Deco are on view at the Lincoln Parish Library in the Gallery Hallway.

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Ruston High students take time out to read

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Principal designates period as ‘sacred’
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Every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 – 11 a.m., Ruston High School goes completely silent —except for the sound of turning pages.

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Remedy for the Sparta problem

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Complainers must always be ready to offer solutions. This I will do in today’s follow-up to last week’s commentary complaining about abuses to our Sparta Aquifer by paper mills and shale gas well fracturing (aka fracking) companies.

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What would Edwin Edwards do?

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, a Democrat who served four terms as head of the Bayou State, walked away from federal prison Thursday after serving eight years on a corruption conviction.

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