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Poinsettia auction in bloom

Proceeds will benefit fund for scholarships
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The holiday spirit has overtaken Louisiana Tech as the department of agricultural sciences prepares for its annual poinsettia show and auction Nov. 30.
This year, the event will take place at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. As with previous years, a varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction.

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Uncovering Thanksgiving gratitude for parents

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Thanksgiving season is here.
There’s so much to be thankful for.
Possibly the one thing I would cherish above all else is being born into a family of faith.
Think about it. Is there a greater gift you can give a child than to bring it into a home where God is honored? And although salvation isn’t inherited, it also is a gift, which each individual has to consciously receive, but is always 100 percent free.
In this day and age, when so many evils tempt our children out in the world, if they have a grounded faith, it can sustain them.

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IHoops action rolls out

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The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s iHoops Skills Challenge was held on a recent Saturday at Bobby James Gym. During the free competition, each participant had an opportunity to showcase their dribbling, passing and shooting proficiency in a timed, half-court obstacle course. Louisiana Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams, pictured above with participants, came out that day to assist.
Pictured bottom, from left to right, are first-place winners of the iHoops Skills Challenge LaShaye Blackmon, Rahesi Champion, Aounttwann Simmons, Emerson Hollion and Malcolm Mahogany, III. Boys and girls competed separately in four age groups.

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CHURCH NEWS

Sunday, November 20, 2011

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly 
of God
“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. 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 provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary

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Saving the Sparta

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Area residents were allowed a chance to comment on a proposed state water management plan at a meeting on Nov. 8. And, for the most part residents weren’t pleased with what the plan had to say.
More than 50 area residents — including Sparta Ground Water Commissioners, Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth and other local leaders — gathered at the Louisiana Tech University Institute for Micromanufacturing Auditorium to express their concerns over what they believed were crucial items missing from the plan.

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Art tour kicks off

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The streets of Ruston will be rockin’ this weekend when the 14th annual Holiday Arts Tour rolls out.
Set to begin today, the event typically draws hundreds of people to downtown Ruston and to individual artist studios to listen to local bands and browse and purchase the various artworks on display at local businesses and studios.
This year, there are around 50 artists and musicians and 23 businesses and studios participating, said Leigh Anne Chambers, executive director of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, which coordinates the tour.

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Three arrested for theft

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Ruston Police Department officers on Wednesday responded to a business on McDonald Avenue in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked behind a building on the property.
RPD Public Information Officer Tim Parker said upon arrival, patrol officers observed a black Ford Explorer occupied by three black male subjects. When the suspects saw the officers, Parker said two immediately fled into the wooded area between McDonald Avenue and the railroad tracks.
“An RPD reserve officer took into custody the one suspect that remained by the vehicle,” Parker said. “Several RPD patrol officers and two RPD reserve officers responded to cordon the area off.”

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Ruston, Tech to host state prep hoops’ finals

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For the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s 2012 basketball championship games, all roads will lead to Lincoln Parish.
More specifically, to Ruston and the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
On Thursday afternoon, the LHSAA and the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau made it official: the city and university will be the site for all of the final showdowns in the boys’ and girls’ division of the annual state tournament.

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Take time out Saturday to go and cast a vote

Lincoln Parish residents will have an opportunity to cast their ballots on Saturday for the General Election.
There will be three items on the ballot. The first, in which all residents will be eligible to vote, is a Constitutional amendment. The amendment would prohibit the levy of new taxes or fees by the state or local governments upon the sale or transfer of real estate.

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Mother: education comes first

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We recently moved into the Hillcrest school district, and I was thrilled that my child would receive such a stellar education.  We have been very happy with the results, especially considering our daughter has severe ADHD. The school board has made it easy for those with disabilities to still thrive in our schools here in Lincoln Parish.

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