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Family time, preparing for baby on the way

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First of all, my grandson, Matt, got home safely from his mission trip to India just in time for him and wife Kelly to have his family for Thanksgiving.
I went to granddaughter Susan and her husband Jonathan’s to spend the holiday with them and his folks from Fairfax, Va. They flew home Monday and Jonathan brought me home across town that night.

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Bullocks mark 50 years

Charles Lane Bullock and Linda K. Bullock, of Ruston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 20 at South Parkway Church. The couple married on Nov. 18, 1961. Their children are Kathy Crowder and husband Byron Crowder, Chuck Bullock and wife Glenda, and David Bullock and wife Lynn. Their grandchildren are Kristi C. Hardaway, Brittani and Cole Crowder, Hollie, Emilie, Michael, Brandon and Kinsley Bullock.

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Boltons celebrate 40th wedding anniversary

Robert and Betty Bolton recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The Boltons were married on Nov. 20, 1971. They renewed their vows with a surprise renewal wedding ceremony given by their children Eric D. Bolton and Tracey Bush.
The ceremony was held at Saint Rest Baptist Church, with Pastor Robert B. Simmons officiating. In attendance were their granddaughters Chuntell, A’nia, Kendria and Kieara. Also, sisters, brothers, classmates and a host of friends and relatives were present to witness the event.

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Church News

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.
Baptist
Calvary

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Safety for the holidays

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With the holiday season under way, the Ruston Police Department wants the local community to remain as safe as possible as people shop and go out of town.
With the crime rate taking a slight increase during the holiday season, small preventive steps can be taken in order to ensure a safer environment this season.
“One of the main things we stress is not to leave packages out in cars while shopping,” said RPD Lt. Tim Parker.

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Toys for Tots begins

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Annual drive to help 200 families
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The Christmas tradition of running downstairs to see what nifty presents and goodies have been left under the tree is set to elude nearly 700 children in Lincoln Parish this holiday.
But, the Ruston Jaycees are working to make sure that as many children as possible will have a smile on their faces on Christmas morning.
The Jaycees annual Toys for Tots drive is in full swing, and residents can find gift-wrapped boxes waiting for donations at various locations around the city.

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Grambling to sell medical center

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GRAMBLING — With an interested party already asking the town to sell the Grambling Medical Center building to them, the city council voted to sell the building Thursday night at their December city council meeting.
The council voted to sell the building and the land for the property, but will keep the items, such as medical equipment, etc., located in the building.
Grambling dentist and Tru Care Dental owner Rhonda Pruitt expressed interest to the council for the purchase of the building, because she said she would like to own her facility to have the capability to expand.

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Boy Scouts honor Native American culture

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The Boy Scouts of America’s Order of the Arrow performed a traditional Pow Wow recently for Ruston’s Cub Scout Pack 59.
Decked out in traditional Native American apparel, the scouts put on the Pow Wow event for friends and family.
“The event was very interactive, informative and entertaining,” said Olitsa Robbins, Pack 59 Webelos I den leader. “I am always impressed with the dedication and performance of these young men.”

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Exhibit honors servicemen and women

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An exhibit of works by Mandi Nikole Zimmer will open from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at 102 a Bistro. This exhibit, “Enlisted: Home and Away,” features portrait photography honoring American servicemen and women.
Zimmer will be at the opening to discuss the work.
She is a Tech graduate and works as a professional photographer in Baton Rouge. The display will be intermixed with war memorabilia on loan from the Louisiana Military Museum. This exhibit is presented by the North Central Louisiana Arts Council in association with 102 a Bistro.

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Cane’s plush puppy sales to benefit 4 Paws

’Tis the season for the Raising Cane’s Chicken Finger holiday plush puppy.  For the third year in a row, the company will offer its signature plush, “Cane,” in its restaurants and donate net proceeds from sales of the plush toy to local pet welfare agencies. 
The net proceeds from the plush puppy sales at the Monroe area restaurants will benefit PAWS of the NELA Spay and Neuter Clinic. Net proceeds from the Ruston area restaurant will benefit 4 Paws Rescue.  
“With more than 115 restaurants in 16 states, Raising Cane’s is a strong supporter of pet welfare groups in the communities we serve,” said Todd Graves, founder and CEO of the restaurant company. “We are thrilled that our customers can share in our passion for pet welfare and support these important, local organizations during a time of giving.”

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