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July 30th

Mid-City Ballers take AAU title

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The Mid-City Ballers Amateur Athletic Association team captured the championship of a national tournament in Little Rock, Ark. Team members, front row from left, Deterrial Samuel, Aaron Lewis, Brandon Hampton, Deon Dade, Dedonte Cooper, Jamaya Burr, KenDarius Miller and Coach Andre Lewis. On the back row, from left are Coach Cedric Lewis, Quanya Wlson, Raheem Regis, KeyDayvion Crowe, Jerry Melton and Calvin McKinley.

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We’re losing our Bobwhite quail

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My wife saw a rare sight from the kitchen window one day last year, at least rare in today’s world. She watched a pair of quail pecking around the brick walk within a few feet of the front window. She snapped a photo to prove to her skeptical husband she knew a quail when she saw one. Indeed, it was — a hen and rooster bobwhite.

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Sunday Morning with La. High School Teacher of the Year Emily Howell

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Excellence is becoming something of a pattern in the Lincoln Parish School System.
For the second year in a row, a Ruston High School English teacher was named the Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year. Emily Howell, this year’s winner, said she credits much of her success to a supportive environment.

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Visit from hometown friend brings back good memories

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I’m telling you, folks, there’s nothing much sweeter than hometown relationships. They run close behind God and family.
I had a wonderful time today connecting with Holly Reed, Joanne Johnston’s youngest daughter.

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Irbys to commemorate 50th wedding anniversary

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The family of Bob and Ann Irby are happy to say the Irbys have had a wonderful 50 years of marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irby will celebrate their Golden Anniversary in Vero Beach, Fla., with their family.
They were married Aug. 4, 1961 in Ruston. They have four children, Bobbie Irby of Lake Wales, Fla., Patrick Irby of Kernersville, N.C., Denise Irby of Norfolk, Va., and Amie Irby Green of Swansboro, N.C.
They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Both Bob and Ann are avid golfers and enjoy working outside.
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Grubbs celebrate 50 years of marriage

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Bobby and Liz Mayfield Grubb, of Ruston, were married July 31, 1961. Their children are Tammy Crutchfield, Mitchell Long, husband David and Shane Grubb, wife Callie. The couple has four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Church News

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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.

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July 29th

Marzett sentenced

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A Ruston man who was involved in several residential burglaries in Lincoln Parish between March and May 2010 has been sentenced in Third Judicial District Court.
Damon Marzett was convicted of 17 counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, along with two counts of armed robbery.

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RPAR softball revs up

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Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s fall softball season will swing into action a little earlier this year. Instead of mid-September, play for men’s, church and co-ed leagues will begin the week of Aug. 29.

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Kostelka to re-run for Senate District 35 seat

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Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, announces that he has committed to run to serve his one remaining term. “I am a state senator today because the business community recruited me to help repeal the Stelly Tax as well as other taxes and restrictions that were obstacles to business and job growth,” Kostelka said.

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