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Gary Stokley: Louisiana Tech legend

Professor looks back on time at university
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Shortly before the school year started at Louisiana Tech University, associate professor of sociology Gary Stokley packed away his things and left a short note on the outside of his office door in George T. Madison Hall.
The note Stokley left wasn’t one informing students of their grades or that class had changed schedule. It was simply a goodbye note to all of the students, teachers and faculty he worked with over his 40-year career at the university.

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Morning speaker brings heartfelt conviction

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Did you ever have a complete change of plans for your day, wake up and everything goes South? I think it happens to everyone. With me, I often get sidetracked with something I prefer doing and letting the important stuff slide. But who is to say what’s important?
Monday has always been supposed to be the day to catch up on all the dull stuff — like laundry, housework, etc.

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Cast for production of ‘Our Town’ announced

The Louisiana Tech Stone Theatre announced the cast for the upcoming production of “Our Town.”
Kenneth Robbins, director of the school of performing arts, will direct. “Our Town” performances are scheduled to run Oct. 26 – 29 and Nov. 2 – 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Stone Theatre, located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts, on the corner of Adams Boulevard and W. Arizona Avenue.

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Playground equipment for school, community

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The Lincoln Parish School Board and Ruston Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Glen View Elementary to get the school a new playground that will be used as a park for community members as well. Above: Schools Superintendent Danny Bell, RPAR Director Wes Barton, PTO President Renee Skipper, Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth, Alderman Jim Pearce and Glen View Principal Lisa Mangum show off the new playground while student Jillian Jones gets ready to go down the slide.

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Tech professor elected to national board of directors

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David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology and the Eva Cunningham Endowed Professor in Education at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to serve on the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) board of directors.
In addition to his election to the board, Szymanski was also named an NSCA Fellow. This honor is reserved for professionals whose frequent and sustained contributions to the profession have promoted the goals and activities of the NSCA.

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Club News

Caney Lake Sams Club
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The spacious, cool Thomas Linge Community Center in Oak Grove was the site for the Caney Lake Good Sams Camping Club on Aug. 24-27. Hosts Nellie and Emory Ambrose and Janece and Louie Miller were the hosts that welcomed the Good Sammers to a brown bag supper on Wednesday evening. Following supper, everyone caught up with the past month’s happenings.
Everyone enjoys a good ol’ covered-dish meal — that’s exactly what happened Thursday at noon. Some games that afternoon may have been a little sluggish because of all the full tummies.

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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 email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary
Worship and Bible study is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Tuesday’s men’s prayer is at 7 a.m. Wednesday evening service is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call Calvary at 255-3594 or visit our website at www.calvaryruston.org.
Christ Temple

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Local man sentenced in death

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A Choudrant man has been sentenced to 40 years at hard labor in the death of his wife.
Third Judicial District Judge Cynthia Woodard handed down the sentence to Samuel Robert Davis last week.
According to court minutes at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse, representatives of the victim’s family were present and given an opportunity to make a statement, but declined to do so.
The sentence was a plea and was recommended to the court by the District Attorney’s office after consultation with representatives from the victim’s family.

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National POW/MIA Day

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The third Friday in September is set aside as National POW/MIA Day. Members of the Louisiana Tech Air Force ROTC set up a silent vigil honoring those who have not come back from a war (MIA) and those who have been prisoners of war (POW). The cadets will be in front of Ruston City Hall for the duration of the day.

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Chicken coops to face off

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As the 23nd annual Louisiana Chicken Festival draws near there are a variety of festivities on tap.
For the second year, the festival will host the Chicken Coop Races, which are open to all. However, just as last year there are certain rules that participants must abide by, according to the Dubach Restoration and Beautification, Inc.

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