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Adventures with babies

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April 30 will forever be one of the greatest days in my life.
My first miracle was something I saw on Facebook — a video of my great-great granddaughter, Madisyn Brooke, doing something I had never seen before during all my involvement with grandbabies since my first, Robert, was born in 1968.

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Jason Morgan: 2012 Olympic contender

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Qualifying for the Olympic Games is nothing new for 29-year-old discus-thrower Jason “Dadz” Morgan. He did it in 2008, so after four more years of training, he was bound to find his name once again among those qualifying for a shot at a medal.
The quest for that medal is all the more real for Morgan, who, despite qualifying for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, could not attend because his travel documents did not come back in time for him to make the trip and compete for Jamaica, his home country.

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Fearing’s art on display at Lincoln Parish Museum

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From now until June 22, The Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society will play host to “A Return,” featuring artworks of Kelly Fearing, a former Ruston resident.
Born in Arkansas, Fearing was raised in Louisiana where he went on to study art at Louisiana Tech University. He continued his studies at Columbia University where he earned a master’s degree in art.
During World War II, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, after accepting a job in defense.

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday 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 is 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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Tech accepts bid into C-USA

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Now, it’s official.
No more waiting, no more nervous hand-wringing, no more wondering about what the future might hold.
Welcome to Conference USA.
After several weeks of speculation, Louisiana Tech University officially announced today that it will begin membership in C-USA with the 2013-14 season.

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GSU honors Smith

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University took some time out to remember the first dean of the college’s School of Nursing, Betty E. Smith, when they named the nursing building in honor of her with a ceremony in front of the building Wednesday.
Many of Smith’s friends, co-workers, colleagues, students and family members were in attendance for the event, which President Frank Pogue said was very important to the university.

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Wiggins set to retire

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A.E. Phillips principal to step down after 11 years
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After 11 years as principal, A.E. Phillips Elementary School’s Carynn Wiggins is handing over the reins to someone new.
Wiggins has been at the school for 22 years, first as a teacher, then as principal.
She said retiring is a bit of a bittersweet event in her life, and she keeps repeating a quote from one of her favorite authors — Dr. Seuss — to get her through it.

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Ruston works at recycling problems

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On a recent afternoon Ruston Environmental Services Manager Camille Mize stood outside next to numerous items pulled from the city’s recycling dumpsters because they did not belong there.
“Every week they find things that are not supposed to be in there,” Mize said, as she pointed out a bread wrapper, aluminum cans and beer bottles.
The four recycling bins in the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Complex parking lot on Alabama Avenue are only for paper and cardboard that have not had direct contact with food. However, it appears many residents use the dumpsters to dispose of a variety of materials.

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Youth art camps available in 5 parishes

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Since 1990, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council has offered annual Summer Arts Camps in five parishes: Lincoln, Jackson, Bienville, Claiborne and Union. NCLAC currently has seven camps scheduled for 2012 and have begun registration. These camps are offered to students who have completed first through sixth grades.
Camp participants will have classes in 2-D art (drawing, painting); 3-D art (sculpture, pottery, fiber arts); and drama.

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J.A. Dinner and a Movie benefits DART

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The Junior Auxiliary of Ruston held its annual Dinner and a Movie with proceeds going toward the purchase of books for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Pictured are left to right, in the back-row: Heather Bowling, Jessie Hamby and Tracey Brockman. From left to right, in the front-row, are Carter Tims and Drew Bowling.

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