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Dream leads to political thought

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I had an unusual dream last night. In fact, I woke myself up talking in my sleep. I was at a Littera Club meeting, and of all things, we were having a political discussion about the upcoming election. I promise, I’ve never had such a dream before that I can remember
The club ladies were seated on either side of the room according to parties, and the debate was hot and heavy. Feelings were running full steam ahead, almost to the boiling point.

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Bearcat Belles host fashion show

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On Aug. 6, the Ruston High School Bearcat Belles hosted their annual Style Show Dinner. Along with a dinner and style presentation, a silent auction was held.
The annual fundraiser helps pay for star competition and other expenses.
Pictured above are members of the Bearcat Belles modeling clothes from All That Jazz. Other clothing sponsors included The Fashion, Rodeo, Pattons, Songbird, Bayou Gypsy and Anitra’s of Monroe.

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Handcrafted collection gifted to museum

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Mrs. Vernon Smith, Hazel Nolan Smith, to those who know her well, was born in Hodge to Jim and Julia Nolan in 1921. When Hazel Nolan was 11 years old, her mother died. She was raised by her aunt, Annie Mae Deloney.
Annie Mae came to Hodge and lived and took care of the children. After a few years, the entire family moved to the farm in the Greenwood Community. The year was 1934 and the farm belonged to Tom Nolan, the grandfather.

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La. Tech’s The Happening XXXI

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Top Left Photo: From left to right, Andrea Neiman, John Price, Laura Kneiss, Leah Beasley and Tyson Baldwin attending The Happening XXXI on Aug. 9.
Top Right Photo: Pictured above are Ken and Becky Rea.
Middle Left Photo: Pictured above are, from left to right, Donnie Bell, Neal Breeding, Daniel Hudgens, Steven Newman and Courtney Pugh gathered to hear various university speakers discuss the upcoming school year.
Middle Right Photo: Pictured above are Kelsey Coon and Caleb Pool.

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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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GSU wins concert

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University students learned today that the students have won a nationwide competition, winning a free concert.
During the summer, vitaminwater announced its “vitaminwater Uncapped” competition for accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide. The test was simple: students needed to represent their school by texting its name to a special company line. The top two of more than 100 HBCUs eligible and participating would win a free concert on or near their campuses.

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Tech helps rural areas

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Thursday was a busy day at Louisiana Tech University. After receiving close to $1 million by winning the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, Tech officials got to know the groups responsible for their funding Thursday morning at University Hall when members of President Barack Obama’s administration came through to tour the campus and talk about the award, all while the college’s 307 summer graduates received their diplomas just a short walk away.

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GSU’s TV dreams

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GRAMBLING — Anyone visiting Grambling State University’s campus this week may have noticed there seems to be a “Hollywood” quality to the campus. That’s because 15 students from the college’s Film Workforce Training Program have been shooting a pilot with some of the industry’s finest.
Filming started Monday on “The Devon Taylor Show,” but students in this 10-week class have been hard at work preparing for this week with program instructor, television writer and creator and executive producer of the Devon Taylor pilot, Lena Wilson Claybon.

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Alexander challenged

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A resident of Boyce qualified to run against U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander this morning.
Clay Steven Grant, a Libertarian is, so far, incumbent Alexander’s only challenger for the U.S. representative for the Fifth Congressional District seat.
No additional local candidates had qualified for the Nov. 6 election as of press time this morning.

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Library changes vacation day policy

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Longtime employees of the local library are getting some extra vacation days.
On Wednesday, the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control unanimously approved the policy change.
The current policy allows annual leave of 12 days after 0-5 years of service, 15 days after 6-10 years, 18 days after 11-15 years and 21 days for 16 years or more. Part-time employees can accrue prorated annual leave according to the number of hours they work weekly.

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