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Legacy Park holds ribbon cutting

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Top Left Photo: A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday for the completed Legacy Park, a boundless playground that allows for children of all abilities to play together. The park is located within Lincoln Parish Park.
Top Right Photo: Samantha Barr playing on the playground equipment at the ribbon-cutting for Legacy Park.
Middle Left Photo: Bradley Denny swinging, while Preston Beck looks on at Legacy Park.
Middle Right Photo: Anna Robbins, 4, playing on the slide at Legacy Park.

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Longing for an old, familiar doctor

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Dr. Larry Neal, where are you when I need you? I know, I’m the one who moved away, and I’m actually doing well in the Big D, but I have found no one to replace you.
Want to hear a sad tale?
As you remember, I was one of your patients who needed medical supervision rather than crisis healing most of the time. From childhood, I had allergies that seemed to take up permanent residence in my sinuses and right ear.

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Library to host award-winning pianist

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Corbin Beisner, winner of the 2012 Louisiana International Piano Competition, will be performing a free public concert at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
Beisner has won numerous awards including: first prize in the festival competition in Freiburg, Germany, Premier Prize in the Forum Internacional de Musica competition, the premier prize in the Obidos Piano Competition and third prize in the International Liszt Competition in California. He was also a laureate of the first Fulbright Concerto Competition in Arkansas. Most recently, Beisner was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Louisiana Piano Competition in Alexandria and the first prize winner of the II Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Conn., also in 2011.

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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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RCT to hold auditions

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Group gearing up for Christmas production

Although there are approximately three months left until the holiday season, the Ruston Community Theatre is gearing up for their production of “Dad’s Christmas Miracle,” with auditions to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Monday.
A comedy by Pat Cook, the play centers on a young Connor Murphy, who dreams of receiving a go-kart for Christmas. Though his grades are not good and his ability to stay out of mischief is nonexistent, Connor tries desperately to right his wrongs in hopes of receiving his Christmas wish. With a cast of sidekick best friends, antagonizing siblings and attentive parents, Connor and company find themselves in some peculiar situations.

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Summer break ends

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All the students are finally back in school as Thursday saw Louisiana Tech University open its doors for classes to begin the 2012-13 school year, which will be the last under 26-year university president Dan Reneau.
Students began their first day of class Thursday just two days after Reneau announced to his faculty and staff that this year would be his last as the leader of the Bulldogs, with his last day set as June 30, 2013.

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Autism center hopes for progress

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Area nonprofit begins first week of after-school program
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Most parents worry about what would happen to their children if something happened to them.
For a parent whose child has autism, Tiffany White, founder of the Hope Center for Autism, said the fear can be unimaginable.
“The most challenging thing is you worry about his future because he is so dependent,” White said. “After the initial heartbreak of realizing ‘My child is different,’ you realize he requires a lot more special attention. It’s a big concern. Will he be able to take care of himself?”

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Holley: A second chance

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Ray Holley is thankful.
The 2011 season could have easily been his last as a football player.
He played in four games as a running back at Louisiana Tech University before suffering a season-closing back injury.

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Grambling: Big paycheck, challenge

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GRAMBLING — Big challenge, big paycheck.
So it will be for Grambling State University’s football team on Saturday when they face Texas Christian University at Amon Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
It’s one of those meetings between a Football Championship Series team and Football Bowl Subdivision program in which the scenario is oh-so-familiar: the school from the lower echelon (what was formerly known as the NCAA’s 1-AA category) accepts a triple-digit guarantee while knowing full well that the chances of pulling off an upset loom between nil and narrow.

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Garrett still high on list

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Ex-RHS coach among state’s all-time leaders in wins
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“Hoss” is still hanging around on the all-time list for the most successful high school football coaches in Louisiana.
L.J. “Hoss” Garrett, who guided Ruston High to three championships during a Hall of Fame career spanning more than 30 seasons, is ranked No. 11 for most victories by a prep coach in the state, based on statistics compiled by a trio of Louisiana Sports Writers Association members.

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