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January 18th, 2014

Timeless Traditions set

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Pictured are Sharee Granger with her daughter, Gabbie Granger and Isabelle, Gabbie’s doll. They are anticipating this year’s “Timeless Traditions” sponsored by Quota International of Ruston. The event will be at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston.
The morning starts with an American Girl film, “Saige Paints the Sky!” The film is an inspirational tale of 9-year-old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice.

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Cheers

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Christopher Campbell, of Ruston, is a winner of the Southeastern Airport Managers Association sponsored by SAMA Educational Foundation. Christopher is currently majoring in professional aviation at Louisiana Tech University.
Mathias
Edward Mathias, of Ruston, is a winner of the Southeastern Airport Managers Association sponsored by SAMA Educational Foundation. Edward is currently majoring in aviation managment at Louisiana Tech University.

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State library announces 2014 teen video challenge

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The State Library of Louisiana will again participate in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public libraries’ summer reading programs.
Teenagers may enter the competition by creating a public service announcement that encourages teens to read and visit libraries during the summer using the theme “Spark a Reaction.” The deadline for video submission is March 10.

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Vestry officials elected

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On Jan. 12, Dean Norton, Ellis Norris and John Tom James were elected to serve a three-year term on the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer. Kay Gilley was elected to serve the 2 year unexpired term of Steve Napper.

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Church News

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Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Baptist
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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Will Tech have representatives in Super Bowl?

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This time a year ago, Louisiana Tech’s Ryan Allen and Quinton Patton were like so many other folks around the country: gearing up to watch the Super Bowl.
Today?
They’re on the verge of playing in the world championship game.
Allen and his New England Patriot teammates will go after an AFC championship against the Broncos in Denver.
At Seattle, Patton and his cohorts on the San Francisco 49ers will seek an NFC crown against the Seahawks.
The winners advance to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

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Tech set for C-USA showdown

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Ever since Louisiana Tech’s season ended last year in National Invitation Tournament action in Reed Green Coliseum at the hands of Southern Miss, the Bulldogs have known they were joining Conference USA where they would eventually get their rematch with the Golden Eagles.
That day has come in a nationally-televised game on Fox Sports 1 at noon today with Adam Alexander calling the play by play and Dan Bonner as the analyst.

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Lady Techsters downed at East Carolina

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina freshman J’Kyra Brown came off the bench to score a career-high 29 points and the Pirates shot 61 percent for the game as ECU won its 22nd straight home game with an 86-55 victory over Louisiana Tech Saturday afternoon at Williams Arena.

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G-Men, Lady Tigers fall in doubleheader vs. Texas Southern

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The Grambling State basketball teams both fell in home action Saturday against Texas Southern. The Tigers dropped a heartbreaker as Texas Southern took a 74-72 win. The G-Men fell to 1-13 overall and 0-5 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while TSU is now 7-9 and 3-1. Antwan Scott (5), pictured above at left, led GSU with 25 points, including a six-of-nine 3-point shooting performance. The GSU women fell to 6-10 overall and 3-2 in the SWAC as Texas Southern (6-9, 3-1) won 77-63. Joanna Miller (23), pictured above at right, led GSU with 18 points.

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Creek, Ruston lead way on All-Parish grid team

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Cedar Creek quarterback Mark Van and Ruston quarterback Ben LeBlanc are best friends off the field, so it’s only fitting that the pair were two of the top award winners on the 2013 All-Lincoln Parish team as announced by the Ruston Daily Leader.
Van had the numbers to edge past his friend to become the first team signal caller on the All-Parish team and the Bert Jones Offensive Player of the Year Award winner, but LeBlanc’s tenacious play, including a game in which he led the Bearcats to a win after being sick all week, earned him the nod as the 2013 Kyle Williams Spirit Award winner.

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