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November 8th, 2013

Honoring heroes

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Veterans Day activities planned for Monday
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At 11 a.m. Monday Lincoln Parish residents will be given the opportunity to honor veterans from all branches of military — past and present — as the American Legion Post 593, Grambling State University Army ROTC and the Grambling Chamber of Commerce, as well as the village of Choudrant will present Veteran’s Day programs.
Ewing Collier with Grambling State University said this is the 13th annual Veterans Day program. It will be in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot center.

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iHoops challenge on tap for Saturday

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Local children are invited to get their tennis shoes and jerseys ready to hit the hardwood for the 4th annual iHoops Basketball Skills Challenge hosted by Ruston Parks and Recreation at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bobby James Gymnasium, located at 605 James St.
This event is a free basketball skills competition that is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.
“Last year we had about 50 kids come out, and the event went really well,” Korick Wilkerson, recreation services assistant, said. “We just wanted to get another event out to the local children.”

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Davis considered historian of Louisiana Tech athletics

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of five features on the Class of 2013 that will be inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center. The public is invited.
O.K. “Buddy” Davis never donned a Louisiana Tech uniform.
He never scored a touchdown, made a tackle, swung a bat or pulled down a rebound.
Nor did he sprint out of the blocks, spike a ball, drive one down the fairway, serve up an ace or head a ball into a goal.

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Group fights to end homelessness

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According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the percentage of Americans who are homeless has dropped 17 percent from 2009 until now.
Organizations like the local Elisha Ministries are responsible for getting nearly 129,000 Americans off the street.
Founder of Elisha Ministries Inc., Gloria Mays said she first started to care for others when she housed ministers who came to town.  

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Grassfire to perform at the Dixie

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After the Grassfire performance during the Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase last year I had many patrons ask us to bring the band back to our stage as a season show. We’re pleased to present our friends from Louisiana at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Mark your calendars now for the event you certainly don’t want to miss.

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Club news: Happy Gardeners Society meets

The October meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society was held at the home of Mary Ayers. Cohostesses were Emily Baugh and Frances Rich. Refreshments were enjoyed by the following members Sarah Williams, Peggy Thompson, Kathy Roans, Linda Richmond, Frances Rich, Linda Newton, Ellen Lacroix, Dorothy Jewell, Linda James, Cecelia Hedrick, Betty Fuqua, Joan Couch, Margaret Coleman, Emily Baugh, Mary Ayers and guests, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Gallagher.

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Grandparents Day celebrated

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First Baptist’s “Mom’s Day Out” program recently celebrated “Grandparents Day,” according to Pam Flowers, director of MDO. “Sharing a morning with your grandchildren, seeing their faces in the glow of excitement, putting your arms around them, listening to your 5 year old thank God for everything from goldfish to Grandma” . . . provides wholesome inspiration and encouragement that was shared by many of the grandparents attending this special day program at First Baptist Church in Ruston.

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Remembering our veterans

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance for veterans, but Nov. 11 became a national holiday in 1938.

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What is the United States thinking

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Here is a small history lesson for you:
• 1948 — Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services.
• 1975 — The Air Force puts the first woman on operational crew status.
• 1976 — The first group of women enters the U.S. military academies, as directed by legislation signed by President Gerald Ford a year earlier.
• 1983 — About 200 Army and Air Force women are among the forces deployed to Grenada, serving on aircrews, as military police and as transportation specialists.

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Bring issues to state’s attention

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On Oct. 28 Athletic Director Tommy McClelland and Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice held a lunch press conference. At the luncheon, McClell and Guice revealed the next stage of the “Quest for Excellence” project, which will add an additional 70,000-square-feet to the football complex. The $18 million expansion is set to break ground in spring 2014.
In a previous Ruston Daily Leader article McClelland said “this facility would not be possible without the generosity of our local supporters, alumni, friends and the students quarterly athletic fee.”

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