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October 19th, 2013

Lions Club hosts Edmiston

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Regan Edmiston with Volunteers Christian Builders spoke at a recent meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Edmiston told the group of some of the workings of the organization, which takes on construction projects for churches throughout the United States.

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NCLAC hosts ‘Lakota’

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to bring Bobby Bridger and John Inmon to the Dixie Center for the Arts on Thursday for an educational presentation of “Lakota,” the third part of a trilogy of poetic ballads chronicling the American West in the 19th century. Lincoln Parish sixth graders have been invited to this private performance, which includes a question and answer session with the musicians, as well as an art exhibit by Bridger in the Dixie Center lobby.

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Club news: Pierian Club meets

Vickie Benefield welcomed 18 Pierian members into her home along with cohostesses Carol Johnson and Kathey Roane. Refreshments were served and enjoyed as the ladies visited.
Virginia Selle then led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Dee Colvin led the Club Collect.

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Calvary gives coats away

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Oct. 5 Calvary Baptist Church held their “Reach Ruston” campaign, during which church members gave coats to those in need.
Bobby Dowling, Louisiana Tech University director of recreation and member of Calvary Baptist Church said this was Calvary’s first year to have this event and the coat giveaway is not all that they are doing.
Dowling said that the sole reason for the church to put this event on is to “do something nice for the people of Ruston.”
“We want to show people how much God loves them,” Dowling said.
Matthew Tolar, 16, came to give coats to any who needs them.

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Fundraiser for BGCNLA set

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Former Ruston native James “Jimmy” McConnell, of Chatsworth, Calif., will join his former high school music student Larry Pannell, music department chairman, and marching band director at Grambling State University, in performing for a major fundraiser at the Dixie Center for the Arts on Nov. 1.
The Title Sponsor of this event is Squire Creek Country Club in support of the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana. This event is being promoted by the Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors.

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Tech physicists help with international research project

Physics faculty from Louisiana Tech University are part of an international team of researchers which has reported first results for the proton’s weak charge based on precise new data from Jefferson Laboratory, the nation’s premier electron beam facility for nuclear and particle physics research in Newport News, Va.
The results will be published in an upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters, a prestigious and widely-referenced international journal that focuses on major advances in physics and cross disciplinary developments.

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Princeton Place helps Alzheimer’s Association

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To raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association T-shirts featuring the slogan “What Day is it? .... Huuump Daaay!” have been sold. Upcoming events to raise additional funds include a bake sale from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Past events were a carwash and bake sale that took place in September.
Come walk with the Princeton Place team at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 in Forysthe Park in Monroe. For more information call Susan Bateman at 254-3822.

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Dixie Dancers teach tap

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The lovely Dixie Dancers of Ruston teach tap dancing classes at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings in the McLane Multipurpose Center. They also perform their tap dance routines, for free, at various venues in and around Ruston. This photo was taken before their performance at The Council of the Aging last month. For more information or a schedule of their performances, contact Jane Boone at 255-7864.

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First Baptist sets Fall Festival for tonight

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Local and area residents, along with their children, are invited from 5-7 p.m. today in the parking lot of Ruston’s First Baptist Church to participate in family-friendly activities, including games, festive treats, music, sponsored booths, animated balloons, face painting, door prizes, fire truck viewing, bouncers, surprises galore, and the “parade of miniature horses” — all great ingredients for an autumn Octoberfest for area families.

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October 18th

GSU coaching carousel continues

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Ragsdale out, Winston in as interim head football coach for Tigers

The soap opera known as the winless Grambling State University football team took another dramatic turn Thursday as interim head coach George Ragsdale was relieved of his coaching duties.
Defensive coordinator Dennis “Dirt” Winston, a former NFL linebacker with Pittsburgh and New Orleans, was named the new interim coach for the Tigers (0-7). Ragsdale was promoted from running backs coach in September when Doug Williams was fired. Ragsdale has been reassigned in the athletic department.

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