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September 7th, 2013

Jamboree to feature legendary hunter

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I’ve been involved with the Sportsman’s Jamboree since its inception back in 1980. Over the years, we have featured an array of talented and well-known special guest speakers from Grits Gresham to Ben Rodgers Lee to Harold Knight to David Hale to Preston Pittman to James “Dr. Deer” Kroll et al.

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All things are changing, God stays the same

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Many in our community have experienced great loss over the past several months. In my ministry setting and in the lives of friends and family, I have witnessed numerous people suffer from the incredible storms that life can sometimes bring. I am sure that you have witnessed this as well.

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Three friends meet

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On Aug. 31 three friends met at Cracker Barrel in West Monroe and visited together for the first time since 1954. Pictured are Mary Alice Williams Smith, of Ruston, Joann Barnett Wilson, of Brookhaven, Miss., and Sally King Brown, of Eufaula, Okla. All three ladies went to school and church together in Newellton. Each married in 1954 and went their separate ways. Smith said it was a blessing for them to get together and visit once more after all those years.

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Tech debate team makes state history

Louisiana Tech University’s debate team made history recently as the first team from Louisiana to have been accepted to compete in the World Universities Debate Championship (WUDC), which is recognized as the largest and most prestigious debate tournament in the world.
Sam Hathorn, a sophomore education major from Alexandria, and Ben Markway, a senior accounting major from Deville, will compete in late December in Chennai, India.

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Catching the big event on Facebook

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Have you ever been “high as a kite” and disgruntled at the same time? Probably that comes with age 92, which there are not too many of us left.
Anyway — good news first: Great grandbaby Sydney finally got well, plus walked alone and it was to her grandfather, Harold Henderson, who was here with wife Becky, visiting for Labor Day weekend with daughter Susan and son-in-law Jonathan and the baby. His brother Mark and wife Lynda, their daughter Michelle, all former Rustonites, and Michelle’s husband Brad and little son Max were also here from Oklahoma.

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Auditions open for Tech production

In 2005, “Doubt” was awarded both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Set at St. Nicholas Church School in 1964’s Bronx, N.Y. “Doubt” tells the story of Sister Aloysius, a nun who suspects St. Nicholas’s priest of misconduct in his meetings with Donald Muller, the school’s first African-American student.

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Church News - Sunday, September 8, 2013

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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 service at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Temple
Christ Temple Baptist Church will hold a pre-homecoming musical celebration at 5 p.m. today featuring the Christ Temple Baptist Church Mass Choir. The theme is “Every Praise is to our God.”

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September 6th

Grambling OKs 5 percent pay cut

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The City of Grambling Board of Aldermen met in regular session to discuss the approval of temporarily reducing the salary of city employees, among other business.
Mayor Edward Jones said the reduction would be for 5 percent and the reason behind it is to fix a deficit.
When the City of Grambling was audited in 2012, the state of Louisiana found the city to be in good standing in two of their three accounts, but having a $635,000 deficit for the general fund.

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RHS Fired Up To Face Neville

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The Ruston High School Cheerleaders performed at a “Beat Neville” Bonfire and Pep Rally Thursday night in front of RHS. Ruston and Neville will renew the state’s oldest high-school football rivalry at 7 p.m. tonight as the Bearcats and Tigers square off at Bill Ruple Stadium in Monroe.

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Chicken Fest pageant sign up under way

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The 25th annual Louisiana Dubach Chicken Festival pageant will take the stage on Sept. 21.
“This year’s queens will reign over the 25th anniversary of the Louisiana Dubach Chicken Festival,” Danielle Harkins, director of the pageant, said.
The deadline to register for the pageant is Sept. 14. The pageant will take place in the Dubach School gymnasium.

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