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August 20th, 2016

Cheers: Meeds and Deese

The LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport School of Allied Health recently graduated 72 students.
As evident through past years,100 percent of these students will have jobs upon graduation or within six months of graduation.
Two of these students were of Ruston:
Anna Claire Meeds, of Ruston, graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
Marilyn Nicole Deese, of Ruston, graduate dwith a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree.

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Finch speaks to Lions Club

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Roy Finch, with the Northern Louisiana Medical Center, addressed the Ruston Lions Club’s Tuesday noon meeting. Finch presented information regarding the current as well as future improvements to be made to the hospital.

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Church News 8.21.16

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 CHURCH
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. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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August 19th

Charter school completes first week

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After a journey that began back in 2012, Lincoln Preparatory School will complete its first week of class today.
Gordan Ford, Lincoln Preparatory School executive director, said the process to open up the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved, kindergarten through 12th grade Type 2 charter school was long and winding, but the school is finally open.
“It’s exciting,” he said. “Everyone in the school is excited — from the students on up.”

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Words to live by

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“Words matter. You have to connect with people before you can communicate, persuade, understand, inform, influence and much more.”
That was the message presented to 266 new Louisiana Tech University graduates by keynote speaker Reginald Owens during the school’s 317th commencement ceremony held Thursday morning at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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GSU, TSU Fan Days set for Saturday

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With just over two weeks remaining until kickoff for the 2016 football season, Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities will hold their local Fan Days Saturday.
Tech actually will kick off the festivities when the Bulldogs take over Bossier City for an open practice at 4 p.m. today at Freedom Fields followed by a meet and greet from 6-7 p.m.
The Bulldogs then return to Ruston for the annual Fan Fest inside the Thomas Assembly Center from 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday rior to an open scrimmage at Joe Aillet Stadium at 7 p.m. that night.

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Techsters volleyball enters final stretch of fall camp

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One week from today, the Louisiana Tech volleyball team will load up on a bus and head to their season opening tournament, the Redhawks Invitational, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
That moment can’t come quick enough for the Lady Techsters who have spent the past two weeks working tirelessly in preparation for the upcoming season.
From the moment they walk into the Thomas Assembly Center at 6:30 a.m. and until the moment they walk out following a team dinner, the Lady Techsters are leaving it all out on the court, knowing that every practice counts as the season sits just eight days away.

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Tech soccer game cancelled

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Due to the current field conditions and the threat of more inclement weather, Louisiana Tech’s season opener against Murray State that was scheduled for tonight at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex has been canceled.
Ironically, the last time the Racers were set to take on the Lady Techsters in Ruston in the season opener in 2012, the match also got canceled as a result of wet field conditions.
Tech will now hope that rain holds off for Sunday night as the team is set to travel to Beaumont, Texas, to take on Lamar.

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NCLAC members seeks Ruston photos

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Today’s Art Talk is from NCLAC member and local artist Kate Sartor Hilburn. She and Patricia Tait Jones are collaborating on a wonderful opportunity to showcase Lincoln Parish through photography. This art exhibition is open for anyone to submit—not just professional photographers—and we hope many of you enter. There are cash awards. The exhibition will be shown at Bank of Ruston for their annual Holiday Art Show.

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Club hosts speaker

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David Abernathy with Rolling Hills Ministry recently spoke at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. He spoke of the growth and expansion of disaster relief as well as current and future expansion of thrift store operations.

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