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June 7th, 2014

McDonald, Campany wed

Brooks McDonald, of Ruston, and Port Campany, of Collierville, Tennessee, joined in holy matrimony in a 5 p.m. ceremony April 12 on Kelly Green in Alys Beach, Florida. The ceremony was officiated by Len Woods.

The bride is the daughter of Kyle and Tisdale McDonald, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of A.W. and Diane McDonald, of Stonewall, the late Herschel Knight and the late Susie Jo Knight.

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Conway, Holtzclaw unite in marriage

Dannah Conway, of Memphis, Tennessee, and Christopher Holtzclaw, of Arcadia, joined in holy matrimony in a 7 p.m. ceremony June 7 at Creekwood Gardens.

The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Sheri Conway, of Nashville, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of Quincy and Rebecca Karnes, of Memphis, Tennessee.

The groom is the son of Phil and Becky Holtzclaw, of Arcadia. He is the grandson of Betty Perritt, of Arcadia, the late James “Red” Perritt, and Danny and Maxine Holtzclaw, of Simsboro.

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Seeing God in everything great and small

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In my second year of seminary, I took a class called Systematic Theology. The course was challenging in many ways, and part of the readings were about creation and God’s care and concern for all of the earth and everything in it.
I have always paid attention to nature and the beauty of the earth, yet I began to listen and look for God within all that God has created including flowers, trees, insects, birds and other creatures in the wild. I became particularly interested in birds and the way they live and behave in their circle of life.

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Church News

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

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Worship experience slated

Rivers of Joy Ministries presents a one night only worship experience with the Anointed Bishop Rance Allen at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at 1723 E. Main St., Jonesboro. The host pastors are the Bishop K.G. Steward and Pastor Rhonda Steward. For more information visit www.riversofjoyministries.org.
The event is free to the public, but seating is limited. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

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Keron Jackson to give concert

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Keron Jackson is a famed singer with an unusual background, a man with a voice as big as his personality. Of course, one would have to either hear him or know him for that to make much sense.  Jackson is a gifted musician who has dedicated his life to serving God through his gifts and talents.

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June 6th

Goff swings in for Diamond ’Dogs

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Knowing the Bulldogs’ baseball team has struggled to dent the win column in recent years, Louisiana Tech Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland was determined to target a new head coach with experience in turning losing programs into winners.
McClelland believes he hit the bull’s-eye in Greg Goff, who was announced this morning as the new coach for the Bulldogs during a press conference held at the Charles Wyly Athletics Center.

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Tech tennis ranked seventh in region

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Louisiana Tech finished seventh in the southern region In the final 2013-14 Division I regional rankings released this week by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Alexandra Starkova (pictured above) and her fellow Lady Techsters compiled a 15-7 overall record which included a program record 11-match winning streak. Of the six schools that finished ahead of Tech only one (Samford) was not a member of the Southeastern Conference. Five were also nationally ranked in the final ITA poll. Tech was also the second highest ranked team from Louisiana behind only LSU.

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Local filmmaker risks Skid Row for art

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A simple smile and a “Good morning” were enough to lift the spirits of Ruston native Trent Dion Soto in a situation that most people wouldn’t even consider trying.
For 30 days, Soto experienced life as a homeless person — with only $5 in his pocket just in case —w in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, which he said is one of the roughest places to be homeless.
Soto, an artist and filmmaker, is in the final stages of creating “Where Will You Sleep?” his documentary film on his Skid Row experience.

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France gives Grambling vet highest honor

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Lamore Carter remembers the summer of 1943 as if it were yesterday. It was June. He had just graduated as valedictorian of Central High School in Galveston, Texas.
He already knew what was coming next. Carter had received his U.S. Army draft notice a month before. Within the year — on June 6, 1944 — allied forces launched Operation Overlord, landing on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the French coast in the Normandy regions, including one beach code-named Utah.

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