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April 11th, 2014

Living the good, busy life in the new pad

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Man, this is living!
Everything at your fingertips and lots of attention from family members and others. I even enjoy the therapists.
This was last Sunday’s routine: Up at 6 a.m. to get ready for church. After breakfast at 7 a.m. Jonathan dropped me at Wes and Mary Hilan’s for church with them at 8 a.m. After church I went with a couple of friends to Two Rows in Allen to eat some Cajun cooking. I had a dish that was new to me, but I think I can make it. It was basically crawfish and shrimp in an Alfredo sauce. With the spices added, it was really delicious.

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Rotary Club names Paul Harris Fellows

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Four members of the Rotary Club of Ruston have been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. From left are club members Bill Elmore; Melodye Tanner; past Rotary District 6190 Governor and current District 6190 Foundation Chair Bob Molloy, who made the presentations; and club members Chris Barr and Don Robertson. The presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow recognition is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution by members to the organizations’s humanitarian and educational programs. 

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Club News: Littera Club News

Haskell Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer was the setting for the April meeting of the Littera Club. Spring flowers decorated the tables and the dessert table. The members were served coffee and Angel Food cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream by the Hostesses Alice Herrmann, Wanda Moseley and Faye Davis.
President Emily Baugh welcomed the members and guest, the Rev. David Abernathy. The Club Collect was lead by Margie Hearn and the Pledge of Allegiance by Maggie Carter.

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Tech students sweep concrete canoe awards

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Students from Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers won first place in the concrete canoe competition during last week’s Deep South Regional Conference hosted by Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.

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Club News: Delta Sigma Theta

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Several members of the Grambling Alumnae Chapter (GAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. traveled to Baton Rouge for a conference held for Louisiana chapters.
The 2014 Louisiana Statewide Red and White Day at the State Capitol and the Louisiana Statewide Meeting were combined. This year marked the 30th anniversary of Red and White Day. Members met at the state’s capitol for legislative sessions and presentations.
Mae Frances Rowlett, southwest regional director, said the Louisiana chapters were the first in the sorority to host Red and White Day.

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Boys and Girls, Cedar Creek celebrate

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Lincoln Parish and area residents have been enjoying a variety of social activities recently.
Recently, the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana hosted a variety of events to celebrate Boys and Girls Club Week. The events were designed to emphasize the importance and value of the club to the Ruston community. To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club call 255-2242.

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Relay aids community

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Brittany Copponex began to chair the Lincoln Parish Relay for Life in September of 2013 and said she could not think of any better way to give back to the community.
“I love the community and I love being involved and what better way to do it than to be a part of conquering cancer?” Copponex said.
A mechanical engineering major at Louisiana Tech University, Copponex has been a part of many academic and philanthropic organizations, but said when she visited the annual Relay for Life event in Ruston for the first time several years ago, her passion for fighting cancer began to grow.

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LLC teacher battered

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The Lincoln Learning Center on Mayberry Street was the locale for the battery of a school teacher on Thursday.
At approximately 11:53 a.m. the Ruston Police Department responded to a disturbance at the center.
Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer with RPD, said upon the arrival of officers it was discovered that Tytiyanna Angeleic Mays, 18, of 116 Wright Road, No. B, Grambling, had started a fight in the cafeteria with another student who is 15 years old.  

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Garden sale set for Saturday

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The annual North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 2111 N. Trenton St.
In addition, Rosemary’s Kitchen will provide lunch, pets will be available for adoption from the Union Parish Humane Society and the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center will be on site selling ferns.  Bluebird and bat houses will also be available for purchase.

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GSU graduation speaker announced

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Moraine Valley Community College President Sylvia Jenkins will deliver Grambling State University’s spring commencement address in May.
“We are privileged to welcome Jenkins back home to GSU as our special guest and graduation speaker,” GSU President Frank G. Pogue said.
“She’s a stellar academic, a great leader and a remarkable example of the type of professionals grown at our institution.”
Jenkins will speak at 10 a.m. May 9 in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the university campus during the spring commencement ceremony.

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