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January 3rd, 2014

Tales that bind people of Ruston together

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OK folks. We’re beginning a brand new chapter in our lives — a chance to do many things different; yet, still not forget all the years we’ve already spent.
Monday is very special to me. Oddly enough on Jan. 6, all those years ago, my dad was laid to rest in the old Greenwood cemetery on West Alabama Avenue, next door to where the former Temple Baptist Church building was.

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Bearing fruit together on the journey

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I grew up in the Texas Panhandle where there are not many trees, much less fruit trees. I am often intrigued at watching a tree bear its fruit and having the opportunity to witness its growth from the beginning tiny flowering buds all the way to the beautiful fruit that can be harvested and eaten. In the backyard of LifeHouse Ministries, we have the blessing of a pomegranate tree. We realized this when we first moved to our current ministry location back in 2011.

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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. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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Students learn benefits, how to grow garden at school

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There was so much excitement recently at the Cypress Springs school garden.
When work’s to be done, one doesn’t usually think of children getting so excited.
Cathy Judd, with the LSU AgCenter, said she had the privilege of watching students at Cypress Springs working together in their school garden, pulling weeds and planting.
“When Mrs. (Debbie) Barton’s class pulled weeds (on a recent) morning, I heard no one complaining,” Judd said.

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Bracing for a chilly weekend?

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Residents should prepare now for a weekend blast of dry, arctic air that could drive temperatures into the teens by Sunday night, Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin said Thursday.
National Weather Service models show that after a fairly mild day Saturday with highs in the 50s, the temperature will begin to fall. Sunday’s highs are expected to be in the 40s and the lows ranging from 15 to into the 20’s. The icy grip is likely to hold into early next week.

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Suspect found hiding in closet

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At 10:51 p.m. on Thursday, officers from the Ruston Police Department arrested one man who was hiding in a closet after allegedly assaulting his brother with a knife.
According to the affidavit, earlier on Thursday night, officers responded to 1301 Gilman St. in regards to a fight between brothers.
It was determined that during the disturbance, Glen Robertsons Richard, 58, of 1301 Gilman St., reportedly pulled out a butcher knife and threatened his brother.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly discovered that Richard had left the scene.

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Band set to perform at the Dixie Jan. 11

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Well hang on to your hat, here comes Travis Woods and The Classics Recovered Band from the great state of Texas to the Dixie Theater on Jan. 11.
You may have heard them entertain the crowd at the 2013 year’s Peach Festival in June. According to the Fox network program “King of the Road Show,” this band is one of the hottest bands in Southeast Texas today having played venues from Austin, Texas, to the Mississippi River.
This six-piece band is still on fire after opening to a sold out crowd for Grand Ole Opry star Steve Wariner at the Cattle Barons Ball in Beaumont, Texas.

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Dunkin’ ’Dogs to host Longwood

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Cordarius Johnson (with ball) and the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team’s game against Longwood on Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center will now tip off at 4 p.m. The game time change was made to accommodate fans wanting to attend Tech’s last non-conference game of the season and make it home in time to watch New Orleans Saints opening round playoff game. The contest was originally scheduled for 6 p.m., which would have carried over into the start of the nationally-televised Saints-Eagles wild card playoff game.

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GSU students help prepare for Advocare Bowl game

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SHREVEPORT— Que’brelyn Hill grew up only minutes away from the Independence Bowl. She’s been to the state fair and even some other activities and events, but she’s never experienced a nationally televised college football game like the AdvoCare Independence Bowl.
By the time Arizona’s Wildcats and Boston College’s Eagles hit the football field for the annual Independence Bowl battle Tuesday morning, Hill and a group of Grambling State University students had put up many signs, carefully placed field promotions and displayed school children’s art.

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Nominate now for awards

There’s no doubt about it: Lincoln Parish residents know how to give unselfishly to their community.
One need look no further than the recent holiday food, toy and clothing drives to see evidence of local residents’ hearts for serving others.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the Ruston Rotary Club are looking for the best of the best of community servants for each organization’s annual civic award. For the chamber, it’s the Robert E. Russ Award. For the Rotary club, it’s the Bill Best Humanitarian Award.

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