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April 6th, 2013

Having a ball at Pro Day

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The hand placement drills with a gigantic ball was one of the most popular sessions held for youngsters who attended the “Hall of Fame Pro Day” held at the Louisiana Tech University practice field on Saturday morning.

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RJHS girls: Perfect again

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Perfect again.
So what else is new with the girls’ track and field program at Ruston Junior High School?
The Lady Bearcats have completed yet another perfect season, marking consecutive year No. 17 that they’ve done so during the head coaching stay of Kathy Steed.
Ruston Junior High captured their most recent meet title with a 169-point total at a meet hosted by Monroe Ouachita Junior High School.

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Bradshaw-Brooks event to aid Tech athletics

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The annual Terry Bradshaw-Kix Brooks Golf Tournament hosted at Squire Creek Country Club is set for April 14 while a pre-tournament event featuring a Kix Brooks concert is scheduled for Friday.
All proceeds from both events will go towards Louisiana Tech Athletics. The two events will also be held in conjunction with the annual T-Day Spring Game which is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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T.J. Stallings: Vintage good ol’ boy

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For the better part of the past four decades, I’ve rubbed elbows with hundreds of other members of the outdoor media. I could probably count on one hand with a finger or two left over those of the media who have been less than creditable to the profession. The overwhelming majority are professional people who make sure readers, listeners or viewers get the outdoors story conveyed the way it should.

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Lincoln Parish Museum fund drive under way

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The Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society is in the process of our annual fund drive for 2013.
We are not funded by the state or the federal government. The organization is funded by the citizens of this parish, and we are very proud of this. We have been a museum for 38 years, and we are looking forward to many more years.

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Serving up Sunday brunch

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Sunday brunch is a popular trend that often finds families and friends gathering at a restaurant for a midday meal. But brunch afficionados need not visit a nearby restaurant to enjoy their meals.
The following recipe for "Pan-Fried Eggs and Mixed Mushroom Saute on Toasted Sourdough Slices" from Betty Rosbottom's "Sunday Brunch" (Chronicle Books) is an easy and simple alternative to restaurant brunch.

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The emotional seasons of our lives

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The past couple of months have been difficult for me, as I have been especially ready for the cold, dark, short days of winter to pass. For some reason, I have felt more burdened by this very necessary winter season that comes along once every year. There seems to be a heaviness that has accompanied the past winter months, and I am glad to begin shedding the layers of extra weight that winter sometimes brings to me physically, spiritually and emotionally.

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Being homesick

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I started writing this column in 1996. It’s hard to believe that as of February I have continued through several editors, wondering when they would tell me,
“We’ve heard enough from you,” and when seven years ago I moved here, I was sure it would be the end of it, but editor Chuck Cannon suggested I continue by email from Dallas and I jumped at the chance.

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Church News - Sunday, April 7, 2013

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ASSEMBLY
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 up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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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 is at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Temple

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April 5th

Reviving the neighborhood

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Area residents looking to get outside for a nice spring morning and a chance to better the city of Ruston will get that opportunity April 27 as the fifth annual SOCA 5K Walk/Sprint is set for a 9:30 a.m. start.
Ruston residents will have the chance to take a nice stroll or run through the neighborhood south of California Avenue on Saturday morning.
Registration, which is $25 for individuals and $100 for a five-person team, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Mays Chapel Church. That registration will include lunch and a T-shirt. Volunteers will pay $10 and will receive lunch and a T-shirt.

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