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September 19th, 2017

Richard Garrett McGowan

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Richard Garrett McGowan, 38, of Ruston, LA passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 after a brief illness. Visitation is from 5-7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Funeral service is at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Dr. Chris Craig will officiate with interment to follow at the Garden Of Memories in Minden, LA

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Chief. He is a Catahoula Cur looking for his forever home. Chief is up-to-date on shots, neutered and good with children. Come see him today at 4 Paws Rescue located at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston. 4 Paws Rescue hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and closed on Sunday. They are open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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ARToberfest tickets are now available

Tickets are now available for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 8th Annual ARToberfest, which will take place Oct. 13 at the Norton Building in Downtown Ruston.
ARToberfest, sponsored by Durrett Law and Title, is NCLAC’s beer-tasting fundraiser that supports arts programming such as the Southern Circuit Independent Film series.
Early Bird tickets, of which there are a limited quantity, will give guests a first taste of the brews available, as well as this year’s commemorative pint glass from Fine Line Supply.

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Proper etiquette when writing and sending letters

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When was the last time you sent a handwritten note?
Today some people think that it’s a long forgotten art.
It’s so much easier to send off a quickly written email.
However, handwritten notes are treasures to be saved and even passed on to the next generation.
Isn’t it fun to read biographies where old notes are included. Let’s hope that cursive writing comes back to schools, and we’ll receive more notes to treasure. That doesn’t mean you can’t print a note.

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GSU volleyball beats Centenary

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GRAMBLING — Chasity Nicks registered a match-high 17 kills as the Grambling State University volleyball team won a five-set thriller on Monday night with a 3-2 victory over Centenary at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The Lady Tigers (4-10) took the match, 19-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-25, 15-9.
Nicks finished the night with 17 kills on 43 attempts (.279 hitting percentage) and seven digs. Kevreion Ward added 13 kills and four digs. Diemend Richardson and L’Muriell Thrower recorded 27 and 21 assists, respectively, while Erineka Mollere chipped in with 39 digs.

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Paalson, Ahlund lead Tech golfers in fall opener

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CHOUDRANT — Louisiana Tech sophomores Felix Paalson and Joacim Ahlund both shot in the red during the opening two rounds of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Monday to lead the Bulldogs after 36 holes at Squire Creek Golf Course.
As a team, the Bulldogs rebounded from a tough start Monday morning and currently sit in fifth place in the 14-team event heading into this mornings’ third and final round that started with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

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Lincoln Parish dominates POW honors

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Three G-Men, three Bulldogs garner state or conference accolades
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It was a big college football weekend for Lincoln Parish as three Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and three Grambling State Tigers earned either state or conference Player of the Week honors for their efforts on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore receiver Rhashid Bonnette is the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Co-Offensive Player of the Week after catching three passes for 140 yards during Saturday’s win at Western Kentucky.

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Lincoln Parish schools are continuing to grow

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The Lincoln Parish School System exists to “make good things happen for other people — here, now, and for those who will come after us.” We truly believe that the more we give the more enjoyment we receive. As a district we embrace the concept of servant leadership. Our own personal motivation and satisfaction in our jobs is embedded in our obligation to our students and community.

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Allow your garden to become wilder next season

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As you evaluate your garden at the end of summer and plan for changes you want to make next year, I hope you will plan to allow your garden to become wilder. How is a messier garden a good thing, you may ask? Because it welcomes wildlife such as birds, butterflies, bees, turtles and even snakes.

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JSU at GSU: Good to see

There’s nothing better for any football fan than seeing their team play host to a true rival.
Grambling State University’s biggest gridiron rival is Southern, but those teams square off on a annual basis at a neutral site — the Bayou Classic in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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