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October 25th, 2014

METcolors to publish Khorasani’s work

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Ruston resident Hooshang Khorasani has been added to the roster of artists whose work is carried by METcolors, a publisher in Oklahoma City.
Six of Hooshang’s genres will be available: abstracts, equine work, florals, female figures, landscapes and still lifes.
After contacting Khorasani to work with the company, METcolors hired Ruston photographer Kevin Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Photography, to shoot images of about 200 of Khorasani’s artworks. Khorasani’s paintings are acrylic or acrylic-mixed media on canvas, paper and board.

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Feeling young at heart, fearing Ebola

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Remember the old song, “Young at Heart?” There’s a phrase in there that says, “Life keeps getting better with each passing day.” That expresses my feelings to a tee these days.
I’m getting so well and strong and am having such a great time, that sometimes I just can’t believe its true at my age.
Would you believe, a friend called today and my calendar was so full, we had to put off our plans for five days? I love being busy as long as its not grungy work.

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Life lessons from the lunar eclipse

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One of the many interests I share with my Dad is a love of astronomy.
At a very early age, I remember watching the night sky for meteors, picking out constellations and observing celestial wonders like eclipses and comets. Several weeks ago, I was tucking my daughter into bed. Through her tired eyes she stirred just long enough to say, “Daddy, please wake me up so I can see the blood moon eclipse tomorrow.”
I have to tell you, her simple request put a big smile on my face. She wanted to watch the lunar eclipse with her Daddy, which brought great joy to my astronomy-loving heart.

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Church News 10.26.14

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.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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Tech Homecoming week has something for all

Louisiana Tech University’s Alumni Association, in conjunction with the university’s Student Government Association and various student organizations, academic colleges, athletics department and campus and community partners, has announced its official calendar of events for Homecoming Week 2014.
For more information on Homecoming events and activities taking place on and around the Louisiana Tech campus, call the Marbury Alumni Center at 255-7950 or visit www.latechalumni.org/homecoming2014.
MONDAY

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Happy Gardeners Society

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The October meeting of the Happy Gardeners Society was held in the home of Linda Newton with co-hostesses Margaret Coleman and Sarah Williams.
President Linda James called the meeting to order. Linda Richmond gave the opening prayer. Margaret Coleman led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes were read and approved as read.

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October 24th

Douglas offers wellness insight

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During the second annual Lighten Up! Lincoln Parish, keynote speaker Lucy Douglas informed attendees about health issues.
Douglas, who has been in the medical field for more than 15 years, said she wanted to help people be fit and fabulous at any age.
“I feel we were put here for a purpose,” she said. “I want to help people fulfill their destinies.”
Douglas went on to discuss the various health concerns most prevalent in the United States ­— obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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Believe and Prepare grant helps student teachers

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Louisiana Tech University student teachers are spending their days immersed in public education thanks to a pilot program provided by the Believe and Prepare grant.
“It makes it more realistic and makes me realize that this is what I’m going to be doing every day,” said Kyndal Cawthon, a senior education major.
Cawthon, along with several other education majors at the university, has volunteered to be part of a pilot program sponsored by the state in conjunction with Tech’s College of Education.

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Hot Halloween set for Saturday

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The eighth annual Hot Halloween will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ruston Fire Department’s Headquarters on Georgia Ave.
Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said the purpose of having an event like this revolved around Fire Safety Week earlier in October.

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Grambling panel aims for new leader

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Goal for new president set for April

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The search committee established to pick Grambling State University’s next president hopes to have the selection made by sometime in April.
The timeline approved Thursday in Baton Rouge includes a Feb. 13 application date, semifinalist interviews in March and finalist interviews and selection in April, according to a report. The search firm Hollins Group has been selected to conduct a national search for the successor to Frank Pogue, who retired in June.

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