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June 17th, 2017

Church News 6.18.17

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.
China Grove Missionary

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June 16th

Peach eating contest slots still open

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Many peaches will be consumed, and it will get messy, during the Cobbler Gobbler and Peach Eating Contests at the 67th annual Louisiana Peach Festival.
The $1,000 grand prize Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest sponsored by Hampton Inn of Ruston will take place at 7 p.m. June 24 at Railroad Park while the Peach Eating Contest, reserved for youngsters ages 17 and under, will take place at 4 p.m. June 23 at Railroad Park.

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Citizens group knocks Paris accord reversal

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Congressman says U.S. right to pull out of agreement

A new local environmental activist group said it’s disappointed but not surprised by President Trump’s recent decision to cancel the United States’ commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Lincoln Parish Concerned Citizens Environmental Group said Trump is looking backwards when it comes to his stance on reducing greenhouse gases.
“By withdrawing from the Paris agreement, the United States is going in the diametrically opposite direction from the economic future and the rest of the world,” group member Johnny Armstrong said.

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Local clubs donate fans

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The Birthday Fellowship Club and the Tiger Men Fellowship Club donated fans for the summer to Christian Community Action. Pictured in the front row are Billy Graham, Joseph Capers Sr. and Stephanie Matthews, CCA Director. In the back row are Marietta Holloway, L. O. Adams, Lemon Lewis and Vernesta Adams.

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Things that say ‘summer is here’ in Ruston

Ice cream, Louisiana Peach Festival kick off season
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Ruston’s two chapters of Beta Sigma Phi have been working with the Louisiana Peach Festival for over 35 years to provide peach ice cream and the Arts and Crafts show for this huge event.
Eta Omicron chapter handles the peach ice cream and Louisiana Laureate Omega sponsors and produces the Arts and Crafts Show each year.
The show includes over 150 vendors in three vendor areas.
There are vendors from the local area and from 10 states, some as far away as Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

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LSU arrives in Omaha for College World Series

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OMAHA, Neb. — The LSU baseball team arrived in Omaha Thursday afternoon, as the Tigers begin their quest for a seventh national championship at the College World Series. LSU is making its 18th appearance in the CWS since 1986, the most of any school in that span.
The Tigers have claimed CWS titles in 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2009. LSU and Texas are tied for the second-most CWS championships with six apiece. Southern California is the all-time leader in baseball national championships with 12.

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Tech announces Hall of Fame class

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Louisiana Tech Athletics announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Class today which includes two-time national champion quarterback Denny Duron, three-time conference Coach of the Year in the late Tommy Joe Eagles, Kodak All-American shooting guard Pam Gant, two-time Southland Conference Hitter of the Year Dale Holman, 13-year NFL veteran quarterback Luke McCown, 25-year sports information director Keith Prince and 11-year NFL veteran wide receiver Pat Tilley.

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Men gossip much more than ladies

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As a wee tyke, my Dad took me to College Town Barber Shop where Vernon Whitlock gave me my first haircut. Until I was 12, it was the place where I got every haircut.
Mr. Vernon was Dad’s barber, though I never really understood why. By the time I was old enough to remember, Dad was bald. Had a halo of hair that went from ear to ear but had what we called as kids a chrome dome.

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Parish offers staycation opportunites

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Summer has officially begun and we all know what that means — family vacations.
Two-week adventures are not all there is to the summer months, and if you plan carefully, there are several locations right here in Lincoln Parish that can offer your family both education and adventure.
“Ruston’s historic district provides 18 blocks of evidence for the potential of a rejuvenated downtown,” according to LouisianaTravel.com, a website that inspires travelers to visit our state.

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Change begins at home

We have waited a few days to offer our commentary on the ballpark shooting that left Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and four others wounded in hopes that some of the emotion would subside.
It has not.
We have heard the news media blamed for creating an atmosphere that enabled the shooter to act. We have heard other opposing political parties blamed. We have heard gun control opponents and proponents blamed. We have heard social media blamed.

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