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April 5th, 2014

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.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30.
China Grove
An appreciation celebration will be held at 3 p.m. May 4 following the 10 a.m. morning worship service.

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April 4th

Tech: Growth beneficial to all

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University, business and city leaders discuss future plans
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Louisiana Tech University has decided to fight the continuing decrease in state funding by increasing enrollment — a move university officials say will be beneficial not only to Tech but also the city of Ruston.
“We’re going to grow. We’re going to grow with quality. We’re going to grow intentionally,” Jim King, Tech’s vice president of student affairs told about 50 people gathered on the university campus Thursday evening for the Tech Faculty Senate’s annual Future of Ruston forum.

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Local artists win big for MOD

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Lincoln Parish residents enjoyed local talent for a good cause Thursday night at the Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston for the annual “Ruston’s Got Talent” variety show and fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
The event was hosted by Cindy Hockenjos, founder of the show and grandmother to twins who were assisted by MOD at birth. She said she believes her granddaughters would not be alive today had it not been for the foundation’s support.

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Grambling aldermen table issues

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Meeting in regular session Thursday night, the board of aldermen for the city of Grambling tabled several items that were on the agenda.
Items that were tabled for discussion included an approval to introduce an ordinance establishing a special room occupancy tax for the Mainstay Suites Hotel, which is to be located at 1132 RWE Jones Drive.
Town Attorney Pamela Breedlove said someone within the city did not draft the ordinance. She added in her opinion it was not in proper form for the council to approve without having to make changes.

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Brennan backs Beatles tribute

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Steve Brennan presents a check to Domestic Abuse Resistance Team community advocate Terrie Queen Autrey.  Brennan Dodge is sponsoring the Beatles Tribute concert on Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts with the band, “From Us To You.”  Tickets are $20, and all proceeds go to DART.

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Tech extends White’s contract

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Men’s basketball coach agrees to six-year, $3.6 million deal
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Louisiana Tech University and head men’s basketball coach Michael White have agreed in principle to a six-year, $3.6 million contract extension, according to Athletics Director Tommy McClelland.
The new long-term contract extension is pending the approval from the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors.

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’Cats hold off Rebels

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David Burkhalter won a tight pitching dual over West Monroe’s Hayden Frost Thursday as the Ruston Bearcats took a 2-1 District 2-5A win over the Rebels at the RHS Baseball Complex.
The teams will be play each again today in West Monroe before returning to Ruston for a third contest on Saturday.
Graham White led the Bearcats with a two-for-two day at the plate with a home run while Caden Doga’s RBI-double accounted for Ruston’s other run, which also scored White.
Cannon Brasuell added a two-for-three day at the plate for RHS while Gunner Durrett added a single.

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Weather alters area diamond schedules

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This weekend’s home baseball series between Louisiana Tech and UAB has been moved up due to impending weather in the area on Sunday, as the third game of the series on Sunday has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The second game on Saturday will begin at approximately 4 p.m. or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.

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Ruston JV defeats Minden

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Chris Bishop, pictured tossing the ball to second base for a force out, and the Ruston High School JV team held on for a 4-0 victory over Minden’s JV team on Wednesday.

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GSU's Pogue to retire June 30

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue has announced that he has retired and he is scheduled to work his last day at the university on June 30.
“A lot has been accomplished, and a lot of good things are still happening at Grambling State University,” Pogue said, “but it is time for someone else to lead this fine institution.”
In a prepared statement released to the media and the GSU community, Pogue, who started his tenure as the GSU president as a temporary job to help the institution with a transition, became the permanent president six months after starting.

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