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July 25th, 2015

Grant to support student scholarships for Online Academy at LSMSA

Natchitoches — Gifted/high potential students in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades will be eligible for tuition assistance for participation in the Online Academy offered through the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts thanks to a grant from the Virginia Martin Howard Foundation.
The $21,000 grant will provide $550 toward tuition for a limited number of students.
Students are encouraged to speak with their guidance counselor to see if SCA allocated funds are available to pay for Online Academy.

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Hermes talks with Lions Club

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Louisiana Tech University Police Chief Randall Hermes was a recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club.
Chief Hermes briefed the group on some of the ongoing initiatives that are in place at Tech to keep the faculty and students safe.

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What’s your fragrance: Foul or fair?

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In the earliest pages of Scripture, we learn how God created the heavens and the earth, crafting with limitless creativity all the beauty and diversity we see on earth. But the crown of God’s creation was when He made man and woman. In Genesis 1:27, we read that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” We were created in God’s image, reflecting the Trinity in our being — body, mind, soul. Yet there are more ways in which people reflect the attributes of God.

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Sunday Movie Review: “Ant-Man”

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“Ant-Man” is the second movie this summer for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which at this point pretty much means the world of The Avengers), and it serves pretty much the same purpose as last summer’s second MCU movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Each year brought us two MCU movies: the first with one or more of The Avengers, the second with someone new, but still connected to “The Avengers.” Marvel wants us to know that they’re not limited to The Avengers, they’re just not going anywhere.

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Church News: July 26, 2015

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
Antioch Missionary
The annual family and friends day will be held at 2:30 p.m. today. Guest speaker is pastor Adrian Nelson, of Woodlawn Baptist Church, in Farmerville.
Calvary

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July 24th

La. Tech ranked 626 in world

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Guerin: We’re thrilled to be in the ranking

Louisiana Tech University is among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankings.
Executive Director Of Communications Dave Guerin said Tech garnered a 626 ranking, which made it in the top 2.6 percent among more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide and the final school of five Louisiana universities to be ranked in the list.
“We are thrilled to be included in the world rankings,” he said. “Coming up in the 2.6 percent in the world is quite the accomplishment.”

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Boy Scouts serve the community

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Local Boy Scouts are continuously serving the community year-round, said Scout Master Clint Williams. There are six scout groups in Ruston.
Williams said he is the scout master of Troop 45 in Ruston.
“Twice per year on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, our group will go put American flags on the gravesites of American veterans,” he said. “And in preparation for Flag Day during the summer, we’ll go to the VFW and disassemble the flags for disposal. The scouts then assist in the flag burning ceremony on the Saturday before Flag Day.”

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Bates to speak at NAMI meeting Saturday

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Tiffany Bates, an assistant professor in the department of psychology and behavioral sciences at Louisiana Tech University, vice president of the Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and a private practice licensed professional counselor and supervisor, will be speaking at an educational seminar from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lincoln Community Room at the Lincoln Parish Library.

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‘My Vision, My Voice’ art workshop

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I’m so pleased to write today that North Central Louisiana Arts Council has begun a three-week arts education workshop at the Methodist Children’s Home.

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Techsters release volleyball slate

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With just over a month remaining until the start of the season, Louisiana Tech has announced its 2015 volleyball schedule, which features a total of 30 matches, including a 16-match Conference USA schedule.

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