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April 25th, 2015

Here’s to hoping next trip to Ruston is eventful

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How long ago has it been since I wrote my column in Ruston? But here I sit in my son-in-law, Harold Henderson’s home office trying to be careful not to hit a wrong button and blow the whole thing. If I do, I’m just stuck, because he’s at work in Monroe.
I had an unforgettable time at the memorial performance for Joe Woods at the Dixie Theater’s Wildwood Express. So many memories flooded through my brain as I sat there feeling so at home, surrounded by people I have known and loved, listening to old-time country music.

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Club News: Culture Guild

The regular monthly meeting of the Ruston Culture Guild was held at the home of member Beverlee James. Co-hostesses were Johnnie Hogan and Susanne Brady.
Sherri Owens, a local professional photographer, was the guest speaker. “Photographic Legacy” was the theme of her talk.
She emphasized the importance of preserving old photos of relatives and close family friends. Proper tools and methods of restoration are extremely important, she expressed.
“As much information as possible about the people in the photos is a must in order for the next generations’ knowledge,” Owens said.

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Church News: April 26, 2015

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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

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April 24th

Local woman beat the odds

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Breast cancer survivor, Annette Straughter, will be participating in the Relay for Life from 6 p.m. to midnight. today at the Louisiana Tech University Lambright Intramural Center.
“I am a co-captain in this year’s Relay for Life,” Straughter said. “The other co-captain is Sharon Ellis.”
Straughter said she is a Ruston native. She currently works as a nurse liaison for Specialty Hospital of Winnfield. In the past, she has served as Vice President of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Straughter said she has a family history of cancer.

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LPSB approves oil, gas and mineral lease

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The Lincoln Parish School Board held a special meeting Thursday to approve the assignment of an oil, gas and mineral lease.
The resolution authorizes the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy board to act on behalf of the LPSB to accept nominations, advertise for and accept an award bid and execute oil, gas and mineral leases, George Murphy, chief financial officer and business manager, said.

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RHS wins at Shell Eco-marathon

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The Ruston High School Eco-Car team placed both in the diesel prototype and gasoline prototype competitions at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas the weekend of April 11-12.
Competing against high school and university teams around the world, the team placed sixth in the diesel prototype competition and 11th in the gasoline prototype portion.
In addition to placing in competitions, Madison Wooley, a senior at RHS, was selected as one of 12 students from across the country to participate in a special session with Shell executives and scientists.

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Forum discusses black community

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Several prominent community figures and economic experts agreed that diversity, education and employment are the solutions to the inequalities hindering the black community in the United States.

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ChickenStock comes to Minden, fun for all

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For 21 years, Cultural Crossroads has provided the children of Webster Parish with their first real art experience. Every spring, this small arts organization transforms The Farm, their four acre historic estate into a child’s creative play area. A large tent houses their temporary children’s hand-on art museum where creative play and use of imagination are made possible.

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Diamond ’Dogs prepare to face FIU

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Fresh off back-to-back midweek victories over Stephen F. Austin and ULM, Louisiana Tech continues its road stretch with a three-game Conference USA series against FIU, beginning at 6 p.m. today at FIU Baseball Stadium in Miami, Florida.
After the series opener Friday night, Tech and FIU will face off at 5 p.m. CT Saturday before wrapping up the three-game set at noon Sunday in Miami.

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GSU’s Holbrook honored

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Grambling State’s Dion Holbrook has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week after throwing a complete seven-inning no-hitter in his seventh start of the season last weekend to help Grambling rout Prairie View A&M 11-0. The Tigers will next play a three-game series at Arkansas-Pine Bluff starting with a doublehader at noon Saturday. The GSU softball team will play a three-game home series against Prairie View A&M starting with a 2 p.m. doubleheaders on Saturday.

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