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May 30th, 2015

Too old for such problems

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Well, there goes May. How fast ti,e flies. I always heard it seem to go much faster when you’re old — I know now, it is true.
I have never ever seen weather quite like this. I saw a funny picture in the paper of a church sign, which read, “If you’re still praying for rain, please stop.” My sentiments exactly.
I had an interesting experience this week. Think I told you about this character who lives here, who said she was raised as a Baptist preacher’s daughter, who along with a Jewish friend decided to study the Bible for themselves and decided it could not be factually true.

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Church News: May 31, 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
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
Vacation Bible school will be held at 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

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School year comes to close

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Third Grade News
Ruston Elementary Schools third grade students are completing an amazing year filled with laughs, learning and lasting experiences to carry them to their next leg of their elementary journeys. Soon they will have gathered 36 weeks of remarkable third grade memories.

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May 29th

Big jump sends Samuels to NCAAs

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida — All you need is one good jump. For Louisiana Tech redshirt junior Jarrett Samuels it came in dramatic fashion on his final attempt Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships as he jumped from the end of his season to a spot at the NCAA Championships in June.

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Choudrant puts pair on All-State team

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Three years ago, Florien ascended to the top of the Class B softball mountain and have yet to surrender the summit. The Florien baseball team joined their counterparts at the apex earlier this month.
Florien landed a combined eight players and nearly swept the individual honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class B All-State baseball and softball teams.
Junior lefty Abbey McMillian won her third straight Class B Outstanding Player honor.
McMillian was 22-3 on the season, while also batting an impressive .474 with five homers and 33 RBIs.

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Child pornography arrest made

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Ruston man charged with seven counts of distribution
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The Louisiana Department of Justice intervened in a local child pornography case Thursday morning, which resulted in the arrest of a Ruston man.
John A. Stutzman, 42, of 703 Hundred Oaks, was arrested from his residence and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on seven counts of distribution of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.
According to the arrest affidavit, Stutzman was under investigation when he distributed two movies and three photographs of child pornography from an electronic device at his residence to an undercover detective.

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Abraham, Boustany slam EPA

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Two Louisiana congressmen slammed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday saying the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule is an overreach of authority.
“This was a deal that was made in the shadows. It’s just a federal overreach of controlling private property,” 5th District Rep. Ralph Abraham, of Alto, told the Ruston Kiwanis Club
Abraham and 3rd District Rep. Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, updated the club on several issues, including the threat of ISIS activity and the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

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Local semi-pro football team heads to championship

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The Northern Louisiana Lighting, Lincoln Parish’s semi-pro football team, of the Elite Football League, will try to become the first squad to win an EFL championship in a team’s inaugural season.
The Lighting will compete against the Dallas Bulldogs June 6 in Dallas.
The Bulldogs will be defending their four consecutive championships.
Justin Francois, owner, coach and starting offensive and defensive lineman, said the Lightning are ready to bring home Lincoln Parish a championship trophy.

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Council invites area artists for art exhibit

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Summer has officially begun in Ruston, bringing us sunshine and fun times. We are kicking off a summer of art with two new gallery exhibitions. Gary Zumwalt’s colorful landscape and wildlife photographs are on display at Parish Press through July 21. The Dixie Center for the Arts will be showcasing a retrospective of posters of various productions from Ruston Community Theater.

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Womack talks operations

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Recently appointed Ruston Fire Chief Chris Womack, spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about the state of the Ruston Fire Department and future operational changes.

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