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Team Elite takes Word Series title

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Team Elite of Ruston won the 2013 USSSA 9-and-under World Series in Austin, Texas last month. Jackson Pilgreen was named MVP of the World Series and Brady Menzina was named Offensive MVP. Pictured on the front row are (from to left to right) KJ McTyer, Tristan “TC” Giger, Lane Thomas and Sawyer King. On the middle row are Nicholas Thompson, Micah Scheer, Jackson Pilgreen, Brady Menzina and Jon Robert Tollett. On the back row are Coaches Randy Thomas and Lonnie Menzina. Not pictured are Davis Tolar, Spencer Sensley and Coach Nick Tolar.

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Team Elite competition winners

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Picture above at left are Team Elite members Sawyer King, KJ McTyer, Brady Menzina and Lane Thomas, who won first place in the Relay Around the Bases competition at the 2013 USSSA 9-and-under World Series in Austin, Texas. Pictured above at right are team members Spencer Sensley, Jackson Pilgreen, Davis Tolar, Jon Robert Tollett and Tristsn”TC”Giger, who won second place in the Around the Horn competition.

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A dove is a dove, even with seven species

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Most years, dove hunters have already gotten a hint of the smell of gun oil and burnt powder and have sweated in camo while picking up their chair every half hour and moving a few feet to stay in the shade. Dove season usually opens at noon on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, giving hunters two and a half days of hunting.

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Overcoming what is feared most

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There is a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin that says, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For all the phobias and fears that humans demonstrate, the fear of death is certainly common to most, if not all, people. I recently read an article that supports this point, albeit with a macabre twist. The news article explained a new phenomenon that has sprung up in Hackney, England, called a “Death Café.” Can you imagine what goes on in a place like that? I dare not mess it up, so I will let the description posted on their website explain it:

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Busy days filled with trips, classes

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I have been across town in Lake Highlands with the grandchildren last week and this one. Son Wesley is still in Maryland, grandson-in-law Jonathan is coming home from Korea today, his mother Lynda is going back to Fairfax, Va., tomorrow, granddaughter Susan is working at the hospital, so Rita the nanny, baby Sydney and I are holding the fort.

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Osborne reunion was a success

In July, many Osborne descendants came from as far away as California, Nebraska, Texas, Ohio, Kansas, Florida and as close as nearby cities in Louisiana. This year marked a highlight for one of the largest families in Jackson Parish area with over 150 participants and attendees enjoying the reunion. The first reunion was held over 42 years ago in 1971 and has repeatedly returned to St. Rest or nearby sites.

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CHURCH NEWS - SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013

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. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer service at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.
Morning worship service is at 10:15 a.m. and Connect Groups begin at 9 a.m. There is also a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and various activities for all ages on Wednesday evening.
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August 30th

Communal relaxation

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After serving 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard traveling, Ruston native Courtney Thibault decided it was time to come home to see family and give back to the community.
“I practiced yoga the entire time I was in the Coast Guard,” Thibault said. “And I knew when I got out that it was something I wanted to pursue.
“Five years ago, I decided to take my first teacher training class. So, when it was time for me to get out of the Coast Guard I moved back home and started teaching lessons.”
She added that for the 10 years she served the country she made it home only a few times.

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Help GSU win $50K

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Grambling State University is in a nationwide competition to win $50,000.
Allstate’s “Quotes for Education” contest includes historically black colleges and universities from across the nation, and the HBCU with the most votes will win the money.
“We can do this if we pull together to make it happen,” said Jordan Harvey, Student Government Association president and a senior business major at the university. “When Gramblinites pull together, we can make anything happen.”

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Choudrant revving up for Outhouse Derby

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It’s that time of year again, time to get the outhouses together and race!
For the past four years, the Village of Choudrant has been home to the Outhouse Races. These oddly named races were the result of a little white lie, according to Choudrant Mayor Bill Sanderson.

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