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July 23rd, 2013

Locals meet with Congressman

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More than 40,000 member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., descended upon Washington, D.C. July 11-18 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sorority. Two local members made time to visit U.S. Congressman Rodney Alexander. Pictured above are the two members of the congressman’s fifth congresssional district, Liz White, of Ruston, left, and Verdell Ventroy, of Farmerville, right.

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Club News: Caney Lake Good Sams

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The beautiful Lincoln Parish was the setting for the June 26 - 29 monthly campout for the Caney lake Sams. Hosts Tom and Kay Church and Dan and Linda Evans began the campout with everyone meeting at the camp-house located next to the RV campground. Each person brought their own “brow n bag special” with pies and cookies for dessert.

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C-USA Football Media Day set for Wednesday

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Conference USA’s 2013 Football Media Day is set for Wednesday in Irving, Texas. The league’s head coaches and one student-athlete from each school will be on hand to preview the upcoming season with head coach Skip Holtz and defensive end IK Enemkpali representing Louisiana Tech.
C-USA followers will enjoy significant coverage of Wednesday’s event and throughout the weeks leading up to the beginning of the season.
ConferenceUSA.com will present free, live video streaming of interviews with coaches and players on Wednesday.

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RPAR Standings

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This week’s standings in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department leagues:
Coed Adult Softball
• Rehab 10-2
• 2 Legit, 9-3
• Pitch Slappers, 8-4
• BearClaws 8-4
• Pass the Hit Stick, 8-4
• Bank of Ruston, 7-5
• Free Ballerz, 6-6
• Dawgzilla, 6-6
• Hunt, Guillot and Associates, 6-6
• Turbo Goats, 4-8
• Chili’s Bar and Grill, 4-8
• Grace United Methodist Church, 2-10
• MCS, 0-12
5-6 Year-Old Youth
Basketball
• Nuggets 3-0
• Celtics 2-1
• Lakers 2-1
• Hawks 1-2
• Bobcats 0-3
7-9 Year-Old Youth
Basketball

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Lady Techsters release volleyball slate

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Louisiana Tech will face old and new faces once the 2013 volleyball campaign begins this fall as the Lady Techsters are set to host 13 home matches beginning with an appearance in the 2013 UTA Hilton Invitational from Aug. 30-31 in Arlington, Texas.
In its inaugural season as members of Conference USA, LA Tech will face nine teams from last season’s schedule, including seven in-state match-ups over the course of the 2013 season.

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Library offers events for children, adults

There are still a few long, hot summer days left before the new school year kicks off. And during that time Louisiana weather could turn up the heat or stay fairly mild.
Area residents should be prepared for both situations, so if you find yourself trying to beat the heat — why not check out the Lincoln Parish Library.
This summer library staff have stepped up their game and offered a variety of programs to suit all ages.

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Taking care of the lawn

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I get a lot of calls this time of the year about poorly growing lawns. Many times when I take a look at the situation it appears that improper mowing may be the issue.
Most of us don’t think about mowing until at little free time on the weekend comes up. Then it’s cut it and get done with it. But mowing has a measurable effect on the way grass grows.

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Appreciate the 'boring' life

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I have friends in all sorts of exciting places — England, Scotland, Africa, Washington, D.C., New Orleans and more. And, I’m not going to lie, sometimes I am very jealous of the opportunities they have.
So, it was a little bit of a surprise when my friend in Africa, who is doing a tour for the Peace Corps, recently told me that he was jealous of my “grown-up” job.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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SEALED BID # 2013-0015
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud, for furnishing the city of Ruston with
THE PURCHASE OF TWO (2) NEW NON-INVASIVE CARDIAC SUPPORT PUMPS FOR THE CITY OF RUSTON AMBULANCE DEPARTMENT
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue

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July 22nd

Library celebrates ‘The Hobbit’

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Area teens showed their love for a literary classic Saturday as they attended a Hobbit party at the Lincoln Parish Library. Some of the young people donned their best hobbit attire while going barefoot in honor of the hairy-footed creatures written about by J.R.R. Tolkien. They learned about a hobbit’s lifestyle, what hobbits eat and what a hobbit’s house looks like. Pictured above is Heather Thorson, a freshman at Ruston High showing her nametag written in Dwarvish Runes.

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