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August 17th, 2013

RPAR thanks local family

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Thank you to the Christian family for hosting the Challenger Sports coaches during Ruston Parks and Recreation’s British Soccer Camp during the week of Aug. 5 – 9. They made Coach Otto and Liam feel right at home here in Ruston. Next summer’s camp has already been scheduled for June 16, 2014.

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CHURCH NEWS - SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013

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BAPTIST
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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.
Emmanuel

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August 16th

Residents say farewell to troops

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Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard’s 844th Engineer Company, 527th Engineer Battalion left on the first leg of their journey to Kuwait with a procession leaving Ruston at 10 a.m. today.
The official send off is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria.

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A punch in the face

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Suspect charged with hitting police officer while fleeing
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At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday a Ruston resident was arrested on several charges after being stopped by local law enforcement for loud music.
Kevin Harris, 36, of 729 Second Ave., was reportedly pulled over by a Ruston Police Department officer, who was stationed at the intersection of Duque and Martin Luther King, when loud noise was heard coming from the suspect’s vehicle on Duque.
The officer reportedly stopped the vehicle and made contact with Harris. According to the affidavit, Harris handed a plastic baggie of what appeared to be Lortabs to the passenger of the vehicle.

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Dudley encourages Louisiana Tech graduates to commit to change

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They can change the world.
Zazell Dudley, president and CEO of Dudley Worldwide, told the 281 Louisiana Tech University graduates Thursday at summer quarter commencement that they must commit to being the change they talk about.
“We want to bridge change and commitment,” Dudley said. “You can’t have one without the other. If you want change, you have to have commitment.”

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Summer Heat yields three more

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team has made three more arrests in Operation Summer Heat.
James Anderson Shields, 22, of 3218 Lee Ave., Monroe, was apprehended by police Thursday after a routine traffic stop on U.S. Highway 80 for a break light violation.
According to the affidavit, upon stopping the vehicle officers discovered Shields had a prior conviction for marijuana.
Officers reportedly asked Shields for permission to search the vehicle.
According to the affidavit, officers reportedly found marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle upon conducting the search.

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Bulldogs to greet fans Saturday

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The 2013 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be on hand Saturday to sign autographs and talk to fans as the athletics department will hold its annual meet and greet with the team on Saturday. Around 4:30 p.m. that day tailgaters are encouraged to start setting up around Argent Pavilion, which will be the site of the autograph session and meet and greet with the Bulldog players and coaches starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Shooting for a good cause

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Medcamps annual shoot, auction set for Saturday

On Saturday MedCamps of Louisiana will host its 19th Annual Fun Shoot Sporting Clay tournament at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center and Public Range in West Monroe.
This year’s event is proudly sponsored by 1st Franklin Financial, Scott Powerline, Glenwood Regional Medical Center, Community Trust Bank, Marsala Beverage and Vantage Health Plan. This is a five-man team event and is open to shooters of all skill levels. There will be door prizes and a shotgun raffle. A lunch will be provided.

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Arts sustain quality of life

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My earliest memory is of music — I’m in front of mom’s standing stereo, hands pressed against the fabric-covered speakers with the rhythm pulsing through my tiny arms. Music then became my closest companion and prevailing passion while inspiring a most glorious quality of life.

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Local scholarship winners announced

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The Louisiana DARE Officer’s Association held its 22nd annual training conference in Mandeville this summer. Two local seniors were chosen and presented with $1,500 scholarships by L.D.O.A. President Officer Darren Powell of the Mandeville Police Department. The “L.D.O.A Citizen’s Scholarship” was presented to Lori Richardson a 2013 graduate of Cedar Creek who plans on attending Louisiana Tech University.

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