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April 27th, 2013

Bethel student takes first at rally

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Jacob Scharr, a senior at Bethel Christian School, placed first in English 4 at the State Literary Rally in Baton Rouge on April 20.

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Fire up the grill with something different this year

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Late spring often marks the return of grilling season, when friends and families gather in the backyard to share some great food and some good times. Such affairs tend to be more laid back, but that doesn't mean they can't boast cuisine that's as delicious as food you might find at more formal affairs. For those who want to try something different from the traditional grilling fare like hamburgers and hot dogs this season, consider the following recipe for "Spit-Roasted Whole Spring Lamb Overcome By Garlic" from Andrew Schloss and David Joachim's "Mastering the Grill" (Chronicle Books).

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Making a grandmother proud

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On last Sunday evening, as any grandparent knows when one of your own does something extra special, I got an indescribable surge of joy and pride. This had to do with Matthew Newman Irby, my youngest grandchild.

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Ear infections: A common childhood problem

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Ear infections are common among young children, and if not properly treated, can have long-term effects ranging from hearing loss to delayed speech development. In fact, three of four children in America will have an ear infection before age three, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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ASID donates to DART

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Officers of American Society Interior Designers at Louisiana Tech University donated the proceeds of their recent gala at the Historic Fire Station to the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Pictured from left to right presenting to DART's Terrie Queen Autrey (far left) are Casssndra Aalgaard, president; Callie Hearnsberger, vice-president; Kori Roseberry, publicity; Holly Todd, liaison; Brittany Norman, treasurer; Anna Beth Lamkin, secretary; and Rachel Cargle, fundraiser.

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Church News - Sunday, April 28, 2013

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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 up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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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 is at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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April 26th

A display of natural beauty: Jolis Jardin set for Saturday

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The Ruston Garden Club will host Jolis Jardin — A Garden Tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The three gardens on the tour are located in Tanglewood, Belle Pointe and Squire Creek subdivisions. Tickets, $10 each, may be purchased at the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 2111 N. Trenton St., Twin Oaks Nursery located at 630 E. Georgia Ave. and at Townsend House located at 410 N. Bonner. The CVB will host an array of vendors and a plant sale. The tour will end at 2:30 p.m. Pictured above is the garden of Mary Sue and Charles Smelley located in Belle Point.

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Fresh offerings

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Farmers Market season set to open Saturday
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The Ruston Farmers Market will celebrate its sixth season when it opens from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.
Held rain or shine each Saturday, the market is located in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street in Downtown Ruston, provided courtesy of the City of Ruston.
The market will feature local produce, fresh yard eggs, goat cheese, baked goods, desserts, local craft items and pre-prepared meals.

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Troopers find 50 lbs. of drugs

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Thursday morning, a state trooper assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F stopped a 2012 Chrysler 200 for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 eastbound west of Ruston in Lincoln Parish, which lead to the discovery of marijuana in the vehicle.
Troopers, along with K-9 “Senda,” located approximately 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle with an estimated street value of $75,000.
The driver, 24-year-old Moran Conley, of Hattiesburg, Miss., was charged with improper lane use, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

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Stenbergs make their home on Tech’s campus

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When students walk past the Tech seal on a spring evening, they may hear the sound of a toy tractor roaring past them.
Four-year-old Callen Stenberg is often seen riding his green battery-powered toy tractor, and following him close behind is his 2-year-old brother, Jack Stenberg, on his bike.
Mandy Stenberg, the mother of Jack and Callen, said she is always nearby keeping a watchful eye on them.
“People are really friendly toward the kids,” Mandy said.
Mandy and the children spend their evenings taking walks around campus and catching fresh air.

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