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July 13th, 2013

Pro athletes excel in outdoors pursuits

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When you think of well-known sports personalities who have made a name for themselves in the outdoors, it’s easy to gravitate rather quickly to names like Bill Dance, Will Primos, Harold Knight, David Hale et al.

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Mannings all about football at academy

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THIBODAUX (AP) — Peyton and Eli Manning took some time during their passing academy for youngsters this week to talk about facing off against one another again this season when the Denver Broncos play the New York Giants on Sept. 15.
The Houma Courier reported that Peyton, who is entering his 16th NFL season and second with Denver, said he remembers little from the two previous games against Eli except for a moment during the National Anthem.

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Grace take RPAR softball championship

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Grace Community defeated Temple Baptist last week to claim the RPAR championship playoffs with a score of 15 to 11. Pictured standing from left to right are team members Darrell Austin, Zack Wiseman, Klay Koonce, Merrick Nunn, Peyton Mitchell and Jake Folden. Pictured kneeling are team members Lance Seymore, Raimy Hall, Justin Dodson, Jacob Norred and Zack Laffitte.

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Forward Erik McCree transfers to Tech

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Louisiana Tech head men’s basketball coach Michael White has announced that forward Erik McCree has transferred from Murray State and joined the Bulldog basketball team.
“Erik has a tremendous upside as a player,” said White. “His versatility is his calling card.
“He possesses forward size with a guard skill set.”

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CASA receives grant

Organization strengthens advocacy for foster care
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Recently, National CASA and Sen. Mary Landrieu joined Louisiana CASA Association (LACASA) to announce a federal grant to support recruitment and awareness of the need for CASA volunteers to advocate on behalf of youth in foster care.
Funds from the grant will support recruitment through partnerships with local media so more children in Louisiana’s foster care system can be served by CASA volunteers.

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Prevent colon cancer

Know the facts, get screened
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There are a lot of myths and misinformation surrounding colon cancer, which is the third most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. One of the most important facts is: colon cancer is preventable and treatable, if caught early — and one of the easiest ways to detect it is a simple screening.
Fifty percent of colon cancer cases could be prevented by simple lifestyle changes and 95 percent of cases cured, if detected early, according to the Susan Cohen Colon Cancer Foundation. An estimated 150,000 men and women in the United States are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and almost 50,000 die from the disease.

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Birthday Fellowship Club meets

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The Birthday Fellowship Club honored (left to right) A.P. Butler, Janice Peoples, Leonard Weathers M.D., Frank Kelley and Joesph Capers Sr., president, at the July 8 meeting held at Ryan’s in Ruston.

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Eventful visits with new friends, family

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I cannot believe all that has happened this past week. I know I am always saying that, but starting with last Monday, this week really has been busy and unusual.
Jonathan had some free time, so he set out to help me get a lot done. For anyone who is reading my column for the first time, Jonathan is my grandson-in-law — granddaughter Susan’s husband.

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Tech Kappa Delta Chapter sweeps nationals

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Ten members of Louisiana Tech’s Kappa Delta chapter attended the 60th Biennial National Convention of the sorority in Boston, June 27-July 1. The theme, “Field of Dreams,” aptly described the experience as the chapter garnered top awards in competition with Kappa Delta’s 149 chapters located at the nation’s top universities.

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Church News - Sunday, July 14, 2013

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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.
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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 is at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Temple

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