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March 23rd, 2013

RJHS tracksters add on another meet title

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Ruston Junior High’s girls won their second track and field meet in as many attempts recently with a 175-point total at the West Ridge Junior High Invitational held in West Monroe.
The Lady Bearkittens of Head Coach Kathy Steed and assistant coach Chris Skinner almost doubled the number of points (90) registered by Good Hope Junior High. Other teams and their points included Ouachita, 49; Ouachita Chritian, 48; West Ridge, 41; and Riser Junior High, 40.
Featured in the Lady Bearkittens’ title-winning performance were a sweep of the relays and individual first places from Tiara Hester in the javelin, Crystal Melton in the shot put, Sylvia Smith in the discus, Aislyn Coyne in the 800-meter run and Kourtni Goldsmith in the 100-m dash.

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Tech ranks high in combined football, hoops’ win percentage

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After a pair of remarkable seasons recorded by the school’s football and men’s basketball teams, Louisiana Tech enters the weekend currently ranked eighth in the nation in combined football/men’s basketball record.
Entering men’s basketball postseason play this week, Tech had a 9-3 football record and a 26-6 men’s basketball record for a .781 winning percentage average, a mark that ranks eighth in the nation and the best mark among all non-automatic qualifying schools on the Football Bowl Subdivision level.

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Understanding the resurrection of Christ

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‘One Day’
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried My sins far away;
Rising He justified freely forever:
One day He's coming — O glorious day!
— By J. Wilbur
Chapman

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Sunday school disputes, catching up with friends

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We have all heard the old saying, "another day, another dollar." Well, my dollar and I had an exciting time at Sunday School.
My 100-year-old friend, Velda, passed the basket to collect our benevolent fund dollars. I had no folding money, so wrote a check for a little extra. Velda announced she did not take checks, so I tore mine up. Remember, I told you, she won't accept loose change either.
She handed me a $10 bill and said, "Put this in. Now, you owe me."

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Garden club beautifies welcome sign

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Members of the Ruston Garden Club met on Feb. 16 to spruce up the landscaping at the Welcome to Ruston sign on U.S. Highway 167 South.
Pictured, from left to right, are Gaye Ross, Susanne Brady, Rosy Bromell, Johnnie Hogan, Judi Null and Marlen Jimerson.

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Kiwanis Club names art contest winners

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The Kiwanis Club of Ruston recently held a reception to honor the winners of its art contest. Pictured, from left to right, Conner Little — first place painting and drawing, Eskamo (Fish); Bailee Golden — first place drawing, The Wolf; Chad Leachman — third place drawing, Clockwork; Charlotte Hudson — second place painting, Emerge; Dylan Cole Miers — third place painting and drawing, Battle Field; and Ben Upshaw — second place painting and drawing; Inky Waters.
Winners not pictured are Christopher Northcutt — first place Painting, Misty Shallows; Gretchen Budds — third place painting, Tree; Deondray Spivey — second place drawing, Vase of Flowers; John David Moore — mixed media, An Evening in Funville; Madeline Williams — mixed media, Still Life with Blue Flower; Brooklyn Bailey — mixed media, A Day of Spring; Cord Simmons — Best of Show; Ship on the Sea.

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Church News - Sunday, March 24, 2013

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.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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RPAR readies for softball competition

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Spring and summer softball action is nearing for the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department.
Divisions of competition to be offered by RPAR will include men’s “E”, coed and men’s Church. Team fees will remain at $280 and are due April 24. Payments can be made at the RPAR office located at 605 James Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All games will be played at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex located on Farmerville Street.

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Tech’s Francis captures award

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Louisiana Tech University’s Kim Francis is the current Western Athletic Conference women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the week of March 11-17.

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White River: Outdoor ‘March Madness’

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I love me some March madness. I look forward to it every year about this time; I get excited at the prospects of what’s about to happen.
Oh, you thought I was talking basketball? Sorry, that’s not what March Madness means to this outdoors guy. What flips my switch is the opportunity each March to go alley-oop over the prospects of heading to the White River in north Arkansas for the chance to apply the pick and roll and slam-dunk on some rainbow trout.

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