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May 4th, 2013

Doris Robinson: Big birthday fete

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GRAMBLING — D.J. Williams tacked on another 94 “birthdays” for Doris Robinson during a reception honoring the widow of the late and legendary Eddie Robinson of Grambling State University football fame earlier this week.

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Williams receives Isaac Murphy award at Kentucky Derby event

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GRAMBLING — Doug Williams has another trophy to display in his office and it involves a sport one might not tend to associate with the head football coach at Grambling State University.
On Saturday night, following the annual Kentucky Derby, Williams was presented with the Isaac Murphy Award by the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage and Preserve African-American Turf History.

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Techsters to host WAC softball tourney

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Louisiana Tech University will serve as the host institution for the 2013 Western Athletic Conference softball tournament, as the Lady Techster Softball Complex will be the site for the four-day event running from Wednesday through Saturday.

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Tech’s Kipp in academics

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For the second consecutive season, Louisiana Tech University junior softball player Erin Kipp has earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.
Kipp is one of just three players from the Western Athletic Conference to earn the prestigious honors, joining New Mexico State’s Amber Olive and Seattle’s Allegra Wilde. Kipp now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

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Springtime birds add color to yard

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As ill-tempered April gives way to a hopefully more docile and friendly May, things are beginning to change around our part of the country. Daytime temperatures are easing on up to the upper 80s and it’s beginning to actually feel like spring, unlike that heifer, April, that stayed chilly, wet and nasty enough to keep the turkeys from gobbling.

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Church News - Sunday, May 5, 2012

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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 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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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.
China Grove Missionary

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May 3rd

Celebrating the first year of life

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Another week has ended and a new one begins.
We had a wonderful family gathering, plus friend Erma, an ex-officio member of our clan, to celebrate our baby Sydney’s first birthday.
Jonathan’s parents, Linda and John Morris, brought up in Farmerville and Louisiana Tech University graduates, came from Fairfax, Va. Susan’s sister, Marnie, flew in from out of state; plus grandparents, Becky and Harold Henderson from Ruston and Wesley and Mary Hilan from here, their grandson, Logan and friend, Matt, for barbecue and cake.
Sydney sat in the middle of the floor with a wagonload of gifts.

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DART benefit concert a family affair

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The Beatles tribute band from Dallas called From Us To You will perform in concert on May 11 at the Dixie Center.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the band will take the stage at 7 p.m. During intermission a live action will be held with all proceeds to benefit DART.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and may be purchased at Community Trust Bank’s Trenton Street location, the Dixie Center, and The Fashion of Ruston.

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Club news: Littera Club

The Littera Club members held their final meeting of the year at First National Bank. Plans for an outdoor picnic at hostess Erma Hudson’s home were canceled because of rain. Brown bag picnic lunches with turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps, chips and pralines were enjoyed by the members. Co-Hostesses were Mary Belle Kilpatrick, Jo Ann Cardwell and Carol Young.

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Freshen up warm-weather cuisine

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When the weather is warm, many people are inspired to expand their culinary horizons and look for foods that are light, fresh and satisfying.
Although warm-weather cooking may call to mind backyard barbecues, there is much more to seasonal dining than charbroiled frankfurters and beef patties. Taking a fresh approach to cooking can yield a number of new and innovative meals.
Cool down

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