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December 21st

Temple Baptist Pre-K 4 holds Christmas program

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The Temple Baptist Pre-K 4 Christmas program was held on Dec. 19. The children performed the book, “This is the Stable,” by Cynthia Cotton and sang Christmas carols. Characters for the program were Evie Hasley (Mary), Cole Spurlock (Joseph), Hydi Boyd (Star), Kennedy Hall (Dove), Anna Robbins (Wise Man), Addie Harrington (Wise Man), Cannon Frasier (Wise Man), Alivia Lee (Angel), Ryleigh Faith Logue (Angel), Jane Ramsey (Angel), Abiha Ali (Angel), Hayden Edgeworth (Shepherd), Eli Diebold (Shepherd), Jessie Hardel (Shepherd — not pictured), Brody Meinhardt (Cow) and Wyatt Tice (Donkey).

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Many step forward in times of crisis

It’s a good feeling when you live in a community where people will step up and help someone in trouble.
In Lincoln Parish, this has proven true not only in the area of giving — where countless local residents have open their hearts and wallets to help the needy — but also for safety.

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Much to love about Christmas

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On a scale of one to 10, the month of December is an 11 on the Carter scope. I really love December.
The college football bowl stage has been decided and the National Championship is on the line. Who has been fired and who has been hired fuels the NCAA coaching carousel.
Locally, deer season is prime time and the rut in our area, south of I-20, is looming. Unfortunately, the spring- like temperatures of the past few weeks have confused all of the creatures of the woods.

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How to stop school shootings

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After the 911 skyjackers rammed their planes into our buildings, what did we do? We created an air marshal program. We recruited highly-trained armed individuals and asked them to blend in with ordinary air passengers.
You would only know who those air marshals were — get to see the air marshal in action — when someone jumps up and is running to the cockpit with their briefcase. The air marshal would be the one who puts a gun to his or her head and asks them to get on the floor.

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Laird to go full time as AD

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Coaching career comes to close for Ruston High grid leader
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Yes, no, yes, no.
Ever since the 2012 football season had ended at Ruston High School, those two words have flip-flopped with a decision that Billy Laird knew one day he would have to make.
It was a decision that anyone has had to cope with after remaining and being loyal to one profession for so many years.
Yes, I’ll stay.
No, I’ll move on to another stage of my life.
“For the last three weeks or so, I’ve gone back with the ‘yeahs’ and ‘nos’,” Laird said as he sat in Principal Mike Milstead’s office at RHS late Thursday morning.

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Karr coach still studying Tech job

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Jabbar Juluke, one of Louisiana’s most successful high school coaches, is still pondering a move to the next level.
The Edna Karr High School head coach who guided the New Orleans-based program to a Class 4A Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship recently has been in talks with new Louisiana Tech University Head Coach Skip Holtz Jr. for a position on the Bulldogs’ staff.
Talks have been held between the two parties and there is a mutual interest, but a formal offer has not been extended to Juluke, according to sources close to the program.

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GSU women home Saturday

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University Lady Tigers’ basketball team will host the University of Tulsa Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Admission for the game is free.
The Lady Tigers (1-8) are coming off of a tough 90-59 road loss to LSU in Baton Rouge on Wednesday night.
Guard Cierra Ceazer led the way for Grambling with 18 points. Guard-forward Jasmyn Reynolds led the way on the glass for GSU with five rebounds.
As a team, Grambling shot 83 percent from the free throw line.

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Bush’s Bearcats win fourth straight game

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Ruston High’s boys upped their season record to 9-4 with a 70-47 victory over Lakeview in action at the Bearcats’ annual December holiday tournament on Thursday night.
The Bearcats of Head Coach Chris Bush won their fourth consecutive game behind the leadership of Jerry Melton (29 points, 14 rebounds), Jamaya Burr (13 points) and Raheem Regis (11 points).
Today’s tournament schedule, with all games being played at the boys’ gymnasium:

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Dorothy Saline Castle

Funeral services for Dorothy Saline Castle, 79, formerly of Ruston, will be 2PM Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Anchor Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Choudrant. Burial will follow in Longstraw Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Castle went to be with Jesus Thursday, December 20, 2012.

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December 20th

Saving the day

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A group of bystanders came to the rescue when a man reportedly stole a woman’s purse and attempted to take her vehicle in Walmart parking lot
Ruston Police Department Capt. Tim Parker said his office received a call at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in regards to the purse snatching.

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