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May 4th, 2013

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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Advocacy with art

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) and the Pine Hills Advocacy Center are pleased to announce an artful renovation of the Pine Hills Advocacy Center. Artists Melanie Douthit and Linda Snider-Ward, representing the Union Parish Arts Council, designed and executed a mural in the Center in March. The mural is part of a multi-room project, to be completed by several arts groups from around the region. NCLAC is working as a liaison between the Advocacy Center and area artists, in order to give the space a “facelift” for its clients.

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Tech ROTC cadet selected for prestigious program

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Alexandre Buck, an Air Force ROTC cadet and a freshman in the professional aviation program at Louisiana Tech University, is one of just three Air Force ROTC students in the United States to have been selected to participate in the University of Pittsburg’s Intensive Beginning Russian program this summer on a ROTC Project GO (Global Officer) scholarship.

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Girl Scouts giving back

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Girl Scout troops No. 555 and No. 351 collected 46 bags of clothing as part of the April partnership with the Goodwill Industries clothing drive. This event not only helps the community and Goodwill, but gives the girls a hands-on experience in helping others and learning the importance of community service.

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Morning fire displaces businesses

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A 6,000 square foot building with multiple occupants, including a 2,000 square foot flea market, was partially lost due to a fire that occurred shortly after midnight today.
Eric Brazzel, public information for the Ruston Fire Department, said firefighter received the call at 12: 18 a.m. that smoke was coming from the back of a building located at 1414 West California Ave.

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