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April 27th, 2013

ASID donates to DART

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Officers of American Society Interior Designers at Louisiana Tech University donated the proceeds of their recent gala at the Historic Fire Station to the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Pictured from left to right presenting to DART's Terrie Queen Autrey (far left) are Casssndra Aalgaard, president; Callie Hearnsberger, vice-president; Kori Roseberry, publicity; Holly Todd, liaison; Brittany Norman, treasurer; Anna Beth Lamkin, secretary; and Rachel Cargle, fundraiser.

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Church News - Sunday, April 28, 2013

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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.
China Grove Missionary

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April 26th

A display of natural beauty: Jolis Jardin set for Saturday

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The Ruston Garden Club will host Jolis Jardin — A Garden Tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The three gardens on the tour are located in Tanglewood, Belle Pointe and Squire Creek subdivisions. Tickets, $10 each, may be purchased at the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 2111 N. Trenton St., Twin Oaks Nursery located at 630 E. Georgia Ave. and at Townsend House located at 410 N. Bonner. The CVB will host an array of vendors and a plant sale. The tour will end at 2:30 p.m. Pictured above is the garden of Mary Sue and Charles Smelley located in Belle Point.

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Fresh offerings

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Farmers Market season set to open Saturday
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The Ruston Farmers Market will celebrate its sixth season when it opens from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.
Held rain or shine each Saturday, the market is located in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street in Downtown Ruston, provided courtesy of the City of Ruston.
The market will feature local produce, fresh yard eggs, goat cheese, baked goods, desserts, local craft items and pre-prepared meals.

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Troopers find 50 lbs. of drugs

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Thursday morning, a state trooper assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F stopped a 2012 Chrysler 200 for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 eastbound west of Ruston in Lincoln Parish, which lead to the discovery of marijuana in the vehicle.
Troopers, along with K-9 “Senda,” located approximately 50 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle with an estimated street value of $75,000.
The driver, 24-year-old Moran Conley, of Hattiesburg, Miss., was charged with improper lane use, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

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Stenbergs make their home on Tech’s campus

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When students walk past the Tech seal on a spring evening, they may hear the sound of a toy tractor roaring past them.
Four-year-old Callen Stenberg is often seen riding his green battery-powered toy tractor, and following him close behind is his 2-year-old brother, Jack Stenberg, on his bike.
Mandy Stenberg, the mother of Jack and Callen, said she is always nearby keeping a watchful eye on them.
“People are really friendly toward the kids,” Mandy said.
Mandy and the children spend their evenings taking walks around campus and catching fresh air.

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LSP to collect old prescription pills

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The Louisiana State Police (in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday in an effort to help local residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.
Expired, unused and unwanted medications may be brought for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to the nearest Louisiana State Police troop location. This service is free and anonymous and is an opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted or unused prescription drugs to dispose of them safely.

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Tech student exhibit to kick off tonight

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Parallax can be defined as an apparent change in the position of an object, caused by a change in point of view. Photography is a powerful tool for individuals to express their perspectives on the issues affecting them. There is rarely one way to solve a problem or address a subject. The photography students here at Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art spend their final year producing a single body of personal work. It is exciting to see the various paths these artists take to express their points of view when given the freedom to choose their own projects.

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Fraternity supports troops with crawfish boil

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Blue Star Mothers Chapter 5 of Ruston were recent guests at a crawfish boil hosted by Louisiana Tech University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on April 13 to support the troops.

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Benefits plenty at Farmers Market

Those who frequent the Ruston Farmers Market can tell you that there’s nothing quite like taking a bite of a juicy piece of fruit grown in a neighbor’s yard.
During the spring and fall markets, residents are given the chance to peruse items grown right here in Lincoln Parish. Patrons can then meet the individuals who toiled the earth to bring these ripe sweet and savory treats from their yards to your plate.
The Ruston Farmers Market kicks off its 2013 season at 8 a.m. Saturday, giving residents a chance to buy locally grown foods and handmade items.

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