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February 9th, 2013

’Tis the season of Lent

Welcome to the joyful season of Lent! That’s right, I said “joyful!”
What in the world is Lent, anyway? It begins Wednesday, believe it or not. For most Christian denominations, or traditions, it is the season of preparation before the great feast of Easter. In the Catholic Church, the year is divided into several “seasons,” where different things are celebrated. Ordinary Time is the long season between Christmas and Lent, and then Easter and Advent. Advent is the month or so before Christmas, when the Church prepares to receive the King of Glory into the world. But the season we are coming into this Wednesday has a feeling, or emotion, unique to itself. The sanctuary is vested, as is the priest, in somber tones of purple. Purple is the color or passion, of royalty, of sacrifice and of sorrow.

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Church News - Sunday, February 11, 2013

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly
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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. Sundays will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible.
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.
For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary

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February 8th

Grambling outlaws saggy pants

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Fines, penalties addressed on new indecent exposure ordinance
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It is now illegal to wear saggy pants in the City of Grambling, as the council voted three-to-two to approve Ordinance No. 0126012-2 at its regular council meeting Thursday night.
During the public hearing that preceded the meeting and the meeting itself, several citizens voiced their concerns about the measure, questioning the legality of the ordinance and asked specific questions regarding the fines and penalties for those found in violation of the proposed code.

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Crash stops morning traffic

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Rush-hour traffic heading into Louisiana Tech University on Tech Drive from California Avenue was snarled early this morning following an accident that left a Ford SUV with significant damage (below). The accident also snapped a City of Ruston utility pole (right). No further information was available as of press time.

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Noted speaker to visit Tech Feb. 21

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Edna Medford to discuss Emancipation Proclamation

The executive order that gave the American Civil War a new moral purpose by outlawing slavery in the Confederate States will be the topic when noted Lincoln scholar Edna Greene Medford speaks at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lincoln Parish Library.
The event, organized by the Department of History at Louisiana Tech University, is free and open to the public. February is Black History Month and marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

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Making sense of finance and budgets

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Event offers local teens a dose of reality
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This week, Lincoln Parish 10th graders had a chance to get a taste of what the real world is like financially during the United Way of Northeast Louisiana Dollars and Sense Reality Fair.
All of the schools in the parish visited the fair on Wednesday or Thursday. Students were assigned a career at random, along with the appropriate salary for the job. Students were then tasked with visiting various booths to purchase housing, transportation, food, insurance and other items they needed. They also visited “Temptation Island,” which offered them a variety of things they might want to have.

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What’s in a percussion ensemble program?

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On Feb. 16, the Louisiana Tech University Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium (corner of Arizona Street and Adams Boulevard). On Feb. 15, David Wolf (dmwpercussion.com) will present a masterclass/clinic in room 108 of the Band Building on campus (Mayfield Street across from the Natatorium). Both events are open and free.

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Choudrant, Ruston High Schools make the grade, celebrate with gala at Squire Creek

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The Lincoln Parish School District celebrated its place in the history books when it recently paused to honor its first “A” schools — or as the program proclaimed, “Schools of Academic Excellence.”
At a gala luncheon hosted by Lincoln ACHIEVE at Squire Creek Country Club, the instructional staff of both Choudrant High School and Ruston High School gathered together to bask in the spotlight of unparalleled achievement for the schools and district. It was a time to reflect on the exemplary performance of both teams while thanking them for a job well done.

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Bulldogs trip UTSA

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Tech reaches 20-victory plateau
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Louisiana Tech University’s Thomas Assembly Center was the next best thing to being at Mardi Gras on Thursday night.
Fittingly, the promotion for the Bulldogs’ Western Athletic Conference game on the Karl Malone Court was labelled as “Mardi Gras Madness.”
And the ’Dogs celebrated with a 74-49 wipeout of the University of Texas-San Antonio while 4,061 fans — well, “revelers” might apply here, too — applauded and cheered their approval of yet another milestone moment.

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New Living Word nearing 30 wins

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New Living Word School of Ruston is closing in on the coveted 30-win plateau.
The Lions moved closed to that victory total earlier this week with an 81-53 rout over Lincoln Parish and District 1-C rival Dubach.
Now 28-9 on the season heading into a home game tonight against Castor, New Living Word featured four players in double figures for points in the win over the Hornets.
Tops on the Lions’ chart was Lee Mason with 17 points, Ty Mason and Xavious Williams with 16 points each and Javier Roper with 14 points.

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