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Tasha, A-Ray hope to receive draft call

Both are among the candidates for the annual Women’s National Basketball Association draft, set to be unveiled for the first time ever on the day following the NCAA’s national title game in Boston.
Point guard Williams and shooting guard Boyd both were among an estimated 50 participants in the league’s annual pre-draft camp earlier this week.
That event gives head coaches, player personnel directors and other officials of league teams a better idea as to the future potential of prospects.

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Ruston is up to challenge of addiction

This challenge is good for the city.
Teen Challenge, a faith-based organization dedicated to helping teens and adults pull away from their addictions, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday and has set up home in Ruston on California Avenue.
Gary Bentley, the director of Mt. Grace Teen Challenge in Dodson, said the center has an 86 percent success rate verified by government and university studies.

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Tickle me pink, paint me tan

My aunt is always talking about her yard or garden, ruminating on the next perfect pruning that will make her roses pop. In the heat of the summer, she spends hours outside working on creating a perfectly-manicured lawn, with no thought of her true manicure, and providing a safe haven for dozens of hummingbirds that her mother loved and whose very presence evokes memories of our matriarch.
Her work is reflected on her arms and chest, deep patches of bronze that follow the contours of her clothing and end at the seam of her shoulder.

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Campaign connects Christians, non-Christians

Linda Osborne, the director of the BCM, said the idea began with the book, Blue Like Jazz, which comes up with many creative ways to get Christians and non-Christians to connect. By the time the idea had molded, Temple, First, Calvary and Cook Baptist Churches and the BCM, were all involved.
“We came up with a plan to make the campus smaller and build bridges between the church and campus,” Osborne said. “We were playing with ideas of what we could do.”

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