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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly
of God
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. Our doors will be open from 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or e-mail fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study is at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Bill Reid in the pulpit and Bro. Cary Tolar and the Calvary Praise Team leading worship.

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Spirit of the season

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Holiday parades roll through Grambling, Ruston
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The holiday spirit flowed freely through Lincoln Parish as the Ruston Jaycees Christmas Parade and the Grambling’s Joy Fund Christmas Parade both rolled.
Rain that was in the forecast held off until after Grambling’s parade wrapped up Saturday at the Grambling Community Center, where bags of fruit and candy were passed out to hundreds of those in attendance.
“It was a great day and great parade,” Grambling Mayor-elect Edward Jones said. “I didn’t see anyone who didn’t have a good time and I think it put a real start on the Christmas season here in Grambling.”

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UP pair charged in scrap metal theft

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FARMERVILLE —Two men have been arrested and an investigation continues after more than $100,000 worth of stainless steel items was stolen from the Foster Farms poultry plant.

Union Parish Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dusty Gates said the two men were caught loading a trailer at Foster Farm’s scrap yard behind the main plant.

UPSO Detective Sgt. Bobby Robinson said John Allen Whitaker, 38, of West Monroe, and Joseph Burton, 37, of Farmerville, ran into a wooded area as deputies arrived at the scene shortly after 9:15 a.m. on Dec. 2.

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Sparta Foundation makes education, giving easier

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Obtaining funding to educate the area dependent on the Sparta Aquifer is now a bit easier.
The Sparta Groundwater Commission, which is the governmental body designed to address the issue of the depleting Sparta Aquifer, recently developed the Sparta Foundation, a 501 c3 charity organization.
The foundation’s main goal is to educate the areas dependent on the aquifer about the need for conserving this natural resource, which is the main source of water in Lincoln Parish, several other parishes and some areas in Arkansas. The aquifer is currently being used faster than it is able to replenish, which results in a rapidly depleting water source. Due to this overuse, the aquifer levels are declining between one and four feet per year. In Louisiana, the Sparta is overused at 18 million gallons per day.

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RHS stars shine in 3-4A

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Bearcats place 21 on All-District squad
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When Ja’Ren Johnson roamed for 322 yards against Monroe Wossman earlier this month, you knew it locked up some nice postseason recognition for the Ruston High running back.
And then, as a definite capper, the 6-1 and 175-pound senior completed the 2010 season with a total of 1,493 rushing yards along with 18 touchdowns and 132 points.
There was little doubt, then, that Johnson’s name would be making some of the after-the-season awards’ charts.

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Andrew Whitworth playing Pro Bowl worthy season

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Brewing up a cup of Sunday morning coffee and passing along some observations on the sports world:
• It’s been one tough season for the Cincinnati Bengals.
A team that had been predicted to battle for divisional honors in the AFC’s North has been going mostly southward since September.

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RHS grad Shows among Hall picks

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Legendary West Monroe High coach among state shrine’s 2011 class
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In the future, whenever Don Shows is compiling a list of his most memorable weekends, figure on Dec. 10-12 being near the top.
The Ruston High School graduate got a double dose of good fortunes.
First, one of the state’s legendary football coaches had his West Monroe High School team in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association championship game for Class 5A.

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Warren earns SWAC award

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GRAMBLING — As expected, Frank Warren was named Saturday as the Offensive Player of the Year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
But the senior running back admitted that he would have put much more stock in the honor had he and his Grambling State University teammates been participating in the league’s annual championship game on the same day.
“It’s bittersweet,” Warren said. “I appreciate the recognition and all, but it’s never been about award for me. I would have much rather been playing for the championship.”

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Bulldogs stopped at McNeese

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LAKE CHARLES — Louisiana Tech University’s road woes against in-state men’s basketball opponents continued here Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs (7-4), who were an 85-78 victim of Northwestern State in Natchitoches on Tuesday night, stumbled 80-70 to McNeese State.

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Papaw's Bible brings lessons

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It had been in a plastic baggie under my desk at home for years. I knew it was there, but I had not picked it up to look at it for quite some time. For whatever reason, that day, I pulled it out of the bag. The leather cover is parched and cracking, and the pages are coming out of my grandfather’s Bible. I saw that it was presented to him on Dec. 25, 1946, by a Sunday school class at the First Baptist Church of Leesville, where he served as pastor.
I bet the Sunday school class didn’t know that they were giving me a gift some 64 years later. Let me explain.

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