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Camptown races begin for Saints

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Yes, it’s that time of the year — one of my favorites — where months of anticipation finally wind down and we get down to business.
It’s camp-watch time as the New Orleans Saints have opened preseason training in the blistering New Orleans heat.
It’s funny, because I’ve heard a couple of other Saints fans say they’ll never be able to get that excited again after last season’s incredible performance. Me? I’m greedier than that. I’ll all about the “Two Dat,” and will still get excited watching the games whether the Saints go 16-0 or 2-14 in the regular season.

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William Brewster ‘Bill’ Kinman, Jr.

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William Brewster “Bill” Kinman, Jr., 84, passed away July 30, 2010. He died of complications from strokes suffered in February.

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Church celebrates 125 years

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First Baptist Church, the oldest church in Ruston, is planning a weekend of celebration to commemorate their 125th anniversary. First Baptist Church was incorporated in 1885, but met as a group for several years before that time.
Church historians through the years have kept detailed records and numerous photographs to preserve the history.
Chris Craig, current pastor, suggested that a committee be formed earlier this year to organize the celebration, which will be Aug. 7-8, at the church on Trenton Street in downtown Ruston.

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Regional artists’ works accepted in Art Melt

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces that five artists from the region have been accepted to the seventh annual Forum 35 Art Melt:
• Joshua Chambers
• Peter Jones
• Lacey Stinson
• Davenport Wang
• Caroline Youngblood

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July 30th

Presenting ‘Pigskins and Pearls’

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Tech football lesson-luncheon draws 220 women
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“Did you see the quarterback look off that safety?”
This is one of several statements women are advised to utter to impress their husbands, fathers and sons while watching a football game.
Approximately 220 women were provided with literature containing similar statements, along with definitions for “quarterback” and “defensive line,” during a special gathering Thursday at Squire Creek Country Club.

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Wives, girlfriends face obstacles off the field

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Football players’ wives have to be as tough as a goal-line stand.
Ruston resident Josie Herbert, who attended the “Pigskins and Pearls” event at Squire Creek on Thursday, is the daughter of Garland Gregory, who was Louisiana Tech University’s first All-American player in 1939.
When Herbert was born, her father was a player on the first San Francisco 49ers team. She recalls her mother’s exasperation with his long hours spent outside the home.

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CHEF cooks up fun for home-schoolers

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The Christian Home Educators Fellowship of North Central Louisiana is going to kick off their school year with food, information and demonstrations next month.
The kick-off and information fair event will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Calvary Baptist Church.
Jenny Morse, local CHEF president, said the event is designed to let local home-school families know what sort of activities are available for their students.

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Locals react to power credits

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Thousands of residential and commercial Ruston power customers saw lower electric bills this month.
This is thanks to a one-time credit to their power bills as part of a lawsuit settlement with Entergy for an overcharge that took place between 1991-2007. City of Ruston officials had first hoped to credit each customer with the amount they were overcharged. When this proved a near impossible undertaking, they opted to instead credit each power customer’s July bill with the amount of electric charges on their bill received in June.
Louisiana Tech University student Logan Dugard did not live in a Ruston residence until about a year ago. Although he was not among those who were overcharged, he is grateful to reap the benefits of the credit for his bill, which totaled about $140 last month.

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District 5 team blanks Illinois

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Murphy tough on mound in Louisiana 10-0 win
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EASLEY, S.C. — If it’s good pitching what Louisiana’s District 5 team needs to advance deep into the 2010 Big League World Series, then they’re off to a good start.
Righthander T.J. Murphy yielded only three hits and two bases on balls while striking out six batters in helping lead the “5” crew to a dominating 10-0 victory over the Central United States champions from Illinois in pool play at the Red Owens Complex Thursday night.
The game went five innings and was declared over after the Southwest Regional champions scored four runs each in the fourth and fifth innings.

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McGill concerned about team, not honors

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Pick up any preseason football magazine, turn to the section on the Western Athletic Conference and you’ll likely find the name of Rob McGill on the all-league squad.
The senior offensive lineman is one of Louisiana Tech University’s highest-profile players entering the 2010 season.
But for the 6-6 and 310-pounder, it isn’t about “self.”

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