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October 28th

Recalling sweet memories of Halloween

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Boo! It’s Halloween, right?
I decided at my age, it’s about time I knew exactly what we were celebrating. I’ve always known it had to do with witches, ghosts, goblins and evil spirits, but never really knew why it was faithfully observed every year. Then, I decided anybody could look at Google and find the same information I could, so I’m not going there.

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Children play at newly opened Legacy Park

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Two children play on the new equipment at Legacy Park on Oct. 22. These two girls were playing on the park’s new spring-loaded tyrannosaurus rex. The park also features a surface that is softer and more flexible than most playground surfaces. This was put in place to help avoid injuries on playground equipment.

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Church News

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 email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary
Worship and Bible study is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Tuesday’s men’s prayer is at 7 a.m. Wednesday evening service is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call Calvary at 255-3594 or visit our website at www.calvaryruston.org.
Christ Temple

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Safety complex vision a step closer to reality

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is making steady strides toward the creation of a parish public safety complex.
Sheriff Mike Stone puts the total price tag for the project at around $4.8 million. So far, he said they have received a $980,000 federal Homeland Security grant, a $100,000 allocation in state capital outlay funds and, most recently, a guarantee of $1 million and a “maybe” on $4 million more in state funding.

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Tech Homecoming

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In the long and successful history of homecoming games for Louisiana Tech University, the Bulldogs have never played a team from California.
Until now.
And it’s only fitting that it’s San Jose State, which will supply the opposition for Saturday’s 3 p.m. kickoff at Joe Aillet Stadium.
If there’s any Western Athletic Conference foe out there this year who should be used to playing in a homecoming game, it’s the Spartans.

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Wreck kills one

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An accident at the intersection of U.S. 167 and Vaughn Street involving a motorcycle left a Farmerville man dead Thursday afternoon. Charles Griffin Chandler, 27, of Farmerville, died after his Honda motorcycle collided with a Toyota Camry driven by 27-year-old Jonesboro, Ark., resident Bethany Primm. According to preliminary reports from the Ruston Police Department, at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, Chandler was driving northbound on U.S. 167 South approaching Vaughn Street while Primm was heading southbound on U.S. 167.

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Tech royalty named

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Fourteen serve on Homecoming Court
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Fourteen students have been selected to serve on this year’s Homecoming Court at Louisiana Tech University.
The 2011 court includes the following, listed by their hometowns:
• Alexandria — Kewaynethian “Kiwi” Riser, a freshman computer science major
• Baton Rouge — Morgan Broussard, a junior marketing major

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Drive safely this Halloween

With the months passing by, the holiday season is nearing, and that all begins Monday with the celebration of Halloween.
While many don’t consider Halloween a major holiday, since most people have to work on the day, there are still plenty of people who offer parties and chances to drink alcohol to help celebrate Halloween.

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Climbing Driskill Mountain

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Driskill Mountain, named after James Christopher Driskill, is the highest natural summit in Louisiana. I learned that in my seventh grade Louisiana History class. That’s also where I learned that my home state had been shopped around a little before Jefferson purchased it from Napoleon in 1803.

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Proposal set to reduce divorce

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Former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Sears (on the short list for Obama appointments to the Supreme Court) and family relations professor William Doherty have teamed up to produce what they call, without irony, a modest proposal to reduce “unnecessary divorce” the Second Chances Act (americanvalues.org/secondchances/).
The Second Chances Act is a brilliant piece of work by two of the nation’s leading pro-marriage liberals. (Full disclosure: The authors kindly give me far more credit than I am due by including me in a list of people to be thanked for “contributions,” which in my case consisted of attending one meeting in which an early draft of the report and the legislation were presented.)

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