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Holiday Arts Tour 2011: Homegrown

‘Sprout Sunday’ to feature demonstrations, projects for children
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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council will have an exciting weekend Nov.18-20.
NCLAC’s 14th Annual Holiday Arts Tour will highlight more than 50 artists at businesses, galleries and studios throughout Lincoln Parish. The tour will feature paintings, pottery, jewelry and other designs created by regional artists, as well as live music by local favorites Sara Sullivan, Cain Budds, General Patterson and Monty Russell.

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Identifying good cooks and making new friends

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I can hardly wait to get the results of this week’s sheriff’s election, even though I feel sure my friend Mike Stone will once again be serving us in that capacity. He has done a superb job in the past, and as the old saying goes, “If it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it.”
Mike did two wonderful things that affected my family. When our great granddaughter, Amanda, was living with us, going to Ruston High School, I always felt secure knowing that our sheriff was watching out for our teens.

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Poor Man’s Supper

Annual fundraiser benefits CCA

Area residents will eat to help the needy on Tuesday when they gather for the annual Poor Man’s Supper at the Ruston Civic Center.
The event, set from 5-7 p.m., will include a small meal, entertainment and a silent auction.
Tickets are $5 and a can of meat, with all donations going to Christian Community Action, which provides food, clothing, some medicine and utility bills for needy families in Lincoln Parish.

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Hair extensions raise cancer awareness

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The Boardwalk Salon, located at 106 N. Monroe St., presents “A Touch of Pink” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For a minimum $5 donation, stylists are putting in pink hair extensions. Donations go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. No appointments are needed. Pictured above: Stylist Tiffany Scarborough gets ready to glue synthetic hair feathers to the hair of breast cancer survivor Misty Byrd.

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Hamrick unveils photographs

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“Keep Moving, Handmade Books and Photographs” by Frank Hamrick opened at the Enterprise Center on Oct. 21.
Hamrick’s photography has the reoccurring theme of responding to the natural and man-made environment surrounding him. In his October show he makes a change from his well-known black and white photographs and treats Ruston to a rare look at his color work.

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Brewing up a barrel of fall fun

Second annual ARToberfest rocks Ruston’s Historic Fire Station
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The Ruston Historic Fire Station was teeming with a jovial crowd of more than 100 residents during the second annual ARToberfest earlier this month.
Laughter, beer and music filled the air during the event. Residents gathered to taste homebrew and microbrew beers that aren’t easily accessible commercially.

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Church News

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

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
Abundant Grace Tabernacle
Abundant Grace Tabernacle will have its Inaugural Sunday and Fall Festival today at 11 a.m., followed by a dinner on the grounds and games and fun for the kids. Come join us for food, fun and fellowship.

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Bracing for the worst

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Parish emergency preparedness tested
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Lincoln Parish emergency agencies were tested and their radios were checked Thursday afternoon by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness as part of an effort to make sure the parish is always 100 percent prepared for any disaster or emergency that may strike.
Lincoln Parish Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin said the communications drill featured members from police departments, fire departments, ambulance services and GOHSEP from all over the area, all working to make sure they could use their mobile command units to properly maneuver multiple radio calls on multiple frequencies to multiple different emergency workers on duty in the parish.

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GSU gears up

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Grambling meets Valley Saturday
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GRAMBLING — With his team’s next opponent showing up Saturday at Robinson Stadium with an 18-game losing streak, you might think Grambling State University Head Coach Doug Williams would be doing cartwheels.
’Fraid not.
Williams and the Tigers’ staff are treating hapless Mississippi Valley State (0-7, 0-6) as if they’re sitting atop the Eastern Division standings of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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‘Locked up’ for a good cause

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$25K raised for MDA
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Several prominent community members were arrested and locked-up for “good” on Thursday, but it wasn’t for any crimes they committed.
The local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association held their annual MDA Lock-up, during which close to dozens of local residents volunteered to be arrested and bailed out of jail.
Ruston Police and Fire departments and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office helped out by transporting the “jailbirds” to Jim Taylor Ford and picking up bail donations.

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