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Taking on new traditions, themes this holiday season

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Thanks to Virgil and Myrtis Orr for my first Christmas card of the season. Ruston is my home, and being remembered by home folks is a thrill.
I do have a wonderful home here, but from 1939-2005 I evolved into who I am in Ruston.
Temple Church, First Baptist, Calvary Church Vienna and Louisiana Tech are all part of my cherished past life; plus, all of the friends I knew and taught in past years in schools of Simsboro, Choudrant, Dubach and Ruston, gives me a perspective that I consider unique.

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Apples become holiday treat

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During the holidays many residents take the time to make treats with their family members for parties, to give as gifts or to just enjoy themselves.
Ruston resident Lynne Gnemi, who is the president of the Dixie Center board of directors, and her family are no different.

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Church News

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

ASSMEBLY OF GOD
First Assembly 
of God
“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s Church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary

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A tree of angels

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DART project helps area needy children
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Area residents are invited to partner with the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and local businesses to help families who live in poverty and fear have a Merry Christmas. 
The Vision Center, Curves and LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana, formerly known as HealthSouth, have put up Christmas angel wish trees.  Each paper angel ornament carries one wish for a Christmas gift or a much-needed item.
“Our Christmas angels don’t carry frivolous requests,” said Cathy Ayo, DART’s executive director.  “Our kids have asked for things they need like new underwear and tennis shoes.  No item on the list exceeds $30; most cost considerably less.”

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Parading around

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The streets of downtown Ruston came alive on Thursday evening when the 2011 Volvo Rents Christmas Parade rolled out.
Adults and children lined the streets waving their hands to catch candy thrown from the many decorative floats.
Led by Grand Marshal Erma Hudson, a long-time Ruston resident who has been very active in the community, the parade presented by the Ruston Jaycees included a variety of participants, such as churches, businesses, school organizations and spirit groups.

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Parish facilities plans forming

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Members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Long-Range Planning Committee will soon get a better idea of what their options are for the parish’s aging facilities.
There is a committee meeting planned at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said during the meeting, representatives from Hunt, Guillot and Associates and architect Mike Walpole, who are working as consultants for the jury, will provide a presentation illustrating the work they have done so far in planning for long-term use of parish facilities.

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Revived chorus to present ‘Messiah’

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It’s been more than a decade since a group of Ruston residents came together for the first time to perform a song known to most as the “hallelujah song.”
North Central Louisiana Masterworks Chorus originally performed the song, Handel’s “Messiah,” in 2000 under the direction of Jodie Williams, according to Judy Moore, the choir’s president.
The choir, along with the Louisiana Tech University, Choir will perform the song again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Howard Auditorium.

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Dubach man booked for theft

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The Ruston Police Department arrested a 19-year-old Dubach man Thursday for allegedly stealing an item from McKinney Honda.
Ryan Allen Davidson, 6010 Louisiana Highway 151, Dubach, was charged with theft less than $500 and currently faces a $1,000 bond for the alleged crime.
According to his arrest affidavit, the RPD was called to McKinney Honda on a report of a theft that occurred in the store Dec. 6.

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Concert supports Toys for Tots, CCA

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The RussTown Band featuring more than 50 local musicians will present its annual concert in support of Toys for Tots and Christian Community Action of Lincoln Parish. The band conducted by Lawrence Gibbs brings to the Dixie stage the joyous sounds of Christmas each December. The all-volunteer band is a group of people who believes in the spirit of giving.

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Bernice families receive turkeys

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For many local Bernice residents, Thanksgiving was a success. Thanks to the masonic lodge, Star of Benjamin No. 110, 24 families were fed with a free turkey. The men gave away 24 turkeys in the town of Bernice at 3 p.m. Nov. 5. Member Markus Richard Sr. states, “It was a good feeling to be able to give rather than receive.”
However, this was not the first time the lodge has serviced the community. The lodge also gave away 18 fans in the summer of 2011 to people who were in need. They deliver gift baskets to the elderly residents of Bernice, Dubach and Ruston every Christmas. The week before Christmas, they plan to do it again.

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