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Remembering WWII, Temple Baptist Church

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My uppermost thoughts today are on the 85th anniversary at Temple Church.
I had told you I’d be there if I had to walk. Well, it turns out walking is the only way I can make it, and it’s too hot for a 90-year-old to hit the concrete on foot. However, “I am there in spirit.”
My granddaughter, Hilan and her son Logan Jones, have moved in with us from Alabama. Sadly, we no longer have two empty bedrooms, so I’m not as free to insist my Ruston friends visit us for a fun time here in the Big D.

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Hot Frozen Cheese Sandwiches

Family secret revealed
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Growing up in North Louisiana, Melissa Wiygul can fondly remember one thing — cooking.
“I love to cook,” she said. “My great-grandmother, though I never met her, is where my love of cooking came from.”
Melissa said her great-grandmother, for whom she was named, would cook constantly and was known around town for her cooking.
“She would cook for all the hands on their farm,” Melissa said. “Plus anyone who was hungry and wanted to stop by. She was a great cook. You know that good southern food biscuits and ham, meat and potatoes — everyone loved her cooking.”

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Webbs celebrate 50 years

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George Edward Webb Sr. and Mary Deane Price Webb, of Ruston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 28 with family and close friends during a dinner at Log Cabin. The couple were married Aug. 31, 1961. They have four children — George Webb Jr., Tom Webb and his wife Stacey, Becky Webb and Cindy McElduff and husband Walter. The couple also have 13 grandchildren — Chad Webb, Shelby Webb, Savannah Webb, Austin Webb, Cody Webb, Jake Webb (deceased), Morgan Webb, Ali Davenport, Seth Davenport, Mason McElduff, Dylan McElduff, Evan McElduff and Carmen McElduff.

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Bearcat Belles bring home awards

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The Ruston High School Bearcat Belles attended the National Dance Alliance Summer Camp and were awarded the following awards: A total of 59 ribbons for All American, Technique, Spirit and Showmanship Awards for Style Dances; Home Routine Superior Rating; Technical Excellence Trophy; NDA Spirit Award Trophy, Spirit Stick, Superior Team Dance Award, Gold for Circle of Winners Team Dance and Bid to National Competition which will be March 3-4 in Orlando, Fla.

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Socks donated to CCA

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The GSU Tigers Men’s Fellowship Club held a “Simply Socks” drive and donated eight boxes of men’s, women’s and children’s socks to Christian Community Action. Pictured is a portion of the group’s members.

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CHRUCH NEWS

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Sunday, September 4, 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
Calvary

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Tax holiday begins today

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Many outdoors items eligible for exemption

The 2011 Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday begins today and runs through Sunday.
Act 453 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature enacted the “Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Holiday Act” that provides an exemption from state and local sales and use taxes on individuals’ purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies on the first Friday through Sunday of each September.
Purchases eligible

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College kickoffs

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Mississippi-based teams provide the opposition for Lincoln Parish universities when the 2011 season kicks off on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech University will take a bus ride to Hattiesburg to tangle with the University of Southern Mississippi starting at 9 p.m., while Grambling State University will have a short trip down Interstate 20 to meet up with Alcorn State University in a 6 p.m. contest in Shreveport.

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Woman arrested in chase

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A woman is in jail after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that involved two hit-and-run wrecks and speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Shannon Willoughby Benefield, 38, of 5311 Louisiana Highway 544, has been arrested on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, reckless operation of a vehicle, two counts of hit and run and simple robbery.
Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a complaint of simple robbery at Dollar General store on Arizona Avenue.

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Strutting their stuff

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Punt, Pass, Kick competition on Sept. 10
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Local boys and girls can compete against themselves and others when they showcase their basic football skills at the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition.
The Ruston Parks and Recreation event, open to ages 6-15, is the first preliminary for a series of competitions that will culminate with the nation’s top few vying for the winning titles just prior to a New Orleans Saints game. The event is entirely free to enter and will take place in the field in front of Ruston High School.

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