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February 10th

100th birthday celebrated

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Melba Smith celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 6 with a party hosted by her three children, Faye McMichael, Jerry Smith and Patricia Pharis. Celebrating with her were her 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and many nephews, nieces and other family members.

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Gardeners’ club member remembered

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n honor and remembrance of Rolanda Miller Howe, the Happy Gardeners’ Society gave a personalized brick to the Dixie Center for the Arts in her memory. Rolanda had served the club as president as well as in many other offices and committees. Pictured above are her son Chauncey Howe, his wife Teri and their son R.B.

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Cubsight Program discussed

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Simsboro Lions Club’s Jan. 16 speaker was Jeff Robinson. Robinson is from the Louisiana Lions Cubsight Program. This program allows Lions to provide free vision screenings to children under the age of 6. One out of every 10 children in Louisiana has an eye problem other than the need of glasses. If detected before age 6 many problems can be cured.

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February — month for birthday celebrations

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First, let me wish Happy Birthday yesterday to my one and only son-in-law, Harold Henderson. Daughter Becky did me a favor when she married him. He’s more like a son than a son-in-law. His mother and I were close, dear friends, and sharing grandchildren with her was great fun. Now, although she’s gone, as is my husband Wes and Harold’s dad, Bill, they’re remembered with love.

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Local travels Europe

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Angela Dunn, below, is the daughter of the late Roosevelt Dunn and Ella M. Dunn, of Dubach. She was in Europe from November 2011 to January 2012. Angela sings, plays the piano and keyboard with a professional gospel group, above. The group is composed of different ethnicities throughout the United States. Their duties are to conduct workshops, perform concerts and participate in TV and newspaper interviews.

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Still serving his Master

After 3 retirements man finds time for service
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As heavy traffic whizzes by the front of First Baptist Church on 200 S. Trenton St., Andrew “Andy” Johnson Jr., at age 82, takes a few minutes to relax over lunch, along with his wife Bobbie, and talk shop about the 60-plus years he has been in business for his Master, serving the last 18 years on the staff at First Baptist.

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Church News

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

ASSEMBLY 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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The march of dolls

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Downtown Ruston will once again be overflowing with little girls and dolls next weekend when Quota Club International of Ruston hosts the fourth annual Timeless Traditions event.
The fundraiser provides an opportunity for mothers or grandmothers to spend time with their daughters and granddaughters, who are usually toting along an American Girl doll.

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Radiothon for St. Jude draws near

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Because of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a 6-year-old Louisianian who’s labeled a “jack in the box” by her mother is now in remission from Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.
“She just bounces back up,” said Paula Callender of her daughter, Allison. “She’s tough to the boot.”

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DART speaks out against elderly abuse

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While many people think of the standard middle-aged domestic violence disputes involving thousands of people daily, those same people may forget about another age group that faces its fair share of abuse — the elderly.
Whether it’s an older husband continuing years of unchecked abuse on his spouse, or a grandchild coercing his or her grandparents for money to spend on drugs, these accounts of domestic violence affect the elderly in negative ways.

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