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The taste of giving back

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Something good was cooking this morning at the Ruston Civic Center as the Ruston Kiwanis International Club hosted its 61st annual Pancake Day fundraiser.
The first breakfast orders were distributed from 6:30-9 a.m., and included pancakes, bacon, sausage, milk and coffee for dine-in or to-go.

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America Recycles

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Residents looking to dispose of their dishwashing detergent and orange juice bottles in an environmentally friendly way will have their chance on Thursday during America Recycles Day.
For the second year in a row, Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful is presenting an event in conjunction with the “green” day.

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‘To Ruston with Love’

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Free Thanksgiving meal scheduled for Nov. 14
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First Baptist Church of Ruston will serve its traditional Thanksgiving meal “To Ruston with Love” at 6 p.m. Wednesday to area residents at the Ruston Civic Center, located at 401 N. Trenton St.
For the past 20 years, FBC has hosted this community-wide, free feast. Initially, this annual event began with the idea of feeding a few Louisiana Tech students who remained on campus during the Thanksgiving holidays, and through the years has increased to not only include students, but also to include Ruston area residents.

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Cougars in playoff test

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Quarterback Mark Van (8) will be guiding the Cedar Creek offense in a Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association first-round playoff game at home tonight against Central Catholic. Starting time will be 7 p.m. Ruston High is at South Lafourche High in a first-round Class 5A playoff contest that will begin at the same time. See more details on page 6.

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Senior Circle Quilters recognize 12 heroes

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The Senior Circle Quilters for America’s Heroes honored 12 local veterans with heirloom quilts on Nov. 8.
The ceremony took place in the front courtyard of Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
This is the quilters’ second annual quilt presentation. It is the mission of this group to present these heirloom quality quilts once a year to local veterans who have served the country.

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Enterprise Center exhibits ‘Ghost Cycles’

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The Enterprise Center Gallery presents a new exhibition “Ghost Cycles” featuring paintings by artist Nicole Duet. This exhibition is open to the public today through Dec. 21, with an opening reception 6– 8 p.m. tonight. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Additionally, at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Duet will be giving an artist’s talk on her work and experiences.
Duet is an artist originally from New Orleans and currently working as assistant professor of drawing and painting at the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University. She received her Master’s of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from California State University, Long Beach, in which she received the College of Liberal Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement in Creative Activity.

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Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center holds dedication

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A ceremony was recently held at the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center (OWL) in Dubach, a program of Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home. The ceremony, dedicating a new historical marker, honored the gift of property made by Lorraine Nobles Howard in the 1970s that led to the development of the OWL. Several family members of Howard joined staff of the OWL and the Children’s Home to celebrate and commemorate her gift.

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Squire Creek hosts Miss America Style Show

The Miss Louisiana Organization invites area residents to the annual Miss America Style Show featuring Miss Louisiana 2012, Lauren Vizza, at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Squire Creek Country Club. The style show will give Lauren an opportunity to showcase her wardrobe selections for the Miss America Pageant.

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It’s time for U.S. to come together

The preliminary results are in, and it appears a few hundred less voters came out to the polls in Lincoln Parish this Tuesday than in the 2008 presidential election.
According to numbers from the Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters office, 68 percent of the parish’s 28,005 registered voters — or 18,974 — cast their votes in the 2012 election.
Comparatively, in 2008, 19,285 residents — or almost 70 percent of registered voters in Lincoln Parish at that time — cast their votes for U.S. president.

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Keeping things in ‘real’ time

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Besides the beauty of the color on the trees right now, I like fall because we are able to put Daylight Savings Time into moth balls for a few months. I never have been a fan of the fake time that was bestowed upon us in the name of conserving energy.
As I have gotten older, I get hungrier for my evening meal earlier. By the time 5:30 p.m. rolls around, I begin scrounging around in the panty looking for nourishment. My wife will remark about the early time, but now I have darkness as an ally.

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