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Navy SEAL to speak at church

US Navy SEAL John Wolfram was the first man to reach the Apollo 11 capsule after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean returning the astronauts from their history-making walk on the moon.
Wolfram and his teammates became instant heroes — showered with confetti at a parade in Chicago, photographed and quoted in newspapers.
July of 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo’s epic accomplishment. Once again Wolfram and his team became the focus of the national media.

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G-Men set for spring game

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Tigers in ‘Black vs. Gold’ duel Saturday
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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s quest for a second straight Southwestern Athletic Conference begins Saturday.
That’s when the Tigers will wrap up spring workouts with their annual “Black vs. Gold” game at Robinson Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.

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Bulldogs host Spartans

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For the second straight weekend, Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team hopes to provide some facelifting to the Western Athletic Conference standings.
Before they came into J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park last weekend, Hawaii was sharing second place in the league race.
Now, the Rainbow Warriors are deadlocked for fourth place with San Jose State.

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Aggies seek win for 1-B

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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant High will give District 1-B another chance to defeat Hornbeck in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs on Saturday.
The Aggies (19-13) will play a quarterfinal round game at the Hornets’ diamond starting at 3 p.m.
In an early week regional round game, District 1-B champ and Choudrant rival Simsboro lost to Hornbeck 6-2.

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Smith: Big hit for Ragin’ Cajuns

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Just as she did during her outstanding career at Ruston High School, Katie Smith has been a major contributor for the nationally ranked University of Louisiana-Lafayette softball team this spring.
The two-time All-Louisiana outfielder is ranked in the Top Three of 12 different statistical departments for the Ragin’ Cajuns (44-2, 13-2 Sun Belt Conference), who will take their No. 5 national ranking (USA Today/National Fastball Collegiate Association) into a home series against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Saturday and Sunday.

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Help Keep the Arts Afloat

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council provides several valuable programs for our community.
There is the Holiday Arts Tour, which each November draws more than 650 attendees, adding an estimated $64,480 to the area economy. The event showcases area artists and musicians for a weekend, allowing them to interact with the public and sell their work.

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Finally an end to war in sight

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When I was 13 years old, something happened that I would never really quite understand the meaning of, not even now, some 10 and a half years later.
The events I am talking about are the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and while I remember everything that happened, I wasn’t ready for the effect it would have on the world after that gloomy Tuesday morning.
This event starts to mean even more to me now, especially after I watched President Obama’s special speech in Afghanistan on Tuesday night where he was laying out how the war would end and what the plans for the country would be just one year after Osama bin Laden was killed by the U.S.

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Dan Savage and Carrie Prejean

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A few years ago, beauty queen Carrie Prejean innocently answered a question about gay marriage with a polite “no.” She was viciously personally attacked by Miss USA pageant judge Perez Hilton, who posted a video of himself cursing at her.
Prejean was eventually stripped of her crown, and as for Perez Hilton?
“I’d love to have him back,” pageant owner Donald Trump once said. “I mean, I’d love to have him back” — although he didn’t actually do it.

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Sarah A. Posey

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Funeral service for Sarah A. Posey, age 89, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will Rev. Greg Tipton. Interment will follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Posey was born November 29, 1922 in Salem Community MS and passed away May 2, 2012 in Ruston, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and husband Lonnie Posey.

Mrs. Posey was a active member of the Mineral Springs Baptist Church for 59 Years.

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William Earl Sears, Jr.

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Funeral services for William Earl Sears, Jr, age 87, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Jerry Hilbun will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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