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Making the team

Local a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
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In what she calls a “spur of the moment decision,” Alex Hermes, a Ruston native, had a life defining moment.
“Last year, I decided to audition for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading Squad about a month before tryouts were scheduled,” Alex said. “I ended up making it to the very end of training camp and getting cut on the last night. I decided, at that moment, that I was going to do whatever I needed to do to get on that squad the next year.”

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday 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 is 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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Grambling water rates rising?

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GRAMBLING — The price of water in Grambling may soon be going up, as the town council is set to introduce an ordinance at their Sept. 6 meeting that would raise both the cost of water and sewage fees in its limits by $6.
After a special-called public hearing Monday evening, Grambling Mayor Ed Jones said the town council is scheduled to vote on the increase in order to get the town out of its deficit toward water and sewage expenses.

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Budget may include raise

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City of Ruston employees have cause to celebrate, as the 2012-13 fiscal year budget will likely include a 2 percent raise for employees.
The budget was introduced during a meeting of the personnel-finance committee and the Ruston City Council on Monday evening.
Jedd Lewis, head of the personnel-finance committee, said the raise should be good for the city.

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Ready for jamboree action

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Quarterback C.J. Gatlin (2) of Ruston High School will be guiding the Bearcats into an 8 p.m. contest against Minden at the fourth annual “Jam at the Joe” Saturday. The game is one of four on the schedule for Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. See more details on page 7.

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Congressman reaches out by reading to children

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Rep. Alexander gives back to area youth at Rainbow Children’s Clinic
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The typically serene area of the Rainbow Health Access Children’s Clinic waiting room was transformed into a makeshift library for area youth, as Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, in support of the Reach Out and Read organization, recently read to the some attentive tykes.
“Children and curiosity definitely go together, and I applaud the Reach Out and Read program for making books available to feed those young minds,” said Alexander. “With the turn of every page, vocabulary, comprehension and grammar are enhanced. As parents, taking an active role in promoting reading at home helps boost children’s confidence in the classroom and beyond.”

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Area graduates named

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Louisiana Tech’s summer quarter commencement exercises were held Aug. 16, with diplomas awarded to 304 graduates.
Commencement marked the close of summer quarter activities at the university, with fall quarter classes to begin Sept. 6.
Area graduates — listed by city and degree — are as follows:

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Contracting ceremony held

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Members of the Army ROTC cadet chain of command (2012-13) at Grambling State University are presented special shirts during a contract ceremony on Aug. 22. These fourth-year cadets were recognized for their performances this summer during a camp at Fort Lewis, Wash.

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Tech grant money helping rural areas

Lincoln Parish and Louisiana Tech University recently received some good news that will be sure to put a smile on the face of those living in rural municipalities along the Interstate-20 corridor.
Tech, along with 12 other groups across the nation, received grants as winners of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenege, which was put together by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Delta Regional Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Food app makes life too easy

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Just when you thought fast food couldn’t get any easier to pick up and eat, the people at McDonalds have decided things could be a little more simpler for anyone looking to pick up a Big Mac on the go.
While it hasn’t started in America just yet, the company has started a McDonalds app in France that will let customers order, pay and pick up their food all from the comfort of their iPhone or mobile device.

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