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November 21st, 2013

Super 1 Foods to give to CCA

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Ruston’s Super 1 Foods along with other stores in Texas and Arkansas are currently accepting food donations as part of the 32nd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive.

Approximately 150 Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items and will be teaming up with a wide range of service organizations to distribute food to families who need assistance.
Chris Turner, manager of Super 1 Foods in Ruston, said they have been participating in some fashion since the early 90s.

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Holiday tour to feature poetry

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As part of the Holiday Arts Tour — Create!, a poetry round-robin reading will also take place.
North Central Louisiana Arts Council Executive Director Jessica Slaughter said this is the first year this has been done.
“I wanted to include literary arts to a greater degree in the tour, which we consider to be a ‘celebration of the arts’ in our region,” she said. “We wanted to expand the realm of artistic talent that’s showcased in our area.”
This new event will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Pastry Moon, located at 203 W. Alabama Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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Caruthers, Neilson dorms being demolished, but not the memories

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The long-faithful dormitory duo of Caruthers Hall and Neilson Hall is being demolished by a wrecking ball this month, something Louisiana Tech University male students couldn’t do over a span of 40 years.
The high-rise homes have been out of commission as dorms for men for a few years now, replaced with nearby apartment-style dorms bearing the same honorary names. The site will likely be developed as green space, recreation fields, parking or modern dorms; those plans, unlike Caruthers and Neilson, remain up in the air.
To note their passing, some final vital stats for each:

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MSO to host ‘Art with a Bayou View’

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Premier Plaza and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will present Art with a Bayou View from 6 – 9 p.m Friday at ULM’s Library Conference Center. Celebrating its 12th anniversary, Art with a Bayou View is an event dedicated to showcasing the arts and quality of life in northeast Louisiana.
This year’s Art with a Bayou View is a juried art competition showcasing local, regional and national artists. The juror for this event, Edwin Pinkston, is a world-renowned artist and former Louisiana Tech University professor.

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Lions Club hosts food drive

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The Ruston Lions Club held a November food drive for the Christian Community Action of Ruston. Shown here are some members of the club with a part of the food collected.

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Create! Annual arts tour fun for all ages

For more than a decade the North Central Louisiana Arts Council has provided Lincoln Parish and surrounding areas with a conglomeration of art.
The 16th annual Holiday Arts Tour — Create! is not any different than the previous years that the tour has been put on.
However, this year does have a few new items on the agenda.
Jessica Slaughter, executive director for NCLAC, said this year’s tour has a larger number of visual artists than last year.

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Remembering that fateful day

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I was 9 years old when President Kennedy was assassinated. It was the Friday we got out of school for Thanksgiving break. The day was cold and only partly sunny.
Early that afternoon somebody in the eighth grade class upstairs in the old A. E. Phillips School found out what happened in Dallas.
They told their teacher, who told our principal who came down the hall and told my fourth-grade teacher, Miss McCullin. Miss McCullin didn’t tell us. But somehow I found out.

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Scouting parish’s prep playoff opponents

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The Ruston Bearcats continue their playoff march Friday while the Cedar Creek Cougars join in on the action.
Ruston will play a second-round Class 5A contest at 10-1 Destrehan while Cedar Creek will play host to Catholic Point Coupee after sitting out the first round of the Division IV playoffs with a bye.
The Bearcats stand at 8-3 after defeating District 2-5A rival Natchitoches Central 31-7 last week in first-round action.

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Grambling women to host Texas State

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Following four straight road games, the Grambling State University Lady Tigers basketball team play at home for the first time this season as they host Texas College at 7 p.m. tonight at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The 1-3 Lady Tigers are coming off a 95-64 loss at Texas Christian on Monday in which senior guard and Southwestern Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year Joanna Miller led the Lady Tigers with 28 points.
Senior guard Tyler Anderson was also strong in that game with a 20-point performance of her own.

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Ruston CC teams finish in state Top 10

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The Ruston Bearcats ran for a pair of Top 10 finishes in the Louisiana Class 5A state Cross Country Championships Tuesday at Northwestern State University Natchitoches, with the girls finishing in seventh place overall and the boys ending up in 10th place.
Adazia Austin finished 12th overall for the Ruston girls with a time of 20:06.58 while Taryn Stark placed 49th with a time of 21:34.92.

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