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June 18th, 2016

NCLAC announces current art programs

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced the status of its current and upcoming art programs in Lincoln Parish.
Keep the Arts Afloat program
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council has been contributing to the arts culture in this region since 1987, according to a press release.
Originally established to enhance and promote participation in and awareness of the arts and humanities in north central Louisiana, NCLAC has been providing opportunities for artists and the community to experience the arts for almost 30 years.

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Sunday Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

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I didn’t really understand the appeal of 2013’s “The Conjuring.”
Or rather, I didn’t understand the appeal of “The Conjuring” specifically.
Okay, that clapping game was nice balance of silly and scary and the possessed doll Annabelle was effective at ripping screams out of the audience’s larynx — I didn’t see her spinoff, but I heard bad things.

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NCLAC mural winner announced

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced Almira Bradford as the winner of its mural contest. From left to right is Mona Wilson, Broker with Pelican Realty; Bradford, Becky Strickler, donor; and NCLAC Executive Director Jessica Slaughter.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Legacy. She is a Weimaraner mix that is up-to-date on shots and spayed. Legacy is great with other pets, children and is also house broken. She knows several commands and wants a family. Come see her at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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Church News: June 19, 2016

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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June 17th

Ruston man arrested for arson

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Marlon Brantley taken into custody
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A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday on a simple arson charge after Ruston Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the corner of Lewis and Hill streets on Monday evening.

Firefighters found the vehicle with flames burning at the front and rear of the car but not in the middle, according to a press release from the Ruston Fire Department.

Because the nature of the fire appeared suspicious, the RFD initiated an official investigation.

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Holiday Arts Tour recognized

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Ruston’s Holiday Arts Tour was recently named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast in December.
“We are so excited to have them be selected. To be selected is an honor and makes a statement (to the rest of the region),”Amanda Quimby, marketing director for the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, said.
The awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985, Quimby said.
“Travel industry experts select 20 events per month to publicize throughout the United States,” she said.

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Ruston High School wins competition

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Six Ruston High School incoming sophomore team members took home first prize at Louisiana Tech University’s Cyber 1.0 Camp.
Those members included Davis Ellis, David Griffin, Eric Kim, Sarah Hoenke, Halie Ray and Alyssa Cahoy.
Kim Goree, RHS special education teacher and team adviser, said Cyber 1.0 camp is a weeklong experience for high school students across the state to compete in various technological exercises including using robots, working on coding and writing essays on technology.

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Prizes announced for Cookery Contest

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Winner to receive two-night stay in New Orleans, $400 in cookware

Grand prize winners in this year’s Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest will take home more than just blue ribbons.

In addition to a two-night stay in New Orleans, compliments of “Louisiana Life” magazine, the adult winner will also receive more than $400 in cookware and a keepsake pie/cake server from Townsend House Gifts.

The youth grand prize winner will also get a keepsake server and a $100 cash prize.

The contest is June 24 at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston, located at 212 North Bonner St., with judging to begin at 10 a.m. Winners will be announced at noon that day.

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Production brings magic to Dixie stage

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The magic of Disney is coming to Ruston in RCT’s next production “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” Sponsored by the Ruston Kiwanis Club and directed by Steele Moegle, the show will run Tuesday through Wednesday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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