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December 20th

A close shave and a Christmas miracle

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It happened around this time last year. Until the day it happened, I had never experienced anything quite like it. It was something that would happen in a movie, right before the end credits roll. What I experienced that day is what we in my family call “a Christmas miracle.” Here is my story.

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CCA receives donation

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40 affliated with Mt. Tema Lodge No. 42 of Ruston donated can goods and nonperishable items to Christian Community Action of Ruston. Pictured from left to right, Sister Sabrina Smith, treasurer and Sister Angelite Caldwell, W.M.

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Time spent through the years in Ruston remembered

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It seems forever to me since I was in Ruston last, but hopefully I will be there this Sunday worshipping at Temple Church with so many of you I have known for so long. And, I am excited to think I will be there for the new pastor’s first sermon with the church.
I remember so well when my dad preached his first sermon there as pastor, and it has been an amazing journey over the years to always know wherever I was I could always go home to Temple.

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Sorority sponsors DART Angels

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The Louisiana Tech Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega is sponsoring 70 Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Christmas Angels this year. DART is the official philanthropy of Alpha Chi Omega.

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Greer named as new member

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Quota International of Ruston recently installed new member Kristi Greer. Pictured is Vice President, Suzanne McCarter (left) presenting Kristi Greer with her Quota book and pin. Quota International has been active in Ruston since 1957. The ladies of Quota fund projects benefiting the hearing impaired and disadvantaged women/children. To learn more about Quota and membership, go to www.quota.org or contact a local Quota member.

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Tech Debate Team selected for competition

The Louisiana Tech University Debate Team has been invited to participate as one of four teams competing in the Westminster Debates, Jan. 10 as a part of the Southern Political Science Association’s (SPSA) national conference in New Orleans.
To be invited to compete in the debate event, which is sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) and the SPSA, is to be considered one of the top debate programs in the nation.

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$2M road overlay project begins on U.S. Hwy. 167

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Area drivers are likely to encounter lane closures and orange caution cones along stretches of U.S. 167 north and south for some months to come.
Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development has begun a $2 million mill-and-overlay project that runs from Mill Street, south of downtown Ruston, to Reynolds Drive, just north of Interstate 20.
“It’s going to definitely improve the riding surfaces,” Jeff Shapiro, DOTD area engineer for Lincoln Parish, said.

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LPNET busts meth lab

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Two arrested in Choudrant on multiple drug charges
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Two Lincoln Parish residents remain in jail today on a list of drug charges including creation of a methamphetamine lab.
Jamie Nicole Burton, 34, of Choudrant, and Christopher Charles Bell, 30, of Simsboro, were arrested by parish narcotics officers Thursday afternoon at Burton’s residence on Harris Road in Choudrant.
Both were charged with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of other controlled dangerous substances, according to the affidavit.

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Grambling votes volunteers get more pay

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The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling voted that volunteer firefighters will receive more pay in 2014, while charitable gaming seeking the 5 percent tax to be rescinded was tabled until the January meeting.
The special called meeting held Thursday was primarily held for the adoption of several ordinances that will take effect Jan. 1.

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Local artist illustrates book

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Local artists Loretta Owens teamed with long-time friend Gwendolyn Reasoner to illustrate a new children’s book.
“Gwen had a dream about this book,” Owens said. “God had came to her and told her she was to write a children’s book and told her to be patient.”
Reasoner and Owens first met in New Jersey, even though both were from Louisiana.
Owens said Reasoner called her about illustrating the book after God told her Owens was the person who would illustrate it.

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