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September 17th, 2016

OCS outlasts Cougars

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Cedar Creek overcame a nearly disastrous second quarter and kept things tight Friday night before Ouachita Christian escaped with a 48-38 win at Cougar Stadium.
Skylor Wilhite was the workhorse for the Eagles, scoring three touchdowns on the ground and another on a 16-yard reception. He finished the night with 111 rushing yards on 16 carries along with three catches for 28 yards.

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Panthers get first win

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SIBLEY — Lincoln Preparatory School picked up its first win in program history Friday as the Panthers defeated Lakeside 28-22.
Lincoln Prep opened scoring on the first snap of the game as Tre’jan Bradshaw raced an interception back 36 yards for a touchdown.
A big intception by Lincoln Prep also closed out the win as Lakeside was on the Panthers 17 with 24 seconds remaining before Zach Beard picked off a pass and returned it 57 yards before being stopped.

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Good hunting outlook for deer, squirrels

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I glance over at the calendar and see that within two weeks, my focus is about to make a drastic change. I have been helping my wife work on flowerbeds in our yard and although I emerge from a couple of hours of digging and raking all tired and sweaty, it’s been rewarding. The plants will thank us for our efforts.
Kay knows she has to take advantage of my efforts in the flower beds while she can because in a couple of weeks, it’s going to be hard to entice me back to the rake and shovel. Squirrel season kicks off Oct. 1 and she knows where my attention will be focused.

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Delta Community College hits 100 percent pass rate

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The Ruston campus of Louisiana Delta Community College recently announced a 100 percent pass rate in practical nursing students taking the National Council Licensure Examination. Performance on the NCLEX determines whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice
The Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners noted the success of the May 2016 graduating class in a congratulatory letter addressed to Ruston LPN students.

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RCT announces cast for show

The auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next play, comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” by Hart and Kaufman, were July 30 and Aug. 1 at The Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston.
The play is sponsored by Dr. Ben Grisby at Northwood Medical Center and directed by Mary Watkins.
“You Can’t Take It With You” won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and two Academy Awards for the film starring Jimmy Stewart.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Love Bug. She is part of half-off senior September. She isn’t technically a senior, but she is a senior resident at the 4 Paws shelter. Love bug is 3 years old, up-to-date on shots and spayed. Come see her at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. 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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Lions Club hosts speaker

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Lindsey Gouedy, education coordinator with the Sparta Aquifer, was a recent speaker at the noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Gouedy told the group of the recent usage levels and efforts underway to further reduce the usage of the Sparta.

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Church News: 9.18.16

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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September 16th

BINGO!

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Greg Mason checks his Sports Bingo card he listens to Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant for the Lincoln Parish Library, call out the names of athletes, coaches and schools. The library hosted a Sports Bingo event this morning in the Library Events Center.

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Cheer production hosted by library

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In conjunction with our Hometown Teams Smithsonian Exhibit, the Lincoln Parish Library Children’s Department is presenting Cheerleading Through the Ages at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
“We will look at the history of cheerleading, discover some famous personalities who got their start as a cheerleader or mascot, and be led in a few simple cheers,” said Sarah Creekmore, administrative assistant at the library.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to all ages.

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