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November 23rd

‘To Ruston With Love’

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An estimated 500 hungry mouths filled the Ruston Civic Center last week for a community wide Thanksgiving dinner.
The 20th annual event, known as “To Ruston With Love,” is hosted by First Baptist Church of Ruston and provides a free meal to anyone in the community who wants to come out. This year’s menu featured more than 50 turkeys, sweet potato casserole, various sides and numerous desserts.
“The desserts are made by church members, and there were probably a combination of 100 of them,” FBC Church hostess Sylvia Roseberry said. “The sweet potato casserole was made from scratch, and it took a couple of days to prepare in the church.”

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Meth bust made at area motel

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A man and woman suspected of selling methamphetamine out of a local motel room were arrested on Tuesday.
According to an arrest affidavit put together by an officer with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Team/Ruston Police Department, LPNET agents, acting on a tip, went to Room 226 of the Days Inn. Agents reportedly performed a “knock and talk,” and the door was answered by Jeremy Kirkham, 26, of Saline, who stated that he and Brandy Hayes, 24, also of Saline, were residents of the room.

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New laws could affect Head Start program

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Head Start Programs across the country are scrambling to digest news released earlier this month of new legislation concerning those programs.
The United States Department of Health and Hospitals, which is over the Head Start program, has announced that low-performing Head Start grantees that fail to meet a new set of goals they see as more rigorous will be required to recompete for their funding.

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Give thanks for Ruston today

While many Americans all across the country prepare for a feast, football and family today, they will also take time to stop and think about what all they have to be thankful for in 2011.
It may be a new family member, it may be a new job, but whatever it is, Thanksgiving is here as a reminder to everyone to always remember to be thankful for what you have.
Many people are thankful for their family, or their careers, but few stop to think about the things in Lincoln Parish and Ruston they are around every day that are a blessing in disguise.

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Try and revisit Thanksgiving

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Sometimes history gets a little distorted along the way.
I recall early school lessons about Pilgrims and Indians feasting together in merriment on Thanksgiving.
Later, however, I learned that the two groups were not skipping off together into the sunlight, and their later years were, in fact, filled with strife.

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School lunches show promise

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With another holiday looming up ahead, getting us ready for the Christmas rush, everyone goes through the same ideas. What to cook? How much to cook? Who will come? Oh, and the leftovers, what will we do with them? Yes, those are already on the minds of the cook.
I happen to be the cook. Oh, how such a fitting role it is for me. I have been cooking under my grandmother’s skirts since I was a mere child.
She told me, “You stand there and watch, and you won’t learn a thing. Get in here and I will teach you everything you need to know.”

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‘To Ruston With Love’ at FBC

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Hundreds gathered at the Ruston Civic Center to feast upon the turkey dinner provided by First Baptist Church.
Pictured below are some of the many attendees that came out.

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RHS defense big part of success

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Of the dozen games played this year by Mandeville High School, nine have featured point totals of no fewer than 24 for the Skippers.
In their last seven outings, they’ve averaged 30.4 points, including a 31.0 production in two rounds of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 5A playoffs.
Will they “Skip” a beat on Friday night when hosting Ruston High in a quarterfinal round showdown starting at 7 p.m.?

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’Dogs staying cautious of underrated Aggies

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New Mexico State has an overall record of 4-7 and is 2-3 in the Western Athletic Conference, where they are lodged in sixth place among the eight member schools.
So obviously, Louisiana Tech University is taking them oh rather so lightly, right?
Wrong.
While the conference-leading Bulldogs (7-4, 4-1) will be favored in Saturday’s 3 p.m. game at Joe Aillet Stadium, Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his assistants are sending one of those “beware” messages around the Charles Wyly Center locker room.

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‘Rob,’ Nicholson were pioneers for ‘Classic’

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GRAMBLING — Figure on Eddie Robinson and Collie J. Nicholson looking down from above on Saturday when another “Bayou Classic” is held at the Louisiana Superdome.
“There wouldn’t be a ‘Bayou Classic’ without ‘Coach Rob’ and Collie J.,” summed up Grambling State University head coach Doug Williams. “Anytime somebody asks me about the ‘Classic’ and all and what it means, those are the two men I think of because of what they did to get it started and become the huge event it is today.”

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