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Healthy eating and desserts

Teacher gives tips on the family’s new lifestyle
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After teaching for 23 years, Susan Hermes and her husband have taken the plunge into a new lifestyle.
“We first started going to bootcamp at (Louisiana) Tech last year,” she said. “Then we realized it was kind of fruitless to go and come home to eat junk.”
Susan and Randal Hermes have four children and four grandchildren. She added that the whole eating healthy lifestyle has been very good for the two of them.

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Nine local artists included in LPB auction

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For the first time, a gallery of North Louisiana artists will be featured in the annual Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art and Travel Auction.
Nine local artists will be spotlighted in the “North Central Louisiana Arts Council — Dixie Center for the Arts — Ruston, La.” gallery. They will join artists in approximately 20 other “galleries” and 200 other artists in the statewide auction, which will be televised live Oct. 27.

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Times change, so do prices

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Sunday here is always a great day for us. It is definitely a day of worship, but also a family day.
In fact, this whole weekend was special. Mary Hilan, her daughter Hilan, Susan and I went to lunch for a belated celebration of Susan’s birthday. I wanted to go to Mimi’s, but got outvoted, so we went to some bistro and I ordered something strange, which turned out to be an open-faced hamburger with avocado slices.

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P&Z speaks to Lions Club

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Jim Hays with the City of Ruston Planning and Zoning staff was a guest speaker at the noon Tuesday meeting of the Ruston Lions Club. Hays told the group about the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District, which was recently adopted by the Ruston Board of Aldermen.

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Louisiana Special Olympics football camp held in Ruston

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The Special Olympics, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Cedar Creek’s chapter of National Honor Society joined forces recently to provide an opportunity for a very special group of athletes.
Part of the Second annual Day of Service, spearheaded by Latter-day Saint congregations throughout the southeast United States, the event at the Cedar Creek football field was a success.

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Goodwill to host annual bike tour

The Tour de Goodwill is almost here. Cyclists from all over the South are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Goodwill on Oct. 15. in support of Goodwill Industries® of North Louisiana.
The Tour de Goodwill supports Goodwill's Workforce Development Programs that serve thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment each year. In 2010, Goodwill placed 715 people in jobs within the community.

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CHURCH NEWS

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly 
of God
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. Our doors will be open from 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary
Worship and Bible study is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Tuesday’s men’s prayer is at 7 a.m. Wednesday evening service is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call Calvary at 255-3594 or visit our website at www.calvaryruston.org.
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Readying for rate increases

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City official explains how bills determined
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When utility bills go out in October, most Ruston residents will see a $6 increase.
This is due to an increase in base rates — $3 for water and $3 for sewer service — approved by Ruston City Council members.
Those living in apartments who have never paid a base rate will see a combined $10 increase for water and sewer services.

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Grambling kicks off home slate Saturday

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University currently has a losing record in football, but there’s one area in which they’re perfect.
In the five times they’ve reached the red zone (the opponents’ 20-yard line or closer), the Tigers have scored.
That’s the No. 1 mark in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and a trend that Head Coach Doug Williams hopes will continue for his team on Saturday.

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Racing in village

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The Village of Choudrant’s Saturday in the Park Outhouse Grand Nationals are set to begin at 4 p.m. at the corner of Elm Street and U.S. Highway 80. The races will be followed by a catfish dinner at 6 p.m. and a street dance at 7:30 p.m. Village cleanup will begin at 8 a.m.

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