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Rep. Shadoin accepts family service award

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Pictured above is Rep. Rob Shadoin (left) accepting an award for his service to the families of Louisiana from Gene Mills, president of the Louisiana Family Forum.
The Louisiana Family Forum’s mission is to defend faith, freedom and the traditional family in Louisiana by presenting biblical principles.

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Fun times in Ruston

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Well, folks, I am in Ruston this week, but when you read this, I‘ll be back in Dallas. The week is flying by far too fast.
I got to town on Sunday eve and went to Shirley Crump’s on Monday morning to a birthday coffee for Edith Hawkins, so I did get to see some friends there.
When I left Dallas a misty rain was beginning to fall, but by the time we got here, it was raining pretty hard. That was fine — we needed it, but Monday morning it felt like winter had sneaked in over night.

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I.A. Lewis hosts open house

Family bestows scholarship in honor of former student, Jalissa Mattox
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The family and church members of former I.A. Lewis student Jalissa Mattox, who passed away while attending the school, presented two scholarships in her name. Pictured from left to right are I.A. Lewis Principal Sonja Fuller, Jalissa’s mother Stephanie Mattox, Jalissa’s grandmother Jerlean Mattox, Jalissa’s stepmother Tammy Mattox, Jalissa’s father James Mattox Sr., Jalissa’s brother James Mattox Jr., scholarship receipient Julaiah Hightower, Jalissa’s sister Shalaressa Mattox, Julaiah’s mother Christina Yearby, scholarship recipient Christian Hadnot, Christian’s mother Denise Hadnot, I.A. Lewis Coordinating Teacher Stanley Lewis, Shield of Faith President Carolyn Jackson and Shield of Faith CEO Carolyn Jones.

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Elementary students take part in Water Fest 2012

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In an effort to educate the area youth about the importance of water conservation, the annual Water Fest, developed by Louisiana Sparta Ground Water Commission, was held at Lincoln Parish Park on Oct. 4. The event was sponsored by Devon Energy.
During the day Bienville Parish students learned about water conservation, water rights, water treatment, water usage, geological aspects of water and other similar topics. Stations were set up within the park to specifically teach children different issues related to water conservation.
Lincoln Parish students will take part in Water Fest on Thursday.

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CHURCH NEWS

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Sunday, October 6, 2012

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 is provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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BAPTIST
Calvary

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Tech, Army set 2013 meeting in Dallas

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Louisiana Tech University and Army will meet up on the football field at one of America’s most historic stadiums during the 2013 season.
In a joint announcement made by Tech and Conference USA Thursday afternoon, the Bulldogs and Cadets will play in the inaugural Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic at the Cotton Bowl Stadium on Sept. 28.
Helping make the announcement during a press conference held on the steps of the famed and recently renovated stadium were Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky, Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde and Bulldogs’ Head Coach Sonny Dykes.

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‘Capitol Steps’ comes to Louisiana Tech

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With the presidential election promptly approaching its dramatic finale, residents can enjoy a little political humor.
In order to provide some comic relief to the masses, the Louisiana Tech University Howard Center for Performing Arts will host “The Capitol Steps” on Tuesday, which features a witty ensemble of former Capitol Hill staffers.

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CCA to host open house

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The community is invited to come celebrate the newly renovated Christian Community Action facility.
From 2-4 p.m. Sunday, there will be an open house at CCA, which is located at 108 S. Bonner St.
“We expanded our kitchen that is mainly used for food storage. It is now half of our facility, ” CCA Director Stephanie Griffin said. “The women’s and children’s clothing shopping room was also renovated.”
Griffin said the renovations were funded through a private donation, and main contractor Jim Telford and other volunteers donated the labor.

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Russ House set to Scare Away cancer

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The community is invited to the Russ House on the evening of Oct. 19 to hear speakers, listen to live music and have some free dinner during the Scaring Away Breast Cancer event.
Held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the night will feature a hot dog bar, music by the Back Forty bluegrass group, breast cancer survivor speakers and a scarecrow contest.
The event is planned from 5-7 p.m.
“This will be a huge community event where we try to bring everyone here,” Russ House residence sales manager Jessica Hughes said. “We’re just trying to represent breast cancer.”

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Help fight domestic abuse

Thoughts of October usually correlate with pumpkins, leaves changing color and Halloween. But October is also the month chosen to bring awareness to a social issue that affects us all: domestic violence.
Domestic violence knows no socioeconomic, racial or even gender boundaries — although victims are predominately women. Domestic violence is also not limited to physical abuse but is defined as a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that escalates in the severity over time. This can include physical, emotional, psychological or financial abuse.

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