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July 27th

Church News

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Assembly of God
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“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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Tech football scores touchdown for club

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In an effort to raise money for the North Central Louisiana Boys and Girls Clubs, along with educating some local ladies about the ins and outs of football, Louisiana Tech Head Football Coach Sonny Dykes and his wife, Kate, hosted their third annual Pigskins and Pearls clinic at Squire Creek Country Club on Thursday.
The event drew 200 attendees and sold 24 tables.

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Local man killed

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A Ruston man was killed on Thursday in a motorcycle accident.
At 11:35 a.m., troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 3005 south of U.S. Highway 80.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by 41-year-old David R Hackney, of Ruston, was traveling north on La. 3005 when it left the roadway and struck a culvert.

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LDWF opposes island project

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Despite opposition from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, local land developer Jim Farley is committed to a residential project on two Lake D’Arbonne Islands.
Farley describes his Maricopa Island project as “the biggest development to ever hit Union Parish.”
Farley plans to build a subdivision on two islands located on the south side of the Mixing Hole on Lake D’Arbonne.

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Celebrity enhances movie theater security measures

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Since a gunman opened fire — killing 12 people and injuring 58 — during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie last week in Colorado, the local movie theater has made a few changes.
“On behalf of the entire Celebrity Theatres staff, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their family members of this horrible act,” manager Joshua Murdock said in an emailed statement. “Celebrity Theatres is taking action to ensure our customers and staff are safe. We just want our customers to feel safe and free from harm.”

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NCLAC, 102 a Bistro host ‘Captured Transfer’

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NCLAC, along with 102 a Bistro, will be featuring the work of regional artists Kayla Anderson and Brooklyn Bain. An opening reception will be held from 5- 7 p.m. Wednesday for the exhibition titled "Captured Transfer." Wine and appetizers will be served.
Kayla Anderson will be displaying large-scale photo transfers on forms similar to wooden pallets. Kayla is inspired by handcrafted art and elaborate storytelling. She uses these two forces of inspiration to investigate non-traditional photographic methods.

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RPAR gearing up for softball league

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In softball, there is no place like home plate. After a successful summer softball league with 19 teams competing in two divisions, the Fall Softball League is ready to get under way.
Three divisions will be offered: Men’s E Class, Coed and Men’s Church. Softballs will be provided by RPAR and USSSA rules will be followed again this season.
The team fees remain at $280 and are due Aug. 22. Payments can be made at the RPAR office located at 605 James St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Games will begin Aug. 27.

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Coaching youth sports rewarding

In these fast-paced times, parents sometimes have to slow down to make time for their children.
For many parents, a portion of this time is spent tossing around a football or shooting hoops with their young ones. Such activities promote bonding while at the same time providing youth with an opportunity to improve their skills and engage in physical activity.
Each year, Ruston Parks and Recreation Department offers opportunities for adults who hope to create excitement about sports in large groups of youth through volunteer coaching.

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The added value of safe driving

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No matter how dangerous your job may be, there is someone out there who does something that requires a little more risk.
Whether it be someone in the armed forces, a window cleaner in a large city or a Secret Service agent, there are some jobs that require a certain amount of risk that just isn’t associated with other jobs.
With that being said, pretty much every one of us, no matter what we do for a living, is taking a very big chance just by getting on the roads and heading to work each day, especially if we are driving there in our own vehicles.

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The lessons of Aurora

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This is not a good week to be a journalist.
Watching the massive 24/7 coverage of the massacre in Aurora, Colo., coverage that will only serve to inspire some future twisted male mind to seek infamy — to die hated but not unnoticed — one cannot help but be disgusted.

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