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Football clinic benefits Boys and Girls Club

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1st Row Photo: Hunter Lee demonstrating a strength and conditioning exercise, while Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Damon Harrington addresses the crowd. Proceeds from the sold-out event benefitted the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana.
2nd Row Photo: Pictured above are Staci Stucki (left) and Ashley Wood.

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Squire Creek hosts third annual Pigskins and Pearls football clinic

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1st Row Photo:From left to right, are Missy Farrar, Kelly Keers, Connie Spence (mother of Tech football player Chandler Spence), Janet Jennings, Tamela Jerczeg and Lauren Martin.
2nd Row Photo: Members of the Louisiana Tech University Football Team who participated in the the third annual Pigskins and Pearls clinic hosted by Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his wife Kate. From left to right are Chandler Spence, Shakeil Lucas, Solomon Randle, Kendrick James and Quinton Patton.
3rd Row Photos: Pictured left are Frances Anglin (left) and Maxie Garrett.

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Youth participate in Celebrate Girls workshop

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“Learning their self-worth and gaining knowledge, the most refreshing thing for me is seeing the girls raise their hands to ask questions showing that they want to learn,” expressed Cathy Judd.
Judd with the LSU AgCenter held a workshop for girls between sixth and eighth grade, who are currently members of 4-H. 4-H is a youth development organization, which helps youth gain academic, leadership and life skills. Having held the Celebrate Girls workshop for three years, Judd plans to continue it. With 22 young girls attending, and help from adult and teen volunteers, the workshop remains successful.

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Keeping up with youngsters ends with a visit to the hospital

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After six weeks of travel and visiting with relatives, life is once again normal — almost, that is.
For the first time in many months, I went to the emergency room with angina. No big deal — diagnosis: a 91-year-old trying to keep up with people half her age and younger.
The real miracle was that grandson-in-law Jonathan sped across Dallas, running red lights and didn’t get a ticket nor get creamed. The best thing coming out of it was to see his concern. I think he loves me.

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Church News

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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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