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Enjoying time with a new friend

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Believe it or not, old folks can have real fun — sometimes even more so than the young ones, who still have not quite mastered their boundaries yet, and wind up getting hurt.
Some might consider my day yesterday as boring, but I had great fun.
My friend, Molly, whom I told you was born the year I married, came over for morning coffee and a little visit. When she left, it was 5 p.m., and we had a great time — you might even say fabulous.

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Future RHS cheerleaders participate in mini-camp

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Future Ruston High School Bearcat cheerleaders took part in the mini-cheer camp, sponsored by the RHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheer Squads, between July 30-Aug. 2. To wrap the week’s event, participants displayed their skills for family and friends during a cheer show on Aug 2.
Divided by age groups, the girls performed a cheer, chant and dance, led by their cheer instructors.

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Children receive free school supplies

Ninth Annual Family Day in the Park Back-to-School Jamboree
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Pictured above are a group of children, along with a few volunteers, who participated in the Tellis Cooper Foundation Ninth Annual Family Day in the Park Back-to-School Jamboree at the Greenwood Recreation Center held Aug 4. Those who participated received free school supplies, pizza, cake, books and educational information.

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CHURCH NEWS

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Sunday, August 12, 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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GSU announces Beacon winners

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Local, state, regional, national professionals to be recognized Aug. 31

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University today announced the list of Beacon Award honorees, including an internationally known pastor, a couple of famous former National Basketball Association players, a couple of prominent business leaders, an educator and a popular singer.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is being recognized in the community development/civil rights category. In 1998, Jakes started the Metroplex Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which works to remedy social and economic disparities in historically underserved communities.

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Chamber show set

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Fans of the reality television show “Duck Dynasty” are in for a treat at this month’s Gun and Knife Show produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Tim Guraedy, more commonly known as “Mountain Man” on “Duck Dynasty,” will be at the Gun and Knife Show from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 to sign autographs and have his picture taken with admirers.

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DART event educates

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Dahmer speaks on abuse and the workplace
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An employee is frequently absent, receives constant phone calls or text messages and startles easily.
These could be signs this person is a victim of domestic abuse, says Tracy Dahmer, programs director with the office of Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Dahmer served as the keynote speaker at the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s 12th annual conference, “Collaboration is the Key,” on Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center.

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Rea to speak to grads

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Louisiana Tech University looked to one of its own to speak at summer commencement, which will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Kenneth Rea, who will officially retire Aug. 31 from serving as vice president for academic affairs at Tech, has been named keynote speaker for summer commencement.

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Ruston NAMI focuses on senior services

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Seniors in our community have watched the world change around them, and for some those changes have been a little hard to cope with and understand.
So, this month the Ruston branch of the National Alliance for Mental Health educational seminar will focus on services geared directly for seniors in the community.

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Gov. Jindal announces $150M in road projects

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Gov. Bobby Jindal this week announced a $150 million investment to repair around 360 miles of rural roads across the state.
The investment is part of the governor’s initiative to bond out half of the State Highway Improvement Fund, which will generate $425 million over three years to repair approximately 1,100 miles of rural roads across Louisiana. In the first year, the $150 million will be used for nearly 80 projects.

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