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February 13th, 2014

Aiming to help the Choudrant Fire Department

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Locals have joined forces to help the Choudrant Volunteer Fire Department by buying a raffle ticket that earns them a chance at 52 guns with a weekly raffle. For more information about the raffle, contact Celeste Butler, village clerk, at 768-4111. The CVFD worked with McKinney Honda to get the guns that are being raffled for the fundraiser. Pictured above left is week 12 winner Chris Scroggs with his new Glock. ; Pictured above, right, is week 13 winner Randy Goodwin with his new Ruger M77 Hawkeye.

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Lowe’s purchase leads to two arrests

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Ruston Police Department made an arrest Monday for two men allegedly involved in illegally purchasing goods from Lowe’s.
RPD officers responded to Lowe’s after receiving a call from an employee in regards to someone purporting to be with another Lowe’s.
The affidavit stated a person was attempting to place an order on behalf of a customer. The order reportedly totaled $3,566.22 and was paid for with a Lowe’s charge card supplied by the caller.

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Still time to help St. Jude

The 33rd Annual St. Jude Radiothon took place this week and Lincoln Parish rose to the occasion by raising more than $112,500.
The event was sponsored by Z107.5 Big Z Country and the Zeta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and businesses and individuals donated pledges, became Partners in Hope and dropped cash in the donation box at Super 1 Foods during the two-day event. Associate regional director for St. Jude Graesa Amdahl called the response “amazing.”

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When you’re young you get sad

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When deciding what to write for my column this week there were three facts that came to mind: 1. Ice storms are a major inconvenience 2. Valentine’s Day is great if you’re not single and 3. When you’re young you get sad, as singer/songwriter Ryan Adams once wrote.
Now, I could write about the two most obvious things happening this week — Valentine’s Day and Ice storms — and more than likely, those would be something everyone could relate to, but, as a writer, I tend to find inspiration from things that have been on my heart; not just my mind.

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Purcey, Campbell to wed

William and Susan Campbell, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Mark Campbell to Kaylin Purcey, daughter of Timothy and Marchell Purcey, of Brookville, Ohio.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Larry and Donna Purcey, of Bitely, Mich.; Susan Purcey, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; John and Kathy Babbin, of Pentwater, Mich.; and Jerry and Liberty Gray, of Canadian Lakes, Mich.

Mark is the grandson of the late William Campbell Sr. and Elizabeth Campbell, of Georgetown, Texas; Neil and Peggy Armstrong of Port Orange, Fla.; and the late Phyllis Armstrong Harris.

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Tech professor, researcher receives prestigious prize

Yuri Lvov, professor of chemistry and T. Pipes Eminent Endowed Chair in Micro and Nanosystems at Louisiana Tech University’s Institute for Micromanufacturing, has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in chemistry, also known as the Humboldt Prize, by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

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Kiwanis Club hosts speaker

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Pictured is Reggie Bridges, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, who spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club on Feb. 6. His presentation focused on using scripture when making tough decisions.

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Temple Baptist Pre-K: Preschoolers learn about glaciers, snow

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The K-Connection class at Temple Baptist has been learning about glaciers and making snow.
Rhett Bridges and Hydi Boyd, center, and Ava Puckett and Anna Robbins learn about snow with a hands-on experiment.
Pictured right: Mrs. Kristin Sellers’ class enjoyed a “Pajama Day!” Pictured around the snowman are: Rhett Patterson, Jett Jones, Kennedi Otwell, Bryce Busby, Caleb Moore and Molly Hoefler. Class members not pictured are Cooper Lee and Gabbi Smith.
Registration for the 2014-15 year will open March 1. For more information, please contact Angel Causey at Temple Baptist Church.

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Cedar Creek: Students excel in academics, learn about the past

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Shakespeare contest
Cedar Creek senior Irie Ewers earned first place in the school’s annual Shakespeare competition.
Sophomore Mary Tyler Storms earned second place; freshman Sarfraz Ahmed placed third; and Rachel Pardue, a junior, placed fourth overall.
The competition is open to all Cedar Creek students, but the Advanced placement and Pre-AP classes have the competition built into their curriculum.

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Techsters hoping for big crowd

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Louisiana Tech will host Charlotte at 8 p.m. tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center in a game that will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
The contest is the seventh Annual Pack the House game at the Thomas Assembly Center. This year’s game will have a pink theme to it as the first 500 fans through the Thomas Assembly Center doors will receive free PINK OUT T-shirts in an effort to help promote breast cancer awareness. The Lady Techsters will also be sporting their pink uniforms for the contest.

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