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March 29th, 2014

Christ Temple plans anniversary celebration

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After 11 years of service to the Lord, Christ Temple Baptist Church will hold a day of celebration at 3 p.m. April 6. The celebration will recognize the 11th anniversary and also celebrate the fact that the church mortgage has been paid off. Pastor Charles Chandler and the Harvest Baptist Church of Ferriday will be our special guest.
History
Christ Temple Baptist Church members and leaders believe the church has come this far by faith, leaning and depending on the Lord, trusting in his holy word. They say he never failed them yet, and there is no turning back.

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Youth4Health helps develop healthy lifestyles

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Young people and families throughout north Louisiana are discovering new ways and exciting ways to develop healthy lifestyles thanks to the “Youth4Health” community outreach program created by Louisiana Tech University’s School of Human Ecology.
Funded by a 2012 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration awarded to Heather McCollum, assistant professor of family and child studies at Tech, Youth4Health combines nutrition, physical activity, gardening and family components to address the growing challenge of childhood obesity.

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Area enjoys duck calls, dutch ovens

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Lincoln Parish and area residents have been enjoying a variety of social activities recently.
The Louisiana Callmakers and Collectors Association enjoyed its sixth annual gathering on March 15 in Jena. Established in 2008, its purpose is to preserve the rich heritage of Louisiana call making.  

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Batter’s up for Spring Buddy Ball

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Clockwise: Photo 1: William Colvin and coach Laura Smith get in some pre-game practice. Photo 2: Kaden Smith gets a tip from his dad before batting. Photo 3: Cedar Creek student Rachel Pardue is Josh Spivey’s buddy for the day. Photo 4: Josh Spivey and Amelia Edwards share a hug on opening day of the season. Photo 5: Luke Pippen enjoys a post-game treat. Photo 6: Coach Laura Smith gives a tip to Jaelyn Williams.

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Church News

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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March 28th

Dinner and a Movie set for April 4

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With the weather finally warming, many families will be looking for ways to get outside and enjoy Lincoln Parish’s natural offerings.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m. April 4 Lincoln Parish Park will be filled with family-friendly activities during the seventh annual Dinner and a Movie, put on by the Junior Auxiliary of Ruston and the Rotary of Lincoln.
JA President Jeannie Tinker said this event has grown exponentially since it began in Railroad Park.
“We had to move to Lincoln Parish Park due to the great participation,” Tinker said. “We outgrew the smaller venue, very exciting.”

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American Studies class to present at library

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New Tech @ Ruston will present a World War II exhibit entitled “WWII: Preserving Peace” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Junior students in Tara Griffin’s and Steven Ehrhard’s American studies class have been working all month to prepare for the exhibit and Griffin said the students drew inspiration early on by visiting the National Word War II Museum in New Orleans on March 5.
“Students pulled ideas and information for their own displays and were also able to talk to WWII veterans,” Griffin said.

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Growers ‘weeded’ out

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Two residents were arrested for cultivation of marijuana, among other charges, on Thursday morning.
Ronald Dewayne Shaw Jr., 24, and Tiffany Marie Mossey, 25, both of 2207 W. California Ave., were arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and cultivation of marijuana after the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant.
According to the arrest affidavit, LPNET agents responded to a complaint of illegal drug activity occurring at 2207 W. California Ave.

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AEP makes generous donation to Tech

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The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation has generously made a $500,000 gift to Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science in support of their campaign to construct a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education building adjacent from Bogard Hall.
The building will provide the College of Engineering and Science with an additional 60,000 square feet of classroom, laboratory, meeting and faculty office space. The AEP Foundation gift will also support student recruiting efforts throughout northwest Louisiana and east Texas.

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PayScale: Tech education worth the cost

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2014 return on investment report ranks Tech No.1

PayScale.com released its 2014 College ROI Report Wednesday and has ranked Louisiana Tech University No. 1 among all Louisiana universities in return on investment (ROI) for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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