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August 10th, 2013

Colors of the season: A tale of two tails

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Have you ever seen a pure albino animal or bird? I did once. Several years ago during winter, I looked out across the back yard at a flock of juncos (that’s the little black and white birds we have here in winter I grew up calling “snow birds”) and one of them was snow white.
That was before I owned a decent camera and my attempt at a photo revealed little more than a white speck among the black and white birds.

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Light changes enhance reading ability

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I’ve got it made, folks. It’s like having two homes about 20 minutes apart. In fact, I’ve made a decision. Life is too busy — I gotta calm it down a bit. Had lunch with friends, went home, wrote a lesson assignment for scribblers, washed clothes and realized it was early evening. I barely had time to get ready to be picked up for the weekly Circle of Friends group meeting at Dicky’s Barbecue.

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Doggie fashion show held at Schermann’s

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On Aug. 3, Schermann’s Pet Grooming in Ruston sponsored a Doggie Fashion Show to benefit Waggin’ Tails Ranch, a nonprofit animal shelter for disabled animals. Waggin’ Tails had a few dogs on hand available for adoption that found new owners.

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Cheerleaders attend camp

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Cedar Creek’s Middle School cheerleaders attended cheer camp at the University of Louisiana at Monroe this summer and brought back blue ribbons in Cheer Evaluation, Xtreme Routine Evaluation, Home Pom Routine Evaluation and Fight Song Routine Evaluation.

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Tech grads featured in photography exhibit at Crescent City Coffee

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A graduates Jessica Bryan and Rhyan Emery Taylor will soon have a collection of their photography focusing on childhood imagery on display at Crescent City Coffee. The Opening Reception will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 8 and the work will remain on display until Dec. 2.
Jessica Bryan’s work is a visual record of her adventures in mentoring and helping to care for her young nephew over the past few years.

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CHURCH NEWS - SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013

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 service at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary
China Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Grambling will hold homecoming services at 3 p.m. today, followed by a revival at 7 p.m. today through Friday.

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August 9th

New Tech pup is on the way

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Mascot selection expected by start of school year
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It’s a new era for Louisiana Tech University with a new president, new athletics director, new head football coach and new athletics conference (Conference-USA).
And now the university hopes to have one more key new figure in place by the time the new school year begins on Sept. 5.
Tech Vice President of Student Affairs Jim King said that the university is working to welcome its new live bulldog mascot onto campus by then.
King said eligible English bulldog breeders have been identified and a family to take care of the mascot has been selected and is waiting for the young pup.

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A new courthouse for Bienville Parish

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A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for the new Bienville Parish Courthouse.
Located off Gap Farms Road in Arcadia, the event is hosted by the Bienville Parish Police Jury — District One Bill Sims, District Two Jerry Roberson, District Three Darryl Ryder, District Five Tony Lawson, District Six Mike McCarthy, District Seven Raymond Malone, District Four Greg Wilson, president; Second Judicial District Court Judge Glenn Fallin; Second Judicial District Attorney Jonathan Stewart; Sheriff John Balance; Clerk of Court Jim Martin; and Assessor Jimmie Smith.

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Some Happening tickets still available

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Times are changing for Louisiana Tech University, and they’re changing for Tech’s Happening, too.
The Happening XXXII will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Monroe Civic Center with a more relaxed, tailgate-type atmosphere than in previous years.
And the new format means additional seating for even more alumni and friends than ever before, so there are some tickets still available.

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Forum focuses on digital safety

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Tuesday evening, the Lincoln Parish Library hosted part two of the Keeping Kids Safe Forum in the Lincoln Community Room.
Discussed during the event was information regarding the troubles of technology within the community, and how technology helps create problems with criminals and with our children in schools and churches. The speakers present were: Maj. Stephen Williams, of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office; Addie Smith, Ruston Junior High counselor; Logan Hunt, youth minister at Trinity United Methodist Church; and Josh Sanderson, Youth Minister at First Baptist.

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