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January 11th, 2014

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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January 10th

Apartments burn in Ruston

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Brazzel: Sprinklers would have helped
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At 1:53 p.m. Thursday a structure fire began at 620 Henderson St. in the Drew Apartment Complex.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer for Ruston Fire Department, said on arrival, heavy smoke was coming from the center gable of the building.
“This building had eight units in it, and it was attached to another building with eight more units,” he said.

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Bus crash Thursday on Garr Road

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LSP: Four children received treatment for minor injuries
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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a Lincoln Parish School bus overturned on Garr Road Thursday.
Trooper Albert Paxton said there were four children on the bus and one driver.
“Everyone was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries,” Paxton said.
According to driver statements, Paxton said the bus was traveling around the curve when a Dodge Dakota was heading in the direction of the bus and crossed the center line.

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The earth opens on Monroe Street

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Sinkhole closes off section of downtown Ruston
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City officials aren’t sure what caused a sinkhole to open up Thursday on Monroe Street near its intersection with Dan Reneau Drive.
“We don’t know if it’s a sewer line that collapsed underneath the street or some other line,” Richard Aillet, Ruston’s head of engineering services, said this morning.
The roughly 15-foot-long-by-5-foot-wide chunk is about 2 feet deep on one side.
The block of Monroe Street between Texas Street and Dan Reneau Drive is expected to remain closed until the cave-in is fixed.

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Texas man charged with local burglary

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On Jan. 3, a residential burglary at 504 Robert St. was reported to the Ruston Police Department.
During the course of a follow-up investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigative Division of RPD, Joseph L. Dean, 24, of 1609 Crockett St., Garland, Texas, was developed as a suspect.
Detectives then obtained an arrest warrant for Dean and a search warrant for his residence.
Detectives executed this search warrant at Dean’s local residence, 2000 W. Barnett Springs, on Thursday.

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Bulldogs slam Owls, 84-64

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Tech wins first ever Conference USA game over Florida Atlantic
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Louisiana Tech’s strong second half surge was more than enough for the Bulldogs to pull away Thursday for a 84-64 win over Florida Atlantic in the first Conference USA game ever for both teams before a crowd of 2,678 inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Owls (4-11, 0-1 C-USA) used their size and a strong zone defense to keep the Bulldogs within reach during the first half, but Tech (13-3, 1-0) opened the second half a 12-2 run that propelled it to a fifth straight win.

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Appleby injury not deemed serious

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Louisiana Tech junior guard Raheem Appleby received good news late Thursday night as tests on his left ankle were negative.
Appleby, who went down in the first half of the Bulldogs Conference USA opener versus Florida Atlantic, appeared to have suffered a severe ankle injury as he was carried off the floor and eventually taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for X-rays and a CT scan.
All tests came back negative as doctors diagnosed it as an ankle sprain.
The Bulldogs leading scorer is questionable for Saturday’s contest against Florida International.

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GSU teams to play doubleheader at Southern on Saturday

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Grambling State University’s basketball team take to the road Saturday for doubleheader action at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Pictured at left is Lady Tigers forward Victoya Ricks (00), who is averaged 11.5 points per game and leads the team with 7.9 rebounds per contest. The Lady Tigers stand at 5-8 overall and 2-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while the Lady Jaguars are 5-5 and 2-0. Pictured at right is Grambling guard A’Torri Shine (1), who leads the Tigers with 17.4 points per game. The G-Men enter the game at 1-10 and 0-2 in the SWAC while the Jaguars are 6-9 and 2-0.

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Mardi Gras Ball tickets available

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Come dine, dance and support the arts with us this February.
The Ruston Civic Symphony Society’s Annual Mardi Gras Ball has been a highlight of the North Central Louisiana Mardi Gras scene for a long time. This year it is reinventing itself as the four other arts-affiliated nonprofits that call Ruston’s Dixie Center for the Arts home join with RCSS to host the 15th Annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball and Silent Auction.

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Brewster family uncovered from the grave

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A few months ago, I ran across a little mystery involving some very old tombstones in Union Parish that had the last name Brewster.
Ebenezer Cemetery is located on the corner of Hicks-Frazier Road and Highway 33, or so I have been told. I have not actually been able to physically locate it — for very good reason, as most of the stones have been moved.

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