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March 29th, 2014

27 rescued dogs on their way to happiness

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The Humane Society of Louisiana is thrilled to announce that their new “TransPUPtation” van is on the road bearing its inaugural adoption. Twenty-seven rescued dogs from the Deep South are headed north on their way to new homes and blissful lives.
For years, the Humane Society of Louisiana has been matching homeless dogs with loving families in the Northeast by working with numerous partners, saving the lives of thousands of pets who would otherwise die in local shelters. Because there are fewer homeless animals in Northeast communities, unwanted pets are in high demand. 

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Suddenlink plans $38M Louisiana investment program

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Suddenlink expects to make approximately $38 million in capital investments this year in Louisiana, and by the end of the year will have invested approximately $240 million in the state since 2006.
Suddenlink is the second-largest company of its kind in Louisiana, offering cable TV, high-speed Internet, phone and other services. 

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Launching off on a new independent adventure

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This has been one strange week, and I’m not just referring to the weather. I just came in from watching great grandbaby Sydney riding around out front in her toy airplane. She will be 2 years old in a month and it is hard  to believe it’s flying by so quickly. The older I get, the more I realize how life marches on at such a fast clip. It seems no time ago since I drove along just before dawn with Susan and Jonathan and Jonathan’s dad to the hospital to await Sydney’s arrival

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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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