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April 5th, 2014

Lilly, Davison marry April 5

Rachel Ann Lilly and Thomas Paul Davison, both of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church.

The bride is the daughter of Roy Miller Lilly III, of Minden, and the late Susan Hall Johnson. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller Jr., of Gibsland, the late Lillian Lilly, of Minden, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene.

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Perks of enjoying life

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I’ve really made one of the coolest moves of my life or the biggest goofs of all time by striking out to live in an apartment building alone. Only time will tell. Pray for me because it’s too late now to change my mind.
I’ve had worlds of good help making the transition, but I’d forgotten how hard even a small move can be. Just stocking the fridge with essentials is no small task.
However, like all people before me, I’m sure I’ll muddle through, even at 93.
I truly love the place and the people in it.

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Each part affects the whole

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Community. How do we live as a community? Do we realize that everything we do affects others, and every decision we make will affect another person in our community? It’s true. Every choice we make about how we care for ourselves affects others, because when we take care of ourselves, we are most likely going to be a content and helpful friend and family member. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we are more likely to cause harm to those around us out of our own misery. Every choice we make about how we care for the earth affects others, especially those future generations.

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COE honors outstanding students, faculty

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science has announced its 2014 Outstanding Students and Faculty. 
Each year, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering and Science select juniors and seniors from all majors who have excelled academically and who have been active in college events and organizations.  Students, in turn, select two outstanding faculty members through a college-wide vote.

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Church News

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.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30.
China Grove
An appreciation celebration will be held at 3 p.m. May 4 following the 10 a.m. morning worship service.

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April 4th

Tech: Growth beneficial to all

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Louisiana Tech University has decided to fight the continuing decrease in state funding by increasing enrollment — a move university officials say will be beneficial not only to Tech but also the city of Ruston.
“We’re going to grow. We’re going to grow with quality. We’re going to grow intentionally,” Jim King, Tech’s vice president of student affairs told about 50 people gathered on the university campus Thursday evening for the Tech Faculty Senate’s annual Future of Ruston forum.

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Local artists win big for MOD

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Lincoln Parish residents enjoyed local talent for a good cause Thursday night at the Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston for the annual “Ruston’s Got Talent” variety show and fundraiser for the March of Dimes.
The event was hosted by Cindy Hockenjos, founder of the show and grandmother to twins who were assisted by MOD at birth. She said she believes her granddaughters would not be alive today had it not been for the foundation’s support.

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Grambling aldermen table issues

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Meeting in regular session Thursday night, the board of aldermen for the city of Grambling tabled several items that were on the agenda.
Items that were tabled for discussion included an approval to introduce an ordinance establishing a special room occupancy tax for the Mainstay Suites Hotel, which is to be located at 1132 RWE Jones Drive.
Town Attorney Pamela Breedlove said someone within the city did not draft the ordinance. She added in her opinion it was not in proper form for the council to approve without having to make changes.

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Brennan backs Beatles tribute

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Steve Brennan presents a check to Domestic Abuse Resistance Team community advocate Terrie Queen Autrey.  Brennan Dodge is sponsoring the Beatles Tribute concert on Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts with the band, “From Us To You.”  Tickets are $20, and all proceeds go to DART.

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Tech extends White’s contract

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Louisiana Tech University and head men’s basketball coach Michael White have agreed in principle to a six-year, $3.6 million contract extension, according to Athletics Director Tommy McClelland.
The new long-term contract extension is pending the approval from the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors.

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