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May 3rd, 2014

Taking time to honor those we love

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The United Methodist Church has an Annual Conference every June to gather all of the clergy of the conference, as well as lay delegates from every church. This is a time of “holy conferencing” tending to our souls in worship and Bible study, as well as tending to the business of the church.

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Coffman, Till exchange vows

Katie Coffman, of Ruston, and Blake Till, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony April 26, 2014, at Creekwood Gardens. Katie’s stepfather, Dr. Larry Grubbs officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mary K. Grubbs, of Ruston, and Danny Coffman, of Aledo, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Pat Bloxom, of Ruston, the late Charles Bloxom, the late Jan Coffman and the late Don Coffman.

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Friends award school librarians

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On April 22, Lucy Melvin was presented with the first annual School Librarian of the Year Award. Melvin is the librarian at Grambling State University’s Laboratory Schools. The award was presented by Vivian McCain, director of the Lincoln Public Library, during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. Guest speakers included Karen Jacobs, past president of the Friends group, along with employees of the library Shelley Dowdy, Marcie Nelson, Kris Patrick and Emily Arnold. Melvin was quite surprised but very pleased.

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Tech’s debate team competes in exclusive tournament

Members of the Louisiana Tech University Debate Team earned a place as one of 16 teams in the world to compete in the America’s Cup 2014 tournament, hosted earlier this month at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
The team of Hannah Schilling, a senior political science and journalism major from Bossier City, and Samuel Hathorn, a junior education major from Alexandria, competed on behalf of Tech against teams from institutions such as the U.S. Air Force Academy, California Polytechnic Institute (Caltech), Loyola University and Stanford University.

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GSU Queen competes in Ebony contest

Votes from students, friends could help Miss Grambling secure spot in national magazine
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Miss Grambling State University 2013-14 is one of many campus queens at historically black colleges and universities competing in a national magazine contest — and she wants votes.
There are more than 100 HBCUs, but Ebony magazine publishes photographs and stories about only 10 HBCU queens based on the number of votes each gets. There are dozens of campus queens competing, and Ambra Brice, her royal court and the university are working hard to get one of the 10 available slots in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

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May 2nd

Injuries sustained in wrecks

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Several minor injuries were sustained in two separate accidents occurring today and Thursday.
At approximately 9:52 a.m. Thursday, a 911 call was received by the Ruston Fire Department and EMS reporting car crash rollover at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Bartlett Road, which resulted in multiple injuries.
Responding to the scene were Rescue-1, Medic-3 and Medic-6. Units arrived on scene to find a single-vehicle rollover accident.
Upon arrival Ruston Fire EMS reported occupants were out of vehicle.

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XTERRA off-road races set for Saturday

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Lincoln Parish Park will yet again be crawling with outdoor enthusiasts as the 2014 XTERRA races are held on Saturday and Sunday.
Fred Phillips, race director with DLT Events, said the races have been held since 1997.
“We normally have about 120-150 competitors come out to the races,” he said. “As for spectators, I think we have averaged about 2.4 spectators for each competitor.”
Phillips said three races are set to take place over the course of the weekend. The races include the XTERRA Gator Terra, the XTERRA Epic and the Rustman Challenge.
Distances for the three events vary.

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RHS gears up for grads

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The annual post-graduation celebration for Ruston High School seniors has become a traditional event that draws graduates for more than just a fun evening.
Project Graduation 2014 will take place at Louisiana Tech’s Intramural Center on May 20 and will not only provide a safe place for teens to celebrate, but also one that gives them the opportunity to win prizes that will help them to embark on their next phase of life.

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Annual event set for Saturday

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Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and youth are invited to demonstrate their skills, competing in pitching, hitting and running abilities.
The competition is co-ed, but boys and girls will compete separately in four different age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2014.
The competition is free and will be held on field No. 2 at the J. C. Love Softball Complex, located at 400 Ball Park Road.

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Entertainment abundant this week in Ruston

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I want to tell you about two great opportunities for entertainment in town that you shouldn’t miss!
First up, this weekend Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre is performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” This show is a long one-act musical comedy written by Rachel Sheinkin, with music and lyrics by William Finn, and directed by Cherrie Sciro, coordinator of theatre at Tech.

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