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April 5th

Tickle me pink, paint me tan

My aunt is always talking about her yard or garden, ruminating on the next perfect pruning that will make her roses pop. In the heat of the summer, she spends hours outside working on creating a perfectly-manicured lawn, with no thought of her true manicure, and providing a safe haven for dozens of hummingbirds that her mother loved and whose very presence evokes memories of our matriarch.
Her work is reflected on her arms and chest, deep patches of bronze that follow the contours of her clothing and end at the seam of her shoulder.

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Campaign connects Christians, non-Christians

Linda Osborne, the director of the BCM, said the idea began with the book, Blue Like Jazz, which comes up with many creative ways to get Christians and non-Christians to connect. By the time the idea had molded, Temple, First, Calvary and Cook Baptist Churches and the BCM, were all involved.
“We came up with a plan to make the campus smaller and build bridges between the church and campus,” Osborne said. “We were playing with ideas of what we could do.”

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April 4th

’Dogs host tough MSU tonight

Tech extended its win streak with a three-game sweep over the University of Alabama-Birmingham here last weekend. The ‘Dogs took wins of 3-1, 11-8 and 6-2 over the Blazers and have now won six of the last eight and eight of the past 11.
“We can walk away from this weekend with a little swagger and confidence that we’re playing better baseball right now,” said head coach Wade Simoneaux. “We’ll need that heading into this week’s schedule. It will be a tough week against some good teams and we’ll pitch a lot of guys, depending on them to get us through.”

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Take pride in having clean city

Today judges from the competition came to judge Ruston in the district competition. They will return later in the month to judge the statewide event.
Trash has been quite the topic in Lincoln Parish for quite some time.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has had an ongoing debate about which is the best way to collect trash — implementing door-to-door pickup or keeping the current green bins across the parish as dump sites.
Grambling and Dubach have both joined the fight towards beautifying Lincoln Parish.

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Choices affect everyone

On March 25, 2002, he got drunk, got a gun, and shot himself.
It wasn’t always like that. The three of us — me, my cousin, and his little brother who was my age — would play together. They said we looked alike. We always got into trouble, but it wasn’t bad trouble.
It was mischievious trouble, like all kids get into. Parents don’t want you jumping off a roof or digging holes in the ground or trying to cut up your aunt’s cigarettes while she’s smoking them. Parents are just like that, you know.

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To serve and protect citizens

“Only 15 percent of the job is actually firefighting,” Tornabene said. “About 50 percent is probably EMS. Five-to-ten percent is prevention, which has increased because we just got a fire safety grant. The rest is spent doing training and maintenance.”
The firefighters must maintain the roughly 1,200 hydrants in the city, the 30,000 sections of hose, all of the trucks and ambulance vehicles, as well as the station.
“That becomes like a second home to them,” Tornabene said. “They have to scrub the toilets, cook dinner, clean dishes, sweep and mop.”

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April 3rd

To serve and protect citizens

“Only 15 percent of the job is actually firefighting,” Tornabene said. “About 50 percent is probably EMS. Five-to-ten percent is prevention, which has increased because we just got a fire safety grant. The rest is spent doing training and maintenance.”
The firefighters must maintain the roughly 1,200 hydrants in the city, the 30,000 sections of hose, all of the trucks and ambulance vehicles, as well as the station.
“That becomes like a second home to them,” Tornabene said. “They have to scrub the toilets, cook dinner, clean dishes, sweep and mop.”

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Ex-GSU, NFL secondary stars watch Tigers play

Lewis and Walls played a combined 29 years in the NFL, both leaving indelibile marks on the game with their sterling play as defensive backs.
A native of Mansfield, Lewis played 16 seasons, dividing time between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders and being chosen to the Pro Bowl four different times.
Walls, who grew up in Dallas, had a 13-year career split between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants and remains as the only player in NFL history to lead the league in interceptions three times.

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Employees deserve recognition

Mayor Dan Hollingsworth and the city’s aldermen have set this week aside to let the Ruston citizens know how much work the city’s workers put in and how much those workers are appreciated.
Most of us take for granted everything that must be done for our city to operate on a daily basis.
Hollingsworth is the manager of a major operation, and he deserves a great deal of credit. However, he also gives a great deal of autonomy to his department heads — Randal Hermes, James Tornabene, Zack Spivey, Richard Aillet and Lewis Love.

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April Fool’s joke’s on Brian

April 1.
Otherwise known as April Fool’s Day.
While the origin of the great day of jokes is widely disputed, historical references show the celebrations date back more than 400 years.
Throughout the years, many members of the media have even gotten involved in the act of fooling readers, viewers and listeners.
Two of the most classic pranks of all-time were committed by radio shock jocks Howard Stern, as well as the duo of Opie and Anthony.

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