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Oklahoma native calls Ruston home

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When Rachel first moved to Grambling for college, little did she know that it would lead her to a lifetime of happiness.
Rachel Osborne, wife of Eldonta Osborne, said she came to north Louisiana from Oklahoma City, Okla., to attend college but had no intentions of staying.
“I hated it here,” she said. “I missed being at home and when I talked to my mom, I would tell her I couldn’t wait to move back.”

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Meeting new people always surprises

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I am fit to be tied. The unthinkable has happened.
I finished my column and was transferring it from Microsoft Word to email and accidentally hit something, erasing the whole thing. Now, all my pearls of wisdom are down the drain and I’m starting over.
I was telling you about how excited I was that “Spring has Sprung.” We had three days that were about as perfect as it gets, but now they’re predicting about three days of thunderstorms. I’m staying in; however, it looks perfectly clear and fine right now, but you can’t trust Dallas weather for more than a few minutes at a time, so I’m playing it safe.

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Tech hosts student art show Thursday

Louisiana Tech University’s School of Art will host its annual student art show Thursday through April 10 in the Main Gallery and the Bellocq Gallery in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center.
Kelli Connell, who earned her MFA in art history from Texas Woman’s University in 2003, will serve as this year’s juror for the show. She will be speaking March 29 at 5 p.m. in VAC 103 on her book “Double Life.”
The awards ceremony will follow at 6 p.m., and Connell will sign copies of her book after the ceremony. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $45 cash or check.

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Coaches vs. cancer big success

The never-ending battle against cancer continued on Feb. 25 at the Thomas Assembly Center (TAC) with the annual Coaches vs. Cancer event. The event has been an inspiring tradition for several years for the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Louisiana Tech University coaches Michael White and Teresa Weatherspoon, and their coaching staffs made an unusual fashion statement by wearing sneakers with their suits at the event. They came together to raise awareness about the fight against cancer and the American Cancer Society’s work to save lives and create a world with more birthdays.

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Area hit with scams

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In the last few weeks Lincoln Parish residents have fallen victim to scams and also reported them to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Mike Stone said residents have fallen victim to Internet and phone scams as well as scams that have been sent through the mail.
“We get about two or three calls a week about potential scams,” Stone said. “People have had letters dropped off and emails sent to them wanting them to do something in order to receive their winnings or trying to collect money another way. In all cases these turn out to scams.”

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Partners in Prevention

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North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention set up the Lives Lost to Alcohol silhouettes in remembrance of all those who have died due to alcohol related crashes in Lincoln Parish. The display began in 2006 in response to the increasing number of deaths due to alcohol related crashes. These silhouettes represent the real people who have passed included high school students, college students, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, friends, children and parents.The annual dedication is set for 7 p.m. April 12.

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Legislature views water plans

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Earlier this month, the Louisiana Ground Water Resources Commission presented a comprehensive water management report to legislative committees.
The report, which has been in the works for several years, is one that the Department of Natural Resources held public presentations on throughout the state before submitting.
One such presentation, which included time for public comments that would be considered for inclusion, was held in Ruston in November.

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RHS students conserve water

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Ruston High School students took it upon themselves Thursday to raise awareness of the global water crisis.
Lindsay Bolton, ninth grade teacher at RHS, said this was the first year for the event.
“In all the freshman New Tech classes we did a cross-curricular program on Africa and the global water crisis,” she said. “Since today was World Water Day we decided to do the event as a fundraiser and to raise awareness.”

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Remember to vote Saturday

Every four years, American voters have to make a decision about who they believe can best lead this country.
For this particular election, residents are more informed on the candidates’ views and the important issues of the day. Already, there have been so many debates and so many primaries that residents may feel weary of the entire experience.
But, we here in Louisiana have yet to have our say. On Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. residents will be asked to decide who they think should be on the ballot in the November race.

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