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March 7th, 2015

Saffel, Hood visit Kiwanis club

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Top Photo: Tammy Saffel recently informed the Ruston Kiwanis Club about the activities of the Pine Hills Advocay Center.
Bottom Photo: Richard Hood provided Valentine’s Day entertainment for the Ruston Kiwanis Club.

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Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers meets

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The Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers enjoyed cooking at the Sweethearts and Chocolates’ Gathering and Family Fun Day held Feb. 28 at Lake Claiborne State Park.
The cooking theme was chocolate, and the cooks turned out 16 dishes full of colorful delicious mouthwatering food.
Among the items cooked were deer stew, deer chili mac, lasagna, mustard and collard green soup, chocolate gravy, an assortment of sides and desserts.

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Beta Sigma Phi meets

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of Beta Sigma Phi began on Sept. 9, with a salad supper in the home of JoAnn Gilmore.
Marlen Waters, chair of the Peach Festival Arts and Crafts, announced that the club had a successful event and will present a check to the Louisiana Peach Festival committee as soon as a final accounting is done.
The first business meeting was held Sept. 23, in the home of Barbara Schneider.
Charlotte Crume read a note from Kathleen Richard thanking the group for the table they purchased for the LifeChoice home. She even included a picture of the table in the home.

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Still sharp after 94 years

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I saw our in-house physician here at Churchill Estates yesterday. The funny part was, he said, “You are the sharpest 94 year old I’ve ever seen.” I thought that was nice, but wondered what prompted the remark. Turns out that someone named Jackie, whom I don’t know, had told him I had dementia. He asked my granddaughter, Marnie, if she had seen any signs of dementia and she told him, “No.” I’m still wondering what prompted that

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Church News: March 8, 2015

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 prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
Cook

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March 6th

Grambling updates alcohol ordinance

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Sunday alcohol sales are now legal in Grambling.
The Grambling City Council on Thursday voted 4-1 to approve an ordinance that extends weekend liquor sales.
Stores can now sell alcohol on Sundays between 6:30 a.m. and midnight; closing times for bars has been extended to 3 a.m.
The ordinance also raises from 18 to 21 the legal age at which a person can purchase alcohol.

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Bulldogs take home championship

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Louisiana Tech University seniors Michale Kyser, Kenneth "Speedy" Smith and Raheem Appleby along with head coach Michael White (from left) posed for pictures Thursday night in the Thomas Assembly Center after cutting down the net to celebrate the Bulldogs’ winning the Conference USA regular season championship. For more on Tech’s big win, see page 3.

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Petrus to serve as Tech’s commencement speaker

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Tim Petrus, executive vice president and general partner of MorningStar Partners and a 1976 electrical engineering alumnus of Louisiana Tech University, will serve as the keynote speaker for Tech’s winter commencement ceremonies, Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Winter commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and officially marks the end of the winter quarter at Tech. Spring quarter classes begin on Tuesday.

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LPNET arrests two on multiple drug distribution charges

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Two Lincoln Parish residents were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling methamphetamines out of their home.
According to the arrest affidavit, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team received information that Rusty Rachelle Thomas, 34, of 3383 Louisiana Highway 563 in Simsboro, was selling methamphetamines out of her home.
Officers involved in the case reportedly went to the residence and upon knocking, spoke with the homeowner Joseph Turner.
Turner reportedly allowed law enforcement officials inside the home.

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Bulldogs C-USA Champions!

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Louisiana Tech celebrated Senior Night by clinching an outright Conference USA title Thursday night with a 72-61 win over Southern Mississippi before 5,805 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech’s senior trio closed out their Thomas Assembly Center careers in style as Michale Kyser recorded a double-double, Kenneth Smith had 10 assists and Raheem Appleby scored a team-high 23 points.
After sharing conference regular season titles the past two years, Tech (24-7, 15-3 C-USA) celebrated the three-peat as sole champions and locked down the No. 1 seed in next week’s league tournament.

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