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November 29th, 2014

Calorie counts getting easier

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Chances are that the majority of us ate a few thousand too many calories over the past few days. With savory turkey and dressing and tables bulging with the weight of too many desserts, Thanksgiving is definitely a day on which many avoid counting calories.
For those of us who do put a lot of time — even on Thanksgiving — into considering how many calories we’ve consumed, life is about to get a whole lot easier. For the past several years — though more so in the past year — I’ve scoured my smartphone for calorie information before heading out to a restaurant.

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Boys, Girls Club receives donation

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The Boys and Girls of North Central Louisiana is thankful for the recent donation from AT&T in support of ongoing club programming. Pictured from left to right is State Senator Rick Gallot, State Representative Rob Shadoin, Community Trust Bank Senior Vice President of Culture Strategies Ryan Kilpatrick, Boys and Girls Club Chief Professional Officer Eldonta’ Osborne and AT&T Regional Director David J. Aubrey. 

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Church News 11.30.14

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.
Christ Temple

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November 28th

Bank of Ruston to showcase local holiday art

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The 11th annual Holiday Art Exhibit will kick off Tuesday at the Bank of Ruston’s location downtown.
The exhibit will showcase two Ruston-based artists — Hooshang Khorasani and Dianne Springer.
The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and will remain open to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 31.
The reception and exhibit will be located in the lobby of Bank of Ruston’s downtown location at 505 Vienna St., Ruston, 71270.

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Investigation underway

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The Ruston Fire Department responded to a fire with flames showing from the second floor of an abandoned funeral home on West Line Avenue at approximately 6:15 a.m. today. The fire reportedly took 45 minutes to bring under control. No occupants were found, and no injuries were reported due to this incident. RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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La Tech creating high-tech workforce to meet growing needs of state, region

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Recent rankings and reports show that the State of Louisiana has become fertile soil for companies and industries looking to expand their operations and seeking talent that can lead their organizations into the future.  Through innovative academic programs and industry partnerships as well as support funding from the state, Louisiana Tech University is preparing students to fill the workforce pipeline and expand Louisiana’s knowledge economy.

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Tech looks to feast on Rice Saturday

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Louisiana Tech plays host to Rice Saturday at 11 a.m. in Joe Aillet Stadium with the winner taking the Conference USA West Division title and earning a berth in the conference championship game against Marshall on Dec. 6.
That should be enough to get any team fired up, but the memories of last season’s 52-14 home loss to Rice last year is something still sticking in the Bulldogs’ head.

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G-Men set to face Southern in Bayou Classic

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It’s the game of champions for black college football.
And this year, a berth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game is on the line.
Grambling State (7-4) and Southern (8-3) square off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans in the 41st edition of the Bayou Classic.
The loser will end a successful on a sour note. The winner moves on to face Alcorn State in the SWAC championship game at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at NGR Stadium in Houston.

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Dunkin’ Dogs to host Samford; Techsters on road

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Louisiana Tech use to have a heated conference rivalry with the Bulldogs of Fresno State until both programs joined other leagues. Then last season in the National Invitation Tournament, Tech proved to be the top dogs when they upended the Bulldogs of Georgia.
Now Tech will face off against the Bulldogs of a different variety in Samford at 7 p.m. today to cap a four-game home stand in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (4-1) is coming off a weekend sweep of the sub-host region of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, extending its home winning streak to 16 and victories in 35 of the last 36.

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Cooperation key to law enforcement

An increase of criminal activity is something no one wants to see within their community. Fortunately for residents in Lincoln Parish we have multiple agencies that are crucial in apprehending those criminals.
Recently the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office learned of a deceased man and were swift in the execution of an investigation, which ultimately led to the arrest of a lead suspect.
LPSO deputies should be commended for their efforts.

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