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July 30th, 2014

Stuff for school in no short supply

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I started my seventh-grade year at the old A. E. Phillips School with the longest school supply list ever: a compass, protractor, 12-inch ruler, two Schaffer cartridge fountain pens with extra cartridges, a brown Nifty notebook that opened at the top and a package of loose-leaf paper.
No pencils, no glue, no scissors, no crayons, or even a box of Kleenex. On the first day of class, our teacher told us to come back the next day with a five-section, regular ruled composition book. The color didn’t matter.

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’Dogs gearing up

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Louisiana Tech announced Tuesday that the Bulldogs football team will wear a new alternate helmet design for the program’s Oct. 4 game against UTEP featuring the school’s Bulldog logo on their traditional red helmet.
The Oct. 4 contest against UTEP will also be the school’s annual Community Trust Bank “Red Out” game with the team wearing their red jerseys at home.
This will mark the first time Louisiana Tech will wear a Bulldog logo on its helmet.

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GSU’s Garr set for HOF induction

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Ralph Garr got his start playing baseball at Ruston’s Fraser Field before moving on to play at Lincoln High School and Grambling State University.
He then spent 10 years in the Major Leagues after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves, where he became the National League batting champion in 1974 with a .353 hitting average while also leading the NL in hits (214) and triples (17).

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Ruston’s Cordaro takes over LSU-A hoops

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It’s always hard coming in as a new head coach to take over a collegiate basketball program.
But imagine starting one from scratch.
That’s the task facing Ruston native Larry Cordaro, who will begin his first season as head coach of the new LSU-Alexandria basketball program this fall.
Cordaro, who served as an assistant coach last season at Southeastern Louisiana, has been working non-stop for months to build the fledgling program. He credits his father Frank for giving him the initiative to take over not only a new team but a new program.

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Youth lend hand to help CCA

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The Youth of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer collected and delivered items including canned/dry goods, children’s clothing, books and toys to Christian Community Action (CCA) to cap off their week of Vacation Bible School.

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Area native named head of Texas’ Meals on Wheels

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HOUSTON — Quitman native Timothy Stewart, director of community meals/transportation at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, was re-elected president of the Meals on Wheels Association of Texas (MOWAT) at its recent annual conference.
“We are fortunate to have Tim on our staff and the association is lucky to have him at the helm of the volunteer board,” said Joel Dinkin, executive vice-president of the ERJCC.
The MOWAT board also includes:
• Vice-President: Katherine Krause, Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Texas, Dallas.

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Mouton awarded P.E.O. scholarship

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Christie Mouton, center, a kinesiology major at Grambling State University, has received a Continuing Education Grant from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international Philanthropic Education Organization. This grant is need-based and given to women in the United States and Canada who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. Mouton will complete her degree in the summer of 2015. Pictured with her are (left to right): Jess Moore, MaryBelle Tuten, Frances Grafton and Gaye Ross, members of Chapter AO in Ruston.

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Lewis tapped to speak at international summit

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HATTIESBURG, MISS.-—Ruston native Stan Lewis, DBA, CPA, CFE, CCEA, was an invited participant and speaker at the 2014 China International Software and Information Service Forum and Entrepreneurs’ Summit of Conferences held last month in Dalian, China.
This year’s summit brought together internationally-recognized experts like Lewis as well as speakers from 237 additional countries who provided up-to-date business and technology information to participants from around the world.

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July 29th

Author reconciles abandonment

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Joe Dan Dry can tell story after story about Ruston as if he were the town’s personal encyclopedia.
Today, Dry gets his mail in Waynesville, North Carolina, but his roots are planted deep in the Ruston soil.
“My memories of Ruston are all great,“ Dry said. “My (adopted) dad Cliff Dry, taught agriculture at Ruston High, so on those Bearcat Friday nights I got to see Bert Jones play ball and I had a Grand Champion Angus Bull that won first place ribbons at the fair.”
At first glance, Dry’s nostalgic commentary reads as a simple anecdote reliving a man’s beloved childhood memories.

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McAllister reinforces VA care

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Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister has introduced legislation that he says will allow more veterans to receive treatment at VA medical centers.
The Rural Veterans Access to Care Act expands the VA travel benefits program to veterans of all service-connected disability levels. Current law requires veterans to be at least 30 percent service-related disabled in order to receive travel reimbursement to and from treatment.

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