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August 16th, 2014

Accidents, visiting and meeting new people

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I’m a little embarrassed about last week’s column. All I had on my mind it would seem was the amazing house and grounds where we spent our vacation. But as you know, I tell you what’s on my mind whether it is interesting or not, but when I wrote there wasn’t really anything going on except our family having a grand old time in this fabulous place.
I was like a country kid with my first glimpse of the city lights.

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RHS students invited to the White House

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Ruston High School students Canyon and Cranesha Roberson, along with their mother Carlyle Sapp Roberson, recently returned from Washington, D.C., after the two Roberson siblings were nominated for the White House Champions of Change Event for the Future of Agriculture.
Since 2010 USDA has had a StrikeForce Initiative aimed at providing assistance to help rural communities to prosper. Louisiana was included as StrikeForce State this year.

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Church News

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
Antioch
Annual homecoming services will be held at 3 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be Norah Banks Jr., pastor of New Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
Revival services will be held at 7:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. Revival evangelist will be E.C. Morgan, pastor of Mt. Zion No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church in Dubach.
Calvary

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August 15th

GSU pres. search extended

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Tentative timeline pushed to Spring 2015
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BATON ROUGE — The tentative timeline for Grambling State University’s presidential search must be reworked, said Search Chair and University of Louisiana System President Sandra K. Woodley.  The original goal to name a new president in October will be extended into Spring 2015.
“During the May committee meeting, we indicated that the search timeline would likely be delayed if we chose to go through the state’s rigorous Request for Proposals (RFP) process to secure a search firm with HBCU experience,” Woodley said. 

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Library offers ancestry help

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Residents who have been wondering who their great grandmother or great-great grandfather is or have considered digging up their family roots, but don’t know where to start, are in luck. From 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library, residents will be able to get free genealogy help.

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K-9 Connor alerts

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A traffic stop made by the Ruston Police Department resulted in a woman’s arrest.
Tankea Shunta Millbrooks, 31, of 166 Greene Lane, was arrested for possession of schedule I drugs with intent to distribute, expired Motor Vehicle Inspection sticker, license plate — improper display and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the affidavit, officers witnessed a vehicle traveling down California Avenue with no license plate.
Upon making contact with the driver, the officer reported there being a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

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Jones announces re-election bid

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Ruston’s District 2 Alderwoman Rosalind Jones today announced her bid for re-election.
Jones, a Democrat, was appointed to the city’s board of aldermen in July to fill the unexpired term of the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. She’s now seeking a full four-year term.
Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary begins Wednesday.

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Become a patron of the arts by joining NCLAC

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NCLAC began its mission in 1987 “to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression; to establish a strong presence of the arts wherein the artists, arts organizations and community can thrive; and to share our diverse cultural heritage, celebrating not just who we are, but what we can become.”
Since then it has benefited and grown in capacity because of its many supporters. Members have made everything from the daily manning of the office, to providing full-scale events like the Holiday Arts Tour possible.

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Science, education partnership displayed internationally

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Representatives from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science and College of Education were recently invited to present their collaborative work and highlight their outreach partnership to colleagues from around the world at the International Conference on Chemistry Education, held in Toronto, Canada.

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Area football frenzy set for Saturday

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Ruston High, GSU, Tech set to hold fan meet and greet events
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Are you ready for some football, Lincoln Parish?
It’s ready for you.
Ruston High School, Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University all have fan events set for Saturday as preparations for the kickoff of the 2014 football season continue.
Grambling State will begin the day with a scrimmage at 9 a.m. before the Tigers will hold a meet-and-greet with fans from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The football team will be joined by coaches and representatives from all sports for the meet-and-greet as will Miss GSU and her court.

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