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December 3rd

Pursued by God’s blessings

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Several years ago, my wife and children had an opportunity to visit the Louisiana School for the Blind.

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Church News 12.4.16

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.
China Grove Missionary

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December 2nd

Lincoln Lights Up the Pines opens

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Dozens of Lincoln Parish residents drove through Lincoln Parish Park during the opening night of Lincoln Lights Up the Pines. The Christmas-light drive thru tour will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the park. The cost is $5 per car.

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RCT raises curtain on ‘Wonderful Life’

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Natalie Richardson who plays Mary Hatch, left, and Dusty Hampton who plays George Bailey, right, in the Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” act out a scene during a recent dress rehearsal. The production will be held at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Community sends check to Wiggin’ Out

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The Wiggin’ Out Foundation received a $11,057 check recently from Lincoln ACHIEVE, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln Parish Schools.
The money raised came from the first service project by the Adopt-A-School program that helps support breast cancer awareness, said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln ACHIEVE coordinator.
“We are tickled pink to be presenting this check,” she said.
The money raised goes toward North Louisiana cancer patients going through treatment who cannot afford a wig or have other needs, said Elizabeth Turnley of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.

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Mayor flips switch on Christmas lights

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With the flip of a switch, Christmas came to downtown Ruston on Thursday.
At precisely 6 p.m., Mayor Ronny Walker and four local youngsters pushed a ceremonial 8-foot-tall switch that turned on hundreds of white lights strung throughout the central business district and a 33-foot ball all-light Christmas tree in Railroad Park.
The ceremony, that drew about 600 of people to the park, also signaled the opening of the city’s artificial ice skating rink located in parking lot of the Historic Fire Station.

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Tech to host American Spiritual concert

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Get ready Louisiana Tech University, because one of the best bands in contemporary folk music is performing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, in Howard Auditorium.
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem’s American Spiritual explores and revives the human spirit.
This quartet opens up the audience’s hearts with their powerful harmonies, engaging energy and roaring tunes that you can’t help but to clap along to.

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'It's a Wonderful Life' a must see

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It can be tricky business to pull off a much-loved Christmas classic like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but fear not Rustonians, the cast and crew of the Ruston Community Theatre managed to do that and more.
Opening to a packed theatre, the actors more than fulfilled their roles.
The laughs rolled as jokes were made and a low rumble of excitement was heard with each hug and kiss made by the leading couple, Mary Hatch and George Bailey, played so wonderfully by Natalie Richardson and Dusty Hampton.

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YEA! chapter deserves their recognition

The Lincoln Parish chapter of the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy was recently recognized on the national level for their growth in the number of accepted students for the academic year.
YEA! is an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business. Judy Copeland, president of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Chamber, of which YEA! is a program, said she was proud of the growth the chapter as achieved.

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Tigers sweep top honors on All-Conference team

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Grambling State dominated the Southwestern Athletic Conference this season, going 9-0 in SWAC play for a second straight season.
So it’s only fitting that the Tigers also dominated the All-SWAC Awards list released Wednesday by the league office.
Grambling State quarterback Devante Kincade was named Offensive Player of the Year, and fellow Tiger Donovan McCray secured Defensive Player of the Year accolades while GSU head coach Broderick Fobbs was honored with his third straight SWAC Coach of the Year award.

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