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September 13th, 2017

Ruston High Class of 1951 holds reunion

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The Ruston High School Class of 1951 held its annual reunion Sept. 8 at the Lincoln Parish Park. The group enjoyed visiting with each other and reminiscing their years in school and catching up on current happenings. Class members present were: Back row, left to right — Darrel Mills, Don Hoogland, Bobby Willett, Elvin Larance, Carroll Bailey, Charles Bayne and Brooks Bryant. Front row: Mary Lillian Allen Belton, Essie Coker Burnham, Phyllis Wiley, Helen Knotts Shrell, Margaret Nix Evans, Patricia Reese Edwards and Elouise Mathewes Shaw.

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Bible Study Fellowship to explore Romans, change location and day

The interdenominational women’s Bible Study Fellowship class that has its base in Monroe and a satellite group in Ruston is beginning its 2017-2018 study of Romans.
Multiple changes are occurring in Ruston, including the location being moved from John Knox Presbyterian Church to Temple Baptist.
In addition, another discussion group is being added here, allowing more people to participate and the meeting date is changing from Friday to Thursday.
The study of Romans follows last year’s examination of the gospel of John.

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Severe and prolonged trauma can cause illness

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can affect many different people, from survivors of natural disasters, such as destructive earthquakes, hurricanes like Harvey or Irma; victims of violent crimes, rape, or sexual assault; survivors of horrific automobile or airplane crashes; to military service men and women.
Definition of
trauma
Everything that is “traumatic” may not meet clinical standards for trauma.

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Reader writes about his current political views

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I cannot understand why people continue to back things that are against their own interests. We saw it in the latest healthcare debacle. These people were promised a “beautiful and wonderful” health plan that would cover everybody with no one losing any of their benefits. Oh, and the price of care was going to go down and you’d get more of it.
We know now that none of that was true or possible. The Republicans in both Houses were bombarded with pleas to not take healthcare away. I know. I was one of those people who were pleading.

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Look who’s talking and look who's silent

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The most telling result of the Ruston’s recent public opinion survey isn’t what respondents said, but who said it.
Self-reported age demographics collected through the online poll shows right at 50 percent of the respondents were between age 25 and 44. The largest single responding age group was 35-to-44-year olds. They made up 25 percent of the total 704 participants.
Next, were the 25-to-34-year-olds with close to another 25 percent and then, the 45-to-54-year-olds, with approximately 20 percent.

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GSU enrollment is big news for parish

Things continue to look promising for Grambling State University.
Coming off their newest leader’s first year, a Historically Black Colleges and Universities championship and renovations at the Eddie G. Robinson football stadium, university officials recently announced a 7 percent enrollment increase for fall 2017.
The fall undergraduate and graduate enrollment is 5,188, including 926 new freshmen — a 6.68 percent year-over-year increase.

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RHS tops Haughton

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Anna Pody and the Ruston High School defeated Haughton Tuesday night 25-11,25-18,25-12.

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Lady Techsters volleyball sweeps past Jackson State

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JACKSON, Miss. —The Louisiana Tech women’s volleyball team snagged a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-10) win over the host Jackson State Lady Tigers Tuesday evening from the T.B. Ellis Gymnasium.
“Today before the match, we asked our setters to involve our middles more in the game,” head coach Adriano de Souza said. “It was clear during the match that Brooke (Short) made an effort to work for her middles which will be good for us in the long run. It will give us more options in creating a stronger offense.”

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Tech, GSU to meet in parish soccer showdown

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The Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team has only two more non-conference matches in preparation for league play, the first one coming at cross-parish foe Grambling State with kickoff set for 5 p.m. today at the GSU Soccer Complex.
Tech (5-1-2), which is undefeated on the road this season with four wins and one tie, will be hoping for its stellar defense to shine like it has thus far. They have allowed just four goals through eight matches while not surrendering multiple goals in a single game.

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Tech focused on better red-zone play

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The red zone is crucial for both offenses and defenses on football teams.
Good performances can help lead you to a win. Poor performances often result in a loss.
Louisiana Tech found that out the hard way during Saturday’s 51-27 loss to Mississippi State at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Tech started strong, building a 9-0 lead before the wheels came off.
The Bulldogs took advantage of three of five red zone chances while allowing MSU to make good on four of five of its opportunities.

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