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Wright named No. 1 Biblical speller

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Willie Wright of Grambling recently won first place in the Biblical Spelling Bee sponsored by the Southwest Regional Youth Conference held in Mobile, Ala. Willie was eligible to compete after winning first place at the local competition sponsored by the Liberty Hill Baptist Association, as well as the district competition, sponsored by the Louisiana Baptist State Convention in Shreveport.

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Pet Day to benefit NCLAC

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Follette Pottery, located at 1991 Pea Ridge Road in Dubach, will have a second Pet Day on Saturday.
Kent Follette will be on the front porch with his wheel and a lot of clay to make personalized bowls for pets.
Each bowl will be made just for a particular pet, and they will be personalized with the pet’s name.
Prices are small for $20, medium for $25 and large for $30.
If you are unable to attend, you can order by phone at 513-9121 or email libby@follettepottery.com.

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BB gun shooter sought

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On Saturday morning, the Ruston Police Department responded to Jim Taylor Ford vehicle dealership in reference to a report of 33 damaged vehicles.
Lt. Tim Parker, public information officer with RPD, said that officers responded to the business on Saturday morning. It appeared that someone shooting a BB gun had damaged 33 vehicles.
Parker said several vehicles had to have their windshields replaced and others had various degrees of lesser damage.

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Local businesses give back

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Parents who may be struggling to foot the bill for the numerous school supplies required as school gears back up will have a helping hand.
For the first time, three local businesses will host the “Save Our Block Fun Day” at 3 p.m. Saturday at 300-304 S. Farmerville St. This is the area in front of the three sponsoring businesses, which are 1st A+ Alliance Personal Care, LLC., Y2Kuts Barber and Beauty and Morris’son T-Shirts.
LaShunta Pringle, program director at 1st A+ Alliance Personal Care, LLC., said the event will feature jumpers, a dunking booth, food, door prizes and bags of free school supplies.
The event is open to the public, and Pringle said anyone who needs school supplies is welcome to attend.

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Fan Day draws hundreds

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Hundreds packed into the Thomas Assembly Center on Sunday afternoon for the annual Fan Day for Louisiana Tech University’s football program. A young Bulldog fan checks out the arm muscles of Louisiana Tech running back/wide receiver Lyle Fitte during Sunday’s Fan Day at the Thomas Assembly.

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La. Tech gathering Tuesday

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Football season comes like clock-work every fall for fans of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
But for real-Bulldog enthusiasts the season begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Happening XXX.
Louisiana Tech alumni, fans and friends will once again venture to the Monroe Civic Center to celebrate the upcoming season, which kicks off Sept. 3 against Southern Mississippi, and the achievements of the university.

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New state law impacts bus drivers

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The requirements for driving a school bus will be a bit tougher beginning today, just in time for the new school year.
Louisiana House Bill 507 — signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal — deals with convictions and violations relating to driving under the influence.
Previously an individual who wished to be a bus driver could continue being a bus driver if he or she would have been disqualified from driving a school bus for certain convictions or violations relating to driving under the influence if he or she had a school bus license at the time of the conviction or violation.

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Ruston High FFA has excellent year in 2010-11

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The 2010-11 Ruston High School Future Farmers of America chapter had an outstanding year this past school year. With more than 250 students as members, the Ruston FFA chapter is the largest student organization on the RHS campus and was also awarded the “Largest FFA Chapter” in the state of Louisiana at the recent Louisiana FFA State Convention in Alexandria.
The FFA year started in the summer of 2010 as Antonio Wilson was elected as one of 10 state FFA officers at the 2010 State FFA Convention.

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Curbing childhood obesity

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Back-to-school season is just around the corner. Whether your child or teen eats in the school cafeteria or packs lunch from home, establishing and maintaining healthy eating habits is more than just a matter of good nutrition — it is critically important to lifelong health and avoiding chronic disease.
Childhood obesity is creating a nation of overweight youth, and a generation battling chronic weight-related diseases traditionally seen only in older adults.

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Tech professor’s artworks featured in New York show

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Louisiana Tech’s coordinator of photography has recently had his work displayed in a New York book fair and at an exhibition in Oregon.
Three of Frank Hamrick’s books, “Harvest,” “Chasing the Sun,” and “Found Objects,” were included in the Camera Club of New York’s annual Zine and Self-Published Book Fair.

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