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March 22nd, 2019

This TIme Out

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The most amazing woman I'll ever know
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He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Revelation 21:4 ESV
Folks like to claim that verse as evidence there will be no tears in heaven. Me too. Hopefully there’s a pastor or two or a few who’ll set me straight on whether that’s taken out of context.
For the sake of what I’m about to say (again, for the umpteenth time), I so hope it’s true.
Here we go.
My mother-in-law was the most amazing woman I’ll ever know.

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Post-Millennial Perspectives

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Parents want what is best for their children. They want to provide them the best opportunities and will do whatever it takes to help their sons and daughters lead happy and successful lives.
Unfortunately, the recent celebrity college admission scandal has shined a light on the dark, illegal side of “whatever it takes.”

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Stay alert on roadways

On Monday morning, a vehicle struck a woman riding a bicycle as she attempted to cross the street on Alabama Avenue and Vienna Street by the T.L. James office in downtown Ruston’s.
According to the Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel, she sustained lower extremity injuries after she failed to see a vehicle traveling north.

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Get into ‘Down Dog’ for a cause

Blue Sky Yoga in Ruston will host a fundraiser to benefit The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana at their studio at 212 W. Mississippi Ave. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6.
A pilates class will begin at 2 p.m. and a Kundalini class will begin at 3 p.m.
All proceeds from the benefit go to The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.
The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in Northeast Louisiana, providing over 4.25 million meals to those facing hunger in 12 parishes, including Linlcon.
A minimum donation of $10 is suggested.

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DAR ladies hold meeting

Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met March 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 11 members present.
Past Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Chaplain Lou Taylor gave an opening prayer and asked for volunteers to sign cards for those veterans celebrating birthdays in the months of March, April and May residing at the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Monroe.
Secretary Kara Giddings read the minutes and they were approved.
Treasurer Anne Hough gave her report.

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‘Give For Good’ fundrasier set for April

With so many nonprofits in Lincoln Parish seeking funding and support, consider contributing on days that can generate a bigger bang for your buck.
The Exchange, which is a program directed by The Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation, has organized 12 of its 501c3 members in Ruston to participate in “Give for Good” from April 23 to May 7.
Program Director Dylan Sanders said he would love to see “Give for Good” become a day of awareness of local nonprofits and gratitude.

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‘Late Show’s’ Steve Young at Dixie Center March 28

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We are excited to present our next film screening at the Dixie Center for the Arts, which is coming up March 28 at 7 p.m. As usual, tickets are available at the door as follows: $5 adults, $3 students, NCLAC members free. We will have wine and popcorn available for purchase.
Next week’s film is “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” is a quirky documentary that is sure to entertain.
It has just been acquired by Focus Features and has won numerous awards including the recent Best Documentary Screenplay at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host UAB

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Head coach Lane Burroughs (right) will lead his Louisiana Tech Diamond ’Dogs in a three-game Conference USA baseball series this weekend. The teams will play at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Love Field.

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LSU holds on to defeat Yale

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As LSU’s comfortable lead started to disappear, most of the crowd at Veterans Memorial Arena turned on the Tigers.
Underdog Yale became the hometown team in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Skylar Mays heard the cheers — and then silenced them.
With suspended coach Will Wade watching from afar, Mays hit four free throws in the final 15 seconds to help embattled LSU slip by 14th-seeded Yale 79-74 in the East Region on Thursday.

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G-Men ousted in first round of CIT

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EDINBURG, Texas — So close. But not close enough.
Ivy Smith Jr.’s layup attempt at the buzzer did everything but fall as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker, 74-73, to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley during the opening round of the collegeinsider.com tournament on Wednesday night at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.
Grambling State concludes the season 17-17 and fell just short to earning back-to-back winning seasons in 15 years. UTRGV improves to 20-16 and moves on to the second round of the tournament.

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