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July 4th, 2015

Peach Dessert Contest

Heard and Orren take first place
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Residents of Lincoln Parish along with family and friends held their first Peach Dessert Cooking Contest at the Arbor and Terrace. A special thank you to the guests’ and all who participated. Judges for the contest were Joe Mitcham from Mitcham’s Peach Orchard, Brother Dale Oden from Temple Baptist Church and James Austin from The City Operations Department of Ruston. First place winners were Lou Heard and niece Barbara Orren. Second place was Wade Greene and daughter Debbie Pender and third place was Melba Smith and daughter-in-law Lou Ann Smith.

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JA seeks volunteers

“Our first duty is to the children of our own community … if we are to build a better America tomorrow it is with the children on our doorsteps today,” the motto ot he Junior Auxiliary.

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Church News: July 5, 2015

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.
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July 3rd

Tech’s Galbraith inks pro contract

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Pitcher taking skills to Canada
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Former Louisiana Tech pitcher Laetten Galbraith is set to continue his baseball career after agreeing to terms to play for the Ottawa Champions, an independent professional baseball club, announced by the team Wednesday.
Ottawa is a first-year member of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League) based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Konkol brings strong pedigree

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New Dunkin’ Dogs head coach no stranger to success
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Growing up, Eric Konkol want- ed to be a 6-foot-9 guard like Magic Johnson or forward Larry Bird. Unfortunately for him, things did not work out that way, but Konkol has found the next best thing.
Growing up in the farming community of Amherst, Wisconsin, Konkol was a budding basketball star. After setting the school record for career points at Amherst High School, Konkol joined coaching legend Bo Ryan at Division III powerhouse Wisconsin-Platteville.

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Temple hosts patriotic program, fireworks

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The second night of Temple Baptist Church’s 18th annual Patriotic Program will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Sanctuary. The program will be followed with a fireworks display. All area veterans are invited to march in the parade and are asked to meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Pictured above is the Procession of the Patriots from Thursday night’s program.

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Monster COO visits local club

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Rick Sukkar, the president and COO of Monster Moto spoke to the Lincoln Parish Kiwanis Club at Trinity Fellowship Hall on Thursday.
“We’re thrilled to be here in Ruston,” Sukkar said. “The support we’ve gotten here is overwhelming. Alex (Keechle, the CEO of Monster Moto) and I consider Mayor Ronny Walker our third partner.”
Sukkar said when he met the mayor, he wanted to bring the company to Ruston.
“This community is chocked full of amazing business people,” he said. “When we met Ronny, we just knew that this was the right place to bring our company to the United States.”

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Red Peach Radio gets facelift

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The radio airwaves in Lincoln Parish are a little more colorful this season, all thanks to the Red Peach radio group of Ruston.
Red Peach Radio consists of four stations — KPCH-FM, KXKZ-FM, KRUS-FM and KRUS-AM — that are based at 500 N. Monroe St. in Ruston.
Two satellite dishes outside of the station have recently received a facelift with Ruston’s John Mitchell, a radio personality at the station, painting one as a peach and the other in an American flag theme.

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South Carolina remembered

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An ecumenical service was held at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church on Wednesday in remembrance of the nine who were killed at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Grambling State University President Willie Larkin read Psalms 133:1. The event also featured various hymns, other readings and prayers.

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Elementary schools learn about gardening

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Recently, the LSU AgCenter with the support of the Lincoln Health Foundation and Louisiana Tech University offered a school garden training for teachers and Master Gardeners. 12 participants attended the training held at Lomax Hall on Tech’s campus.
Grace Peterson, Horticulture Agent, Jennifer Williams, assistant Extension Area Agent, and Cathy Judd, Area Nutrition Agent, conducted the workshop. All agents are in the LSU AgCenter Northwest region.

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