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June 14th, 2018

Kennedy says he’ll try to save Louisiana food stamps if cut

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Wednesday he’ll ask federal officials to intervene to keep Louisiana’s food stamp program for low-income households up and running if the state moves to eliminate it because of budget cuts.

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NAACP donates to veterans

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The Lincoln Parish Branch of the NAACP, along with its youth council, recently presented to KTVE FOX 14 several hundred cansa of non-parishable food items for the homeless veterans food drive.

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Help celebrate national Flag Day

This morning members of Boy Scout Troop 45, Cub Scout Pack 45 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3615 gathered at Ruston’s Forest Lawn Cemetery to retire a local-record 260 American flags on Flag Day.
It’s an annual event in which tattered, faded, worn or soiled flags are but into small pieces and burned over an open fire. When an American flag is not longer fit for display, the U.S. Flag Code requires the banner be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning, and the ashes buried.

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Donate to CCA and help a local family in need

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Fortunately for many of us, waking up hungry will never be an issue.
But for a larger than you think cohort of Lincoln Parish, many will wake up tomorrow hungry and in desperate need of basic nutrients.
Many of those impoverished residents will turn to Christian Community Action to receive a meal in order to survive.
The local nonprofit organization’s mission is to meet the needs in an emergency or crisis situation within for families in the parish.

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Junior Golf Championship continues

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Brian Li of Warren, New Jersey; is among the competitors continuing play today at the Southern Junior Golf Championships at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. Charlie Flynn, of Shreveport; led Wednesday’s opening round after shooting five-under par.

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GSU’s Ramirez named All-Region

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University sophomore Rafael Ramirez was named on Wednesday to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division I Baseball Central All-Region Second Team.

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Tech’s Turkoly honored

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Louisiana Tech junior outfielder Morgan Turkoly was one of 14 Conference USA student-athletes to earn the C-USA Spirit of Service Award for the spring, released by the league office on Wednesday.
The award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league’s top student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. The Spirit of Service Award is presented three times throughout the season with today’s honorees representing spring sports: baseball, softball, golf, tennis and outdoor track and field.

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June 13th

Allen, Morgan speak at Quota meeting

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The keynote speaker at a recent Quota meeting was Walter Allen, the chapter director. He was accompanied by, Jason Morgan, program coordinator, to share the mission of the Teach One to Lead One organization. Pictured left to right are Allen, Chelsea Holbron and Morgan.

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Local earns award

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Bridgett White Davis, right, was the recipient of the May “Beauty in Service” award. Davis has served on the board of Quota of Ruston for many years. This award was presented by Leslie Harvey, vice president, left.

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Birthday club donates to CCA

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GSU Tigers Fellowship Club and the Birthday Fellowship Club held a fan drive to benefit Christian Community Action. Pictured are some members from both clubs are, standing, left to right, Marilyn Griffin, of CCA, Lemon Lewis, Marietta Holloway, Stephanie Matthews, CCA director, L. O. Adams and Joseph Capers, chairperson of the Birthday Fellowship Club. Seated, left to right, are Elroy Atkins, Vernesta Adams, Cullen Jackson, William Rutledge and Bobby Rabon, chairperson of the GSU Tigers Fellowship Club.

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