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September 20th, 2017

Purchase ‘healthy’ for patients, community

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It’s often a bit perilous to single out a particular company, even for doing something good. Because, chances are somebody will want an equal slice of the glory.
But in the case of Priority Health Group, the risk seems worth it. PHG is the Bossier City-based company that bought what use to be LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana and opened it as Ruston Regional Specialty Hospital.

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CCA still needs canned items

Congratulations, Lincoln Parish. The community came together to help Rotary of Lincoln gather 11,131 canned food items for Christian Community Action during its second annual summer food drive — exceeding the morning civic club’s goal of 10,000 by 1,131 cans.
The nonprofit organization that meets the needs of emergency or crisis events for Lincoln Parish families needs these donations to help replenish their pantry.
If there are no donations, CCA resorts to purchasing canned goods, which is not a good scenario in which for them to be.

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Keith Prince penned many Louisiana Tech victories

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Although Keith Prince grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas and went to college at then-Northeast Louisiana University, he will be the first to tell you that Louisiana Tech and Ruston are home.
From his arrival at Tech in 1969 to his retirement in December of 1993, Prince had the privilege of serving as the sports information director during some of the University’s greatest athletic achievements.

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SHS baseball helps victims of Harvey

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Last week, the Simsboro High School Varsity baseball team collected bottled water, diapers and wipes, furniture, appliances, and other necessities for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The team spent countless hours after school asking for donations and then going to collect them from various parts of Ruston and surrounding areas.
Dillon Pruitt, third baseman, reflected on the devastation in Texas.
“I have family in Texas and Florida, and a lot of guys on our team have family in Texas, so it was important to us to help them,” Dillon Pruitt said.

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September 19th

Pet of the Week

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Meet Chief. He is a Catahoula Cur looking for his forever home. Chief is up-to-date on shots, neutered and good with children. Come see him today at 4 Paws Rescue located at 290 Rodeo Road in Ruston. 4 Paws Rescue hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and closed on Sunday. They are open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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ARToberfest tickets are now available

Tickets are now available for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 8th Annual ARToberfest, which will take place Oct. 13 at the Norton Building in Downtown Ruston.
ARToberfest, sponsored by Durrett Law and Title, is NCLAC’s beer-tasting fundraiser that supports arts programming such as the Southern Circuit Independent Film series.
Early Bird tickets, of which there are a limited quantity, will give guests a first taste of the brews available, as well as this year’s commemorative pint glass from Fine Line Supply.

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Proper etiquette when writing and sending letters

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When was the last time you sent a handwritten note?
Today some people think that it’s a long forgotten art.
It’s so much easier to send off a quickly written email.
However, handwritten notes are treasures to be saved and even passed on to the next generation.
Isn’t it fun to read biographies where old notes are included. Let’s hope that cursive writing comes back to schools, and we’ll receive more notes to treasure. That doesn’t mean you can’t print a note.

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GSU volleyball beats Centenary

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GRAMBLING — Chasity Nicks registered a match-high 17 kills as the Grambling State University volleyball team won a five-set thriller on Monday night with a 3-2 victory over Centenary at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The Lady Tigers (4-10) took the match, 19-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-25, 15-9.
Nicks finished the night with 17 kills on 43 attempts (.279 hitting percentage) and seven digs. Kevreion Ward added 13 kills and four digs. Diemend Richardson and L’Muriell Thrower recorded 27 and 21 assists, respectively, while Erineka Mollere chipped in with 39 digs.

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Paalson, Ahlund lead Tech golfers in fall opener

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CHOUDRANT — Louisiana Tech sophomores Felix Paalson and Joacim Ahlund both shot in the red during the opening two rounds of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Monday to lead the Bulldogs after 36 holes at Squire Creek Golf Course.
As a team, the Bulldogs rebounded from a tough start Monday morning and currently sit in fifth place in the 14-team event heading into this mornings’ third and final round that started with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

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Lincoln Parish dominates POW honors

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It was a big college football weekend for Lincoln Parish as three Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and three Grambling State Tigers earned either state or conference Player of the Week honors for their efforts on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore receiver Rhashid Bonnette is the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Co-Offensive Player of the Week after catching three passes for 140 yards during Saturday’s win at Western Kentucky.

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