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April 17th, 2013

Buddy Ball: All about youngsters

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Golf tourney to be held Saturday as league fundraiser
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Ruston’s Buddy Ball softball league for special-needs children is looking for golfers.
The league is hosting an invitational golf tournament April 20 at Trail’s End golf course in Arcadia. Entry fee for the two-man scramble is $100 per team.
“We need golfers,” Mike Kane, Buddy Ball board member and tournament organizer, said. “For us to accomplish what we want to do with Buddy Ball, we need this tournament to be a success.”
The tournament can accommodate 36 teams. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

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Lady Cougars at home

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Cedar Creek High will be at home again on Saturday for its regional round Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association softball playoff game.
The Lady Cougars (26-2) will face Westminster Christian (16-13) starting at 2 p.m.
Cedar Creek opened postseason competition on Monday with a 12-1 rout over Northwood-Lena. On the same day, Westminster Christian won its bi-district round contest over Houma Christian, 6-1.
Cedar Creek is seeded No. 1 and Westminster No. 16.

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Bulldogs sneak past NSU

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NATCHITOCHES — The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs capitalized on five defensive errors by the Demons to defeat in-state foe Northwestern State, 3-1, Tuesday night at Brown-Stroud Field.
With the midweek victory, Tech (13-24) snapped a five-game losing streak and have now won five of the last six games over the Demons (11-26).
Freshman Adam Derouen (1-0) picked up the victory for the Bulldogs after getting the start on the night and allowing just two hits in two innings of work.
First baseman Bre’shon Kimbell had two hits and an RBI to lead the Bulldogs’ four-hit offense.

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Van paces Cougars

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Mark Van was the winning pitcher with a one-hit, eight-strikeout performance and also had two runs batted in with a single and stolen base to help guide Cedar Creek to a 13-0 rout over Montgomery on Wednesday.
Other leads for the Cougars (18-8) were Jacob Antee (single, run), Jacob Brown (two singles, RBI, run), Austin McNeill (two singles, two RBIs, run), Aaron Hunt (three singles, three RBIs, run), Brian Chicola (single, two runs, stolen base), Grant Clary (two-run home run, two RBIs, run), Wes Gresham (run) and Cole x (run).

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April 16th

Passion for Head Start

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Hill set to retire after more than 35 years
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The Lincoln and Union Parish Head Start Centers would likely not be what they are today without Director Mildred K. Hill.
“Head Start has been really good to me,” Hill said.
The Ruston native has been good to Head Start, as well, devoting much of her life to the program, having served as everything from teacher to director, and she is slated to retire this year.
She said what she will miss most is interacting with the children, who have been her favorite part of the job.

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Three shot in GSU fight

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GRAMBLING — A shooting during a fight outside a Grambling State University dormitory Monday night left three people wounded.
Tracy Lamar Greene Jr., 19, of Marrero, a bystander in the fight, was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center with a gunshot to his lower leg, said a news release from Will Sutton of GSU’s Public Relations/Communications Office.
Brandon Cooper, 21, showed up at the hospital with shots in his right forearm and his left thigh while a third student, Jarion Walker, 20, of Westwego, also was shot in the leg, Sutton said.

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Residents enjoy ‘Downtown Delights’

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Hundreds of area residents got a taste of Ruston on Friday as Downtown Delights returned to town.
Russ Town Society, a group devoted to raising money for the cultural and historical preservation of Ruston, presented Downtown Delights at the Lincoln Library Events Center to support the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Those in attendance were treated to samples from Raising Canes, Scott’s Catfish and Seafood, Mitcham’s Farms, Daylight Donuts, Blue Bell Creameries, Roma Italian Bistro, Social Bites, Portico Bar and Grill, Blue Light Café, El Jarrito, Smoothie King and Super 1 Foods.

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Azaleas, the signature plant of the South

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Do you want to see what spring is all about? Then take the time to drive around the cities and view the magnificent floral display of the spring flowering shrubs, trees and flowers. It makes one wonder how many colors are possible for the landscape. One plant in particular is making this April a thing of beauty, the azaleas are in full bloom and the different shades of pink, red, and salmon mixed with the whites fill the color pallet.

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Auditions for chorus line set

Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines is sponsoring open auditions from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in both Ruston and Monroe.
Director Sheila Nugent asked area women, "Are you interested in learning new songs and just have time for yourself?"
If so, she says you should consider auditioning and joining the chorus. Piney Hills Harmony sings four-part a cappella (unaccompanied) harmony.

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