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April 11th, 2013

Parish park a hidden jewel

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Hidden away in the piney woods just off of Louisiana Highway 33 lies one of Lincoln Parish’s hidden jewels.
Many people realize that fact, but there are still many others who have never really visited this vision of splendor. Those are the people who should consider exploring what Lincoln Parish Park has to offer.
The 260-acre site located a few miles north of Ruston off of Louisiana Highway 33 offers 12 tent sites, 33 RV sites, shower facilities, eight pavilions — one with climate control — for rent and a lakeside beach area.

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The impact of blind role models

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This past weekend, I again flew to Austin, Texas, to teach cane travel to young blind Texans in the second Project CHANGE (Connections Helping Another Navigate and Guarantee Employment) event. Project CHANGE is a new National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Texas vocational readiness program made possible by a generous grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Honoring a local legend: Dixie to host Joe Woods Wildwood Express show

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Honoring a Ruston legend known for his service to the community, the Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase will take center stage at the Dixie Center for the Arts, located at 212 N. Vienna St., 6 p.m. Saturday.

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Master’s Eve: Quiet before the storm

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — It’s a bit after 7 p.m. on Masters Eve, twilight in North Georgia on the evening before America’s favorite golf tournament. Wisteria guards the Butler Cabins, mowers groom and fairway sweepers sweep and the grass is the kind of green you get only in early April — a deep, glowing, happy green.

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RPD warns of Medicare scam

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The Ruston Police Department received a complaint on April 9 from a Ruston resident who received several telephone calls from a person or persons claiming to be with Medicare. The callers were said to have a foreign accent and claimed to be calling to let the intended victim know that she would be receiving a new Medicare card. However, the caller asked for bank account information.

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Brooks concert benefit on tap

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Louisiana Tech University alumnus and country music star Kix Brooks will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Rabb’s Steakhouse with special guest Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Terry Bradshaw. The concert is open to the public and general admissions tickets are currently on sale for $25 at http://rachodeluxemedia.com/rabbssite/upcoming-events. Student tickets are on sale for $15 with a valid Tech student ID at Rabb’s. The concert is serving as a fundraiser for Tech athletics.

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Morgan still has passion to be a champ

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Even if he’s been a part of the world’s ultimate sporting event, Jason Morgan is far from being through with his goals and ambitions.
A representative of the Jamaican National Team at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the former Louisiana Tech University weight-throwing star remains highly dedicated and determined to improving as a discus thrower.
This spring is proof enough.
Morgan registered the world’s best mark in his event at 210-2 at the annual Jim Mize Invitational hosted by Tech last month.

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Hipp home run helps halt Rebels

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Garrett Hipp, a junior on Ruston High School’s baseball team, is coming off of a big performance in the Bearcats’ recent District 2-5A series against West Monroe High. Hipp drove in six runs with a home run and two singles in a 12-11 win over the Rebels. He’ll be helping the Bearcats (21-5, 5-1) play host to district foe Natchitoches Central High tonight starting at 5 p.m. Ruston has won nine of its last 10 games.

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RHS: ‘Home of the Javelin’

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Ruston High School’s tradition as “the home for javelin throwers” is continuing.
The program that has featured such national-class performers as Patrick Ramsey, Bert Jones, Anna Lyons and Josh Joerg through the years dominated the event at two recent meets.
At the Meet of Champions held in Mobile, Ala., the Lady Bearcats came away with two of the top three finishers in the girls’ division in champion Kristen Clark (129-4.5) and third-place representative Ali Brasuell (127-2.25).

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Bulldogs’ grid ticket prices, promotions set for 2013 season

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Louisiana Tech University has announced its season ticket prices and home game promotions for the 2013 football season.
Season ticket prices largely remain unchanged with packages as low as $90 for five home games. The team’s game against Army at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas is not part of the 2013 season ticket plan.

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