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April 29th, 2013

NCLAC, Dixie present student art from Claiborne Parish

The Dixie Center for the Arts is once again a gallery space for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s art exhibitions.
From now through May 13, the lobby exhibition boasts artwork created by Rhonda Porter’s art students in Claiborne Parish.
Full of variety, pieces in this show include pointillism self-portraits, block printing, torn paper collage, large abstracted trees and investigative self-portraits.

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Chorus to host ‘happy hour’

Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines will offer two "Harmony Happy Hour" guest nights at 6 p.m. Thursday and May 9, in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston.
Director Sheila Nugent said the guest nights are the perfect time for area women to see what the chorus is so excited to share: "Come visit, and let us introduce you to the wonderful world of four-part harmony a cappella music, barbershop style."

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Parish teams home for playoffs

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Ruston High School joins two of its Lincoln Parish neighbors in a “second season” of baseball on Tuesday.
The Bearcats (29-5) begin action in the Class 5A Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs with a 5 p.m. bi-district round game against Slidell Northshore High (13-17).
On the Cedar Creek High diamond, the Cougars (21-9) face Ville Platte Sacred Heart (21-7) in the Class 1A regionals starting at 5 p.m.
Choudrant High (21-9) is at home for a Class B regional assignment against Glenmora (14-7) beginning at 6 p.m.

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’Dogs drop series finale

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State scored three runs early on and never looked back as the Hornets defeated Louisiana Tech 4-1 to complete the series victory Sunday at John Smith Field in Sacramento.
Sacramento State (26-18, 10-8 WAC) plated three runs off five hits and capitalized off two Louisiana Tech (15-30, 3-15 WAC) errors in the first inning of the series finale to take an early 3-1 lead over the Bulldogs, who added a run in the fourth for Tech’s lone run of the afternoon.

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Mills is grateful for NFL chance; Bears like pick

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How happy and grateful was Jordan Mills when he learned Saturday afternoon that he had been selected in the NFL draft?
“I dropped down on my knees and thanked God,” said the former Louisiana Tech offensive lineman who was picked in the fifth round by the Chicago Bears. “I was so happy that I was getting this opportunity. It would have been nice to have been picked earlier, but God has a plan for me being selected in the fifth round and I’m going to make the best of it.”

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Six Bulldogs ink free agent pacts

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Draftees Quinton Patton and Jordan Mills will have some familiar company when NFL training camps kick off this summer.
In addition to fourth round pick Patton and fifth round choice Mills, six of their former teammates at Louisiana Tech University have signed as free agents.

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Cougars win regional, district golf titles

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The perennially strong Cedar Creek High School golf squad recently captured the championship of the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association regional tournament held at the Alexandria Country Club course. The Cougars had 317 points and were led by Christopher Feron (77, No. 2), Johnny Maxwell (78, No. 3), Tucker Smith (80), Jordan Cole (82) and Zach Pickett (91). The team will compete for the Class 1A state championship at the Shreveport Country Club today and Tuesday. At the recent District 2-1A tournament, Cedar Creek gained the title with 328 strokes.

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Parish’s best prepared for worst

The Boy Scout motto says it best — “Always be prepared.”
Lincoln Parish emergency first responders seem to agree, as shown by a flurry of training activities in recent weeks.
Last week it was a mass casualty drill at the Ruston Public Works Complex.
The smell of gunpowder and sounds of gunfire mixed with screams of horrified anguish filled the air around the complex as officials from the Ruston Police Department, Ruston Fire Department and Northern Louisiana Medical Center dealt with a mock scenario involving a shooter entering the facility and shooting anyone and everyone in sight.

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The pros and cons of jogging

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Lincoln Parish was in a mad dash this past weekend — literally. There were so many events to cover during the morning hours on Saturday the weekend staff here at the Ruston Daily Leader was stretched thin trying to make our rounds.
Along with Jolis Jardins — A Garden Tour, sponsored by the Ruston Garden Club, there were exactly three 5k run/walks scheduled before 9:30 a.m. Scott Boatright covered the one to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network scheduled at Louisiana Tech University and also swung by the SOCA’s event to benefit the area close to South California Avenue near Tech.

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April 28th

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, Kim Blake, have been convicted of 14:42.1 FORCIBLE RAPE on Oct. 6, 1982. My address is 1600 MCCALLESTOR ST, RUSTON, LA 71270
Race: Afr Amer
Sex: Male
DOB: 11/05/1966
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 170 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td: April 26 & 28, 2013

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