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April 10th, 2013

Volunteer battles child abuse

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Nothing makes Lone Wolf much angrier than child abuse. Whether it’s neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse, he’s seen it all, even right here in Lincoln Parish. And he’s vowed to not look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still until he’s helped every young victim that he can.
Lone Wolf has a real name, but because of his volunteer work with Bikers Against Child Abuse, he prefers to use his road name in public.

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Riggs thankful for city workers

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March “went out like a lion” on the north end of Robinette Drive Easter Sunday morning. A twister came through the properties across the street from our house uprooting eight trees and breaking the tops out of two others. One tree took a large corner off one house and another tree destroyed the utility room of another house. One of the large trees fell over Robinette Drive and landed on our property taking down the power line. Of course, the power was out immediately. Within a short time the Ruston Public Works electrical department crew was here sizing up the situation.

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Garden tour, plant sale set for April 27

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Three of Lincoln Parish’s gardens will be open to the public during the Jolis Jardins Garden Tour sponsored by the Ruston Garden Club. The tour is set from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 27. The North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners will also hold a plant sale in conjunction with the garden tour.
“Jolis Jardins means beautiful gardens, and we truly have some beautiful gardens in Lincoln Parish,” said Olitsa Robbins, president of the Ruston Garden Club. “People take pride in their gardens here and have been gracious enough to allow the public to view them.”

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Club news- Littera Club

Jean Lay’s home was the setting for the April 3 meeting of Littera Club. The refreshments were served at tables set with spring decorations. Vice President Kathey Roane introduced our guest speaker, Louisiana Tech Vice President for University Advancement Corre Stegall, whose topic was “Dollars and Sense.” Stegall described the excellent work of the Lagniappe Ladies, a group that funds many grants for on-campus improvements. Club members were interested to learn that Tech has achieved a Tier One “National University” ranking.

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‘T-Day’ battle nearing for Tech

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Holtz looking for ‘another good scrimmage’ with Saturday game
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Skip Holtz isn’t asking for much out of his Louisiana Tech University football team in Saturday’s “T-Day” spring game.
“I need just another good scrimmage,” said the Bulldogs’ first-year head coach about the 1
p.m. battle at Joe Aillet Stadium that will wrap up 15 spring sessions. “We need our ones working as a unit on the offensive and defensive side and we need to get some good quality reps.

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Cedar Creek softballers add to victory total

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Another day, another win for Cedar Creek High’s softball team.
The No. 1 power ranked squad for Class 1A of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association continued their outstanding week and season with a 3-2 win at Oak Grove on Tuesday afternoon.
That victory followed a dominating doubleheader sweep over Arcadia High on Monday that resulted in a league championship for the Lady Cougars, who completed 2-1A action with an 8-0 record.
With the win over Oak Grove, Cedar Creek increased its overall record to 24-2.

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Grambling tripped, 30-0

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Was it baseball or football?
From the final score, it was tough to tell.
But it was baseball in Conway, Ark., on Tuesday and Grambling State University was on the right side of the scoreboard in an embarrassing 30-0 loss to the University of Central Arkansas.
The Bears (24-8) totaled 27 hits, including six players with multi-hit performances and two lacing out no fewer than five hits, on the way to a record-setting night for the Southland Conference school.

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Micheal Zeke Case

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Funeral services for Micheal Zeke Case, age 31, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, April 12, 2013 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Richard Abel. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Clay, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Micheal was born August 4, 1981 and passed away April 6, 2013 following a lengthy battle with Juvenile Diabetes.

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April 9th

Rolling into retirement

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Last week J.N. Walpole was given a plaque from the Goodyear Corporation for his many years of service as owner of Walpole Tire.
“You know I’ve pretty much retired. It’s not something I want to make a big deal about,” Walpole said. “I pretty much did it quietly.”

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‘The Future of Ruston’

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Tech to host forum

The University Senate at Louisiana Tech University will host its second annual “The Future of Ruston” campus and community forum, 5-7 p.m. April 18 in the University Hall Auditorium.

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