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April 3rd, 2013

Dance classes to start Friday

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Round, square lessons offered at Trinity
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Whether someone with a good rhythm beat or two left feet wants to learn to do-si-do or jive to jazz, round and square dancing classes will begin this Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Man arrested while on bond

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A Ruston man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly committing a simple burglary while he was out on bond for a separate simple burglary charge.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Kenneth Wayne Strozier, 38, of 4488 Louisiana Highway 818, was arrested on March 18 and charged with simple burglary. Strozier reportedly bonded out of jail on March 28, and shortly thereafter, investigators suspected him in a second burglary.

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G-Men set for spring drills

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GRAMBLING — Thank goodness, Grambling State University’s football team can start all over on Thursday.
After what they endured last year, the Tigers deserve a new beginning.
In 2012, the G-Men suffered through the most dismal of seasons in the long and legendary history of the program.
Eleven games, only one win and last place in the Western Division of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
It couldn’t have gotten much worse for the Tigers, unless they had lost all 11 of those games.

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Techsters edge Nicholls State

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Janna Frandrup’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the fifth inning proved to be the difference, as Louisiana Tech University defeated Nicholls State University 6-5 Tuesday night in non-conference softball action at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech (18-15) built an early five-run lead and then held on for its fifth straight victory, its longest winning streak of the season.

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Tech soccer Easter event is success

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Louisiana Tech University soccer team recently hosted an Easter egg hunt for the local community on campus for their continued “Relay for Life” fundraising campaign.
Donations were taken throughout the day as lots of children in different age groups took part in the traditional egg hunt on the campus quad.

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Grambling trimmed by ULM, 3-2

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MONROE — The Grambling State University baseball team lost a tough game to the University of Louisiana Monroe Warhawks by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday night at Warhawk Field.
For ULM, the win avenged an earlier 4-0 loss to Grambling State at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.
The Tigers got on the board early, as Jose Longoria got on base with a double in the top of the first inning and later scored on a hit from Dionte Mandledove to make the score 1-0 Grambling.

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Choudrant, Creek gain diamond wins

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Choudrant High School’s baseball team halted Downsville 5-1 and Cedar Creek High School’s softball squad slammed Monroe St. Frederick during diamond action involving Lincoln Parish teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The Aggies (14-9) got three hits and three runs scored from winning pitcher Matthew Younse and two hits each from Ethan Barr, John Paul Hancock and Hunter Antley.
The Lady Cougars, with the top power ranking for Class 1A teams in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, improved to a 20-2 overall record with their three-inning victory over St. Frederick.

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Eat, run for CMN Hospitals

Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. No matter the reason — whether it is a terminal illness, dramatic injury or a child in need of long-term care — that number equates to approximately one child every second.
Being one of the largest charities in North America, Children’s Miracle Network has two simple goals. First, the organization wants to help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Second, the charity wants to keep the funds raised in the community that helped raise them — to help local children.

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The olden days of typewriters

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When we arrived at work the other day, our Internet provider was down. No email, no connection to web-based databases, no Google, nothing. For a moment, my co-worker and I just looked at each other.
“Well,” I said, after a minute, “I guess I can go write something.”
“And I can go do my bookkeeping,” she said.

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Ruston Garden Club to host tour

A tour of three area gardens will be held in Ruston from 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. April 27, sponsored by The Ruston Garden Club.
Residential gardens will be featured, including the 2005 Southern Living Idea Home. Vendors with handcrafted garden art and accessories and a plant sale hosted by the North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners will be added attractions. The cost is $10 for all three gardens.

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