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May 26th

RHS duo, Aggies’ star named for LHSCA All-Star contest

The Aggies finished as runner-ups in that two-day affair, winning over Baton Rouge Runnels 7-3 in the semi-finals before losing to Forest 10-3 in the title contest.
Bradshaw will be one of the seven hurlers and Antley will serve as an assistant coach on the East team that will go up against the West in the 2006 Louisiana High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.
The first game is set for 7:30 tonight, then the second contest on Saturday at 12:15.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

“We wanted to expose kids to various careers and get their minds geared toward what they want to do,” RES School Facilitator Joe Pritchard said. “So many kids are geared toward video games or athletics. The reality is everybody’s not going to be a (professional) athlete or in the limelight. The children need to know there are other avenues they can travel and still be successful.”
Some students wrote down specific career questions while others practiced handshaking and eye contact with the visitors.

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May 25th

Police: Teens too open online

It is exactly this worst-case scenario that Beard said he fears — as a policeman and as a parent.
“We haven’t had that situation here, but it’s happening all over the country,” the juvenile investigator with the Ruston Police Department said. “People are being murdered, raped and kidnapped off what people are getting off the Internet.”
Beard said children and young adults may be maintaining on-line pages and blogs on Web sites such as MySpace and Xanga merely for fun, without thinking about how free information on the Internet is.

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Dogs, Hawaii begin WAC play

“Your guess is as good as mine,” offered head coach Wade Simoneaux of Tech. “Now with the postseason here, everybody is on even terms and in the same situation. It’s who is playing the best baseball right now.”
Tech (32-23, 11-13) and Hawaii (40-13, 17-6) will have the distinction of being involved in the very first game of the very first postseason tourney ever held by the league, the two clubs colliding in a 1 p,m. (CST) meeting today at Pete Belden Field in Fresno, Calif.
The winner moves on to facing either Nevada (24-26, 11-12) or San Jose State (33-24, 12-12) on Friday at 5 p.m.

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Youth support takes minutes

Not only does the non-profit organization provide a safe harbor with summer camps and after-school programs while parents are at work, it also serves as a training ground for social and academic development. College-age tutors are available to mentor youth between the ages of six and 18 and help them with homework assignments.
The youth are divided into age groups as they participate in organized sports, watch movies or work on arts and crafts.

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Children could keep Sparta afloat

Years elapsed as the siblings and I generously took advantage of the water supply within our reach.
Almost 20 years later, my showers are down to 15 minutes, and most of my drinking water comes out of a bottle.
I realize water is no longer an unlimited commodity.
Facts gathered by the USGS indicate the Sparta Aquifer can only sustain 52 (mgd) million gallons per day. We currently use 70 mgd, or 18 million gallons too much to sustain the Sparta.

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Another angel’s headed home

The six pall bearers sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” as they escorted the carriage to the front steps of the church.

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May 24th

Students impacted by changes

Both parish elementary and middle schools are being synchronized to complement the high schools’ schedule.
I.A. Lewis and Ruston Junior High students must be at school at 8 a.m. and will dismiss slightly before the high schools.
Elementary schools in Ruston are slated to start at 7:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3 p.m.
On this new system, the elementary students will be picked up and dropped off by buses before the high schoolers.

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Celebration planned for Memorial Day

The event will begin at 6 p.m. May 29 at the Dixie. There will be many local participants working to make this a complete evening of celebrating the bravery and patriotism which mark the lives of all of our veterans.
“We are going to offer hot dogs, lemonade and Blue Bell ice cream in Intermission Park adjacent to the Dixie before the showing of the movie,” Reeg said.

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Bulldogs’ baseball gets upgrade

Nearly $10,000 worth of batting cages, shields, nets and tarps that have been added to the Bulldogs’ home facility at J.C. Love Field in recent weeks is certainly adding more punch to the club’s lineup this season.
And for future years, too.
Various alumni, fans, students and other supporters of the program have donated funds to help boost the Bulldogs both at the plate and image-wise.

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