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Tech, ULM open series

This evening’s opener is set to begin at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field, then the series is slated to move to the same starting time on Saturday at the Warhawks’ facility before finalizing at the “L” on Sunday at 1 p.m.
But there’s the high probablility of only two games being played, what with a weather forecast that calls for heavy thundershowers in the area on Saturday.
“We’re likely to get a washout Saturday and then would have to remake it up at a later date over there,” head coach Wade Simoneaux of Tech.

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Mardi Gras Ball keeps music rolling

“The Mardi Gras Ball is not just a party even though people always have a wonderful time,” said Ruston Civic Symphony Society treasurer Becky Napper. “This event is so important because it is our major fund-raiser for the year, and we support our ‘Music in the Schools’ program through the ticket sales.
“Even though we offer concerts throughout the year which are appropriate for all ages including school children, there are still those whose only exposure to fine music is through what they have at school.

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We are headed everywhere

One of the Ruston members of the group volunteered to be the coordinator. Here I was actually wise enough not to raise my hand to be considered for the job. But the one who took it is beginning to think that we may have to change this to our 70th birthdays due to the length of time needed to get complete agreement on all of our options and requirements.

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SREB president visits Lincoln Parish

“That’s not true, but it sounded good.”
Spence, a native of New York, has served as president of the SREB since 2005. He mentioned how lucky Louisiana is to have legislators such as Thompson and Rep. Jimmy Long Sr., who places a high value on education.
“I’ve enjoyed a long friendship with these two men,” Spence said. “They truly care about education in Louisiana.”
Spence said the biggest problem facing education today is a failure to adequately prepare students for post-secondary education.
“This is a nationwide problem, not just in Louisiana,” Spence said.

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