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February 1st

Area riders win big

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A National Barrel Horse Association barrel racing event was held for competitors on Saturday at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center, and featured dozens of riders from around the area.
First place winners were as follows: Open Division 1D — Tiany Schuster, Open Division 2D — James Barnes, Open Division 3D — Johnette Norris, Open Division 4D — Mike Bruscato, Youth Division 1D — Baleigh Campbell, Senior Division 1D — Gail Thomas, Senior Division 2D — Johnette Norris, Senior Division 3D — Bozo Anderson and Senior Division 4D — Bozo Anderson.

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Siegmund named as national finalist

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One local Cedar Creek student is a step closer to receiving a national merit scholarship.
The National Achievement Scholarship Program has recognized Ben Siegmund as a National Achievement Finalist. Ben is the son of Bruce and Pamela Siegmund, of Ruston.
To advance to the finalist level in the competition, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high-school principal, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance.

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Sign ordinance in works for businesses

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City officials plan for nondistracting messages
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City leaders have seen the signs, and they’re telling them changes are on the horizon.
In March 2011, a one-year moratorium on new off-premise signs within the Ruston city limits was put in place, so that leaders had time to put together an updated ordinance, which will integrate both the zoning code and on and off-premise signs.

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Youth Concussion Act raises awareness

On June 29, 2011, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act. With the signing of Bill 189/Act 314, sponsored by State Sen. Sherry Cheek, R-Shreveport, youth and high school athletes in Louisiana will receive more extensive oversight in the diagnosis and treatment, as well as guidelines in removal from activities and more concise guidelines if the occurrence of a concussion is suspected.

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Bearcats go to next level

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Four RHS players sign college pacts
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National signing day can oftentimes reveal more than just an hopefully optimistic future for a collegiate program.
It can also tell a lot about the high schools which supply those signees.
Case in point: Ruston High School’s 2011 team.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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Pats, Giants shaping up as super game
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Now that the NFL season is drawing to a close, fans anxiously wait for Sunday to be filled with spectacular catches and magnificent passes. Super Bowl Sunday is sure to be one for the books.
It’s a repeat of Super Bowl XLII and, quite frankly, I couldn’t be more excited. Even though, however, it would have been nice to see my New Orleans Saints running out on to Lucas Oil Stadium field. Maybe next season. But now that my future hopes have been set, let’s get down to this game.

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’Spoon hoping for big turnout

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Techsters’ coach urging fans to ‘Pack the House’
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Teresa Weatherspoon is hoping for some “Sixth Player” support this week.
Her Lady Techsters’ basketball team will face important Western Athletic Conference games on Thursday and Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Nevada comes in for a 7 p.m. duel on Thursday, then Fresno State arrives Saturday for a 7 p.m. showdown of the WAC’s perennial title-contending rivals.

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Robertson commits to LSU baseball program

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Kramer Robertson will be back in the state where he was born when he begins his collegiate baseball career.
The Louisiana native who is the son of former Louisiana Tech University athletes Kim Mulkey and Randy Robertson has verbally committed to play baseball at LSU.
A junior at Midway High in Waco, Texas, Robertson is one of the top-ranked players in the nation, currently being listed No. 3 among shortstops and No. 60 for all positions by Perfect Game.

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Choudrant, RHS boys take wins

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Choudrant High’s No. 10 Class B/C ranked boys were a 43-27 winner over Summerfield and Ruston High’s boys stopped Bastrop 66-50 in a District 2-5A contest in Lincoln Parish prep basketball action on Tuesday night.
Other results involving parish teams included Cedar Creek’s girls 47, Grambling 27; New Living Word boys 72, Gibsland-Coleman 60; Bastrop girls 57, Ruston 32; and Gibsland-Coleman girls 61, New Living Word 49.

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Volunteers vital to city, Tech hosting tourney

Want to do your part in helping Ruston and Louisiana Tech University stage one of the state’s biggest sporting events of the year?
Here’s your chance: the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ and girls’ championship round of its basketball tournament.
Set for the Thomas Assembly Center March 8-10, the tourney will feature the finals of both divisions after semifinals have been held at other sites during the first week of that month.

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