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White, Evans win Fishers of Men title

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Area anglers of the North Central Louisiana Division of the Fishers of Men recently returned to the waters for their second tournament of the five-tournament season.
Launching from Ludwig Brothers Marine on Lake D’Arbonne shortly after daybreak, the field of competitors set out for their favorite holes with hopes of claiming a share of the $2,575 prize to be distributed at the end of the day.
When the weigh-in scales closed just after 3 p.m., Brent White of Monroe and Eric Evans of West Monroe emerged with the victory.

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Ducks Unlimited leader earns Dixon award

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NATCHITOCHES — L.J. Mayeux of Marksville, the former national president and Chairman of the Board for Ducks Unlimited, is the 2012 recipient of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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Lady Cougars Dedicate New Batting Cages

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The Cedar Creek softball team recently held a special ceremony to dedicate its new batting cages at Lady Cougar Field in Ruston. The dedication was held in conjunction with the Lady Cougars’ annual softball tournament, recently renamed the Caroline Menzina Memorial Tournament. Menzina was a sixth grader at Cedar Creek School when she passed away in 2010. To honor Menzina’s passion for softball, the team has christened the new facility “Caroline’s Cages” in her memory.

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March 30th

Emily Walker: Girl with a bow and arrow

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When Emily Walker was 2 years old someone put a camouflage shirt on her, since then nothing has been the same.
Now, 17, Emily has killed a record of 46 deer, six turkeys, one Black Bear and countless other animals.
“I remember the first time I killed a deer perfectly,” she said. “I was 8 years old and it was out of my bedroom window. I got in a lot of trouble from my mom.”

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Baby talk, politics highlight week

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Guess you know what today is? April fool’s day, right?
If this column is a dud, I can blame it on the day. And well I might should not because of the date, but because I’m coming in on a wing and a prayer. Have you ever had such a good time, you thought it might do you in for keeps? That’s the state of euphoria I’ve been in for a week.
It began with the party for our baby, due in late April. What a glorious time we had. Daughter-in-law Mary Hilan, her son Matt and his wife Kelly, shopped and decorated until almost midnight the night before and were back at it the next morning. Quite a to-do for an expected baby, but worth every minute of their time and effort. I helped a lot — No! I only filled the little baby bottles with candy that lined the table tops. I may not have worked on it, but I’ll bet no one had more fun than I.

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CHURCH NEWS

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“Living in the Spirit” class on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible. Nursery up through age 3 is provided on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and by request on Sunday night and Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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GSU shows support

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Grambling State University students, staff and faculty added their voices to the growing national effort to get “justice for Trayvon” Thursday as about 500 marched and rallied on campus.
The skies were as gray and as heavy as many of the hearts of those who participated, including graduate student Angela Hines, who said the killing of Trayvon Martin approximately one month ago is a prime example of “injustice.”
Martin, 17, was shot to death in his hometown of Sanford, Fla., by the self-appointed head of a neighborhood watch group, Martin Zimmerman.

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Dean ‘Pro Day’ set

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The time has come for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana to host the Fred Dean Hall of Fame Pro Day.
Set for Saturday, the event will be held from 8 a.m. until noon at the Louisiana Tech University practice field for children from ages 5-18.
Monies raised from the event go to fund scholarships that will be given out at the luncheon that is set to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ruston Civic Center.

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Lopez reflects on military career as a woman soldier

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After graduating high school, the farthest thing from Spc. Jessica Lopez’s mind was the military.
“I always thought that only crazy people joined the military,” she said. “I never imagined that I would join the military, but that all changed.”
Once she had graduated high school and began college, Lopez said it wasn’t long before her mother became ill. The oldest of seven children, Lopez was forced to drop out of school and return home to New Orleans to help care for her mother.

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Airport set for new MSA

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The Ruston Regional Airport Authority is one step closer to receiving their master service agreement after they picked the top applicant to work on the agreement at their March 22 meeting.
Airport chair Jay Robbins said the group has selected one company out of six applicants to work on the airport’s request for qualifications for engineering consulting services for the airport’s MSA, and that the airport authority will begin working on negotiations with the company to have an agreement drawn up to be voted on at the April 2 Ruston City Council meeting.

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