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Helping the babies

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March for Babies set for 10 a.m. Saturday

An estimated 250 walkers are expected to participate in the Lincoln Parish March for Babies on Saturday.
Registration for the annual March of Dimes fundraiser begins at 9 a.m., and the approximately one-and- a-half mile walk, escorted by Louisiana Tech University Police Department through Tech campus, begins at 10 a.m.
“We pushed everything an hour later this year to try to get more people to come out and maybe some more children,” March for Babies volunteer and Community Trust Bank team member David Darland said.

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Lessons for life

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Head Start fair focuses on health
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Students and parents both received a lesson in healthy habits on Friday at the Lincoln Parish Head Start Center during their 10th annual Health Fair.
Parents joined their children at the school to learn about healthy eating and exercise, while The Health Hut provided a free check-up to the children. Students were even given a chance to learn some fun ways to stay active as volunteers helped them participate in relay races, sack races and other exercise-rich games.

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Students arrested after attack

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Two Grambling State University students are in custody after they allegedly struck, choked and robbed another student while he was visiting them in their dorm.
Patrick Eugene James, 20, 100 S. Main St., and Alonzo Dewayne Johnson, 19, 100 S. Main St., were arrested by GSU police and charged on Tuesday with one count each of second degree robbery and second degree battery. They are currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where they each face a $100,000 bond for the two charges.

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Kiwanis Club of Ruston celebrates 90 years

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It all began with a simple message flashing across the screen at a local motion picture theater, “If you are interested in organizing a service club in Ruston, see J.C. Glasgow.”
Fifty leading business and professional leaders answered the call and on March 9, 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Ruston, a local chapter of Kiwanis International, was chartered.

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Ruston to host Gun, Knife Show

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Whether it’s antique guns, unique knives or collectible coins, area residents will have the opportunity to buy, sell or trade for them on Saturday and Sunday when the 2012 Ruston Gun and Knife Show fills the Civic Center.
Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry said the Civic Center will showcase more than 110 different vendor spaces, with sellers from four different states providing merchandise during the two-day event.

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Extreme bull riding to rock Ruston

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SEBRA Championship Extreme Bull Riding will invade Ruston at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Louisiana Exhibition Center on Louisiana Highway 33.
Produced by Rocking EG Bulls, LLC from Jennings, the event is expected to bring some of the nation’s top bull riders competing in a season filled with more than half a million dollars in cash and prizes from coast to coast.

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’Dogs topple UALR, 11-2

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Tech brings six-game loss streak to end
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After a six-game drought, Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team is back in the victory column.
The Bulldogs (18-22), coming off of six consecutive road defeats against Western Athletic Conference opponents, got a welcomed return to J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park Tuesday night with an 11-2 victory over the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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Will negative news damper Saints’ season?
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Dark clouds continue to loom over the Mercedez Benz Superdome as more and more allegations of foul play spill out.
The New Orleans Saints’ locker room begins to throw open its doors and let out the stench of corruption that very few ever saw coming out.
In the past few days, there have been a few stories that raise the eye brows of fans such as myself.

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Tech set for Big Ten telecast

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Big Ten officials announced Tuesday that Louisiana Tech’s Sept. 22 game at Illinois this fall will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Kickoff has been set for 7 p.m. CT.
The two teams will be meeting for the first time in school history in the September contest.
Louisiana Tech is 1-2 all-time against Big Ten schools and won the last contest against the league with a 20-19 win at Michigan State in 2003. Prior to that, Tech dropped a pair of contests at Penn State in 2000 and 2002.

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Bearcats capture wins

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Ruston High School’s junior varsity team captured a pair of wins and the Bearcats’ freshmen took two victories during recent baseball action.
In jayvee play, the Bearcats won over Monroe Neville 5-1 and Monroe Ouachita Christian 3-2.
Gage Heard was the winning pitcher against Neville and he had a double and two runs batted in to go with a strong offensive attack that also included Garrett Hipp (double), Gunner Durrett (single), Jon White (single), Doc Wilkerson (single), Parker Begale (single), Jordan Bruner (single, RBI), Garrett Patterson (single) and Shane Giddings (single). Connor Haskins got the victory over OCS and the offense was led by Alexio Hargrove-Williams (RBI), Durrett (single), Giddings (single), Patterson (single, RBI) and Soileau (single, RBI).

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