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Senior event to honor Mack

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The sixth Annual Senior Extravaganza sponsored by Community Coordinating Council, Inc., Rep. Patrick Jefferson and Sen. “Rick” Gallot will be held on Thursday at New Living Word Family Life Center, located at 1885 W. Barnett Springs Ave. The program is dedicated to the late George Mack Sr.

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Miss Tech wins crown

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MONROE (AP) — Lauren Vizza has been crowned Miss Louisiana and will represent the state in the Miss America pageant next year.
Vizza won a $10,000 scholarship on Saturday night in Monroe. She was also the winner of the swimsuit competition.
She was previously named Miss Louisiana Tech University.
Miss Shreveport Carley McCord was first runner-up; Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival Jaden Leach was second runner-up; Miss Lafayette Mallory Cox was third runner-up; and Megan Miller was fourth runner-up.
Cox also won the talent competition with “Rhapsodie Mignonne” on the piano.

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Car show adds a touch of ‘classical’ to festival

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A bevy of classic cars lined up on Saturday for the 2012 Louisiana Squire Creek Peach Antique Classic Car Show. With a total of 14 classes, there were various cars from different eras, models and makes.
Sponsored by BancorpSouth and Hot Rod Bar-B- Q, members from the Ruston Antique Car Club, which hosted the event, served as judges.
Judges Benny Cockerham and Bobby Reagan expressed their content with this year’s event.
“We are very pleased with the participation this year,” said Cockerham “We had cars from all over, all around.”

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Contest serves up some peachy treats

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Some of Ruston’s most skilled and creative bakers and cooks showed off their talent at the 2012 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Cookery Contest, sponsored by the Townsend House.
The contest, divided into youth (6-17) and adult (18 and up) groups, featured three categories each — cobblers, other desserts and other peach dishes. All entries were judged on taste, texture, appearance, peach flavor and creativity.
With a fairly large group of assembled judges, tasting began at around 10 a.m., as the winners were announced shortly before noon.

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Pet of the Week

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Remmi is a young rat terrier mix that is spayed, current on shots and house trained. Remmi and her friends, Sissy and Shorty, are looking for forever homes after being abandoned by a previous owner. The adoption fee for this puppy is $50, which includes a neuter certificate and a rabies shot. Call 251-DOGS to start the adoption process.

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Yard of the month

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The Ruston Garden Club selected Jim and Sharon Shrell’s residence at 133 Woodstone Drive as “Yard of the Month.”

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RHS hosts annual R4 Institute for local and area teachers

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When the doors of Ruston High School officially closed for the 2011-12 academic year, New Tech @ Ruston was still in session, as the award-winning staff hosted its second Annual R4 Institute on the RHS campus.
Designed to provide participants with an opportunity to “Rethink, Recharge, and Reboot” the 30 hour experience provided intense training in Project-Based Learning and 21st Century classroom culture. It’s an experience designed to not only prepare new staff but also allow the veteran team to become more efficient as effective trainers within the national network.

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Dunn: Too good to be true

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Former NFL star personifies meaning of ‘role model’
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NATCHITOCHES — Too good to be true.
That, probably more than anything else in his remarkable young life, sums up Warrick Dunn.
Wherever he has played the game of football, he has always been the “little guy.”
“Even at the age of seven, when you figured surely somebody would be smaller than I am, nope,” he grinned. “I have always been the little one. Elementary school, junior high, high school, NFL.”
Oh, but if only heart could be measured rather than bench presses, 40-yard times and vertical jumps.

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Diamond Dawgs have 15-4 record

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Parkman’s squad takes win against four opponents

The Louisiana Diamond Dawgs have a 15-4 record after capturing a recent 3-1 victory over the Texas Banditos, 13-3 romp past Minden, 6-4 triumph over the North Louisiana Indians and a 13-0 win against the Southeast Prospects.
Coach Eddie Parkman’s area-based squad defeated the Banditos behind the pitching of Sloan Dieter, who struck out nine batters and allowed only three hits while boosting his record to 3-0.
Leading the way offensive for the Dawgs were Makray Phillips with a double and Colton Strickland with a single and run batted in.

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Hayes No. 20 at Trials

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EUGENE, Ore. —Louisiana Tech’s Chelsea Hayes concluded her season in the 100-meter dash Saturday evening as she finished No. 20 in the semifinal round of the 100m at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Hayes ran 11.59 and finished sixth in her heat, placing 20th overall. The entire field of eight in the finals round is filled with professional sprinters with the lone exception being Oregon’s English Gardner.
Despite not advancing in the 100-m dash, Hayes’ Olympic dreams can still be fulfilled.
She will compete in the qualifying round in the long jump on Thursday.

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