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September 30th, 2016

Farmers Market opens Saturday

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The Ruston Farmers Market will reopen for the fall and winter season beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The market is held from 8 a.m. to noon at 220 East Mississippi Ave. in the big blue building with the beautiful mural in downtown Ruston, said Jean McWeeney, president of North Louisiana Farm Fresh.

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LOCAL EVENT RAISES MONEY, AWARENESS

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Wiggin’ Out hosts sixth annual gala
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Red, pink, blue, purple.
The Davison Athletics Complex on the Louisiana Tech University campus was filled with wigs of every color as Wiggin’ Out held its sixth annual gala on Thursday evening.
Cathi Cox-Boniol, master of ceremonies, welcomed the crowd of more than 200 to the event.

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Local man sentenced to hard labor

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Reginald Saulsberry pleads guilty to simple burglary
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A habitual burglar has been sentenced to 13 years at hard labor after pleading guilty to simple burglary this week.
Reginald Saulsberry, 48, of Ruston, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Third Judicial District Court in Ruston just as jury selection was beginning, District Attorney John Belton said.
Belton said the defense attorney leaned over to chief prosecutor Lewis Jones and whispered that his client had changed his mind about going to trial and would like to enter a guilty plea. Saulsberry was charged with the April 29, 2015, burglary of Fuqua Paper, a local Ruston business.

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Chautauqua series begins Tuesday

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Lectures cite local ties to Civil War through World War II

The Lincoln Parish Museum’s Fall Chautauqua series kicks off Tuesday evening with a lecture about the Civil War in North Louisiana.
The series continues each Tuesday evening in October. All of the lectures are free and open the public. The hour-long presentations begin at 6 p.m.
Other lectures in the series, which this year emphasizes the area’s military involvement, are “The Kidd Family Legacy,” on Oct. 11, “World War II on the Home Front and the V-12 Training Program” on Oct. 18 and “Camp Ruston: A World War II POW Camp,” on Oct. 25.

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ART TALK

Parish mayors to battle with paint
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Oct. 8 is the Ruston Makers Fair. Organized by Joshua Mitchell, this year’s event will be held at Ruston’s Historic Fire Station — inside, outside and in the parking lot. Ruston Makers Fair is a great time for the community to come out and see all of our region’s talented artists and makers.
“You really can’t beat good music, food and creativity,” Mitchell said.

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SPORTS SHORTS

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Tech volleyball to host WKU

Louisiana Tech (8-7, 0-1 Conference-USA) will take the court for their first home Conference USA matchup of the 2016 slate, taking on national powerhouse Western Kentucky (14-2, 2-0 C-USA) at 7 p.m. today in the Thomas Assembly Center.

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SPORTS SHORTS

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Tech tennis set for ULL tourney

The Louisiana Tech tennis team will look to build upon the success of its opening fall tournament when they travel south to compete this weekend in the Ragin’ Cajuns Fall Classic at the Culotta Tennis Center.
Seven Lady Techsters will see action in singles in seven different flights. There will also be three doubles teams taking part in the event.

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Techsters soccer to host Marshall

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After a season-long eight days since its last match, the Louisiana Tech soccer team will return to the pitch at 7 p.m. today when it plays host to Marshall at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (9-2-1, 1-1 Conference USA) will look to bounce back from a disappointing home loss to Rice while also shaking off some potential rust with its last game at North Texas getting postponed due to unplayable field conditions.

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Week 5 for preps

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Lincoln Parish high school football teams are set for Week 5 of action today as they near the regular season’s midpoint. Ruston High School head coach Brad Laird (above) and his Bearcats (3-1) will play host to Wossman (3-1), Cedar Creek (2-2) will play at Ringgold and Lincoln Prep (1-3) will play host to D’Arbonne Woods (2-2) in Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. Al games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs today.

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RHS tops Airline

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Reanne Ginn (above) totaled 22 digs Thursday to help Ruston High School to a district volleyball win at previously undefeated Airline. RHS won in four sets, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-16. For RHS, Madalynn Plunkett had 6 aces, and 21 digs; Reagan Lee totaled 6 aces, 13 kills, and 7 digs; Meg Roeder had 9 kills and 2 digs; Gracie Smith had 26 assists and 8 digs; Anna Kate Inman and Emma Haddox both had 6 kills and Katie Durrett had 3 aces and 11 digs.

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