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February 15th, 2014

Tech softball drops pair

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AUSTIN — For the second straight game, Louisiana Tech gave seventh-ranked Kentucky a scare before the Lady Techsters fell 6-3 Saturday at the Texas Classics in Austin.
Tech (2-6) fell earlier in the day to 16th-ranked Texas 7-2 and will face Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne at noon today in the consolation game of the three-day tournament.

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Cedar Creek girls keep playoff dreams alive

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PLAIN DEALING — Playing their third game in as many days and with a potential playoff berth at stake, Cedar Creek’s girls basketball team knew they had to save their best for last.
And that’s exactly what the Lady Cougars did as they held on for a big 44-43 win over La. New Tech on Saturday.

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Hadnot paces Tech at Tyson Invitational

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —Louisiana Tech senior Trey Hadnot ran a pair of top-10 times in the school’s record books, highlighting LA Tech’s performance at the prestigious Tyson Invitational at the Randall Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville Saturday.

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Event raises money for St. Jude

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The sixth annual “Kupcakes for Kids” was once again successful in raising money for St. Judes’s Children Research Center as hundreds of cupcakes were served to Lincoln Parish residents inside Community Trust Bank on Friday.
“We always look forward to this fundraiser and I think the community enjoys it, too,” said CTB vice president of public relations Glen Neaville.
Neaville, along with vice president of marketing relations Sharron Schimmel, was instrumental in helping their friend Susan Polk create the fundraiser six years ago.

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Waiting continues

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ULRWSI looking to bid on property

The president of the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative is still awaiting word from the state on when property in the Old Lake D’Arbonne State Park in Farmerville may be available for bid or purchase as the site of the water treatment plant that’s part of a plan to help the ailing Sparta Aquifer.
“No one has written me or called me about the lake that has any authority,” ULRWSI head Stein Baughman said Friday.

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Johnny Jam to rock Ruston

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Annual fundraiser kicks off Friday night
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Music lovers are in for a rocking weekend when the 15th annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam hits downtown Ruston on Saturday night.
The event is set from 8:30 p.m. until midnight Saturday, with the pre-jam warming up the crowd beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.
Ken Carter, event organizer and longtime friend of the event’s namesake John Simoneaux, revealed the opening acts for this year’s event.

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Three loves revealed

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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of features running in February in recognition of Black History Month.
Upon meeting Lincoln Parish School Board president Otha Anders, one notices three aspects of his personality almost immediately — He loves God, he loves words, and he absolutely loves education.
Anders has dedicated most of his life — 48 years — to furthering education in Jackson and Lincoln Parishes. He has served as a teacher, principal, administrator and, since 1997, a school board member. For the past 10 terms, Anders has been elected school board president.

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As hunting season ends, fishing begins

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When I think back on places and Open your hunting season pamphlet and lay it beside your calendar. Deer season? It’s over. Duck hunting? No more this year. Dove season?
Fagetabowdit. About the only seasons still going on are squirrel, rabbit and quail and we have several more weeks to wait before spring turkey hunting kicks off.

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Palomino Association thanks Boyd

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Tommie Jackson, left, president of the Louisiana Palomino Exhibitors Association, recently thanked Louisiana Tech University Farm Equine Lab Supervisor Dan Boyd for Boyd’s assistance during the Sugar Bowl Classic Quarter Horse Show held at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. Boyd helped organize judging for the event among other duties. Pictured is Jackson presenting Boyd with a Palomino head bust as a token of appreciation.

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RGSA registration ongoing

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Registration for the 2014 Ruston Girls Softball Association is ongoing through Feb. 22.
A late registration fee will be charged from Feb. 23-Feb. 27.
The cost for T-ball play is $40 ($50 late registration) and $70 for 8u-12u ($80 late registration).
Practices will be held from March 10 - April 3 with jamboree games and pictures on April 5.
The season will run from April 7 - May 23.
Girls from 13-18 years old can register through April 4 for $70.
That 13-18 year old season wis set to run from May 5-May 30.
Registration can be done online at www.rustonsoftball.com.

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