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June 19th, 2013

RPAR takes safety seriously with alert system

Weather is important, whether you’re a softball team participating in our leagues; a swimmer frolicking in the Municipal pool; a young golfer learning to putt, chip and drive out on the golf course; or a family at the Regional Sports Complex watching your child play in our soccer or flag football leagues.

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Hopewell School Foundation hosts Tea Extravaganza

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The Hopewell School Foundation Inc had its Tea Extravaganza at the Church of the Living God in Dubach on June 8. The event’s keynote speaker was Beverly McCants. Guests were also treated to a fashion show featuring models age 4 and up. The fundraiser supports activities, which include provisions of scholarships to Dubach High School students attending Grambling State University. The organization also assists high school students to prepare for the ACT test.

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RHS brings home top honors at Tech Camp

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Ruston High School recently completed the 2013 Cyber Discovery Camp held at Louisiana Tech University where they brought home top prizes for both Video Production and the Cyber Treasure Hunt. Narrowly edged for top honors, RHS competed against Benton High, Catholic High, El Dorado High, North Caddo High, St. Joseph’s Academy, West Monroe High and New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA).

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Tips to improve men’s health

Unless seriously injured or ill, some men can’t be dragged into the doctor’s office without kicking and screaming.
June is Men’s Health Month. According to menshealthmonth.org, the official campaign states the goal is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
The CDC suggests that during June men begin making their health a priority by exercising, eating right and following other healthy practices. Such healthy practices include:

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Hospitals falling through the cracks

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Here’s a word to the wise: If you’re indigent or uninsured in Louisiana, don’t get sick. And don’t get shot, badly burned or need any of the other special, often top-notch services that Louisiana’s public hospitals have traditionally provided. The state hospital system may not be there for you anymore.
The newest dilemma on the health care front isn’t that all of the Louisiana State University-run public hospitals are going away; they aren’t, though one has been closed and others have had their services realigned.

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‘Gravy’ served up success

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In 23 years as head baseball coach at Louisiana Tech University, Pat Patterson had a winning record for 18 seasons and won a school-record 741 games.
The rest of his head-turning resume was simply “Gravy,” a la the announcement by the Southland Conference of its All-Decade squads for the 1970s and 1980s.
The Patterson mark and that of the Bulldogs is clearly on those teams, which were announced to celebrate the league’s ongoing celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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Rubin relied on forehand, fortitude

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(Editor’s note: The second in a series of stories on 2013 inductees into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, with ceremonies set for the Natchitoches Events Center in Natchitoches on June 29. Today’s spotlight: Chanda Rubin).
Chanda Rubin doesn’t dwell on the injuries that shortened her professional tennis career.
She’s more pragmatic than that, too well-grounded to dwell on what-ifs and let them dictate who she is.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received at the Louisiana Tech University Purchasing Office, P.O. Box 3157 T.S., 408 Keeny Hall, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M., July 8, 2013 at which time and place they will be publicly opened for the following:
Post Event Cleaning Services (50012-257-14)
Specifications and bid documents for the above may be obtained from the Director of Purchasing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana; phone 318-257-4205 or fax request to 318-257-3772.

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REGULAR SESSION

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 6:00 p.m.

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June 18th

Black, Terry wed in Trophy Club, Texas

Carla Black, of Trophy Club, Texas, and Garrett Terry, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony June 1 at Lake Cities Church of Christ in Trophy Club. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Cody Albritton.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Karen Black, of Trophy Club, and the granddaughter of the late John and Beth Black and the late Gus and Marie Cowart.

The groom is the son of Joe and Candee Anderson, of Ruston, and Greg and Kathy Terry, of Stonewall. He is the grandson of Willie and Annette Green, of Ruston, and Jean Alexander, also of Ruston.

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