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March 27th, 2014

Burkhalter’s bat powers Bearcats to 7-3 victory

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David Burkhalter’s three-for-three performance at the plate Tuesday helped propel the Ruston Bearcats to a 7-3 win over Haughton at the Ruston High School Baseball Complex.
Burkhalter added two stolen bases and two RBIs on the day.
Ben LeBlanc and Cannon Brasuell each totaled two hits for the Bearcats, including one double each, with Brasuell also recording a RBI.
Graham White accounted for Ruston’s other hit and one RBI while Gunner Durrett (sacrifice hit) and Graham White (sacrifice fly) each had a RBI.

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Tech’s White up for award

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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball head coach Michael White was announced on Monday as one of 15 finalists for the 2014 Skip Prosser Award.
The other finalists include Roman Banks (Southern University), John Becker (Vermont), Glenn Braica (St. Francis Brooklyn), Dick Hunsaker (Utah Valley), Tony Jasick (IPFW), Joe Jones (Boston University), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Paul Lusk (Missouri State), Phil Martelli (St. Joseph’s), Randy Rahe (Weber State), Monte Ross (Delaware), Wayne Tinkle (Montana), Brian Wardle (Green Bay) and Jay Wright (Villanova).

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March is mad for nutrition

We all know it. We try to fight it. But having a healthy diet does the body good.
March has been deemed National Nutrition Month® by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The purpose behind the academy’s campaign is to educate and inform people on why nutrition is so beneficial to the overall health of the body.
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”
According to the website www.eatright.org, consumer research shows that taste usually tops nutrition as a reason to choose unhealthy foods over healthy ones.

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No longer jealous of 'big city' life

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It takes different strokes for different folks.
For instance, the older I get the happier I am to live in a small town. But for many people, the slow-paced lifestyle just doesn’t suit.
I just came back from a three-day trip to New Orleans and although I had a wonderful time, I wanted to do the whole get-on-your-knees-and-kiss-the-ground thing when I crossed the Lincoln Parish line.
While in New Orleans I saw Elton John in concert (it was really good), went shopping, visited friends, ate fancy food, ate some more fancy food, met a lot of new people and wore myself slap out.

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Robertson, Davis to wed in June at Temple

Robert and Ellen Davis, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Davis, of Ruston, to Matt Robertson, of Ruston, son of Kenny and Michelle Robertson.

Amanda is the granddaughter of Joyce Davis, of Minden, the late James Davis, the late Gayle and Myrtle Morris.

Matt is the grandson of Jack and Mary Sumler, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Garner “Jr.” and Nelda Robertson, of Pasadena, Texas.

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Wise, Tucker to marry in April

Roy and Tammy Wise, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Melissa Wise, of Ruston, to Christopher Scott Tucker, of Eunice, son of James and Arlene Tucker.

Emily is the granddaughter of Johnny Hester, the late Genny Hester, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee Wise Sr., Vic and Barbara Dispensza, Jerry and Nina Mobley and the late Henry Dale.

Christopher is the grandson of the late Ludwig and the late Esther Bieber Casselmann, the late Jack Tucker and Lonnie Kee Tucker.

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Moses, Lewis to wed

Mr. and Mrs. John Gerald Moses, of West Monroe, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Earl Moses to Logan Lewis, of Ruston, son of Luke and Donna Lewis, of Dubach.

Elizabeth is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. Vigg, of Monroe. 
Logan is the grandson of E.J. “Coach” Lewis and the late Patsy Lewis and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Crowson, of Hodge. 

The bride elect is a graduate of The Creative Circus Advertising School of Atlanta.

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Cypress Springs: Students enjoy a sweet Mardi Gras snack

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Students in Pat Albritton’s Advanced Learning Academy class at Cypress Springs Elementary welcomed parents, grandparents and special guests to participate in a special Mardi Gras event at the school. The open house program showcased their individual floats as well as fresh New Orleans beignets and juice for all that attended as they celebrated the Mardi Gras season together. 

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Ruston Rotary Club honors senior students

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the March Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the March 19 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extracurricular activities and leadership roles on their prespective school campus.

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LSMSA: Visiting professor, three guests speak to students

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Natchitoches — The Department of Science at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts continued its Science Speaker Series on Feb. 7 with a presentation by Dr. Rastko Selmic of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University.
Selmic, the AT&T Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, presented “Flying Sensors.” The presentation was sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Regents SoS Program.

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