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May 15th, 2013

RCT holds casting call for musical

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Large, diverse ensemble needed for ‘The King and I’

Ruston Community Theatre will hold auditions for the classic story of Western culture clashing with Eastern traditions on Saturday and Monday for its last production of this theater season, “The King and I.”

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Parish celebrates transit week

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Celebrating this week, the Lincoln Parish Public Transportation System (LPPTS) acknowledges National Transit Week.
Recognition of National Transit Week provides an opportunity to join together for greater awareness and appreciation of the transportation industry.
It’s also an opportunity for the community to celebrate the wide range of transportation professionals who work and live here in Lincoln Parish.

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Help keep graduation safe

The school year is winding down and as memorable moments such as prom, kindergarten graduation and senior ring day may have already passed, a few more milestones are only days away. Probably the most noted of all rituals, graduation, is not only bitter sweet, but worrisome, as young adult may tend to behave irresponsibility during this time of celebration. In an effort to keep the emerging adults safe, Ruston High School seniors will be invited to attend Project Graduation — a drug and alcohol free after-graduation party at Louisiana Tech University’s Lambright Recreation Center.

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Good government loses

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And the loser is … good government. But we shouldn’t be surprised. After all this is the story of a Louisiana governor who figuratively lops off the heads of any appointee who disagrees with him, zaps from legislative leadership lawmakers who don’t toe the line and even intervenes with state agencies to stop them from releasing public records.

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NCLAC Summer Arts Camps filling up

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s annual Summer Arts Camps have spaces left for students.
For more than 16 years, NCLAC has offered art camps for children entering second through seventh grades in visual arts and drama.
Serving the five parish region of Lincoln, Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson and Union, these camps are taught by artists and art educators. NCLAC has three weeklong camps and three Super Saturday camps planned for this year. Space is limited.

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AgCenter Agents attend meeting

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LSU AgCenter Extension Agents Joan Almond, Webster Parish; Cathy Judd, Lincoln Parish; and Diane Uzzle, Bienville Parish; recently attended the Louisiana Extension Association Family and Consumer Sciences annual State Association Meeting at Nottaway Plantation in White Castle. Agents toured Tony’s Seafood Market. They met Holly Clegg, chef and author who gave them a brief history of how she got started publishing her healthy cookbooks. Guest speakers talked about the Louisiana seafood industry, the high school food service program and how to handle stress and change.

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’Dogs trip NSU

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However late in the season it is, the Bulldogs are starting to get a late-season growl.
Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team captured its third win in the past four games and fourth in the past six outings on Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over regional rival Northwestern State University at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The Bulldogs blended together a nine-hit offense that featured four runs in the first inning and three different players with two hits with 5.2 innings worth of steady pitching from freshman starter Adam Derouen.

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Inaugural RHS football supper, open house to be held Thursday

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Ruston High School football fans can start getting in the mood for the 2013 season with the inaugural “Spring Supper/Open House” set for the Jimmy “Chick” Childress Fieldhouse on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
The free event will feature a meet and greet with new Head Coach Brad Laird, introduction of the 2013 team, a tour of the fieldhouse and food provided by Ponchatoula’s of Ruston.
Members of the RHS spirit groups and band will also be featured, as well as an appearance by Bayou Sportsline.

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Techsters sign versatile juco star

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Mark Montgomery is continuing to create a strong foundation for a promising future in softball at Louisiana Tech University.
After directing the Lady Techsters to a No. 3 seed in the recent Western Athletic Conference postseason tournament, the first-year head coach has signed a highly-touted pitcher and utility player from the junior college ranks.
Bianca Duran, who ranked among the national juco Division I players in hitting and pitching this spring at Western Nebraska Community College, has joined the Tech program during the late signing period.

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Haddox ties for No. 5

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Louisiana Tech University signee and former Ruston High School golfer Mitchell Haddox led Lincoln Parish’s representation at the annual Louisiana Champions Invitational on Tuesday at the Tamahka Trails Golf Club course at Paragon Casino in Marksville.
Haddox finished in a tie for fifth place with Crowley’s Notre Dame’s Kyle Camp and Shreveport Byrd High’s Jeffrey Berry at 77 each. Haddox had rounds of 38 and 39 during the one-day tourney.

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