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May 18th, 2013

Centenary College awards diplomas to three from area

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The following Lincoln Parish residents were among the 218 students from Centenary College of Louisiana who were awarded degrees during the College’s 2013 Commencement Exercise held Saturday, May 4:
• Adam Robert Littleton, a resident of Downsville, received a BA in Psychology Cum Laude.
• Dessie Lee Clark, a resident of Ruston, received a BA in Psychology Cum Laude.
• Jalena Rachelle Sanders, a resident of Ruston, received a BS in Accounting and Business Administration.

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Sunrise Kiwanis give away books at LPECC

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Fresh on the heels of being named a KEYS Champion for 2012-13, Ruston’s Sunrise Kiwanis Club wrapped up its yearlong “Young Children Priority One” reading program at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center by presenting each student with a book to take home for the summer. Teachers were provided a list of book titles to select from in order to better meet the needs of the young students. Sunrise Kiwanis members Janie Humphries (Program Chair) and the Rev. Lynn Hawkins are seen with LPECC teacher Melinda Killen’s students, who were happy to show their copies of Big Wide Mouth Frog by Ana Martin Larranga.

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DHS announces top graduates

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Dubach High School’s 2012-13 valedictorian and salutatorian were announced this week. Summer Robinson (left) was named valedictorian while Nohemi Hernandez (right) was named salutatorian. Both graduates plan to continue their educations at Louisiana Tech University.

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Ellis earns scholarship

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Kiera Ellis, a senior at Dubach High School, has been named the recipient of the Donna Brazzel Scholarship, which awards $500 to an outstanding FBLA member. Ellis is also the recipient of the Queen Esther Lewis Scholarship given by Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church. She plans to attend Grambling State University.

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It’s happy, happy, happy times with Robertsons

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The beards, duck calls and “Happy, Happy, Happy” recitations are everywhere.
There is absolutely no getting away from the Robertsons.
I am talking, of course, about Phil Robertson and the famous “Duck Dynasty” family.

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Bearcats: ‘Good effort’

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When Ruston High School’s annual spring workouts kicked off on May 6, all new Head Coach Brad Laird asked of his players was to give a good effort.
“That’s what we talked about from the very start,” he said. “It was about giving a good effort consistently any time we were on the field.”
And that’s exactly what the Bearcats did in a 10-7 spring game victory over Calvary Baptist in Shreveport on Friday night.

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Bulldogs end season with 3-2 loss to UTSA

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A tough season finally came to an end for Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team on Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 loss to the University of Texas-San Antonio.
The Bulldogs suffered their third consecutive defeat — all against the Roadrunners in the Western Athletic Conference series held at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park — and dropped their fourth contest in the past five outings.

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Will Allen push Patriots’ veteran?

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Will a rookie push out a veteran for the No. 1 punting job with the New England Patriots for the 2013 season?
That’s one of those wait-and-see situations that invariably develops when new faces arrive for post-draft mini-camps in the NFL.

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FNB backs Bearcats’ athletics

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First National Bank of Ruston recently announced the second year of a three-year commitment to serve as the official sponsor of Ruston High School athletics. Presenting a check to Athletics Director Billy Laird (center) were (left) Brian Woodard, president and CEO of First National Bank, and Clay Hipp, vice-president of The Ensure Agency.

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Belton wins PGA golf crown

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Alexis Belton of Texas Wesleyan University recently captured first place honors in the women’s independent division of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship held at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Belton, the daughter of North Louisiana residents John and Alana Belton, had a scorecard of 77-72-74-223 over the PGA Golf Club-Ryder course.

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