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July 22nd, 2017

Tech tabs Perry to lead golf team

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Former Troy State coach successful at reaching NCAA Regionals
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Matt Terry has spent the last 15 years building highly successful men’s and women’s golf programs at Troy University after guiding Shelton State Community College to a national title in 2002.
On Saturday morning, Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland announced that Terry has accepted the head men’s golf coach opening with the Bulldogs.

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Ellis Baseball Clinic set for Saturday

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The eighth annual Wilbert Ellis Baseball Clinic will be held Saturday at Fraser Field in Ruston. The free clinic for youth ages 4-16 will hold registration at Fraser Field from 8-9 a.m. Saturday before the camp itself begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a noon lunch. Participants will receive a camp T-shirt along with an NCAA water bowl as well as instruction on the game of baseball as well as learning about life skills and sportsmanship.

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Bearcat football camp set next week

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The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday — Thursday on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Cost of the camp will be $50 and will be due at registration, which will set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at James Field.
Campers are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt and to bring cleats. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and lunch daily.
For more information call Jerrod Baugh at 903-918-2359.

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All-La. College Track and Field teams announced

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BATON ROUGE — Athletes for both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities are represented on the best performances list for state colleges this past season.
But it’s two track coaches who had success on a national level that were named the top in the state in the voting for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s college level track and field squads.

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Summer fishing best after dark

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The weatherman is just doing his job but his forecast for the next week or so does not make him the most popular guy on TV. He’s saying our chances at rain are dwindling as a big dome of high pressure settles in over our area. What that means, as we know from past Julys, is that temperatures will rise and rainfall chances will go south.

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Texas-sized big bass

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Terry Davis os Chatham landed this 13.39 pound bass he caught on Texas’ Lake Fork in October of last year.

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Booth, Lepore celebrate wedding

Martha Claire Booth and Loren Spencer Lepore were united in holy matrimony during a 6 o’clock wedding on July 1, 2017 at Brown Chapel of Centenary College. The bride’s uncle, Reverend Jay Hogewood officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Scott Booth and Kathryn James Booth, of Bossier City. She is the granddaughter of the late Ben James and Margaret Ann James, of Ruston; and Robert and Lucille Booth, of Shreveport. The groom is the son of Brad Lepore and Julie Smith, of Shreveport.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Rex. He is a German Shepherd mix looking for his forever home. Rex is up-to-date on shots, heart worm negative and knows basic commands. Rex was abandoned by his owner, and is sad without a family to love. Come see him at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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McGehee, Woods unite in matrimony

Miss Mary Michael McGehee and Mr. Jake Thomas Woods were united in marriage at 11 a.m. on June 3 at the home of Tom and Dell Jones, in Ruston, Louisiana.

The ceremony was officiated by Kevin Flattmann of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Music for the ceremony was provided by Brittany McGehee, Carly Taylor, and Jason Saucer. The bride’s parents hosted a buffet lunch on the grounds catered by The Upper Crust. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Bridge Community Church in Ruston, Louisiana.

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Club News: 7.23.17

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Top: Lion Wayne Harris, left, was presented the “Founders” award by Lion President Alan Brown. The award is given in recognition of Harris’s fund raising leadership over the past year.
Bottom: State Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, was the speaker at a recent Ruston Lions Club meeting. Shadoin represesents District 12. He briefed the club on some of the many legislative sessions in which he has served in his current term.

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