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April 24th, 2017

Russian National Ballet to perform ‘Cinderella’ at Tech

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Credited with inspiring young dancers from around the world with their technique, grace and all around enchantment, the Russian National Ballet will visit Louisiana Tech University to showcase their performance of “Cinderella.”
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Louisiana Tech Concert Association will welcome the Russian National Ballet to the stage in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts.

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NAMI to host symposium

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The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in partnership with the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority will host a Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium.
The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 2 at the Ruston Civic Center, 401 N. Trenton St. in Ruston.
The primary topic is “Alternatives to the Prison Pipeline.” Two subtopics include: “What are the realities? What are community responses?”

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Public school registration

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Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12 will begin on May 1. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Students should be registered before June 30 in order to prevent possible delays in placement.

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Applications for Heroes Flight

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Officials with Brookshire Grocery Co. announce plans for the 13th Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods World War II Heroes Flight, which will take WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built in their honor, along with several other sites.
The all-expenses-paid trip will take place May 29-31 with veterans departing from either Shreveport or Tyler, Texas. Veterans participating in previous flights have come from communities throughout northeast Texas and north Louisiana.

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Hooshang’s paintings in Artexpo New York

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The 2017 Artexpo New York includes two paintings by Ruston’s Hooshang Khorasani.
Artblend Gallery of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, selected an abstract and an equine work to display in exhibition that ends today.
This is the first time Hooshang’s work has been shown at the annual juried event, which for 39 years has brought the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors together with established and emerging artists in what is billed as the world’s largest fine art marketplace.

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Having breakfast with the Angels

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Did you ever see the scene from the movie “The Sixth Sense” when little Haley Joel Osment tells Bruce Willis, “I see dead people?” That film represented the freaky notion that the young boy could see and talk to those who have passed on. As farfetched as that idea is; I think it might be interesting, fun even, to have a paranormal parlay with some of my fondest dearly departed. Unless they make house calls, my conversation would have to take place at the Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach where most of my immediate family is interred.

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RHS Eco Car races to national competition

It is time for Lincoln Parish to begin cheering on its award-winning, nationally recognized Ruston High School Motorsports Team Eco Cars at the 2017 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
The team will compete in two different categories: the urban concept, in which it placed second last year, and prototype category.
The team revamped their 2016 award-winning urban concept car to reenter it for this year’s competition and has been hard at work creating a new vehicle for this year’s prototype category.

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It’s great to ‘root, root’ for the Chicago Cubs

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In case you missed it, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016.
A slight joke there, just to see if you’re paying attention
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And if you are, you will also take note that the joy of being the best baseball team on the planet is still alive with the enthusiasm that blanketed the friendly confines of Wrigley Field last year.
Hey, when you’ve waited 108 years, you are entitled to strain those vocal chords to the max.

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Prep baseball brackets set

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Ruston High School, Cedar Creek School and Choudrant High School will open the high school baseball playoffs at home while Lincoln Prepatory School and Simsboro High School will both start their postseason play on the road.
Ruston is the No. 14 seed in Class 5A and will play host to No. 19 St. Amant at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Cedar Creek is the No. 2 seed in Division IV and will play host to No. 15 St. Martin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Diamond ’Dogs rally past UAB

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Louisiana Tech scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth, sparked by a three-run home run from Jordan Washam in a 7-4 victory over Alabama-Birmingham that clinched the weekend series.
Jordan Washam and Marshall Boggs both picked up three hits in the win, while Jordan picked up three RBI on one swing of the bat. Boggs’ lone RBI gave LA Tech its first lead of the game.
Raphael Gladu scored two runs and also picked up multiple hits for the second consecutive day.

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