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July 12th, 2014

The Robinson ‘legacy lives on’

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Eddie Robinson III experienced his own “Field of Dreams” Saturday at Greenwood Park in Ruston.
In the movie “Field of Dreams,” a voice tells the lead character “If you build it, he will come,” — he being the spirit of the lead character’s late father.
This time it was Robinson III who built it, and he said he knew they came — “they” being the spirits of his father and grandfather, the namesakes of the Eddie G. Robinson East End Football Camp, the seventh edition of which took place on a muggy morning at Greenwood Park.

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Final thoughts on fishing in Nebraska

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I’ve had the privilege of traveling to other parts of the country to sample the outdoor resources those areas have to offer. Seldom, though, have I been hurriedly whisked from place to place, staying in five different hotels, traveled 1,200 miles by car, fished five different lakes and had so much fun in five short days as I did recently on a press trip to Nebraska.

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LWFC sets 2014-15 early migratory bird hunting seasons

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the dates for the 2014-2015 early migratory bird hunting seasons at their July 3 meeting. These dates, recommended by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), are tentative pending U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval.
The proposed dove season is broken down into a north and south zone with each zone having three segments and includes mourning, white-winged, Eurasian collared and ringed-turtle doves. The upcoming dove season will provide a 90-day season which adds 20 additional days to hunt doves in Louisiana.

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Buddy's Blog: Hadnot: Amazing career as Tech trackster

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Mind-boggling.
That is how I react every time I scan down the list of accomplishments registered by Trey Hadnot during his amazing (or mind-boggling) track and field career at Louisiana Tech University.
It’s a long list that can stack up against any touted by Bulldogs’ performers who have preceded Hadnot or those who will follow him in upcoming years.
And it’s also another piece of evidence to offer up when including Hadnot as one of the best athletes ever to come out of Ruston High School (regardless of what sport).

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July 11th

Peach Fest rakes in $2.5 million

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This year’s Louisiana Peach Festival had a local economic impact of $2.5 million, according to figures released today by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the organization that coordinates the annual celebration.
The data is gathered from random surveys taken throughout the festival weekend, as well as from gate receipts and other sources, Chamber President Judy Copeland said.

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Chief announces retirement

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After more than 30 years of service the time has come for one of Ruston’s own to spend more time with his family.
Ruston Fire Chief James Austin has spent the better part of his life providing an invaluable service to the community.
“After 34 years of service it was time to retire,” Austin said. “Most people only put in 30 years at this type of job, and as you can see I’ve exceeded that.”
Austin began his role as fire chief in December 2010, when he was appointed by Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth.

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Warrick speaks on GSU enrollment

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Recent changes in Grambling State University’s administration were discussed during a press conference held Thursday.
GSU interim president Cynthia Warrick was on hand to address GSU supporters concerns of recent administration changes and plans for the future of the university.
Warrick took office at GSU on July 1 and said the personnel changes were needed to move the university forward.

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Play auditions to be held

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The Ruston Community Theatre’s first production in the 2014-15 season will hold auditions Saturday and Monday.
“’Til Beth Do Us Part” is written by the comedic trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, who have also brought productions such as “Dearly Beloved,” “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality” to the stage.
Director Satish Bharadvaj is seeking a total of six characters — two males and four females for this situation comedy.
The following roles are needed for this production:

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Lots planned this fall for the arts

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This week has seen a flurry of activity here in the Dixie Center for the Arts, and it gets me excited for fall when the new “season” of programs will begin.
One of the best things about having our NCLAC office inside the Dixie Center is that we are able to stay abreast of so many cultural activities that take place here. This historic theatre gets a lot of use throughout the year, and if you have never been to an event at the Dixie, you’re missing out!
Ruston Community Theatre, who last night opened their summer musical, “The Sound of Music,” has set its lineup for the upcoming year.

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Club News: Rotary International

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Rotary International recognized local attorney and judicial candidate Tyler Storms, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln, with his second Paul Harris Award (the “Paul Harris Plus One” award). 
Storms received his first Paul Harris Award in 2002 while serving as president of the Ruston Rotary.

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