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April 25th, 2014

Prep softball playoffs hit round two today

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Quarterfinals on line for Cedar Creek, Choudrant and Simsboro
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Cedar Creek moves on to the second round where the Lady Cougars will play at Sacred Heart at 4:30 p.m. today in Ville Platte.
The Lady Cougars are coming off a big 13-0 first-round playoff win over Montgomery and hope to build on that momentum.
“That was a good start but we have to keep things rolling,” Cedar Creek coach Julie Riser said. “It’s never easy on the road, but we want to reach Sulphur, and getting a win over Sacred Heart and moving on to the quarterfinals is the only way to do that.”
LHSAA softball quarterfinal play will begin May 2 in Sulphur.

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Lady Aggies celebrate win

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After celebrating their first-round win Tuesday with an on-field picture, the Chodurant Lady Aggies return to the diamond today with a 4:30 p.m. second-round game at Monterey.

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Buddy Ball golf tourney set for May 3

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The Academy Sports and Outdoors Invitational Golf Tournament benefitting Buddy Ball of Ruston will be held May 3 at Trail’s End Golf Course in Arcadia.
The tournament is limited to the first 36 paid teams. Cost of the two-man scramble is $120 per team. Registration deadline is Thursday.
Prizes will be awarded for three flights. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
All proceeds from the tournament benefit Buddy Ball, Ruston’s first softball league for special-needs children.
For more information about the tournament or to register, contact Mike Kane at (318) 777-0660.

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RPD takes back medications

Each year hundreds of crimes are committed involving prescription drugs. The Ruston Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, is getting ready to take back prescription drugs on Saturday.
The collaborative effort is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day where potentially dangerous controlled dangerous substances can be turned in from our nation’s medicine cabinet to law enforcement.

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Discovering the importance of sleep

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Sleep.
It’s something we either despise or something we love to do. But what many of us don’t realize is the importance sleep plays in our lives.
In order to be a productive adult we have heard the recommended amount it eight hours a night. And for most people this is true — a good eight hours of sleep and you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle what lies ahead.
New research has shown that a variety of factors go into how much sleep a person actually needs. Researchers have based this need off of two factors — a person’s basal sleep need and their sleep debt.

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April 24th

Local honored for contributions

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A home built with love is something residents used to look for when purchasing a new home.
And Don Love, a local homebuilder, developer and interior designer, was typically the man for the job.
Love was honored at the Rotary International of Ruston meeting on Wednesday. Family members and long-time friends were on hand to say a few words about the man who contributed 24 subdivisions and 600 homes in Ruston in his 31 years of business.
Jay Melancon, a fellow Rotarian, said Love was influenced by his father-in-law to become
a homebuilder.

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Stabbing at gas station

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A Ruston man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stabbing a man at the EZ Mart on California Avenue.
According to the arrest affidavit, Ruston Police Department officers were dispatched to the store in reference to a stabbing and, upon arrival, observed the victim inside the store bleeding from his head and arm.
Officers also reported a large quantity of blood outside and inside the store.

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Library goes into executive session

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The Board of Control of the Lincoln Parish Library held a special-called meeting on Wednesday.
During the meeting the board immediately went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue.
Once the executive session ended the board adjourned the meeting. No official action was taken at the time of the meeting.

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Serio selected as National Merit Scholar

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Ben Serio, a senior at Ruston High School, has been selected as one of 1,000 National Merit Scholarship recipients throughout the country.
Ben was chosen out of 16,000 candidates to compete in the final rounds in February and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released
the names of the first group of winners on Tuesday.
In the 59th annual program distinguished high school seniors win corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.

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Dubach School: DRABO art show drawing near

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The Dubach Art Show and Silent Auction, “Art Rocks!,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10.The Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization (DRABO) will sell $5 plate lunches that include chicken salad, chips and a drink. Cakes and cupcakes will be sold for dessert. Proceeds from cupcake sales will go to the Dubach Art Department. The art show will showcase individual student art work, note cards for purchase featuring student artwork, unique furniture pieces for auction and artwork to be raffled off.

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