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April 19th, 2014

Tufi powers Lady Techsters past USM

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Freshman Pauline Tufi provided the power and the pitching to lead Louisiana Tech to a 7-0 win over Southern Miss Saturday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex, salvaging the third and final contest of the three-game series.
After dropping a pair of close contests to the Golden Eagles on Friday, Tech (17-27, 6-11 Conference USA) jumped on USM (22-24, 10-11 C-USA) early and often on Saturday thanks to the top of the Tech order.

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Lady Tigers swept

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GSU softball coach Wilbert Early (left), junior infielder Ashley Skinner and the rest of the Lady Tigers were swept this weekend in a three-game series at Prairie View, losing Saturday’s doubleheader 8-5 and 4-1.

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G-Men split at UAPB

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Coach James Cooper (left) and the Grambling State baseball team split a doubleheader at Arkansas-Pine Bluff Saturday, winning the opener 6-1 before falling 5-2 in the second game. UAPB won 3-2 on Friday to capture the series victory.

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Pretty in pink while hunting eggs

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Ashlyn Riggin, along with the Village of Choudrant, celebrated Easter in a big way with the annual Easter in the Village event held at 10 a.m. Saturday behind the Village Hall. Area children enjoyed an egg hunt, visiting with the Easter Bunny, ice cream, games, a fun jump, raffles and other acitivities. Egg hunts were held for ages 3 and under, 4 through 5 and not in school, grades kindergarten through third grade and fourth through sixth grade.

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Different challenges

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Every parent must go through a process in order to accept that something may be uniquely different about their children.
But Amber St. Martin, the mother of three boys, said she knew from the beginning that something was different with her middle child — Garrison.
“I knew something was different about him early on,” she said.
“When he was an infant, he would not explore my face and if I attempted to look in his eyes, he would wiggle violently to get out of my arms.

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Discussing dwindling resources

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FARMERVILLE — Decades before the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District Commission was even a concept, Louisiana’s neighbors were eying the state’s apparently abundant water sources with contempt.
“Former Texas Governor John Connolly had a plan developed and maps drawn that showed pipelines coming right up to the border,” said Mark Davis. “This was in 1968.”

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Season in bloom

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Dogwood trees are currently in bloom throughout Lincoln Parish. The tree is linked to the Easter season as it is said that the wood of the dogwood tree is the hardest and that it was chosen to be used in the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. This tree is at the home of Mary Russo on Forest Creek Drive in Ruston.

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Easter in the Village Photo Gallery

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GVE celebrates season

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Students at Glen View Elementary School in Ruston got an early start to Easter on Thursday as they held an Easter egg hunt.

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Enjoy Easter’s new beginnings

Today is Easter Sunday, the most important and oldest celebration of the Christian church, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion at the hands of government leaders.
The New Testament teaches that Jesus’ resurrection is the foundation of Christianity, God giving a new birth of hope through Jesus taking on the sins of the world and rising from the dead.

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