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March 7th, 2014

Grambling tables AT&T vote

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The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling met Thursday night and tabled the approval of the AT&T contract.
Mayor Ed Jones said the contract was not received in time for board members to review it prior to the meeting.
“I think we have a monthly amount negotiated that will be very good for the city,” he said.
At the February meeting of the board of aldermen, an AT&T representative came before them to present the possibility of putting an antennae on the water tank located at the Public Works facility to improve cell phone service for customers.

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Vendors sought for Farmer’s Market

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The community is looking for new vendors for the Ruston Farmers Market. An annual preseason vendor’s meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 15 in the community meeting room of the Lincoln Parish Library, located at 910 N. Trenton St.
The meeting is for everyone who is interested in becoming a new vendor. Vendors who have already been to the market will be accepted as well.
Rules and applications for 2014 are on the website rustonfarmersmarket.org.

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Students awarded top prize

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Cedar Creek’s eighth grade and fifth grade Students of the Year were named district winners recently advance to the regional level of competition in Baton Rouge this month.
Carlie Toliver, right, and Catherine Hunt, left, will now interview and present their Student of the Year portfolios to the Regional Student Achievement Selection Committee.
Eighth-grader Carlie is the daughter of Duane and Lee Ann Toliver, of Ruston. She is the Middle School’s Student Council Publicity Chair and the dance team Jewels’ co-captain. She is also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Annual Diaper Derby a huge success

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For the past six years residents have came together by crawling and toddling to show their support for the March of Dimes.
To date the Diaper Derby, sponsored by the Louisiana Tech University department of nursing, has raised more than $3,200 with $507 being raised this year, said Nancy Darland, a professor of nursing at Tech and a MOD supporter.
Darland said she first got involved with MOD and began hosting the Diaper Derby due to her past experiences.

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Talent search set for March 21

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This year, he Dixie Horizon Entertainment Search will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston.
Contestants from all over North Louisiana will compete for cash prizes and a chance to perform at the Joe Woods Wildwood Express Showcase.
The host for this year’s show will be Johnny Mohawk and Austin The Fly N Lion. Johnny’s dog, Austin, was stolen two years ago. Then last summer, Johnny received a call from northern California saying Austin had been found in a shelter there.

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Group works to teach etiquette to today’s youth

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Social etiquette and manners are not mere words for Glenda Island, department head of family and consumer science at Grambling State University, they are a way of life.
On Feb. 15, Island, family and consumer science graduate students and the Child Development Tiger Pack students provided an etiquette workshop for the Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers (EMMS) Youth Group in partnership with the Irene Circle Women’s Ministry.

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’Dogs C-USA champions

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HOUSTON — Make it another 25-win season and another conference regular season championship for Louisiana Tech.
Jaron Johnson and Chris Anderson combined for 33 points in leading the Bulldogs to a 70-48 victory over the Rice Owls on Thursday night inside Tudor Fieldhouse.
The win marked only the second time in program history that Tech (25-6, 13-3 Conference-USA) has posted back-to-back 25-win seasons and the first time since 1986-88 that the Bulldogs take home back-to-back regular season conference titles.

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GSU hoops team both fall in close games at Alabama State

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Antwan Scott (5, above left) led Grambling State University with 18 points as the Tigers fell 68-66 at Alabama State Thursday. The Tigers, 4-22 overall and 3-13 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, will close out regular season play on Saturday at Jackson State. In women’s action, Joanna Miller (23, above right) scored 17 for Grambling along with Denissha Chambers, but the Lady Tigers still fell 78-77 to ASU. The GSU women head into Saturday’s game at Jackson State at 10-18 overall and 7-10 in the SWAC.

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No. 12 Baylor tops Lady Techsters

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WACO, Texas — For the second time in three days, Louisiana Tech fell to a Top 20 ranked team as No. 12 Baylor downed the Lady Techsters 10-1 in five innings Thursday night.
Against the hot hitting Bears (17-4), Tech (8-12) didn’t help itself, committing three errors and misplaying a number of other balls as Baylor scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings to pull away for the win.
Bears starter Whitney Canion kept Tech in check at the plate, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out eight in 4.0 innings of action.

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District 5 sets 8-under tryouts

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Tryouts for the new District 5 8-and-under travel baseball team will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the smaller baseball fields behind the Ruston High School Stadium at the J.C. Love Baseball/Softball complex.
The team will be coached by former District 5 18-year-old team coach Eddie Parkman along with assistant Brandon Watts.
Players must not turn 9 years old before May 1 to be eligible for the team.
For more information, call Parkman at 318--243-2294 or Watts at 243-2326.

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