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April 8th, 2014

Cedar Creek downs OCS

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In a battle of Top 5 Class 1A programs, a late error proved to be the difference as No. 4 Cedar Creek took the last of four lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against No. 1 Ouachita Christian, securing a 8-3 victory on Saturday.
The Cougars finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning as an OCS fielding error scored Wes Gresham, giving the Cougars the lead for good.
Grant Clary was solid at the plate for Cedar Creek as he went one-for-three at the plate, driving in one and scoring two runs. He homered in the fourth inning.

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Flower adaptations for pollination

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During the bleak days of winter, every gardener eagerly looks forward to the first burst of spring color.

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Excitement for b-ball still here

It’s too bad the college basketball season isn’t a year-round sport, because right now Louisiana Tech University basketball fans are wishing it was.
That’s because in the span of 24 hours last week, the Tech Athletics Department provided a year’s worth of excitement for the university’s basketball fans.
On April 2 Tyler Summitt was announced as the sixth head coach in the history of the Lady Techsters basketball program.
The following day, the school announced it had agreed to a six-year, $3.6 million contract extension for Bulldogs head coach Michael White.

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Paying it forward in 4-H

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As a 4-H agent and as a parent, the last thing that I want is to have a child disappointed. In 4-H, we encourage youth to become the leaders of our future by encouraging them to be of service to others and by making a difference. We strive to give them the tools they need to have a desire to change the world for the better. But, I was thinking, do we sometimes sell our youth short by telling them that this feat is impossible just to avoid the disappointment they may experience if their attempt were to not work.

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April 7th

Advocacy Center holds fundraiser

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ROTC members from Grambling State University volunteered their time at a garage sale to raise money for the Pine Hills Advocacy Center of Ruston on Saturday. The Pine Hills Advocacy Center houses special programs of the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  These programs include the Sexual Assault Center (SAC) and the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). These programs are to assist survivors of sexual and violent crimes and their families and to lessen the trauma for child victims of sexual and severe abuse.

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April storm floods in

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Only one Lincoln Parish road was still under water this morning as a result of Sunday’s heavy rains.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said Flowers Road, near Dubach, remained closed. At the peak of the rains Sunday evening, parts of 20 parish roads were submerged, Hall said.
“Other than just a major deluge of water, we came out OK,” Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said.

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University Hills residents work to improve their neighborhood

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Residents in Ruston’s University Hills area want to be the first in the city to implement new self-enforced property standards through a provision in Ruston’s master plan that allows neighborhoods to have more control over their future.
The University Hills Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District Committee has filed an application with the city’s planning and zoning commission for creation of a neighborhood conservation overlay district.

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LPPJ to meet on Tuesday

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will have two committee meetings Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. before entering into regular session at 7 p.m.
The first will be conducted by the Public Property and Buildings Committee where a capitol outlay request will be discussed, as well as a request on a lease renewal from Aaron Rents, Inc.
Aaron’s is proposing a five-year renewal of its lease at the current terms, which were originally created in September of 2009 at $3,334 per month. The committee will take action on whether or not to approve the request.

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Creek teams win home track meet

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Cedar Creek won both divisions of the recent Cedar Creek Invitational Track Meet, with the girls teams easily outpacing second-place Rayville while the Cougars boys team held on two edge past Delhi by six points.
The Lady Cougars won 10 of 18 events with Ann-Marie Kimble (22.5 points) being named MVP and Karlee Malone (29.95) being the high point athlete.
Cedar Creek’s Donald Jenkins was named boys MVP of the meet with 18.5 points.
Following are team results and Cedar Creek individual results from that meet.
Girls Team Results
1. Cedar Creek —204 points
2. Rayville — 99 points

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’Cats sweep Rebels

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Ruston High School made it a clean sweep of West Monroe and remained undefeated in District 2-5A as the Bearcats topped the Rebels 14-6 on Friday and held on for a 3-2 win on Saturday.
RHS now stands at 14-9 overall and 6-0 in District 2-5A on the season while West Monroe fell to 10-12 and 0-6.
Ben LeBlanc powered Ruston’s road win on Friday with a five-for-five performance at the plate with two doubles and a RBI.

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