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April 1st, 2014

Simsboro’s Abney on Class B list

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The Fairview High girls basketball program is very familiar with Class B success.
Now the Allen Parish school’s boys team is beginning to taste success as well.
Senior guard Maghan Cooley and sophomore post player Brennan Maddox made it a Fairview sweep of the Most Valuable Player honors on the Class B all-state teams selected by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Simsboro senior Ron Abney (14.2 ppg) was named a second-team All-State boys team selection.

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Ruston’s Buggs second-teamer

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Two Bearcats earn spots on 5A squad
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Ruston High School’s Isaiah Buggs was a second-team selection on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A boys All-State team.
RHS’s Trey Brown also earned honorable mention on the boys All-State squad.
Greg White-Pittman, of Holy Cross, and Jennifer Clark, of Mount Carmel Academy, saw their seasons end in different ways. That didn’t keep the two New Orleans standouts from claiming the top honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State teams.

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Kitten’s Turner earns Class 1A accolades

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Central Catholic’s Meoshonti Knight and Christian Life Academy’s Johnathan Stove built their resumes by doing a variety of things for their respective teams. The two senior standouts can now add one more thing to their list of accomplishments.
Knight and Stove headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State basketball teams selected by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.
Grambling Laboratory’s Davauhnte Turner was a second-team selection on the boys squad.

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Choudrant freshmen top Bearcats

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Pitcher Clayton Allen and the Choudrant High School Aggies defeated Ruston High School 13-8 in a freshman game played on Monday.

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April ends Tech b-ball journey

As March Madness fades into April championships, the journey for Louisiana Tech University’s men’s basketball team has ended.
But oh, what a ride it was!
We are grateful to have been able to be a part of Tech’s historical season as some of the biggest crowds to pack the Thomas Assembly Center in years watched as the Bulldogs rolled to a 29-8 record and National Invitational Tournament quarterfinals before it was all over.

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Prescribed burning insight offered

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Prescribed burning is an agricultural management practice and, in Louisiana’s row crop production, has often been used primarily during or soon after harvest. In grazing lands management, prescribed burning generally takes place in late winter or early spring. There are a number of environmental and other public concerns associated with this practice and the state has instituted a voluntary smoke and ash management training program to assist producers in addressing these concerns.

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LMCH to host Si Robertson

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Si Robertson, America’s favorite uncle and one of the most popular characters on television, will appear in Ruston on May 9 for a special fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home.
“An Evening with Si Roberston” will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Louisiana Tech University’s Thomas Assembly Center and Robertson will entertain the crowd with stories of faith and family as only he can.

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March 31st

Future of Ruston discussion set

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Ruston residents have the opportunity to hear city, business and Louisiana Tech University leaders talk about the future during the Tech Faculty Senate’s Third Annual Future of Ruston forum set for Thursday evening in the University Hall Auditorium.
The event begins at 5 p.m. with an informal meet-and-greet session, followed by the presentations starting at 5:30 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public.

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Camp to hone football, life skills

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Local youth will have an opportunity to not only hone their football skills, but life skills at the 2014 Fred Dean Hall of Fame Pro Day on Saturday.
“We are so excited about Pro Day,” Marketing Director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana Janet Wilson said. “It’s not just a chance to learn football skills but life lessons.”
Pro Day is a mini football camp that will be held on the Louisiana Tech football practice field from 9 a.m. to noon. National Football League players will be there to lead participants in sports-related activities and exercises.

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LPNET makes distribution arrest

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Ruston Police Department notified the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team of an individual having numberous controlled dangerous substances on Friday, which resulted in a distribution arrest.
According to the affidavit, Jamal Romel Jackson, 25, of 613 Minden St., was arrested at approximately 12:55 a.m. at his residence after law enforcement officials were notified of his having two active LPNET warrants for distribution against him.

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