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July 5th, 2013

Freedom with a bang

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Many local residents flocked to the area surrounding Temple Baptist Church for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display on Wednesday night.
Pictured right are George Budds, Frank Reger, Margot Budds and Carleigh Reger mesmerized by the fireworks display.

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A Family Day Out

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Crawfish Tales, ‘Ask the Pediatrician’ among events
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Visitors to the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center at 10 a.m. July 13 will be greeted with a giant red crawfish during the first ever Family Day Out event.
During the event, Dee Scallan — and lead character Moby Pincher — will be on hand to read from the author’s books from her Crawfish Tale series.
This presentation, which is geared toward preschool through fifth graders, is a joint effort by Northern Louisiana Medical Center, the Lincoln Parish Library and Junior Auxiliary. The event is free and open to the public. Milk and cookies will be served, free of charge.

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Mallory Cox: Running for royalty

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Ruston native Mallory Cox competed in the Miss Louisiana pageant over the past weekend, but this local girl is no stranger to the stage.
Cox, 22, said this was her third time on the Miss Louisiana stage, each time placing as third runner-up.
“I have plans to go back again in 2014,” she said.
“I’ll be competing in the Miss Shreveport pageant later on this month and hopefully that will give me the opportunity to go back to Miss Louisiana.”
Cox has competed in six pageants since she first began competing.

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Farmerville High now Union

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Students voted to keep Farmers mascot

As of July 1, the name of Farmerville High School officially changed to Union Parish High School.
“The process was a lot easier than I expected,” said principal David Gray. “I asked one person and filled out one sheet to turn into the state.”
Gray said the students are open to the change and the school has ordered new jerseys to accommodate athletes.
“The jerseys will still say ‘Farmers’ because the students voted to keep the mascot the same,” Gray said. “We’re looking at some logos with a ‘U’ for Union now.”

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‘The King and I’ set to take stage

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Starting July 11, Ruston Community Theatre will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, “The King and I.” This musical has proven to be RCT’s largest production to date with no less than 70 cast and crew participating in the production. Due to the success of our last two musicals, “Annie” in 2011 and “Annie Get Your Gun” in 2012, and due to the demand for more performances, we have decided to have six performances of The King and I instead of our normal four.

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Arbor hosts community screening of documentary, fair

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The Arbor and The Terrace of Ruston hosted a community screening of the award-winning documentary “Age of Champions,” followed by a Healthy Aging Resource Fair and Community Discussion about aging, health and fitness.
“Age of Champions” is the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. In the film, viewers met a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers who battle to overcome the limitations of age and discover the resilience of the human spirit.

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Tech was toast of SLC

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Presence on All-Decade teams proof enough
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Any doubt remaining over just how dominant Louisiana Tech University was in baseball during the 1970s and 1980s?
Here’s what should erase it: The recently announced All-Decade teams for those two eras by the Southland Conference in conjunction with the celebration of the league’s 50th anniversary.
The Bulldogs’ imprint is all over both teams, so much that there’s little argument as to the 1970s and 1980s being the Golden Era for the program.
In 23 years as head baseball coach at Tech, Patterson had a winning record for 18 seasons and won a school-record 741 games.

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State Track

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How Lincoln Parish track and field teams and their athletes fared at the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association track and field meet held at Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge:
CLASS B
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• Team: No. 5, 41 points.
• 800-meter relay: No. 1, 1:50.76 (Amber Starks, Kim Walker, Ronita Harris, Shanika Freeman, Haley Beaid, Armani Jackson); 100-m dash: Walker, No. 2, 13.20; 400-m relay, No. 2, 51.83; 300-m hurdles: Starks, No. 2, 49.19; 200-m dash: Walker, No. 6, 27.39; Discus: Antoinette Harris, No. 3, 90-3.
(Boys)
SIMSBORO
• Team: No. 4, 46 points.

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Qualify for state tournament

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A Ruston Men’s 55-over 4.0 tennis squad earned qualification for the 2013 Louisiana State tournament that was held earlier this year in Lake Charles. Members of the team included (from left) Andy Cruz, Eliot Diaz, Matt Massingale, George Murphy, James Quayhagen, Jimmy Eaton and Gene Trammell. Not shown is Billy McConnell. The doubles’ court was won by “The Machine” Trammell and Quayhagen and by Massingale and Cruz. The Ruston squad had several matches to wind down to third set tie-breakers. The team captain is Jimmy Eaton. Earning top honors at state was the Baton Rouge-based squad.

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Don L Smith

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Funeral services for Don L Smith of  Ruston, LA will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Southside Baptist Church in Ruston,. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Key.  Interment will follow in the Chatham Cemetery in Chatham, under direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Don Smith was born in Womack, LA  August 20, 1928 and passed away July 2, 2013.  He was a member and deacon of Southside Baptist Church.  He retired after 38 years with Nabisco.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William  (Bill) and Oma Smith; 2 brothers, 4 sisters.

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