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April 25th, 2013

RHS business club captures four state titles

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Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club remains one of the top chapters in the state after the FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Lafayette March 24–26. They completed all requirements of the Louisiana FBLA State Project, earning reserved seating once again at the conference.

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Glen View Elementary: Classes enjoy Easter celebrations, spring break

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Kindergarten
Easter is over but the kindergarten had fun finding their eggs. Due to the weather some of us had to look for them in our classrooms. Spring Break gave us a chance to rest and relax.
We are in our last six weeks of school. We have learned letter sounds and how to blend them together. Now we are reading! We can read many, many books.
We are using our number skills to learn and subtract. We are using flash cards to help learn our facts. Story problems make addition and subtraction more fun!
First grade

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Patton: Feeling an early draft?

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Ex-Tech receiving star due to go in top three rounds
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There’s a well-known axiom that accompanies the annual NFL draft that begins tonight in New York City.
“After the first two days, it usually means rolling the dice.”
In other words, all of those players who are sitting by the phone waiting for that call from one of the league’s 32 franchises may need to start chilling out.
The three-day selection process that has become as much a part of the NFL’s image as the Super Bowl and the Scouting Combine has a tendency to turn into a crap shoot after the first two days.
Quinton Patton will likely avoid that waiting game.

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Tech: Postseason tennis begins

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The Louisiana Tech University tennis team takes its eight-game winning streak into the first round of the 2013 WAC women’s tennis tournament against Texas State today at the Gates Tennis Center with the first serve set for 3 p.m., CDT.
The tournament is being hosted by the University of Denver, where altitude and cold temperatures may play a factor.

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Bearcats end regular season play

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For eight Ruston High School players, it isn’t just another game on their own diamond tonight.
It’s an extra special contest, given that eight Bearcats will be closing out their regular season home schedule with a 6 p.m. game against Shreveport Byrd High.
The last-year RHS players include Tanner Frasier, Garrett Patterson, Lain Kranz, Sam Phillips, Jacob Cobb, BJ Findley, Parker Begale and Ivan Wilson, Jr.

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Creek tunes up for ‘A’ playoffs

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If this is the time of the year for a team to get some wins, then Cedar Creek High’s baseball team is following the script.
With five victories in their last six games, the Cougars (20-9) are getting a proper tuneup for postseason competition.
And that’s what Head Coach Ben Haddox and his squad will be involved in on Friday when they host a bi-district Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association round contest against Ascension Catholic (15-15).
Cedar Creek is seeded No. 8 and the Donaldsville-based Bulldogs are seeded at No. 25.

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GSU men are SWAC track champs

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Lovell’s squad gains fifth straight outdoor title
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NEW ORLEANS — The Grambling State Tigers claimed their fifth straight conference title on Sunday at the 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Grambling State scored 146 points to earn their ninth title overall.
The Tigers’ head coach, 2012 GSU Legends Hall of Fame inductee Bertram Lovell, was chosen as the men’s Coach of the Year.

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Tech, Ole Miss DH cancelled

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Louisiana Tech’s softball doubleheader against Ole Miss scheduled for Wednesday was cancelled due to the playing conditions of the field following last night’s rain in the north Louisiana area.
The games will not be made up.
Tech will host an important Western Athletic Conference series against UTSA this weekend with a doubleheader set for Friday at 5 p.m. and a single game set for Saturday at 1 p.m. Admission to all Louisiana Tech regular season softball games is free.

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PUBLIC NOTICE for PUBLIC HEARING The Village of Choudrant

PUBLIC NOTICE for PUBLIC HEARING
The Village of Choudrant will hold a public hearing at _7:00_p.m. on May _6_ , 2013 at the Village Courthouse located at 3911 Elm Street, Choudrant, LA. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the Village and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2014/2015 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program. The following items will be discussed at the hearing:
A. The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;

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PUBLIC NOTICE for PUBLIC HEARING The Village of Simsboro

PUBLIC NOTICE for PUBLIC HEARING
The Village of Simsboro will hold a public hearing at _6:15_p.m. on May _6_ , 2013 at the Village Town Hall located at 2742 Martha Street, Simsboro, LA. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the Village and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2014/2015 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program. The following items will be discussed at the hearing:
A. The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;

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