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April 16th, 2013

Auditions for chorus line set

Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines is sponsoring open auditions from 1-3 p.m. Saturday in both Ruston and Monroe.
Director Sheila Nugent asked area women, "Are you interested in learning new songs and just have time for yourself?"
If so, she says you should consider auditioning and joining the chorus. Piney Hills Harmony sings four-part a cappella (unaccompanied) harmony.

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’Dogs show offensive punch

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Well, maybe one question was answered regarding Skip Holtz and the new football coaching staff at Louisiana Tech University on Saturday afternoon.
If the annual “T-Day” spring battle provided any type of evaluation point, the answer would be “yes” regarding whether or not the Bulldogs will continue their offensive striking power that is so deep entrenched in the program’s history.
The answers were given in the form of some head-turning statistics that were tabulated in the aftermath of a 38-27 win by LaTech over the Bulldogs.

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Tech tennis making huge strides

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On Nov. 21 of last year, Freddy Gomez was hired to coach the women’s tennis team at Louisiana Tech University.
With an impressive resume that includes assistant coaching stops at Virginia Tech, Gomez was expected to make an immediate impact in his first year.
What people didn’t know is that Gomez stepped on to the Tech Tennis Complex with just five players on his roster. When first speaking with Gomez, he was at a crossroads with what to do with a short-handed squad during the 2013 season.

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Lady Cougars cruise to 12-1 victory

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Cedar Creek High School didn’t waste any time proving its No. 1 power ranking and seeding in the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association softball playoffs on Monday afternoon.
In a bi-district round game on their own field, the Lady Cougars (26-2) cruised to a 12-1 victory over Northwood-Lena (8-13).
The win advances Cedar Creek into a regional round contest against No. 16-seeded Westminster Christian (16-13), which got past Houma Christian in its bi-district round game on Monday.

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Bulldogs at NSU tonight

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Louisiana Tech University (12-24, 2-10 WAC) will conclude its seven-game road stretch tonight, as the Bulldogs travel midweek to face in-state foe Northwestern State (11-25, 2-10 SLC) at 6:30 p.m. at Brown-Stroud Field in Natchitoches.
The Bulldogs are coming off a series sweep at the hands of Texas State last weekend and will coming into Tuesday night’s game looking to snap a five-game losing streak against the Demons before conference play resumes next weekend.

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Grambling loses to UAPB, 15-5

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GRAMBLING — In the completion of an earlier cancelled game, Grambling State University lost to the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 15-5, in Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball action on Monday.
The Tigers (14-21, 8-10) had 12 hits and got three each from leftfielder Darren Farmer (home run, two singles, three RBIs) and centerfielder Edwin Drexler (three singles) and two from shortstop Juan Bueno (two singles).
Starter Edvarda Matusevicius (0-2) was credited with the loss.

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Bulldogs give fans optimism

Louisiana Tech University’s 2013 football season won’t kick off for several more months.
But judging from last weekend’s “T-Day” spring game, Bulldogs’ fans are eager to get the program’s first year in Conference USA under way.
An estimated 2,500 Tech fans were in attendance at the two-hour contest that officially closed out 15 sessions of spring drills.
They were enthusiastic from the get-go and, most importantly, optimistic about what new Head Coach Skip Holtz and his team have in the works for the upcoming season.

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Great potential for Fed Building

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This is the time of the year that I will usually write about home gardening or lawn care. Seems that is what most people want to hear about when the weather starts to warm up. I can understand that because I tend to get the urge to work out in the yard or garden when the weather warms up. I think it’s something instinctual in us that makes that happen.

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Invigorated after break

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I will admit that some days, I don’t want to climb out of my comfortable bed and trek to work in the morning.
While I love being a journalist — it is one of the most interesting jobs I think one could choose to have — there are of course days I’d rather drive off into the sunset and take an adventure.
Well, this past weekend, because the reporters (myself included) at the Ruston Daily Leader managed to rack up several first, second and third place awards in the annual Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editor’s competition, I had the chance to do just that.

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Richard Wayne Simonton

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Memorial services for Richard Wayne Simonton, 70, of Shreveport will be held at 11AM Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Corinth Baptist Church in Hico, LA.

Mr. Simonton was born January 15, 1943 in Lincoln Parish, LA and passed away April 15, 2013 in Shreveport, LA.

He is preceded in death by his mother Genie Simonton, father Roy Simonton, brother Dewey Simonton and sister Neita Brumley.

He is survived by his sister Sallie Johnston of Ruston, La, brother Sam Simonton of Haughton, LA and several nieces and nephews.

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