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April 20th, 2013

Evans wins Fishers of Men tourney

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Coming off the heels of the Big Bass Open the previous week, the North Central Louisiana Fishers of Men team trail recently returned to the waters of Lake D’Arbonne for their third tournament of the series.
Though many of the anglers that fished the Open had great success, the rains and cooler weather in the intervening week dropped lake temperatures and threatened the success of the strategies used previously.

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RPAR FOCUS

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Amanda Aguilar and family
Spring soccer, 2013
U5 coach: Gummy Bears
U6 coach: Falcons
1: What did you enjoy about having your mom as your soccer coach?
Scrimmaging at the end of practice.
2: What is your mom’s favorite sport?
Basketball.
3: Why do you like being a kid?
We love to enjoy spending time with our family doing things like going hunting with our Pawpaw, reading about new things and just spending time together.
4: What does the Aguilar family love about the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department?

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Nitz to announce for Explorers again

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa. — The Sioux City Explorers have announced that veteran play-by-play broadcaster, Dave Nitz will return as the “Voice of the X’s” for the 2013 season.
The 2013 season will mark minor league baseball broadcasting year No. 32 and his fifth season for the Sioux City team for Nitz, who has been calling collegiate and professional athletic events for over 50 years.

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April 19th

Waters, Allen unite in matrimony

Meg Waters and Heath Allen, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony on April 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Reverend Brian Mercer.

The bride is the daughter of Roy and Marlen Waters and she is the granddaughter of the late William and Elaine May, of Homer, and the late T.H. (Muddy) and Ruth Waters, of Hammond.
The groom is the son of Edward and Deborah Allen, of Kilbourne, and the grandson of Huey and Katie Allen and Frances Wylie, all of Kilbourne, and the late Clyde Wylie.

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Four generations gather for an Easter celebration

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Harold and Joan Berry celebrated Easter weekend with their family by attending First Baptist Church of Ruston. Pictured above are Harold Joseph Berry Sr., of Ruston, Harold Joseph Berry Jr., of St. Rose, Harold Joseph Berry III and Harold Joseph Berry IV, of Crowley, Texas.

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Dinner and dancing

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This has truly been one of the busiest and best weeks I’ve had in quite some time. I had something special happening every single day. I won’t bore you by telling you of all my adventures, but a highlight was the annual widow’s banquet the church deacons do each year.
This year we went to Allen’s Convention Center. Allen is one of the burroughs around Dallas, as is Richardson where we live. Each year the location is part of the fun, and this one was no exception.

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Girl Scout Troop 1346 to earn Silver Award

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As part of their Silver Award, Cadette Girl Scouts of Troop 1346 are having a drive to collect new hair care products. These products will be donated to the Methodist Children's Home. They are looking for donations such as shampoo, conditioner, hair dryers and any hair products. No aerosols are permitted. A donation box is located in the front office of the Ruston Daily Leader at 212 Park Ave., Downtown Ruston.
Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Causey, public relations at MCH, Leader Shamik'a Hill, Christall Bates, ShaMonne Session, Aleczandria Fairley, Kieran Lee and Co-Leader Marianne Colvin.

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Summer shouldn’t be a time of hunger

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In the midst of winter/spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July and August. Even so, now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children when the school year ends.
More than 21 million children in the country receive free and reduced price meals during the school year, but when summer rolls around, only about 1 in 10 of those kids (3 million) get free meals through federal summer feeding programs. Clearly, there is a gap that needs filling.

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Warren graduates from military training

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Air Force Airman Jacob D. Warren graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

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DART treks to the capital

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Members of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team recently made a trip to Baton Rouge to advocate for their cause.
On April 15, the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence held a reception for state legislators at Juban’s in Baton Rouge. Pictured in the top photo with Senator Mike Walsworth are DART staff members Andrea Malone, Wanda James, Trena Pruitt, Terrie Queen Autrey and Felicia Cooper.

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