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April 17th, 2013

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Passion for Head Start

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Hill set to retire after more than 35 years
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The Lincoln and Union Parish Head Start Centers would likely not be what they are today without Director Mildred K. Hill.
“Head Start has been really good to me,” Hill said.
The Ruston native has been good to Head Start, as well, devoting much of her life to the program, having served as everything from teacher to director, and she is slated to retire this year.
She said what she will miss most is interacting with the children, who have been her favorite part of the job.

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Three shot in GSU fight

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GRAMBLING — A shooting during a fight outside a Grambling State University dormitory Monday night left three people wounded.
Tracy Lamar Greene Jr., 19, of Marrero, a bystander in the fight, was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center with a gunshot to his lower leg, said a news release from Will Sutton of GSU’s Public Relations/Communications Office.
Brandon Cooper, 21, showed up at the hospital with shots in his right forearm and his left thigh while a third student, Jarion Walker, 20, of Westwego, also was shot in the leg, Sutton said.

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Residents enjoy ‘Downtown Delights’

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Hundreds of area residents got a taste of Ruston on Friday as Downtown Delights returned to town.
Russ Town Society, a group devoted to raising money for the cultural and historical preservation of Ruston, presented Downtown Delights at the Lincoln Library Events Center to support the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Those in attendance were treated to samples from Raising Canes, Scott’s Catfish and Seafood, Mitcham’s Farms, Daylight Donuts, Blue Bell Creameries, Roma Italian Bistro, Social Bites, Portico Bar and Grill, Blue Light Café, El Jarrito, Smoothie King and Super 1 Foods.

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Azaleas, the signature plant of the South

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Do you want to see what spring is all about? Then take the time to drive around the cities and view the magnificent floral display of the spring flowering shrubs, trees and flowers. It makes one wonder how many colors are possible for the landscape. One plant in particular is making this April a thing of beauty, the azaleas are in full bloom and the different shades of pink, red, and salmon mixed with the whites fill the color pallet.

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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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Petersen-coordinated attack productive at ‘T-Day’ game
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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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Gomez-guided program has won 13 of last 14 matches
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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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