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June 11th, 2013

Thankful for prayers from community

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There’s nothing more terrifying than receiving a phone call letting you know that someone you love is in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

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Parish teams finish in Top 10

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Ruston, Choudrant, Creek rank high on baseball power list
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For Lincoln Parish’s elite trio of baseball teams this spring, the final power rankings for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association prove their success.
Ruston High, Cedar Creek and Choudrant High finished in the Top 10 of their classifications.
The Bearcats and Aggies led the way with No. 4 rankings for Class 5A and Class B, respectively.
In Class 1A, the Cougars finished No. 8.
All of those teams won more than 20 games and each made no fewer than two appearances in the LHSAA playoffs.

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Wilson: Busy week ahead with Mets

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Third-round draftee set for physical, trading card photos, other events
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Ivan “Rod” Wilson, Jr., has roadrunner-like speed on the base paths and those sprint skills will come in handy during the next several days.
The former Ruston High School outfielder and other players chosen by the New York Mets in last week’s Major League Baseball draft will be quickly getting oriented to the life of a professional player throughout this week.
It will be one appointment after another for Wilson and his fellow Mets’ draftees, starting with an extra busy agenda on Wednesday.

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Taking care of the lawn this summer

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Now that warm season turf grasses are growing faster than most want, it is important to maintain these lawns correctly. Proper lawn maintenance in the summer months minimizes many problems encountered during the growing season and the winter months. Fertilizing, irrigating, mowing correctly, weed control and site maintenance all play a critical role in making the lawn area an asset to the landscape.

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Cedar Creek School News

A Honor Roll
Fourth Grade: Wesley Dinh, Skylar Donald, Lauren Ensminger, Turner Frasier, Chloe Green, Liam Haley, Catherine Hunt, Elisabeth Hunt, Aston Johnson, Logan Johnson, Gabriel Kenley, Cameron McCarthy, Autumn Moon, Jacob Norsworthy, Lauren Osafo, Jackson Page, Jamie Palmer, Chanley Patterson, Zach Smith, Anna-Katherine Thompson, Landon Thompson, Grace Trammell, Lane Vallery and Gavin Witten

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June 10th

Sparta Shoot fundraiser a success

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The second annual 2013 Sparta Foundation Sparta Shoot, sponsored by Devon Energy, was a tremendous success. This fundraiser, which was held June 1 could not have been successful without the hard work and dedication of many people.
Our title sponsor, Devon Energy, devoted not only financial support but also worked closely with the Sparta Foundation in the planning for a successful event. Our co-sponsors, Community Trust Bank, Promatic, Patton Service Co., The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Multi-Chem and Coventry Health Care of Louisiana are very much appreciated.

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Fun at the Farmer's Market: Birdhouse bonanza

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Third Judicial District D.A. Robert Levy (right foreground) talks to Dave St. Andre about birdhouses St. Andre built and was selling Saturday at Farmers Market in Ruston. Located in the city parking lot just off of Monroe Street and Louisiana Avenue, the Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. - noon every Saturday through the growing season.

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Meth arrests

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False report leads to drug charges
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Three individuals were placed under arrest for various charges, mostly relating to narcotics, after the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 165 Bradford Road, in Choudrant in the early morning hours of June 9.
After receiving a report of a suspected home invasion, deputies arrived at the scene where they encountered Brandon Patrick Bloomer, 25, of 165 Bradford Road, Choudrant; Sonya Ann Streeter, 29, also of 165 Bradford Road, Choudrant; and Linda Kaye Ezell, 37, of 415 Harper Street, West Monroe.

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Man facing obscenity charges

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A Ruston teen was arrested for allegedly exposing and gratifying himself in public during the afternoon hours of June 7.
According to reports, the Ruston Police Department received a report of a male exposing and gratifying himself in the area of Magnolia Avenue. The witness reported the suspect as being completely naked in the playground area of Huckleberry Park and gratifying himself while watching the witness.
The witness stated that when the suspect realized he had been noticed, he fled the scene.

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KSA awarded engineering job

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Choudrant aldermen approve $808K budget
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KSA Engineers, a newer player in the area, has been awarded the engineering contract for a Lincoln Parish municipalities Louisiana Community Development Block Grant application.
Unfortunately, Village of Choudrant Mayor Bill Sanderson told the KSA representative not to get his hopes up.
“I don’t have high hopes for this project to get funded,” Sanderson said.
The proposed LCDBG application, if approved, is to have Jones, Myrtle and Mardis streets repaired.

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