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May 3rd, 2013

‘Stage Coach Trail Day’ on tap Saturday

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The Mt. Lebanon Historical Society will present its annual “Stage Coach Trail Day” starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Presented for approximately 45 years, “Stage Coach Trail Day” will begin with the opening of the MLHS Museum, featuring items up for silent auction as well as artifacts of historical interest.
A handmade quilt finished by Our Heritage Crafters will be on display and will be raffled off.
The Country Store will take care of refreshments by selling hot dogs and trimmings starting at 11:30 a.m.

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Creek wins state title in golf

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Cedar Creek High School captured its fifth consecutive state championship in Division IV of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association earlier this week with a 33-stroke (648-681) advantage over runner-up Ascension Episcopal. Members of the team were (from left) Johnny Maxwell, Christopher Feron, Jordan Cole, Tucker Smith and Zach Pickett. Cole earned medalist honors with a 78-75-153 scorecard. The Cougars have won eight of the last nine state tournaments.

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Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson

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GRAMBLING — Some called her the “First Lady of Football.”
Some called her “Queen.”
And all of the approximately 125 people wished her happy birthday as Doris Robinson, widow of legendary Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson celebrated her 94th birthday Thursday with a party held in her honor at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.

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Multiple facility renovations at Tech near completion

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Drive through the heart of the Louisiana Tech University campus on Alabama Avenue these days and you will see the renovations of J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, the Lady Techster Softball Complex and the Lady Techster Soccer Complex all nearing completion.
These steady advancements to the Tech athletic facilities have all been funded through private contributions of friends and supporters as part of the “Quest for Excellence” campaign and will greatly benefit the athletic programs as they enter Conference USA.

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NCLAC gearing up for Summer Arts Camps

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In just a few short weeks, schools across north Louisiana will be letting out for summer vacation. If you are looking for a way to nurture your child’s creativity and keep him or her occupied, check out the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s upcoming Summer Arts Camps. NCLAC’s camps offer a great opportunity for students entering second through seventh grades to engage their imagination with 2-D, 3-D and performing arts classes taught by talented local artists and MFA students from Louisiana Tech University.

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Club News: The Junior Guild

The Junior Guild of Ruston recently completed their club year with their annual spring picnic on April 25.
Appetizers and desserts were prepared by hostess Andrea Young and her committee — Jane Ball, Mary Lou McKinney and Miriam Savage. Sandwich and chips were provided by Sundown.

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Join the Relay for Life and fight against cancer

Those of us whose lives have been affected by cancer know all too well about the devastating effects of the disease.
Most people here in Lincoln Parish and elsewhere in the United States have seen the suffering of friends or family members, or they’ve experienced it themselves.
In Louisiana there is an estimated 24,903 new cases of cancer that will be diagnosed in 2013. Across the country, the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that more than 1,500 people die of cancer each day.

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Watch out for distracted driving

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With the summer quickly approaching, it is always nice to get out and about. It is a great time to get together with friends you don’t see enough of. I am sure we all have those friends who we go for months on end intending to talk to, but something comes up. You don’t want to lose that time, but with “good friends,” you never really do. You call or haphazardly end up in the same store, and it is as if time has never passed.

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MCS hits 50 employee mark

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Mortgage Contracting Services LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, is happy to announce that its new operations center in Ruston, recently hired its 50th employee.
The 10,300-square-foot facility, which opened for business last August, is MCS’ third site, in addition to locations in Plano, Texas, and Tampa, Fla. The center, which handles work order review and quality control functions, is ultimately expected to create 90 jobs, with the capacity to expand to 180 jobs.

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Parish park to host XTERRA

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History is on the side of Lincoln Parish Park when it comes to hosting one of the nation’s top off-road adventure events.
This weekend, the nationally-acclaimed race course will serve as the site of two different XTERRA-affiliated events.
On Sunday, there is the XTERRA Gator Terra, which is the longest running XTERRA event in the continental U.S.
It’s a record 17 years and counting for Ruston to host the Gator Terra.
But before that event is the recently added “XTERRA Epic — The Rustman” to be held on Saturday. For a record fourth straight year, the park will serve as its site.

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