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May 1st, 2013

Hope for Autism: 5K run/walk sets record for parish park

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More than $13k raised for foundation
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Teams, individuals and activist clamored to Lincoln Parish Park setting a record in attendance to raise awareness and funds for Autism on April 27 during the first ever Hope for Autism 5k Run.
“There were 440 individuals who participated and more than 500 attended,” Tiffany White, founder of the Hope Center for Autism, said. “According to the Lincoln Parish Park, it was a record breaking event. Previously the largest race had about 200 participants.”

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Piney Hills pedaling

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Tour set to start Saturday at Ruston Junior High
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Cyclists wanting to get out and hit the streets of Lincoln Parish will get their chance Saturday as the third edition of the Tour of Piney Hills is held.
The completely changed event has a new partnership of organizers and promoters, a new venue for staging the tour and new routes, with additional options for the cyclists. All riders who participate and complete the route of their choice will receive commemorative awards as well as food and refreshments at the finish, to make up for calories burned off during the ride.

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Trivia contest set for May 9

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Chasing after $500 is no trivial pursuit.
But that’s the opportunity area residents will get May 9 as the Emerson Centre holds its Spring 2013 Trivia Night at the Argent Pavilion in the Joe Aillet Stadium parking lot.
Registration will be held on-site beginning at 6 p.m. with the contest slated to start at 6:30 p.m.
First-place winners will pocket $500, second-place finishers $200 and third-place finalists will receive paid entry for the 2013 Fall Trivia Night.

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Wells rolling for awareness

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Hand-cycler to make stop at Louisiana Tech
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Local hand-cycler Scott Wells will stop at Louisiana Tech University at 6 p.m. Thursday in Tech’s Biomedical Engineering Building to raise awareness about spinal cord and brain injuries as well as his annual event, “Cycling for Independence.”

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RPAR to host MLB Pitch, Hit and Run

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On May 11, Ruston Parks and Recreation will again be hosting the annual Major League Baseball Pitch Hit and Run (PHR) competition presented by Scott’s. The competition is open to boys and girls, between the ages of 7 and 14.

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Join march to save babies

In North Louisiana, one in every four babies born is premature, which is twice the national average.
According to the March of Dimes’ website, www.marchofdimes.com, in an average week 1,255 babies are born in Louisiana, 194 of are born premature, 136 of them are born with low birth weights and 12 die before reaching their first birthday.
But there something you can do that could end up helping to lower those odds.

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Pierian: A Ruston treasure

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Back in 1933, a casual stroll through Railroad Park resulted in the idea that led to the planting of a rose garden that for years was the signature spot in downtown Ruston. The beds were the length of the city block between Vienna Street and Trenton Street, and lay parallel to the Kansas City Southern tracks.
Everybody knew the rose garden was a project of, and was tended to by the Pierian Club. Even after the garden was moved to the grounds of the city’s Central Fire Station on East Georgia Avenue, club members continued to take care of it. The Pierian ladies still do.

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RHS cruises, Creek wins thriller

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No problem for the streaking Bearcats.
For the Cougars, a last-inning thriller.
But both Lincoln Parish teams remained upright in the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs with victories on Tuesday night.
At Ruston High’s diamond on Ball Park Road, the Bearcats (30-5) extended their win streak to 11 games with a convincing 10-0 bi-district round Class 5A romp past Slidell Northshore High (13-18).
Over at the Cougars’ facility on Cedar Creek Drive, it was much closer.

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Aggies halted

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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant High (21-10) had its 2013 baseball season come to a close on Tuesday afternoon with a 12-4 loss to Glenmora (15-7) in the regional round of the Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
Choudrant had an 11-game winning streak stopped.Hunter Antley had two of the Aggies’ hits and Lane Nutt and Brian Bond collected one hit each.

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Cougars’ golfers win state crown again

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SHREVEPORT — Cedar Creek High’s golf team made its latest state championship a no-doubter.
The Cougars captured their fifth consecutive Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division IV title with a dominating performance at the East Ridge Country Club course on Tuesday.
Cedar Creek totaled 648 strokes for a 33-stroke advantage over its nearest competitor, Ascension Episcopal (381).
Jordan Cole, who has signed to play collegiately at Hinds (Miss.) Community College, was the leader for the Cougars and the tournament’s overall medalist with a 78-75-153.

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