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April 6th, 2013

Bearcats outlast Rebels, 12-11

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Ruston High School took game No. 3 in its showdown for District 2-5A leadership on Saturday afternoon with a 12-11 victory against longtime rival West Monroe.
The Bearcats (21-5, 5-1) survived nine innings of an offensive battle against the Rebels (15-11, 6-3), who had forced a third and final contest in the series with a 10-2 win on Friday night. Ruston has prevailed, 11-9, on its own field Thursday and then won the series with the Saturday game that lasted nine innings.

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Antley leads Aggies

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Hunter Antley came through big at the plate and on the mound for Choudrant High’s baseball team on Friday.
Antley was the winning pitcher and produced for three hits in three at bats in aiding the Aggies to a 17-4 blowout of Grand Lake.
Choudrant improved its record to 15-9.
One of Antley’s hits was a home run, while Matthew Younse was a perfect two-for-two in adding more fuel to the offensive attack.

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Having a ball at Pro Day

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The hand placement drills with a gigantic ball was one of the most popular sessions held for youngsters who attended the “Hall of Fame Pro Day” held at the Louisiana Tech University practice field on Saturday morning.

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RJHS girls: Perfect again

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Perfect again.
So what else is new with the girls’ track and field program at Ruston Junior High School?
The Lady Bearcats have completed yet another perfect season, marking consecutive year No. 17 that they’ve done so during the head coaching stay of Kathy Steed.
Ruston Junior High captured their most recent meet title with a 169-point total at a meet hosted by Monroe Ouachita Junior High School.

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Bradshaw-Brooks event to aid Tech athletics

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The annual Terry Bradshaw-Kix Brooks Golf Tournament hosted at Squire Creek Country Club is set for April 14 while a pre-tournament event featuring a Kix Brooks concert is scheduled for Friday.
All proceeds from both events will go towards Louisiana Tech Athletics. The two events will also be held in conjunction with the annual T-Day Spring Game which is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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T.J. Stallings: Vintage good ol’ boy

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For the better part of the past four decades, I’ve rubbed elbows with hundreds of other members of the outdoor media. I could probably count on one hand with a finger or two left over those of the media who have been less than creditable to the profession. The overwhelming majority are professional people who make sure readers, listeners or viewers get the outdoors story conveyed the way it should.

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Lincoln Parish Museum fund drive under way

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The Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society is in the process of our annual fund drive for 2013.
We are not funded by the state or the federal government. The organization is funded by the citizens of this parish, and we are very proud of this. We have been a museum for 38 years, and we are looking forward to many more years.

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Serving up Sunday brunch

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Sunday brunch is a popular trend that often finds families and friends gathering at a restaurant for a midday meal. But brunch afficionados need not visit a nearby restaurant to enjoy their meals.
The following recipe for "Pan-Fried Eggs and Mixed Mushroom Saute on Toasted Sourdough Slices" from Betty Rosbottom's "Sunday Brunch" (Chronicle Books) is an easy and simple alternative to restaurant brunch.

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The emotional seasons of our lives

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The past couple of months have been difficult for me, as I have been especially ready for the cold, dark, short days of winter to pass. For some reason, I have felt more burdened by this very necessary winter season that comes along once every year. There seems to be a heaviness that has accompanied the past winter months, and I am glad to begin shedding the layers of extra weight that winter sometimes brings to me physically, spiritually and emotionally.

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Being homesick

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I started writing this column in 1996. It’s hard to believe that as of February I have continued through several editors, wondering when they would tell me,
“We’ve heard enough from you,” and when seven years ago I moved here, I was sure it would be the end of it, but editor Chuck Cannon suggested I continue by email from Dallas and I jumped at the chance.

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