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May 25th, 2016

City survey results are in

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1,900-plus residents respond with opinions

Ruston residents want more dine-in restaurants, bowling, putt-putt golf, additional clothing stores, shoe stores and more places to buy sporting goods.

Those were the top responses to a recent online survey conducted by the city. Some 1,964 people responded to the three-question survey that asked what eateries, entertainment options and shopping options residents would like to see come to Ruston.

The survey was conducted only through social media and the city’s website.

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Tech creates functional art for MedCamps

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Hero’s Launch has been called a wonder piece of functional art.
Those words rang throughout Camp Alabama from Caleb Seney, director of MedCamps of Louisiana.
“The first camp we have planned this year will be about 30 kids with cerebral palsy,” Seney said. “We will be able to take them from their wheel chairs, place them in the canoes and launch them into the water.”
The Presbytery of the Pines Camp Alabama has been having camps on their grounds for almost 60 years, then in 1990 MedCamps came into the picture bringing special needs children to the camp.

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June 7 deadline for Peach Parade floats

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Event to roll through downtown June 25
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The 2016 Louisiana Peach Festival parade is set to roll through downtown Ruston June 25.
With a start time of 9 a.m., the parade is set to follow through the route that encompasses West Alabama Avenue, Trenton Street and Dan Reneau Drive.

The theme for this year’s parade is “A Peach of My Heart,” and is sponsored by PetStar Animal Care and hosted by the Rotary Club of Ruston.

Those interested in registering for a float or spirit group can do so by contacting the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, or by going online to www.LouisianaPeachFestival.org.

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Diamond ’Dogs open C-USA tourney play

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Rice led Tech 9-4 as The Daily Leader went to press this morning
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — On the cusp of its first conference tournament appearance since 2012, Louisiana Tech will be in a little bit of unfamiliar territory when the Bulldogs open ed play in the 2016 Conference USA Championship at 9 a.m. this morning opposite the Rice Owls.
Tech has not participated in the Conference USA Baseball Championship since joining the league three years ago, but a 37-16 overall record and a 19-11 mark in league play has earned the Bulldogs a five-seed in this week’s baseball championship at Pete Taylor Park in Hattiesburg.

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Jonathan Washam, Sutton named all-conference

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Louisiana Tech’s Casey Sutton and Jonathan Washam have earned All-Conference USA honors, announced by the league office Tuesday in a vote by the head coaches, sports information directors and media representatives from each school.
Sutton received first team honors as a starting pitcher for the Bulldogs despite the junior being less than one year removed from Tommy John surgery.
He led Louisiana Tech’s pitching staff with a 6-1 record in seven starts and 15 total appearances.
Five of Sutton’s six wins on the mound came in Conference USA play.

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MedCamps benefits from partnership

Founded by Dr. Michael F. Zambie in 1987, MedCamps of Louisiana began as a one-week camp on the campus of Northeast Louisiana University for 13 children with severe asthma and allergies. Since that time MedCamps have grown steadily in numbers and have expanded programming.

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Parents make seniors' night special

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On behalf of the 2016 Ruston High School senior class, I would like to say “Thank you!” Each year the parents of the graduating class continue the tradition of organizing a “lock in” for the graduating seniors so they can celebrate their accomplishments with their Bearcat friends. This year the event was held at the Louisiana Tech University Intramural Center immediately following the commencement ceremony. At the celebration, the students participated in various activities and games to earn raffle tickets, which enabled them to win a wide variety of prizes.

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Avoiding 'state bird' this summer

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Back in 2014, the North Louisiana comedy duo Hannah Hughes and Kaylee Patrick showed Bayou State residents how to protect themselves from mosquitoes simply by wearing a knee-high stocking doused with bug repellent over their heads.
Despite the hilarity of the YouTube video that’s racked up almost 1.2 million views, Hannah and Kaylee’s suggestion isn’t the best way to attack the pesky insect that’s often not so affectionately called the Louisiana state bird.

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Club News: Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers

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The Ethel Mae Movers and Shakers learned how to properly care for their teeth,so that they will still have their natural teeth when they are in their 90s.
The presenters were hygienists from the Peachtree Kiddie Dental Office.
The ladies stated that the youth should brush their teeth twice a day, and be sure to floss their teeth either with the dental pick or thread.
The hygienists stated that they should only use children’s toothpaste, and not the adult toothpaste. The parents had never heard of toothpaste designed especially for children.

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May 24th

EDWINA COLVIN

Our precious mama, Edwina Wright Colvin, was born April 9, 1926, weighing two pounds. At a time when there were no incubators, intensive care units, or any other equipment to care for a preemie, and despite all odds and many dire predictions, she survived. Mama was fed with a medicine dropper. She left this life May 23, 2016, at the age of 90 and is now living in a mansion and eating from God’s bountiful table.

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