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May 11th

Aggies face No. 1 Raiders

Runnels (19-8-0, 10-1), the champs out of District 8-B, will come into the tournament on a major roll.
That last defeat suffered by the team was 10-0 to Bethany Christian, which ranked No. 2 in the final state poll for the class.
Otherwise, there’s been little that the Raiders have done wrong of late. Their 11-game winning streak includes nine games of 10 or more runs, three of ‘em during postseason play.
Prior to halting Oak Hill, Runnels slammed Maurepas 12-2 and totaled a dozen runs in a 12-9 victory over Grand Lake.

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Aggies face No. 1 Raiders

Runnels (19-8-0, 10-1), the champs out of District 8-B, will come into the tournament on a major roll.
That last defeat suffered by the team was 10-0 to Bethany Christian, which ranked No. 2 in the final state poll for the class.
Otherwise, there’s been little that the Raiders have done wrong of late. Their 11-game winning streak includes nine games of 10 or more runs, three of ‘em during postseason play.
Prior to halting Oak Hill, Runnels slammed Maurepas 12-2 and totaled a dozen runs in a 12-9 victory over Grand Lake.

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A salute to Robbins winner

Barnes is a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Through her affiliation with Trinity, she has served as chairman of the Family life Committee and has served as the Centenary College Church Board Representative. She has also served as chairman of the Children’s Summit.
As organizer of the Children’s Summit, she was able to heighten the awareness in the state, particularly the Methodist Conference, of the services available to the children of Louisiana.

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Biomedical dream realized

Far reaching is not strong enough a definition. What sheer courage it must have taken to delve within one’s soul and deepest capabilities to conceive of such an entity in the heart of rural north Louisiana. Who would ever hear of it there? Who would ever seek its production even with obvious genius? Who would come forth with the funds to make it a reality? How would it compete with the many other such facilities being built in larger population centers with greater funding.
Never mind. Reneau forged ahead with sheer determination, and none of the naysayers remain standing.

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Look for delays on I-20

DOTD engineer Jeff Shapiro said the overpass at Exit 93 is being widened.
“They’re not adding another lane or anything, just making it wider,” Shapiro said.
“It was built a long time ago, had an old decking on it and we were having to make a lot of repairs to it; it was time to fix it.”
Taylor said all lane closures would follow Louisiana DOTD guidelines and Louisiana State Police troopers would be utilized for traffic control.

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May 10th

Smith, Marcus named All-Stars

Ruston High’s Smith and Cedar Creek High’s Marcus are both members of the East team that will be guided by the Lady Bearcats’ Ricky Goulart, who recently spearheaded his squad’s march to a Class 5-A Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship.

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Parental attitudes important

Attendance at school events and communication with teachers are a few good steps, but they should be combined with a daily effort to help a child stay on track in school. Parents who place an emphasis on education are cementing their expectations for their children’s academic success.
Ruston Elementary School Principal Sonja Walker said the most important aspect of parental involvement is it sends a message to children that parents value education.
“It’s a big hurdle if parents don’t appear to value it,” Walker said. “Their kids become behavior problems or don’t want to try as hard.”

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Welcome new principals

Already formulating a vision for RHS, Milstead hopes to fully implement a ninth-grade academy at the school in the summer of 2008.
This initiative is geared toward making students’ freshman year a positive experience full of nurturing and learning opportunities. This vision, of course, defers greatly from the image produced by movies and television that show students’ first year of high school filled with fear and anxiety, as they get lost looking for classes and are threatened by the upperclassman bully.

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Chief Hermes hangs up badge

On February 1, 1993 Mayor Hilda Perritt and the City Council appointed Hermes Ruston Police Chief.
“Since January of 1999 I have appreciated the support and guidance of Mayor Dan Hollingsworth and all the members of the City Council,” Hermes said.
Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark Jr. said Hermes would be missed in the local law enforcement community.

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May 9th

’Dogs have tough series again

“We have to go in there and take care of our business,” said Simoneaux earlier this week from Reno, Nev., where his club had just taken one-of-three league outings against the University of Nevada. “It’s a huge series, to say the least. We know how tough it’s going to be going into their place. Not only playing there, but they’re just a good baseball team.”
The Bulldogs (33-19) are currently two and one-half games in back of their California counterparts, the defending champions at the top of the standings with their 14-4 record and Tech next at 13-8.

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