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RHS earns national 7-on-7 berth

Ruston had a 7-0 record going into the title game against the Shreveport-based power and was 4-0 during “pool” competition; Evangel took the championship with a 20-10 victory.
Initially, head coach Billy Laird wasn’t sure if he was going to have the Bearcats participate in the national event, but then decided on Monday to do so.
“Our players have worked very hard all summer, have done a good job and they are deserving to be a part of the national meet,” he said Monday morning. “This is a reward for their hard work.”
Laird plans to take approximately 25 players to the tournament.

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City sounds great in summer

But then, I shouldn’t be surprised, Ruston has long shown its love for song.
The blues show closed out the Smithsonian New Harmonies music exhibit, an impressive work that tried to tell the history of music in America, from the blues emerging from the Mississippi Delta to country and western, folk and gospel — influences that would lead to the creation of music forms that would become known as do-wop and rhythm and blues.

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Jindal proves he's serious about change

Important projects in our area, however, were spared. The $200,000 allocated for the Northeast Louisiana Family Literacy Consortium, which operates six Even Start sites in northeast Louisiana, including the one in Lincoln Parish, remained intact.
It is a relief to know that the funding for a program that helps break the cycle of poverty by providing education to parents and children has been made a priority by the state of Louisiana. This marks the first time the Even Start program has received state funding in addition to its federal funding.

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Students GEAR UP for college

“The ‘Bridges’ campers will use connect kits to construct bridges and do other construction projects using geometric shapes,” Tech GEAR UP director Glenn Beer said. “The Sports Medicine campers will be given heart rate monitors and skin-fold calipers. That one is designed to introduce them to sports medicine while also helping them begin thinking about a healthy lifestyle and how that could benefit them.”

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