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Ruston 21 to discuss master plan

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City residents can share their thoughts on the preliminary Ruston 21 master plan document during a public meeting on Tuesday.

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Kennedy talks of tighter belts

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State treasurer tells Lincoln Rotary about his budget hopes
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Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, is a changing place, and the state is going to have to learn how to roll with those changes because our children’s future depends on it.

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Sibille to speak to Tech grads

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Louisiana Tech will hold winter commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Winfred Sibille, chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, will serve as guest speaker for the event.
Sibille, who served in the U.S. Calvary Division in World War II, was a legislative consultant and lobbyist for the Louisiana School Boards Association.

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Early black firefighters blazed trails in parish

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories the Ruston Daily Leader has printed in February in recognition of Black History Month.
Van A. McDonald became Ruston’s first black firefighter back in the 1970s, but his journey was not as rocky as some might expect.

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Kittens capture district 1-1A title

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Grambling High’s boys wrapped up the District 1-1A championship on Friday night at the Cotton Valley High School gymnasium with a 68-60 win over Plain Dealing.
The Kittens (23-5), ranked No. 3 in the weekly Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll, had four players to score in double figures.
Chauney Wiley led the way with 16 points, Heath Moore had 13 points, DeVontre Jackson netted 13 points and JeQualyn Brantley finished with 10 points.
Coach Fred Hearn’s Kittens will learn of their first-round foe in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs on Monday.

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Diamond ’Dogs take two victories

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Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team got off to a good start with the 2011 season by taking victories on Friday and Saturday night at the annual “Tech Baseball Classic.”

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Lady ’Cats have the smarts

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Add brain power to innate athletic skills and you’ve got the combination for a winning recipe.
Ask head coach David Aguilar of Ruston High’s basketball team for girls.

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Techsters win No. 13 in a row

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In what was probably their sloppiest performance of the season, Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters still managed to survive and register victory No. 13 in a row at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday night.

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’Dogs survive, 51-45

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Maybe the point total won’t make ESPN’s SportsCenter highlight clips, but it did win the network’s annual BracketBuster extravaganza at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday afternoon.

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Doug Williams’ Super Bowl win still a classic

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I still get chills when either reading about or watching replays of Super Bowl XXII.

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