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DiMaggio streak safe for long time

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What sports record, more than any other, will stand the test of time?

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Ruston to host 4A-3A tournament

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If you visited the offices of the Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau last week, you saw the entire staff buzzing with excitement about hosting the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/State Farm 4A/3A baseball tournament.
The tournament will take place Friday and Saturday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

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Bulldogs split WAC doubleheader

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Louisiana Tech University split a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader against Top 25 ranked Fresno State on Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The Bulldogs (26-24, 8-11) won the first game 8-6 and lost the second contest 7-4.
Tech used three pitches in the 8-6 victory, as righthander Jeb Stefan started and went six and two-thirds innings before giving way to Mike LeBreton and Caleb Dudley in the final inning of the seven-inning contest.

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RHS boys place No. 3 in track

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BATON ROUGE — Ruston High’s boys placed No. 3 and the girls came in No. 6 at the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 4A track and field meet held at Bernie Moore Stadium on the campus of LSU on Saturday.

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Choudrant stops Simsboro

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SIMSBORO — So the lower half of the lineup isn’t usually productive in baseball, huh?
Try and tell that to Choudrant High.
The bottom three hitters for the Aggies drove in nine runs to help power the Aggies (30-4) to a 16-3 victory over Simsboro (20-11) in a Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association quarterfinal round playoff game here Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Choudrant advances into a semifinal game against either Florien or Zwolle at the state tournament to be held at Bringhurst Park in Alexandria on Friday.

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Project to recycle gray water

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Initiative in W. Monroe expected to cut Sparta usage 10 mgd
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Public awareness has risen in recent years concerning the need for conservation of the depleting Sparta Aquifer with a big educational push by the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District Commission.

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Howell regional teacher of year

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It seems like widespread recognition for teaching excellence is becoming something of a pattern in Lincoln Parish.

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Welcome Center designed to awaken history

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DUBACH — The Dogtrot capital of the world now has a fitting way to welcome visitors to the area.
The Dogtrot Welcome Center opened its doors during the Dubach Market Days on Friday and Saturday to allow residents and visitors a chance to view the restored building.
One side of the house has been restored to the historical period during which it was made popular, while the other has been turned into a gift shop and welcome center.
Whitney Chistofferson, of Dubach, examined the house on Saturday.
“It’s really cool,” Christofferson said.

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Woman commends President Obama for going after bin Laden

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White House adviser John Brennan said: President Obama’s decision to send operations after Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan on last Sunday was “what I believe was one of the most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory.”

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Reflections about mothers

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I came across something the other day. It was an article where some psychologist had reported, “Girls tend to marry men like their fathers.” I sat there and wondered if that’s why mothers cry at their daughters’ weddings.

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