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Club presents check

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Lions club President Stephanie Griffin presents Jason Morgan a check from the Ruston Lions Club. Morgan has already qualified for the 2012 Olympics to be held in London, England.

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Deadline for pageant soon

The annual Corney Creek Festival pageant will be held March 17 for girls ages 6 months – 18 years of age. This pageant is held in conjunction with the annual Corney Creek Festival in Bernice, which will be held the third weekend in April. All girls who win, place as a runner up or win an award are asked to ride in the parade.
Girls ages 6 months through 8 years old will compete at 10 a.m. in dressy dresses only. Moms this is something they would wear to church. Be careful — no pageant wear.

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Supporters thanked

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council would like to thank all our donors and bidders for their support in the 2012 Silent Auction.

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Tournament helps Ruston economy

The weekends are always buzzing with activity in Ruston, but they will be even busier this Saturday as groups from all over the state take part in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s basketball playoff finals held in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Joining the crowds in the TAC will be two Lincoln Parish schools — Simsboro in Class B and Dubach in Class C — who will be competing for their respective championships just down the road from their home courts.
On top of the possible championships for Lincoln Parish, the area will also see an always-helpful bump in business with an influx of people scheduled to be here to cheer on their teams.

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Self-reliance is overrated

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Whenever I have wanted anything in my life, I have made the decision to either go after it myself, or hold off in hopes that my desire for said object or mission will wane in time. I have rarely ever thought to ask for help in attaining my goals, and in doing so, I don’t guess I have ever truly taken advantage of the perks of asking others for help achieving my goals.
I guess I have always assumed asking for help is something you do as a last resort, seeing the inability to change my own life situation without help as a weakness, but I have slowly started to see that with the more than six billion people on the planet, there is no shame in realizing you can’t do something on your own.

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The anti-Romney joke

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It was a bad night for Mitt Romney. Don’t kid yourself, Romney supporters. The mixed vote on Super Tuesday is a profound setback for the fragile front-runner. I spoke on Tuesday afternoon with a dear friend who is a key Romney supporter. The point of the call was to talk to me about consolidating the conservative support for Romney after Super Tuesday. The premise was that Rick Santorum would lose Tennessee, Ohio and North Dakota, and as a good man — and a tired candidate — would be about to drop out of the race Wednesday morning.
Wow, did Team Romney get that wrong.

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LPSO deputy injured in wreck

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Early this morning, a Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler causing him to be sent to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
Maj. Stephen Williams, public information officer, said the deputy was traveling north on Louisiana Highway 33 about to turn onto La. Hwy. 822, when he was struck from behind.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was working with Trius Trucking, from California.

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Fans pack the TAC

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18,000-plus watch first four games of ‘28’
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Three teams from North Louisiana and one from South Louisiana took home state championships on the first day of the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Farm Insurance “Top 28” tournament at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday.
Monroe Richwood stopped Bossier 67-55 for the Class 3A boys’ title, Baton Rouge Christian Life took top honors in 1A boys with a 66-60 win over White Castle, Shreveport Loyola Prep raised a championship banner for Class 3A girls with a 55-41 triumph over Albany and Louisiana New Tech (Plain Dealing) won the Class 1A girls crown with a 73-54 win over Tensas.

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Brown: Finals’ site special

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Consider:
If Salmen’s DeJuana Jackson hadn’t taken her own Road to Ruston more than two decades ago where she met her future husband, Kalani Brown would never have been born.
And if P.J. and Dee Brown hadn’t made the decision to take the Road to Slidell to live in her home town once his 15-year NBA career ended in 2008, Salmen might not journeying to Lincoln Parish Friday where the Spartans will face St. Thomas More for the Class 4A girls state championship in the same Thomas Assembly Center where Kalani’s parents were standouts at Louisiana Tech.

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’Dogs survive against Aggies

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Utah State’s Preston Medlin failed to attempt a shot in the final four seconds of the game as Louisiana Tech hung on to beat the Aggies 72-70 Thursday night at the Orleans Arena in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Bulldogs improve to 17-15 on the year, while Utah State falls to 17-15.
A three-pointer from freshman Raheem Appleby gave Tech their largest lead of the game 58-47 with 8:34 to play in the second half. The Aggies chipped away at the Bulldogs advantage and were able to pull within two with less than a minute to play.

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