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Grambling votes close

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Town blocks clerk position, votes for trailer removal

The votes were close on the first two items on Grambling’s agenda Thursday night at their April monthly council meeting, leaving the town with a new amended property contract and the public works department one possible clerk short.
In a 3-2 vote, the town passed the approval to amend the property contract they had with Darrell Street for property on West College Avenue in the town.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones said the town originally went into negotiations for the property because it is near the town’s water well No. 5, and it is legally required for the town to have land within 100 square foot radius of the well.

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Hunting Easter eggs in Choudrant

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Sunny spring weather, decorative baskets, dyed and plastic eggs that crack open to reveal candy and other treats — all the perfect ingredients for an Easter egg hunt.
The Village of Choudrant is gearing up for their annual Easter event in Choudrant Park that will include an Easter egg hunt among other activities for children and families in the area.
“It is great seeing the community come together for an event like this,” said Beth Zachary, who is chairing the Easter egg hunt this year. “The kids really enjoy it, and their parents enjoy watching them hunt for the eggs.”

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Easter holiday travel safety

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As the Easter holiday and spring break approaches, Louisiana State Police reminds motorists about driving safely and properly using the seatbelt restraints inside their vehicles for all occupants.
Last year, Louisiana State Police investigated 399 crashes on state highways during the Easter holiday weekend resulting in the injury of 269 people. Troopers also investigated 10 fatal crashes resulting in 10 deaths throughout the state during this same weekend.  The common factors in those fatal crashes were lack of seatbelt use, impaired drivers and speed.

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Hooshang’s abstracts, florals in new exhibit

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Art Innovations will abound with colorful abstraction and blossom with florals during a solo exhibit by Ruston artist Hooshang Khorasani.
One portion of the show is called “Spring Color Storm” and the other, “Spring Flower Show.” A flier for the event terms the floral segment “a celebration that causes all bouquets on canvas to be sold at 50 percent off regular price. These flowers last much longer, and you can enjoy them for many springs to come.”

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2012 Kiwanis Youth Festival Art Show

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The Ruston Kiwanis Club held its sixth annual Kiwanis Youth Festival Art Show throughout the week of February 21-24. In total, 120 art objects were displayed in the lobby of Community Trust Bank Financial Center by Lincoln Parish high school students. A large number of people in the community reviewed the art work. Community Trust Bank hosted an awards reception for the students, their parents, and Kiwanians on February 21.

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’Dogs have big plays

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Offense, defense lead Tech scrimmage
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A complete, consistent performance is what coaching staffs are looking for in scrimmages and Sonny Dykes and his assistants appeared to have gotten that very thing for Louisiana Tech University’s football team at Joe Aillet Stadium Thursday.
Both the offense and defense had big plays and moments during the third scrimmage of the spring.
“It was another competitive scrimmage,” Head Coach Dykes said. “I thought we made some big plays offensively and thought our defense did a good job early. The first team flew around and made plays on third down. It was a good, competitive, hard fought scrimmage.”

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Tech golfers seeking first NCAA berth

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Louisiana Tech University head golf coach Jeff Parks’ message every day to his Bulldog players is simple: focus on the next shot.
Parks, who is in his third season as LA Tech’s head coach, doesn’t want his players living in the future and reliving the past. It’s a mindset that he wants engrained into his team’s collective thought process during practice and during events.
However, as the coach, Parks has the luxury of looking further into the future.

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Tech sports: A busy weekend

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Mize meet, diamond action scheduled
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Louisiana Tech University’s nationally acclaimed track and field program returns home this weekend to host the annual Jim Mize Invitational at the Jim Mize Track and Field Facility Saturday.
Throwing events start at noon with running events beginning at 4 p.m.
Four-time All-American Chelsea Hayes is scheduled to compete in the long jump at 2 p.m., just a week after she recorded the world’s best mark of the year at the Texas Relays with a wind-aided jump of 22-6.25.

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RHS edged by West Monroe. 14-13

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Ruston High School and West Monroe High School will resume their District 2-5A series here today after the Rebels escaped with a 14-13 home victory Thursday afternoon.
The Bearcats (17-6) had a 10-4 lead off of the strong five innings of pitching from Nick Letendre before the Rebels came back to take the win.
Ruston and WMHS play a doubleheader at the Bearcats’ diamond located on Ball Park Road today starting at 4 p.m. with a junior varsity game and followed by a contest of the varsity squads at 6 p.m.

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RHS tracksters feature balance

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Special to the Leader
The Ruston High Track and Field continues their season of success as they enter into their last four meets of the season.
A recap from last week at the “Hoss” Garrett Relays featured several top finishers for the Lady Bearcats.
Sara Jones was tops in the pole vault. Quanese Young captured second place in both high jump and long jump.

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