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Hunting eggs

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CHOUDRANT — Glimmering, multi-colored Easter eggs were scattered in front of Choudrant Town Hall Saturday morning, as children got ready to participate in an Easter egg hunt.
The 3 and under age group tugged on the caution tape that surrounded the eggs, anxious to start hunting as they twirled their bright Easter baskets in their hands.
Celeste Butler, clerk for the village of Choudrant, approached the tape and explained the rules to the children and their parents who would hunt with them.
“Let the hunt begin!” Butler said.

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Jury to meet Tuesday

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is slated to meet for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Included among the jury’s planned business are plans to adopt a grievance procedure for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant program, execute contracts for a local road safety program for the Dick’s Store Road and Mondy Road intersection and plans to possibly consider opposing legislation regarding the reduction of Civil Jury threshold
amounts and regarding building permit and inspection fees.

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Village shows support

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SIMSBORO — There were many proclamations made at the Simsboro town hall meeting last Monday evening.
From the success of the Simsboro High School boys’ basketball team and certain events like Autism Awareness Day and Fair Housing Month, the village of Simsboro showed their support and appreciation for the community and their efforts.

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Farmerville eyes development south of Lake D’Arbonne

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For more than two years, 50 prime, cleared acres south of Lake D’Arbonne have been eagerly waiting to be developed. That wait is over.
The corner of Louisiana Highways 15 and 33, already home to one of Union Parish’s premier businesses — Thomas Nursery and Feed — is poised to become an economic hub.
Recently, D’Arbonne Woods announced plans to build a new school building on 27 acres purchased from Union Property Rentals LLC facing La. 33 across from Thomas Nursery.

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Teddy Allen: A love letter to Augusta

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If you’re a huge fan of sports, there are some things that simply must make your “bucket list” of events to see before you leave this earth.
World Series, Summer Olympic Games, Cooperstown, BCS championship game.
And, naturally, the Masters.
Golf’s greatest and most beloved event just might be at the very top of that list.
Teddy Allen, a longtime friend and fellow writer, is soaking in the atmosphere of Augusta this weekend (lucky guy, he is).

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Tech’s Hayes: A big leap

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For the only time that track and field fans in Ruston and Lincoln Parish will get to see her perform at home, Chelsea Hayes didn’t disappoint Saturday afternoon.
The All-American and U.S. Olympic Team hopeful for Louisiana Tech University established a new facility record in the women’s long jump with a leap of 21-8.75 at the annual Jim Mize Invitational.

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Techsters sweep past NMSU

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Michelle Jones and Janna Frandrup recorded impressive complete-game performances on the circle and Louisiana Tech University hit three home runs in a doubleheader sweep of defending Western Athletic Conference champion New Mexico State Saturday.
Tech (18-19, 5-3 WAC) won the first game 4-0 and then came back to win the nightcap 5-1, sweeping the three-game series from the Aggies after prevailing 6-2 in Friday’s opener. Tech is now in a two-way tie for fourth place in the highly competitive Western Athletic Conference.
Jones took the ball in the first game and controlled New Mexico State’s offense the entire afternoon, limiting the Aggies to only three hits and three walks while striking out three in her third shutout of the season.

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RHS nips West Monroe, 5-4

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Eric Goree had a huge single after Ivan Wilson tripled in the seventh inning to give Ruston High a 5-4 District 2-5A baseball victory over West Monroe at the Bearcats’ diamond Saturday.
The victory came on the day after the two longtime league rivals had collided in a high-scoring contest in West Monroe, where the Rebels squeezed out a 14-13 victory.
On Saturday, it was Ruston High getting the win, thanks to the clutch hitting of the Goree-Wilson tandem along with a big three-run home run by sophomore Shelton Wooley.

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Chandler leads Simsboro

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In a North versus South Louisiana matchup weekend, It took 10 innings, but the Simsboro Tigers managed to put away Zwolle 6-5 on Friday at Downsville.
With the score tied at five, Ben Boydstun came to the plate and singled, bringing home David Dowling. Caleb Smith racked up three runs batted in for Simsboro.

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Participate in activities this holiday

Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, today is Easter, and this morning, thousands of children awoke to search for candy, trinkets and eggs hidden by Peter Cottontail. Many others will be heading off extra early to attend one of the many Sunrise services that take place every year on Easter Sunday.

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