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4-H recognizes Tractor Supply Company of Ruston

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Tractor Supply Company of Ruston recently received recognition for helping the 4-H Youth Development Organization.  Tractor Supply Company of Ruston met the transaction percentage goal for Paper Clover donations during the Fall Tractor Supply Company Paper Clover promotion that was held in September and October of 2011. This means that the Tractor Supply Company of Ruston met its goal of number of transactions in their store to also include a Paper Clover purchase.  LSU AgCenter/Lincoln Parish 4-H presented Tractor Supply Company of Ruston with a certificate. Lincoln Parish 4-H agents, youth and parents were there to thank Tractor Supply Company of Ruston for their hard work in helping raise money for the local 4-H Youth Development Program.

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Grambling State wins entrepreneurship grant

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The Delta Regional Authority and the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) are partnering on an initiative to create more small businesses and more jobs in the 252 counties and parishes in eight states that make up the federally-designated Delta Regional Authority. 
The objective of the multi-year project is to increase the capacity for communities to train, support and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs, and to accelerate the number of new ventures created each year throughout the region. The cornerstone of the project is the nationally recognized Operation JumpStartSM entrepreneurship development program offered by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University.

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Mulkey:A lock for Springfield

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Ex-Techster has impressive resume for Naismith Hall
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Attention: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame voters.
Start getting your ballots ready.
Just for future reference, may I suggest to jot down the name of Kim Mulkey when she is placed on the nomination list.
In case any of you haven’t given it a thought just yet — it’s understandable, given that she is really just getting started on her impressive resume — she should be a lock, a shoo-in and a no-brainer for induction into the coveted shrine located in Springfield, Mass.
Three former Lincoln Parish hoops’ legends are already there: Willis Reed, Karl Malone and Leon Barmore.

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Coaches’ clinic set by LHSAA

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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association is more than an organization that supports student-athletes.
It also works to support, educate and encourage coaches, athletic directors, fans and just about every other participant in high school athletics whether in the stands or on the court. Coaches are some of the most important people in high school student-athletes’ lives; therefore, it is our responsibility to ensure that they are prepared for that role. They serve as community leaders and role models in fostering the development — both in life skills and athletic abilities — of our state’s student-athletes.

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Creek golfers capture title

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The perennially successful Cedar Creek High School golf team recently captured championship honors at the 2012 St. Louis Invitational held at the Lake Charles Golf and Country Club and the Koasati Pines Country Club. The Cougars, a member of Class 1A in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, finished with the title by taking an eight-stroke advantage over Class 5A affiliated schools Sulphur and Lake Charles Barbe. Leading the way for the Cougars were Jordan Cole and Brandon Newton with a share of fourth place, Matthew Moss with a ninth place tie, Johnny Maxwell with a share of the No. 11 position and Scott Barron with a co-No. 28 finish.

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Turkey season: A different start

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The sun is still a couple hours over on the other side of dark, the time I usually crawl out of bed, make coffee, grab my hunting gear and head for the woods. The spring turkey season is going full tilt and for the past 20 years, I’ve been one of those eager participants who sacrifice sleep to get to go out and do battle with a wary old gobbler.
Instead of hearing the alarm trip, though, bright lights assault my eyes as the cheery voice of a night shift nurse greet me with a “Good morning Mr. Harris. I need to draw some blood, check your blood pressure and temperature.”

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Big gobbler for Taylor

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Garrett Taylor killed a big gobbler while recently hunting with his dad, Dustin and uncle, Daniel Taylor, on Tucker Town Hunting Club in Union Parish during this year’s youth hunt. Using a 20-gauge shotgun, Taylor downed the gobbler with one shot at 15 yards. At five years old, he is one of the youngest hunters to kill a gobbler in the area.

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Donohoe to be speaker at Techsters’ banquet

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Louisiana Tech University alum and longtime NCAA Division I women’s basketball administrator Sue Donohoe will be the featured speaker at the Lady Techster Appreciation Banquet on April 20.
The annual banquet will be held at the Tech Student Center starting at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $20 per person and $240 for a table of eight.

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Local woman loves cooking

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When Raunda Williams and her husband Doug moved back to the Lincoln Parish area, it was a breath of fresh air.
Doug is the head football coach at Grambling State University. And while Raunda is working on her doctorate, she said she loves cooking and being in the kitchen.

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Mansions, babies bring new insight to life

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After a week together, all the relatives have gone home. I found myself once again having breakfast mid-morning with only Wes and Mary Hilan, drinking coffee and sitting around the table reading the morning paper. My section is the Metro, which is about eight pages, and where I find more local type news.
This time there was a big picture on the front page of a mansion for sale. I am bowled over. The house has 46,000 squarefeet, contains a bowling alley, theater and a staffed beauty salon for milady. Any woman would tell you that is luxury — just dress and go down to get your hair and face made up for the day. There are many other accouterments I don’t have space to mention. Another thing that interested me was that in order to attend the sale of this house you had to pay $250,000.

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