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Head of Cedar Creek

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Bass gone, Yepson named interim leader
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New leadership has taken the helm at Cedar Creek School.
Andrew Yepson, interim head of school, said he has worked at the school for 20 years and has served as assistant head of school for eight years.
Yepson took the interim title approximately two weeks ago when previous Head of School Linda Bass vacated the position.

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Blueberry crops mature early

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Area blueberry growers are discovering the fruit will be ready a little earlier this year.
Robert Alexander, owner of Pops Blueberry Patch, said blueberries typically mature and are ripe for the picking around June 1 in North Louisiana.
“This year they are running two to three weeks early due to the weather,” said Alexander, whose patch north of Ruston is made up of about eight acres of blueberries.

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Ruston native wins songwriting competition

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Brockman takes home prize over 2,500 contestants
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Tracy Brockman, a Ruston native, recently won a songwriters’ competition, which included more than 2,500 contestants from 30 cities in eight different states. Brockman, a songwriter for more than a decade, who has recorded two CDs, won first place in The Songwriters contest for her song, “Home Away From Home.”
“It was an amazing experience,” Brockman said. “I met so many incredibly talented songwriters and musicians, and each of them had a story. I loved being a part of such a rich and gifted group. And the hosts of The Songwriters competition, Grammy-award-winner Brad Davis and producer/announcer Rick Parent, were so encouraging to everyone. We all learned so much, and we were all so affirmed in the process.”

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Eagles fly high again

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OCS adds baseball title to football crown
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Monroe’s Ouachita Christian High School ended the 2011-12 school year Saturday in the same way they started it: as a state champion.
In December, at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome, the Eagles captured a Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association title in football with a 23-7 victory over West St. John.
At Louisiana Tech University’s J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park Saturday afternoon, they added on a baseball championship with a 10-0 win over Morgan City Central Catholic.

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O.K.’s Corral

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Is football at a crossroads?
Say what?
Or, at the very least, is it entering a road not travelled previously, at least not in the way the game is perceived?
Unless you’ve been too involved in figuring out the latest winner in “Dancing with the Stars” or “The Bachelor,” here is the so-called “scoop” on our nation’s most popular sport:
A lot of people — players, parents, physicians seemingly at the forefront — are starting to look at the game in another manner, with a heavy emphasis on the word “cautious.”

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Hayes wrecks records

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Tech star eclipses own WAC standards
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MOSCOW, Idaho — Chelsea Hayes of Louisiana Tech University won three gold medals and set two Western Athletic Conference records on the final day of competition at the league’s annual outdoor championship meet, but the Lady Techsters finished third to end a run of seven consecutive outdoor titles at the Dan O’Brien Track and Field Complex on Friday.

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Techsters’ softball season ends

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — –Fresno State used some stellar defensive plays and a season-high 14 hits to defeat Louisiana Tech 11-2 in an elimination game of the 2012 Western Athletic Conference softball tournament Friday at the New Mexico State Softball Field.
The Bulldogs’ victory avenged a 17-7 loss to the Lady Techsters in the first game of the tournament and snapped a two-game losing streak against Tech.

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Rotary scholarships presented to two RHS seniors

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Ruston’s Rotary Club recently wrapped up its 2011-12 Student of the Year program by presenting its annual scholarship awards. According to Scholarship Program Coordinator Diane Hunter, criteria for the award included being named among the year’s Student of the Month awardees and submitting an essay that showcased the applicant’s understanding and embodiment of the Rotary commitment to service and leadership.

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Third grader wins first place in poetry contest

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Kindergarten
We had a great year in Kindergarten. April and May have been exciting months for us. In April, we took a field trip to the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in Monroe. The children really enjoyed walking through the zoo, having a picnic lunch and playing on the zoo’s playground. Thank you for having us. We had a great time.

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Students take field trips, plan ‘Operation Pack the Bags’

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Kindergarten
Kindergarteners at Glen View Elementary have been working hard all year long and we are prepared for first grade. Recently, the end of year DIBELS test was administered to all kindergarteners to identify the skills needed to become a strong reader. This has helped the students to become fluent readers and better spellers. Don’t forget to read every day this summer.

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