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July 26th

Experience local theater groups, shows

For those who read last Sunday’s edition of the Ruston Daily Leader, inside was this summer’s Living Well magazine.
Flipping through the pages, readers could enjoy topics such as a personal weight loss achievement story, a fashion feature article and protecting oneself in this age of technology.
Also amongst those articles, “Setting the Stage,” spotlighted the upcoming production season for Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University, the Dixie Center for the Arts and the Ruston Community Theatre.

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Don't leave kids in hot vehicles

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We are now in what is traditionally one of the hottest months of the year.
A year ago in July very few people could stand to be inside my house because the temperature was so high. This is because I tend to get cold more easily than most, and will oftentimes stick to a fan instead of an air-conditioner to save money on utility bills. 
But these days, I splurge and turn the air on a little more often, since there is a baby in the house. After all, he cannot verbalize that he is overheated, so it’s up to me to check on him to see if he is sweating or showing other signs of discomfort when it seems a little hot.

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Changing TV worlds

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As I was sitting watching television, the usual remote control battle became a match similar to a sword fight from “Star Wars.”
This is typical when trying to have people of various generations agree to find a television show everyone would enjoy. I tend to watch shows in which women take a strong leadership role in the family, as I play the leadership role in my home. Therefore, when watching television, I relate to these television premieres. This is hard for the children, as one wants to watch “Spongebob”

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LSU AgCenter hosts sewing workshop

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Eighteen young ladies participated in the LSU AgCenter Sewing Workshop conducted by LSU AgCenter Extension Agent Cathy Judd and volunteer leaders Beth Liberatos, Pam Andermann, Kathy Garner, Beth Gates and Deborah Emory. At the three-day workshop youth made fabric flowers, tote bags and skirts. Pictured above are (right to left) Destiny Jones, Carly Strickland, Jasmine McTyer, Katie Emory, Hope Simpson, Danielle Gates, Madeline Keen, Savannah Phillips, Victory Gates and Alex Ledet.

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No surprise: Tech is top pick

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No surprises came out of Thursday’s Western Athletic Conference “Football Media Day” in Las Vegas, Nev., at least not pertaining to who is favored to capture this year’s championship.
That was clear, just as it has been in numerous other preseason polls announced in recent weeks.
Louisiana Tech University was the outright choice to repeat as champs, in polls conducted among head coaches and media outlets who cover league teams.

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‘Jam at Joe ’ sets title sponsors

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The Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that Northern Louisiana Medical Center and QuickCARE of Ruston have signed on as the title sponsors for the 2012 “Jam at the Joe” high school football jamboree. Jam at the Joe will take place on Aug. 25 at Joe Aillet Stadium, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

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Ellis to host skills’ clinic for baseball

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Wilbert Ellis has had a lifelong passion with the game of baseball.
And because of it, it’s provided a plethora of enjoyable moments through the years, among them being close friends with the late George Steinbrenner, hosting the New York Yankees in exhibition games at Grambling State University and being an annual director for various NCAA-sanctioned postseason tournaments.

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Jackson Parish adds to Hall of Fame list

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JONESBORO — Five new members were inducted into the Jackson Parish Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 21st. Talton Barron, Clotee Cowans-Richardson, Charles Pixley, Llewellyn Starks, and Larry Toms brought the membership up to 22 at the fourth annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Jonesboro.

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N O T I C E Sealed bids for the following

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Sealed bids for the following will be received by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Procurement Section, Headquarters Administration Building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, 4th Floor East Wing S-447, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Telephone number (225/379-1444) until 10:00 A.M., FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012. No bids will be accepted after this hour. At 10:00 A.M. of the same day and date, they will be publicly opened and read in the Headquarters Administration Building, 4th Floor East Wing S-447.
SOLICITATION/RFx NUMBER 3000001231

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Martha Sue Winkle Fast

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Sue Winkle Fast, age 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Lake Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Lake Lawn Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will immediately precede the service and will last from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.. Mrs. Fast was born on February 16, 1931, and passed away at her home in Ruston on Sunday, July 22, 2012, following a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Christian August Fast Jr., and her sisters Ellen Burton and Jean Barnett.

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