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Ramon finishes strong for ’Dogs

Finishing out his two-year stay with the Bulldogs, Ramon started at second base in 54 out of 58 appearances and wound up as one of the top 15 ranked hitters in the Western Athletic Conference.
He had a .342 average that left him ranked No. 11 among all players in the league.
It wasn’t just the numbers that made for a 360 degrees’ advance from a year ago, but also the fact that the Corpus Christi product was
announced on Monday as a member of the 2006 WAC All-Tournament team.

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Closures good for city

The newest bit of construction on Farmerville Street will greatly increase driver and pedestrian safety in that area. Traffic flows quickly in that area with few chances to make a left from Mississippi Avenue.
The city made a wise move when it voted to fix this area so it will be less likely for a vehicular accident to occur.
Construction can also be seen as a sign of a growing city. With the opening of Lowe’s and the future opening of the movie theater, we are glad to see that our southern side of the city and the Service Road have not been forgotten.

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Leadership strong in Ruston

My editor, Chuck, and I discussed this before I went to my interview with Pastor Chris. He said, “Ruston loves being involved with churches and their pastors,” and I think this is very true.
There are dozens of churches with various denominations scattered throughout Lincoln Parish, and many of them have very high attendance rates. Several of our prominent area leaders, such as college presidents, mayors and educators attend our local churches, ready and willing to listen to their pastor, priest or reverend.

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Soldiers receive gifts from home

“So we started this project, and in order to collect the movies, we decided instead of asking for money, we would ask them to donate used music CDs,” Moore said. “We exchanged them for DVDs at the music and movies store, and now we have several branches of the Movies from Home project operating in Iraq.”
Local sponsors of this project include Ruston Rotary, Ruston Pack & Mail, Sam Goody and Blockbuster Video, which provide supplies, drop-off locations and exchange services. Other drop-off boxes include each of the residence halls on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.

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