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February 28th, 2014

RCT to donate proceeds to Strauss Theatre Center

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“Same Time, Next Year,” the romantic comedy written by award winning playwright Bernard Slade, is the next Ruston Community Theatre production. This play is sponsored by Gnemi Financial Services and will run at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday at The Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Get some exercise with your furry friend

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You know that exercise is good for you because it helps you maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, sleep better and increase your energy level. The great thing is that activity does the same for your pets. Not only will exercise help them live longer, but an exercising animal is also more alert and more content.
Some people believe their pets misbehave to get even for being left alone; but in reality, the cause is usually boredom from lack of exercise. Many other behavior problems like chewing, digging and barking go away once your best friend starts getting regular activity.

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Kiwanis show off local art

It’s well-known that Lincoln Parish is a cultural hub, with numerous arts-related organizations helping bring a variety of arts-programs to residents.
So, it should be no surprise that Lincoln Parish is also the home of several talented artists who haven’t finished school yet.
This week, residents can stop by the Community Trust Bank Financial Center, located at 1511 N. Trenton St., and view the art of some of these talented young people who have participated in the eighth annual Kiwanis Youth Art Festival.

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Good folks make bad weather better

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My mother despised bad weather. Severe thunderstorms, ice storms, even ominous skies sent her into a dither, and usually also straight to the grocery store to load up on provisions.
Truth be known, I think Mama was afraid of bad weather. Maybe she had good reason. As a child growing up in Shreveport in the 1930s, she’d been through the fringes of a tornado.
Her father, my grandfather, used to tell of seeing a pine straw driven by the winds into a telephone pole at a 90-degree angle. But whatever was the cause, Mama and bad weather just didn’t get along, especially in the winter.

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February 27th

Grambling races to SWAC title

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Championship ended with Grambling State lifting the title crown on Sunday at the Birmingham Crossplex. The Tigers have now won four out of the last league championships.

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Techsters, Old Dominion to renew rivalry

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NORFOLK, Va.— Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion ruled women’s college basketball during the late 1970s and early ’80s as the Lady Techsters and Lady Monarchs combined to win six national championships during a 10-year span.
The two programs will play for the 21st time at 6 p.m. tonight — the first as conference foes — when Tech travels to the Ted Constant Convocation Center to face Old Dominion. The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network

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Bulldogs to host UALR in midweek action

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Louisiana Tech continues its 12-game home stand as the Bulldogs play hosts to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in the first midweek matchup of the season at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech comes into tomorrow’s game 2-4 on the season and are coming off a 5-2 win over Conference USA foe Tulane at home. This is the first of two meetings between Louisiana Tech and UALR this season. The Bulldogs will travel to Little Rock, Ark., on April 15 for the second game at Gary Hogan Field.

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Fourth annual Soccer Fun Fest highlights Tech slate

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Louisiana Tech is gearing up for five weekends of soccer this upcoming spring season, highlighted by the fourth annual Soccer Fun Fest which will have a little extra fun to it as the team celebrates the 10th anniversary of the program.
The youthful roster is coming off a 2013 fall season which resulted in a 9-10-1 record and came within one win of earning a berth to the Conference USA tournament in their first season in the highly competitive league.
Offseason workouts have since led the team to the spring slate which opens on March 15 at Moore Park in Lafayette at the Louisiana Cup.

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February 25th

Boys basketball brackets set

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Ruston, Grambling, Simsboro to start out with home games
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Ruston High School, Grambling Laboratory High School and Simsboro High School will all start the 2014 boys basketball playoffs at home as Louisiana High School Athletic Associations brackets were released Monday.
The Bearcats (20-9), seeded No. 12 in the 5A bracket, are set to play host to 12st-seeded Jesuit (14-10) at 7 p.m. Friday in first-round action.
“Jesuit is a very good team,” RHS coach Bakari Beckwith said. “There is parody across the board in 5A this year. This will be a challenge for us, we will have to bring our ‘A’ game.”

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SHS girls sink Saline

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SIMSBORO — The Simsboro High School Lady Tigers moved on to the Class B basketball quarterfinals Monday as they defeated Saline 59-47 at the SHS gym.
Eighth grader Jesse Anderson led SHS with 18 points, senior T’keya Murphy added 13 points, junior Emari Gipson hit for 12 points and eighth grader Jade Anderson chipped in with seven.

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