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February 5th, 2014

Tech softball tourney starts Friday

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Schedule features six teams set to play 15 games
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For the first time since 2008, Louisiana Tech will open the season at home as it hosts the three-day, six-team, 15-game tournament starting Friday and running through Sunday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tickets for the Lady Techster Invitational are $10 per day for adults ($5 for youth age 3-17) and $20 for a three-day, all-tournament pass ($10 for youth). Tickets can only be purchased at the facility on days of competition with CASH ONLY. Credit cards, debit cards nor checks will be accepted.

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Cedar Creek falls against Haynesville

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Cedar Creek Cougars’ head coach Kyle Kavanaugh has watched his class of 2014 seniors grow since they were in eighth grade.
“With the exception of (Sam) McIntire, who started playing basketball his sophomore year, I coached these guys since (Amateur Athletic Union) their eighth grade year,” Kavanaugh said.
Seniors Garland and William Pipes, Shilo Perry and Jordan Williams were the first freshmen Kavanaugh coached when he joined Cedar Creek four years ago.

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Lady Cougars scratch out district win, 30-25

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Head coach Katie Eagles and her Cedar Creek Cougars are as close to solidifying a playoff berth as you can get.
The top 32 in 1A girls basketball power ranking fill up the playoff spots. They are number 33.
The Cougars improved their odds last night by defeating district rivals Haynesville Golden Tornadoes in a nail bitter, 30-25, for Senior Night.
“(Our girls) executed our game plan well,” Eagles said. “We struggled to make our shots and it made it a closer game than what we wanted it to be.”

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City wastewater audit receives excellent report

On the surface, the quality of Ruston’s wastewater doesn’t sound too exciting. But before writing off a report given Monday to the city’s board of aldermen as just another bureaucratic requirement, look again.
The 2013 annual water pollution prevention audit found Ruston’s wastewater to be in excellent condition. Calculations in the report are based on the monthly flow to the municipal wastewater treatment plant measured over one year, coupled with scientific data determining toxicity and the number of times the plant may have exceeded permit limits for pollutants as well as capacity.

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Hollingsworth, a pillar of Ruston

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Dan Hollingsworth never planned to go into politics. He wanted to own his own broadcast facility. So, in 1954, he went to work for a Mississippi television station as a transmitter engineer.

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It’s better than it was and not as good as it could be

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I didn't do the job as well as I should have but it's better than it was.
That's how I deal with imperfection.
Recovering from two broken bones in my left foot, having pins put in on Sept. 23, 2013, gives me a fresh view of dealing with what has to be done to survive.
Oh well, that isn't what this story is all about.
Ninety-four-year-old author and World War II hero, Ken Cochran, put it this way on his "after thought" list.
"If you expect your friends to be perfect you will be all alone."
Truer words were never spoken.

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Ruston Lions Club

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Stephanie Reeves with Legacy Hospice spoke to the Ruston Lions Club at the noon meeting held recently. Reeves informed the group of the emphasis and treatment provided by the hospice provider.

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Concert to kick off Tech anniversary

Two of Louisiana Tech University’s former students will return to campus to perform in a School of Performing Arts’ scholarship fundraiser concert on Feb. 13.
Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will kick off a series of signature events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tech’s School of Performing Arts.
The band will perform a wide array of classic American music ranging from The Rat Pack, Michael Bublé and Andy Williams to Ray Charles, Elvis and Johnny Cash.

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February 4th

Celebrating the ‘Masterpiece of Life’

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Schools recognize students, teachers for excellence
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The sixth annual Lincoln Parish Schools Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala was held Monday night in the Ruston Civic Center as outstanding scholars and educators from every level of education were recognized for going above and beyond.
“A strong education system is an important part of a strong, growing economy,” said Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce president Judy Copeland. “We are fortunate in this parish to have so many who understand this.”

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Ruston on board

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Aldermen OK $16K for D’Arbonne property bid
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Ruston’s Board of Alderman has agreed to spend $16,250 as its share of a possible bid on property in Union Parish that could become the site of a water treatment plant aimed at helping to lessen the drawdown on the beleaguered Sparta Aquifer.
The Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative, of which the city of Ruston is a part, wants just more than 21 acres located in the old D’Arbonne State Park in Farmerville upon which to build the plant that would treat lake water for domestic use in Ruston and Farmerville.

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