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April 24th, 2014

RHS rallies up RES pep, test prep

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Ruston Elementary would like to give a big thank you to the Ruston High cheerleaders and football players. They came to our school and helped us get pumped up and ready for the test! The students and teachers enjoyed the skit, games and chants that they taught us! We know that we were ready for the test after that pep rally!
Third-grade news

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Hillcrest Elementary Honor Roll

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First grade:

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Crawfish Boil benefits MOD

In the past four years, Community Trust Bank has raised more than $40,000 for the March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
The money raised has been through various avenues such as jean days and of course their annual Crawfish Boil.
Set for 4-7 p.m. Friday, Community Trust Bank’s Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction will also feature live music.

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Flipping to flop out

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Just because you’re from Louisiana, doesn’t mean crawfishing is OK.
I can’t help but feel as if everything Jindal says concerning Common Core at this point is laced with insincerity and hidden motives. There has been rumor of Jindal having higher aspirations than those which are gubernatorial but he may flip so much that he flops himself out of political graces altogether.

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Tech softball falls in heartbreaker

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NATCHITOCHES — Kelly Kincannon gave Northwestern State an early 3-0 lead with her first inning home run.
And every time Louisiana Tech thought it had an answer, Kincannon had her own.
Kincannon’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning led Northwestern State to an 8-7 victory over Louisiana Tech before 332 fans at the Lady Demon Diamond Wednesday night.

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RHS teams win in Haughton

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The Ruston High School boys and girls track team each captured first place last week at the Haughton track meet. The RHS boys totaled 96.5 points, beating Airline (79.0), Haughton (76.5), Parkway (55) and Benton (44). Pictured above is Ruston’s James Davison placing second in the 1,600m run with a time of 4:44.06. Ruston’s Lady Bearcats won with 153 points, easily outdistancing Natchitoches Central (72), Parkway (69), Benton (48) and Haughton (41). Pictured below is Ruston’s Keke Wright winning the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.37.

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ULM baseball edges past Grambling, 3-2

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MONROE — Kodie Tidwell belted his first homer of the season to give ULM a 3-2 walkoff win Wednesday afternoon at Warhawk Field.
Grambling State (12-27) plated the first runs of the game with a pair of runs (one earned, one unearned) in the top of the first inning.
That would be all the runs the Tigers would score on Wednesday.
ULM (17-26) finally broke through with a pair of runs in the home half of the seventh inning. With the bases loaded, Tidwell tied the game with a two-RBI single up the middle as Dalton Todd and Josh Faciane came in to score.

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GSU students approve athletics fee

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Grambling State University’s athletic programs will get a finanical boost beginning in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.
After students voted against the athletics fee last year, university officials launched an awareness campaign to show the need for another mandatory fee.
The fee will become effective in the fall. Each student will be assessed $100 per semester.

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April 23rd

Hillcrest Elementary turning 90

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Hillcrest Elementary School is asking residents in the area to help them celebrate their upcoming 90th anniversary, and one way they can do this is to donate memorabilia.
“Anyone in the community who can bring items related to Hillcrest would be greatly appreciated,” Principal Patrice Hilton said. “We are very proud of our students and our school.”
The Hillcrest faculty plans on hosting an event to celebrate the occasion from 2-3 p.m. Sunday. They hope to have as many historic souvenirs, mementos and collectibles on display as possible for the enjoyment of those who attend.

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Wreck holds up line of vehicles

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At approximately 9:50 a.m.Tuesday, an accident occured at the 97 mile marker on Interstate 20. According to the Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Albert Paxton, the accident involved three vehicles, with one person being transported for minor injuries. Charles Black, of Ouachita Parish, was reportedly the cause of the wreck. Black was reportedly driving a 2011 GMC Sierra when he reportedly failed to see an Entergy truck (above) in front of him, driven by Michael Ward. Black swerved to miss Ward and sideswiped the vehicle.

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