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Bearcats to take the Dixie stage

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For the fifth year in a row, choral students at Ruston High School will take the stage of the Dixie Center for the Arts for their annual Bearcats on Broadway performance.
Mindy Martin, RHS choral director, said the money raised from the annual event will go toward updates.
“In the past year our choir has grown massively,” she said. “So we need to update a lot of stuff. We will be updating the choral library as well as our choral music.”

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Fundraisers set to benefit March for Babies

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The March for Babies is drawing near and local teams are pulling out all the stops to reach their campaign goals.
Chenia Jones, of Dr. Landon Smith’s office, said they have raised about $2,000 with 4D ultrasounds.
“We’re close to our goal,” she said. “But we’re planning on doing more fundraisers over the next few weeks to meet out goal.”

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SOCA 5K on tap

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The fourth annual SOCA (South of California Avenue) Sprint 5K is set for 9:30 a.m. April 28 at Mays Chapel Church, located at 601 W. Line Ave. Early registration for the event ends Saturday. Early registration costs $75 for a team of five members and $20 for individuals, which includes lunch and a T-shirt. More information about the event can be found on the organization’s website at www.socak5K.com. Residents can register, pay their entry fee or make a donation on the website.

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Lake Commission OKs water contract

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The Lake D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District made a move during Monday’s monthly meeting to do its part to help and try to save the depleting Sparta Aquifer.
And Lake D’Arbonne could benefit from the plan as well.
Commissioners for the Lake Watershed District passed a motion authorizing President Noel James to “execute all instruments, including purchase agreements and acts of sale, related to the Water Project, and to execute any and all other documents necessary to complete said Water Project, and to execute any documents pursuant to such terms and conditions he shall deem advisable subject to the approval of the engineer of the board and the attorney for the board.”

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The importance of soil testing, weed killing

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Soil has everything to do with the vitality of your lawn and garden, but it is often overlooked. So, why should you have your soil tested? If you like Azaleas for example, a high pH (basic soil) will never permit that stunning spring foliage.
A soil with insufficient nutrients will not support a robust garden. Many times homeowners have soil samples done when plants are in trouble.

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Professor warns historians in article

All historians should be more careful about their work after reading the latest article written by Louisiana Tech professor of history Stephen Webre.
“Family and Descendants of Bernal Díaz del Castillo: A Seventeenth-Century Episode with a Warning to All Historians,” appears in Spanish in the current issue of the journal “Anales,” published by the Guatemalan Academy of Geography and History.

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Poet Laureate to visit RHS

On Wednesday, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council will bring current Louisiana Poet Laureate, Julie Kane, to Ruston High School for a reading. Kane will speak to English students, with a reading of her selected poetry followed by time for questions.
She has three poetry books published and is also the co-editor, with Grace Bauer, of “Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox,” which was a finalist for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance book prize in poetry; and the associate editor for “20th-century poetry of Voices of the American South, the Longman anthology of Southern literature” (2005). With Kiem Do, she co-authored the nonfiction Vietnam memoir “Counterpart: A South Vietnamese Naval Officer’s War,” which became a History Book Club Featured Alternate Selection.

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’Dogs host NSU

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Before returning to the road, Louisiana Tech University stays close to home for back-to-back games against area opponents.
First up, there’s a 6 p.m. contest tonight against Northwestern State University at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Then, on Wednesday, at the same time, the Bulldogs go to Grambling State University for a meeting of Lincoln Parish rivals.

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Taylor’s Topics

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While I should have been enjoying my time watching March Madness over the past few weeks, sadly I have only been concerned with the news out of New Orleans that I am almost positive half the U.S. is familiar with at this point.
That’s right, the suspensions have been handed down for the “Who Dats” and I must say, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell really proved his point with the length and magnitude of the suspensions he handed out.
The most notable would have to be Saints head coach Sean Payton, who, starting April 1, will be suspended from the league, without pay I might add, for one full season.

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Sadler pitches Aggies to win

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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant High’s baseball team got a superb pitching performance out of Heath Sadler in a 6-1 weekend victory over Summerfield High.
Sadler worked seven solid innings and ended with 12 strikeouts and didn’t issue an earned run while giving up only two hits and three walks.
Hunter Antley reached base three times for the Aggies’ offense and scored once while registering a run batted in and a single.

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