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April 30th

Four ’Dogs ink free agent pacts

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Cole, Creer, Broha, Carter will get chance to play in NFL

Overlooked in the recent three-day draft, former Louisiana Tech University stars Adrien Cole and Lennon Creer will get their chance to play in the NFL after all.
So will two of their ex-Bulldogs’ teammates.
Linebacker Cole and running back Creer have been signed as free agents by the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins, respectively.
Also heading into training camps later this summer with a chance to play at the game’s ultimate level will be former Tech standouts Matt Broha at defensive end with the New York Giants and defensive back Terry Carter with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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G-Men sweep TSU

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University (20-21, 12-9) waltzed to a 22-6 victory Sunday to complete a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference sweep over Texas Southern University (23-23, 8-15) at Wilbert Ellis Park.
The Tigers were 10-9 and 6-2 winners in a doubleheader Saturday.

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Parish trio places in Top 25

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Moss, Haddox, Newton finish high at junior tourney

Matthew Moss of Choudrant placed in the Top 20 and Ruston’s Mitchell Haddox and Brandon Newton finished in the Top 25 at the annual Under Armour/Vicky Hurst golf championships that concluded at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club course Sunday.
Moss had a scorecard reading 76-77-153 and shared the No. 20 slot with five other players.
Haddox ended with a 72-82-154 and Newton had a 74-80-154 to place in the No. 23 slot with two other golfers. In the girls’ division, Ruston’s Isabella Vigna closed out with a score of 100-96-196.

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April 28th

Gun and Knife Show continues

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The spring Gun and Knife Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Ruston Civic Center. Admission to the event, put on by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, is $7. More than 100 vendors will be selling all sorts of guns and knifes, as well as gear and accessories. Antique firearms, coins, jewelry and other unique items are also for sale.

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Living Well inside

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Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner.
Residents looking for spring gardening tips or summer ideas are in for a treat with the April edition of Living Well magazine, which can be found inside.
Living Well Editor Elizabeth DeGrie said this edition is filled to the brim with good information. From ways to stay active to parenting information, there is a little bit of everything in this edition.
“Articles in this edition focus on hot topics like what’s on tap this summer at Ruston Parks and Recreation, skin cancer and the need for pet adoptions,” DeGrie said. “Being an avid reader, I’m personally most excited about the article focusing on the Lincoln Parish Library and how it has changed during its 50 years of service.”

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Marching for the babies

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On Saturday, more than 100 area residents came out to help fight for the health of babies everywhere by participating in the 2012 March for Babies, sponsored by the March of Dimes.
After engaging in a brief warm-up, participants left the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center, walking towards Joe Aillet Stadium.
The trek encompassed all of Louisiana Tech University’s main campus and ended back at the intramural center. The entire march lasted approximately 3.5 miles. Food and refreshments were awaiting the participants upon their return.

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Reforming education

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Local private schools discuss voucher bill

No one is quite certain exactly what effect the new state legislation allowing students from schools with School Performance Scores of C, D or F to use state vouchers to attend private schools will have on Lincoln Parish.
Overall, most legislators and education leaders believe it will have minimal effect, and information recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education, as well as comments from local private institution leaders, make it appear that will indeed be the case.
The leaders of the parish’s three private schools – Cedar Creek School, Bethel Christian School and New Living Word School — all say that the rigorous admission standards that are currently in place will remain in place.

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DART to hold radiothon Thursday

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On Thursday, Super 1 Foods, will play host to a 12-hour radiothon sponsored by the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team in conjunction with KRLQ 94.1 FM, The Q in an effort to raise $35,000 to combat domestic violence.
During the live broadcast, lasting from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., DART will accept donations while advocates of domestic abuse victims speak on the radio three times per hour.
According to Deb Faircloth, a community advocate with DART, the purpose of the radiothon is not only to raise money but also to spread awareness.

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Display serves as warning

The Lives Lost to Alcohol silhouettes temporarily displayed next to Temple Baptist Church serve as a reminder of the dangers of what can happen when you drink and drive.
These silhouettes are important when it comes to making people aware of those dangers, and illustrate a stark reality by the fact that each one represents an alcohol-related death in Lincoln Parish in recent years.
When talking about drinking and driving, it is easy to feel like it would never happen to us, like we would never be the victim of such a thing or get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol.

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Resident criticizes leadership

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Was he brazen or not? Recently our President challenged the Supreme Court to uphold his health care overhaul. He says this was a law passed by a “strong majority” of a democratically elected Congress. Was it? I thought it was straight down party lines. All Democrats voted for it, without even reading it; all Republicans voted against it. That doesn’t sound like a strong majority to me.
Why is our President issuing a challenge to the Supreme Court to approve what he wants? As a former social studies teacher, I always taught that Congress made the laws, the Executive Department enforced the laws, and the Supreme Court interpreted the laws. When did that change?

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