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February 28th

Ruston Community Theatre’s ‘Anybody Out There’ to begin March 7

The first performance of Ruston Community Theatre’s “Anybody Out There?” will begin at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts. The play, written by John Patrick and produced with special arrangement from Dramatists Play Service, will run through March 10.

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’Dogs square off against Aggies

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Tech has key WAC battle at home tonight
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In the week that they made it into the Associated Press Top 25 poll, it is only fitting that Louisiana Tech University will be going after season victory No. 25 at the Thomas Assembly Center tonight.
But that mark, plus a 16-game winning streak that now ranks as second best in the nation, is the least of the concerns for Head Coach Michael White and his Western Athletic Conference-leading club.

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Cameron, Patton look to next level

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Ex-Tech stars hope to get boost from Combine appearance
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INDIANAPOLIS — Although he played at a small school, former Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron believes he has what it takes to be a quarterback at the next level.
And last weekend, he aimed to do that in front of coaches and scouts at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Cameron, the younger brother of Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron, was a throwing quarterback at this year’s Combine, meaning he was brought to Indianapolis for the specific purpose of throwing to the draft-eligible wide receivers, tight ends and running backs.

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RHS, Creek set for Altick Classic action

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Ruston High and Cedar Creek High will have a busy weekend of baseball, thanks to the annual Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic.
The Bearcats and Cougars, along with Lincoln Parish neighbor Choudrant High, will be among numerous participants in the three-day tourney that begins today and continues through Saturday.
Here’s the schedule of games involving Ruston, Cedar Creek and Choudrant:
• RUSTON (all at RHS diamond): Today, vs. St. Amant, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, vs. St. Charles, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, vs. Walker, 9:30 a.m.; vs. Belle Chasse, 5 p.m.

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February 27th

Watching their Ps and Qs

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Fourth graders participate in first parishwide formal event
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The Ruston Civic Center was a classy place last week as Ruston’s fourth graders showed off the etiquette skills they’ve been hard at work learning for the past few weeks.
The inaugural White House Dinner, which included all fourth graders from Cypress Springs and Ruston Elementary schools, offered a chance for students to learn about formal affairs such as those frequently held in the White House.
Cypress Springs students Ashlynn Frick and Jonathan DeCou were both impressed with the event.

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Sapp sings praises

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Grammy Award nominee to visit Lewis Temple CME

On March 7, Grammy Award nominee gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp will be preaching to Lewis Temple CME Church for their 135th anniversary special worship service.
Sapp is best known for his songs “Best in Me” and “Never Would Have Made It” which according to Billboard was No. 1 on the charts on gospel radio for almost a full year. He is also the founder and senior pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church at Kingdom Square in Western Michigan.

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Dept. of Education announces teacher support strategy

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In 2014-2015, Louisiana will fully implement Common Core State Standards. In preparation for this transition to more rigorous standards and assessments, on Tuesday the Louisiana Department of Education released an interactive online Classroom Support Toolbox for educators and school districts. The toolbox, a feature of Louisianabelieves.com that replaces the state-run Comprehensive Curriculum, is an effort to provide increased clarity and support for teachers and districts without prescribing how to teach.

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Board votes to utilize GIS

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Costs total $7,500
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After beginning the year with a bit of a hiccup, the Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control decided during their Feb. 20 meeting to once again pay for access to the parish’s Geographic Information System services.

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Walk with furry friends on March 16

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Lions and tigers and bears — oh, No!! However, dogs are invited to accompany their owners to join the pack at 9:30 a.m. March 16 for the seventh annual Furry Fun Walk. It’s a casual one-mile stroll through the J.C. Love Softball Complex at 400 Ball Park Road. This is a location change from last year. Please don’t forget your collar and leash but, for their safety, cats should probably stay at home and take a nap.

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Glen View students jump for a good cause

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The students of kindergarten through second grade at Glen View Elementary participated in Jump Rope for Heart on Feb. 15. The event raised all $3,675.25 with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Funds raised will go to help fight heart disease and strokes. Glen View Elementary would like to thank all who contributed.

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