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Furry Fun Walk

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Event draws hundreds
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The dog days of summer got an early start Saturday as the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department held its seventh annual Furry Fun Walk.
The Fun Walk was held at the J.C. Love Baseball and Softball Complex for the first time after previously being held near the RPAR Offices on James St. and then at Cooktown Park.
“First it got too big to hold near the RPAR office, and then last year we started noticing we were really outgrowing Cook Park,” RPAR’s Ashlynn Shell said. “It’s a good sign that we have to keep moving it because it keeps getting bigger.

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Women's History Month: Carolyn Nicks Jones

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Name: Carolyn Hicks Jones
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: All of my life with the exception of one year.
Profession: Special Education Teacher in Lincoln Parish, published children’s book author and author of two family involvement programs: Super Tuesday Parental Involvement Program and P.I. Friends (Parents Involved for Rendering in Education Needed Devotional Support) and several short stories. I am also a district, state, and national conference presenter.

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A chapter in history

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Louisiana Tech University is the tie that binds 340 United States Marine Corps rookie officers of the 1940s.
The group of young men, then-potential officers, arrived on the Ruston campus as ordered on July 1, 1943. After various tri-semester segments of instruction at Louisiana Tech, members generally departed for boot camp and officer training in North Carolina and then Virginia.

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Getting ready for the Peach Festival

There may still be an occasional nip in the air, but springtime is here and that means summer won’t be far behind. Neither will the annual Louisiana Peach Festival sponsored by Squire Creek.
Though the festival isn’t until the fourth weekend in June, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, the organization that produces the annual celebration, and the City of Ruston are getting ready for festivities. At its March meeting, the city’s Board of Alderman unanimously approved continuing the cooperative endeavor between the city and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Understanding superfoods

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While strolling the aisles of the grocery store the other day, in search of a juice to satisfy my taste buds longing for a cool drink with a sweet taste, I stumbled across some kind of organic berry concoction I was somewhat skeptical of liking. Touting its South American orientation and its lack of preservatives and artificial flavors, I surmised something new never hurt anyone.

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NIT-picking? Not for ’Dogs

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Tech selected for 32-team national tourney field
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Maybe it’s not the “Big Dance” that Louisiana Tech University had been hoping to suit up for this week, but it’s a postseason invitation nonetheless.
With a three-game losing streak and quick removal from last weekend’s Western Athletic Conference tournament, the Bulldogs were erased from consideration for the NCAA’s 64-team playoff field.
But on Sunday night, Tech (28-6) learned that this memorable season isn’t over just yet.
Hello, National Invitational Tournament.

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Bulldogs rip SFA, 12-2

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Louisiana Tech scored a season-high 12 runs to beat Stephen F. Austin, 12-2, Sunday afternoon and earn the series victory over the Lumberjacks at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Tech (7-14) outscored the Lumberjacks 9-0 in the first five innings of play and totaled a season-high 14 hits to defeat the visitors in the rubber match of the weekend series versus Stephen F. Austin (9-10).

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Grambling edges Southern, 7-6

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GRAMBLING — Centerfielder Edwin Drexler went two-for-three with a run batted in and first baseman Brandon Kiser added a home run and single for an RBI to lead Grambling State University to a 7-6 win over Southern University Sunday afternoon.
The victory prevented the Tigers (5-13, 3-5) from being swept in the Southwestern Athletic Conference series by the Jaguars (9-8, 5-4), who had won a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.
Also adding on two hits each for Grambling were shortstop Juan Bueno (RBI), second baseman Elias Todman and designated hitter Dionte Mandeldove.

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GSU’s Miller is All-SWAC tourney pick

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GRAMBLING — Joanna Miller capped off an outstanding season for Grambling State University’s women by being announced Sunday to the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference postseason All-Tournament team.
The junior guard from Los Angeles, Calif., added the award to her previous honors of being selected as the Newcomer of the Year in the league and also to the first team of the All-SWAC squad chosen for the regular season.
Miller finished the season as the No. 1 scorer in the conference and had high-scoring games in the postseason tournament that was recently held in Garland, Texas.

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Tech cancels ‘Inside’ radio show

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Because of the team’s travel schedule, an originally-scheduled edition of the “Inside Tech Basketball” radio show has been cancelled for tonight.
The program was slated to be aired via the Louisiana Tech Sports Network from Scott’s Catfish restaurant in Ruston tonight, but the Louisiana Tech University men’s squad will be departing today en route to Florida State University for a Tuesday night opening-round game in the National Invitational Tournament. Tipoff time for the game will be 6:15 p.m., CDT.

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