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July 28th, 2014

Learning the game of life

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Wilbert Ellis Camp teaches more than baseball

It’s designed as a free baseball clinic to teach area youth fundamental skills about the sport.
But the fifth annual Wilbert Ellis Baseball Camp, held Saturday at Ruston’s Fraser Field, was much more about teaching the game of life.

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Creek starts camps

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Cedar Creeks School’s football camps start today with the Hawg Wild Camp for sixth-12th grade linemen and the Elementary All-Star Camp for first-fifth graders.
The Playmakers Skills position camp for will be held Wednesday and Thursday.
For more information call Ben Haddox at 2445-2908.

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Haynesville’s Red Franklin: A living legend

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Former prep head coach continues legacy with Ark-La-Miss Museum of Champions
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Editor’s note: The following is a feature story O.K. Davis did on Alton “Red” Franklin two years ago.
By O.K. Davis
buddy@rustonleader.com
“Red.”
Any North Louisiana football fan with a smidgen of knowledge about the history of high school programs should know the significance of that nickname.
As in Alton “Red” Franklin, the former top braintrust at Haynesville High School.
Franklin will be inducted in the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions at 7 p.m. Satruday in the Shreveport Convention Center.

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Celebrate local parks, recreation

While it might be hot out, the summer’s extended hours of sunshine allow for the perfect opportunity to enjoy a walk, jog or visit to the park.
Since 1985, the United Stats has celebrated July as the official Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme is “Out is In,” designed to focus on getting people to go outside, change their outlook and get involved in their community through parks and recreation.

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Pool party cool for dogs and owners

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There’s no denying it — I’m a dog lover.
Which means the upcoming weekend is a big one for me and my dog Gumbeaux.
At 9 a.m. Saturday many area dogs of different breeds, sizes and personalities and their humans will get together for the annual Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s K9 Pool Part at the Municipal Pool.
It’s a great way to get your dogs out to do a little socializing with both fellow canines and humans.
That’s one thing the K9 Pool Party is great for.

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Surrounding DART’s children with love

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When writing this, I had just returned to the office after having spent the morning with a group of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s children. It was one of Child Advocate Shelby Lowery’s weekly Main Events, activities provided for the children of the families who receive services from us.
Shelby has worked hard this summer to offer a variety of fun, creative days, including a tie-dye day, a few water activity days, a paint-with-a-twist day and a few outings to the movie theater.

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Tech associate dean appointed to SPTC leadership position

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Jenna Carpenter, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named an associate director for the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC).

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Johnson speaks to Kiwanis

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Michael Johnson recently spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club about the founding, evolution and success of Teen Challenge.  He indicated that Teen Challenge has an 80 percent success rate in re-directing the lives of individuals of all ages faced with drug and alcohol addiction and other life problems.

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Kilpatrick to reveal tree issues

The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners will host the third speaker in their 2014 Master Gardener Horticulture Series from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19, at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, located at 3015 Greenwood Road in Shreveport. 
The talk is free to the public and will feature Ricky Kilpatrick with the Louisiana State University AgCenter.
Kilpatrick is the Area Forestry Agent for the northwest/northcentral region with the Louisiana Extension Service of the LSU Agricultural Center.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Power Supply, RFP No. 2014-008
The Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270 will be accepting SEALED PROPOSALS until the hour of 2:00 p.m. local time THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014, for furnishing the city of Ruston with POWER SUPPLY.
As per specifications on file:
The city of Ruston
Purchasing Office
701 East Tennessee Avenue
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-8631
mcolvin@ruston.org
Notice of Intent

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