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April 30th, 2014

RHS boys doubles team reaches semis

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Ruston’s High School’s boys tandem of Matt Oakes and Brandon Drewitt advanced to the semifinals of the state Division IV boys tennis championships Tuesday at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
The RHS boys doubles team took a 6-4, 6-1 win over a team from Ouachita and will now face a tandem from Vandebilt Catholic in semifinals play.
In girls doubles, Ruston’s team of Courtney McKinney/Kellen Skains was knocked out of the tourney in the round of 16.

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When life gives you lemons

Elementary students have taking something sour and are making it sweet thanks to a new Lemonade Day project initiated by Lincoln ACHIEVE and the Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Students from Ruston, Cypress Springs, Glen View and Hillcrest Elementary Advanced Learning Academies have been learning valuable lessons in money management — something many of us probably wish we had when we were young.

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Economic growth potential

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Business processing outsource centers and distribution centers may be Ruston’s best economic development prospect for the future.
After all, those businesses often operate 24/7, have no adverse environmental impact and typically mean lots of new jobs — both management and rank-and-file.

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Mr. Theron Dale Hinton, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Theron Dale Hinton, Jr., age 73 of Hodge, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, May 2, 2014 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Strawbridge and Rev. Dick Hooton. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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SEALED BIDS

SEALED BIDS for the following will be received by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Procurement Section, Headquarters Administration Building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, 4th Floor East Wing S-447, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Telephone number (225/379-1444) until 10:00 A.M., FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014. No bids will be accepted after this hour. At 10:00 A.M. of the same day and date, they will be publicly opened and read in the Headquarters Administration Building, 4th Floor East Wing S-447.
SOLICITATION/RFx NUMBER 3000002690

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THE GRAMBLING City Council

THE GRAMBLING City Council will hold a Public Hearing, Thursday, May 1 , 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at Grambling City Hall & Community Center, 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana for the purpose of the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 050102014-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE GRAMBLING GARBAGE, TRASH AND WEEDS CODE TO PROVIDE FOR
SERVICE FEES FOR DUMPSTERS BASED ON SIZE

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April 29th

Bearcats open playoff season tonight

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The second season begins today for District 1-5A Baseball Champion Ruston High School as the Bearcats open the first round of the 5A playoffs against Walker at 6 p.m. at the RHS Baseball Complex. Pictured from left to right is the 2014 RHS baseball team. Row one: Ayres Burkhalter (bat boy), Gage Heard, Ben LeBlanc, Chuvonte Modest, Gunner Durrett and Seth White. Row two: Kramer Newsom, Jordan Raggio, Bankston Summersgill (manager), Doc Wilkerson, Chris Bishop, Caden Doga, Michael Courtney and Kelby Glover.

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Poetry in Ruston

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Louisiana’s former poet laureate, Darrell Bourque, will visit Louisiana Tech University to speak about and read from his book of poems, “Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie,” recently published by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.
His public reading, followed by a book signing, is set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. today in George T. Madison Hall, Room 105.
The reading is sponsored by Louisiana Tech’s department of English with support from the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar Chair in English. The event is free and open to the public.

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State police looking to expand troops

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The Louisiana State Police has recently resumed cadet testing.
Men and women interested in becoming a Louisiana State Trooper are encouraged to apply.
LSP Troop F Public Information Officer Albert Paxton said the hiring process to become a state trooper can be lengthy.
“Some people have waited years (to be a state trooper),” he said. “But the normal waiting period is about six months.”
Paxton said once a potential cadet’s application has been accepted they will go through an academy that lasts roughly four months.

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Smiths ‘Stay Strong’ for CMD

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Jeff Smith turns passion into strength one T-shirt at a time.
The online workout gear business Smith founded four years ago has become an avenue for raising awareness of and research dollars for a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy known as Merosin Deficient CMD.
Smith and his wife, Nicola, own Muscle Club Apparel. One hundred percent of the profits from their Stay Strong T-shirt line — a line they created in honor of their son — goes to Cure CMD.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, treatment and possibly a cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.

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