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April 25th, 2014

Diamond ’Dogs to host Ala. A&M

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With just about one month left to go in the 2014 season, Louisiana Tech will step out of Conference USA play briefly this weekend as the Bulldogs welcome Alabama A&M to Ruston for a three-game series beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Bearcats top Pineville

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PINEVILLE — Ruston High School pitcher “Doc” Wilkerson hurled a one-hitter Thursday as the Bearcats continued their District 2-5A dominance with a 3-0 win over Pineville.
The teams close out regular season with a 5 p.m. game today at the RHS Baseball Complex.
Wilkerson worked all seven innings, giving up only one walk while striking out fice batters.
The Bearcats offense totaled seven hits, with Wilkerson smashing a two-RBI home run to lead the way.

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Prep softball playoffs hit round two today

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Quarterfinals on line for Cedar Creek, Choudrant and Simsboro
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Cedar Creek moves on to the second round where the Lady Cougars will play at Sacred Heart at 4:30 p.m. today in Ville Platte.
The Lady Cougars are coming off a big 13-0 first-round playoff win over Montgomery and hope to build on that momentum.
“That was a good start but we have to keep things rolling,” Cedar Creek coach Julie Riser said. “It’s never easy on the road, but we want to reach Sulphur, and getting a win over Sacred Heart and moving on to the quarterfinals is the only way to do that.”
LHSAA softball quarterfinal play will begin May 2 in Sulphur.

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Lady Aggies celebrate win

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After celebrating their first-round win Tuesday with an on-field picture, the Chodurant Lady Aggies return to the diamond today with a 4:30 p.m. second-round game at Monterey.

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Buddy Ball golf tourney set for May 3

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The Academy Sports and Outdoors Invitational Golf Tournament benefitting Buddy Ball of Ruston will be held May 3 at Trail’s End Golf Course in Arcadia.
The tournament is limited to the first 36 paid teams. Cost of the two-man scramble is $120 per team. Registration deadline is Thursday.
Prizes will be awarded for three flights. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
All proceeds from the tournament benefit Buddy Ball, Ruston’s first softball league for special-needs children.
For more information about the tournament or to register, contact Mike Kane at (318) 777-0660.

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RPD takes back medications

Each year hundreds of crimes are committed involving prescription drugs. The Ruston Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, is getting ready to take back prescription drugs on Saturday.
The collaborative effort is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day where potentially dangerous controlled dangerous substances can be turned in from our nation’s medicine cabinet to law enforcement.

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Discovering the importance of sleep

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Sleep.
It’s something we either despise or something we love to do. But what many of us don’t realize is the importance sleep plays in our lives.
In order to be a productive adult we have heard the recommended amount it eight hours a night. And for most people this is true — a good eight hours of sleep and you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle what lies ahead.
New research has shown that a variety of factors go into how much sleep a person actually needs. Researchers have based this need off of two factors — a person’s basal sleep need and their sleep debt.

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Pamela Jean Beck Toburen

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Pamela Jean Beck Toburen, 68, of Ruston, died April 21, 2014 at her home in Ruston.  A memorial service will be held at 11am Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Burhkalter Chapel  at Trinity United Methodist Church.  Reverend Jerry Hilbun will officiate.  Visitation will be 9am until 11am service time Saturday, April 26 in the Burkhalter Chapel.

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Marcia Lee Stegall McCain

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Marcia Lee Stegall McCain, 76, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Valley United Methodist Church, 4201 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines, IA with visitation one hour prior.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF SERVITUDE OF PASSAGE
was introduced by Alderman Jedd Lewis on April 7, 2014. A Public Hearing will be held on the Ordinance and the Ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m., on May 5, 2014, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.

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