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May 1st, 2014

Lady Bearcats win regionals

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The Ruston High School Lady Bearcats won their district track meet Wednesday, with Sunni McAllister (pictured above) winning the 100m and 200m runs. Kristen Clark (pictured below) also turned in her usual strong performance in the javelin.

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Starkova, Britos named All-CUSA

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After helping lead the Louisiana Tech tennis team to its second consecutive 15-win season and a program record 11-match winning streak, Alexandra Starkova and Jazmin Britos were 2014 all-conference selections made by the Conference USA head coaches.
Starkova earned first-team all-conference honors while Britos earned second-team all-conference honors.

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Hadnot conference Athlete of Week

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After posting career-best times in the 100m and 200m at the Bobcat Classic in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday, Louisiana Tech senior Trey Hadnot was named the Conference USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week announced today by the league office.
Hadnot ran a PR-mark of 20.43 in the 200m, a time that ranks second in C-USA this season, third in the NCAA East Preliminary qualifying list and eighth in the nation. His time of 20.43 also ranks 23rd in the world this year among wind-assisted marks.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr.

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Paul Kimbrel Smith, Jr. left this world peacefully on April 26, 2014 at 12 noon, surrounded by his loving family after fighting a valiant battle. P.K. was born on May 18, 1928 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Paul K. Smith, Sr. and Ray Gandy Smith. At age 4, he moved to Ruston, Louisiana. He attended Hillcrest Grammar School and graduated from Ruston High School in 1946.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Regular meeting of the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District Commission will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.
A Public Hearing of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Grambling will held on Thursday, May, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Grambling City Hall and Community Center located at 127 King Street, Grambling, Louisiana.

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April 30th

Play to open Thursday at the Dixie

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Ruston Community Theatre’s “All Because of Agatha,” a comedic play by Jonathan Troy is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a matinee to air at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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Man kidnaps child

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A Ruston man has been apprehended by local law enforcement on simple kidnapping charges.
Stavono Manez Caldwell, 47, of 1501 E. Line Ave., was arrested and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for one count simple kidnapping, one count unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and one count driving while intoxicated — first offense.
According to the arrest affidavit, Ruston Police Department officers responded to a call on Cotton Avenue in reference to Caldwell entering into a residence and taking a child against the mother’s permission and knowledge.

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Louisiana Tech professor named to 40 Under 40

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His work and concern for the community is being noticed across the nation.
Kevin Singh, an associate professor of architecture at Louisiana Tech University, was selected as one of Building Design + Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 for 2014. This is the ninth year the magazine has held the 40 Under 40 selections.
Singh joined the Tech faculty in 2006 and is director of architecture’s Community Design Activism Center and also developed the South of California Avenue project, which allows architecture students an opportunity to work with the community.

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Adopt-A-School called a ‘unique’ program

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Area businesses, organizations and schools were awarded on Tuesday for their contributions to the Adopt-A-School program throughout the 2013-14 school year.
“The (AAS) program is so impressive,” Lincoln Parish School District Superintendent Danny Bell said. “It passes along a life lesson to our children that teaches them how important giving back to their community really is.”
The AAS program is designed for local entities to support area schools by providing supplies, amenities and other facilitations as well as promoting positive missions to help others and the environment.

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Students learn life skills

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Students from Cypress Springs Elementary School in Pat Albritton’s Advanced Learning Academy Class sold lemonade to passersby throughout Ruston on Tuesday.
The lemonade stands were part of a national project to teach elementary children applied math skills. The students had to create an authentic business model and present the model to a volunteer banker.

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