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March 27th, 2014

Storms to run for Smith’s seat

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Ruston attorney Tyler Storms, has declared his candidacy for the 3rd Judicial District Division B judgeship now held by retiring Judge Wayne Smith.
Smith recently announced he would not be running for re-election when his term ends in December. The 3rd Judicial District is Lincoln and Union parishes. Storms believes he could be the right man for the job.
“Becoming a lawyer was always something I felt destined to do,” he said. “My Dad is a lawyer and I started working for him at an early age so I knew what I was getting myself into.”

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Master Gardeners plant sale set for April 12

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The annual North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 12 at the Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) located at 2111 N. Trenton St.
“Our plant sale last year was a huge success, and we will have an even larger variety of plants this year,” said Dalerie Moller, president of the organization.
“Joining us will be several vendors. Rosemary’s Kitchen, one of Ruston’s favorite lunch spots, will be on site with lunch for purchase. “

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Step off on the right gardening foot this year

As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden.
Late winter or early spring is a great time to get a head start on the gardening season. Completing the following projects can ensure any garden gets off on the right foot.
Clear debris

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Tech’s hoops dreams fade away

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Bulldogs fall to Florida State, 78-75, in NIT quarterfinal action
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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — For the second straight year, Louisiana Tech gave Florida State everything the Seminoles wanted on their home floor at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.
However, unlike last season, the Bulldogs came up just short, falling to Florida State 78-75 before 4,470 fans in the quarterfinal round of the National Invitational Tournament.
After trailing 37-33 at the half, Tech turned up the defensive pressure over the final 20 minutes, turning turnovers into points and building as much as a 51-44 lead with 13:47 to play in the game on a driving layup by Kenyon McNeail.

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Tech softball downed by Northwestern St.

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A five-run second inning for the Demons was too much to overcome as Louisiana Tech fell to Northwestern State, 9-4, on Wednesday night at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Northwestern State (14-14) pushed across five runs in the second inning and one in the third for a 6-0 lead over Tech (11-21) after two and a half innings of play. Despite the Techsters plating four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the lead to two, Northwestern State tacked on three additional runs in the top of the seventh to complete the victory for the Demons.

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Burkhalter’s bat powers Bearcats to 7-3 victory

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David Burkhalter’s three-for-three performance at the plate Tuesday helped propel the Ruston Bearcats to a 7-3 win over Haughton at the Ruston High School Baseball Complex.
Burkhalter added two stolen bases and two RBIs on the day.
Ben LeBlanc and Cannon Brasuell each totaled two hits for the Bearcats, including one double each, with Brasuell also recording a RBI.
Graham White accounted for Ruston’s other hit and one RBI while Gunner Durrett (sacrifice hit) and Graham White (sacrifice fly) each had a RBI.

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Tech’s White up for award

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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball head coach Michael White was announced on Monday as one of 15 finalists for the 2014 Skip Prosser Award.
The other finalists include Roman Banks (Southern University), John Becker (Vermont), Glenn Braica (St. Francis Brooklyn), Dick Hunsaker (Utah Valley), Tony Jasick (IPFW), Joe Jones (Boston University), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Paul Lusk (Missouri State), Phil Martelli (St. Joseph’s), Randy Rahe (Weber State), Monte Ross (Delaware), Wayne Tinkle (Montana), Brian Wardle (Green Bay) and Jay Wright (Villanova).

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March is mad for nutrition

We all know it. We try to fight it. But having a healthy diet does the body good.
March has been deemed National Nutrition Month® by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The purpose behind the academy’s campaign is to educate and inform people on why nutrition is so beneficial to the overall health of the body.
This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”
According to the website www.eatright.org, consumer research shows that taste usually tops nutrition as a reason to choose unhealthy foods over healthy ones.

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No longer jealous of 'big city' life

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It takes different strokes for different folks.
For instance, the older I get the happier I am to live in a small town. But for many people, the slow-paced lifestyle just doesn’t suit.
I just came back from a three-day trip to New Orleans and although I had a wonderful time, I wanted to do the whole get-on-your-knees-and-kiss-the-ground thing when I crossed the Lincoln Parish line.
While in New Orleans I saw Elton John in concert (it was really good), went shopping, visited friends, ate fancy food, ate some more fancy food, met a lot of new people and wore myself slap out.

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Robertson, Davis to wed in June at Temple

Robert and Ellen Davis, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Davis, of Ruston, to Matt Robertson, of Ruston, son of Kenny and Michelle Robertson.

Amanda is the granddaughter of Joyce Davis, of Minden, the late James Davis, the late Gayle and Myrtle Morris.

Matt is the grandson of Jack and Mary Sumler, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Garner “Jr.” and Nelda Robertson, of Pasadena, Texas.

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