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August 3rd, 2013

Boot camp held for ‘Buddy’

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Area women break sweat to help hospitalized Ruston Daily Leader Sports Editor
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By T. Scott Boatright
scott@rustonleader.com
As a personal trainer who studied at Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University, Sharon Jackson has long known about Ruston Daily Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. ‘Buddy’’ Davis.
So when she heard that Davis has been hospitalized since Oct. 6 after suffering a stroke, the owner of Sharon Jackson Personal Training Services and Sharon’s Slammin Bootcamp for Women, as well as the wife of former Louisiana Tech assistant track coach Shawn Jackson, decided she had to take action.

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Beasley now a Bulldog of different colors

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Longtime Tech assistant AD, Ruston native makes move to Mississippi State
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That radiant smile and curly, flowing hair have long been a part of the Louisiana Tech athletics program.
But now Leah Beasley is a Bulldog wearing maroon and white instead of Tech’s red and blue.
Ruston native and former Louisiana Tech Associate AD Leah Beasley has accepted a job at Mississippi State after more than a decade relationship with her alma mater.

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Bearcat season tickets, discount cards to go on sale

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Are you ready for some football? The Ruston Bearcats are.
The Bearcats begin heat acclimation workouts on Monday, and that signals the start of preparations for the upcoming Ruston High School football season.

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Not too early to prepare for bow season

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You’re been relaxing all summer, enjoying the generally mild conditions with accompanying rain showers, unusual for this part of the country this time of year.
You took the family on vacation, worked in the yard and garden, went fishing and have enjoyed life in general.
Wake up call, if you’re a bow hunter … archery season begins in less than two months — opening day is Oct. 1 — and if you haven’t started the process of getting ready, you need to get hopping.

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August 2nd

Local youth mix up fun in the kitchen

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What happens when you get 24 youth in the kitchen? Lots of clatter, food and fun, reports Cathy Judd, Nutrition Agent with the LSU AgCenter. The LSU AgCenter and Trinity United Methodist Church sponsored a three-day Kids in the Kitchen workshop.

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A practice in seeing our habits and patterns

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At LifeHouse Ministries, we just finished a summer study on a book called “Simplifying The Soul” by Paula Huston. The book is actually a Lenten study about simplifying each part of your life, one small step at a time. The readers are encouraged to simplify everything in their lives from the space around them and the care for their bodies to their relationships and prayer life.

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Remembering times past

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I thought of Dr. Rick Byargeon this last Sunday as I sat in early church here in Dallas.

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Man arrested after home invasions

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Witnesses report that suspect held them at gunpoint
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At approximately 2:14 p.m. Thursday Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department deputies stopped a vehicle in downtown Simsboro resulting in the arrest of Allan Joshua Cockerham, 21, of 116 Chocolate Factory Road in Arcadia.
The arrest came after four victims, two male and two female, called 911 to report Cockerham had them at gunpoint at a residence on La. Highway 544 in Simsboro.
According to the affidavit, the victims were in the living room when a noise was heard on the porch.

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A peppy tradition

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Annual cheer clinic begins Monday
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“Go Team Go!” Will be just one of the chants echoed throughout Ruston High School’s Boy’s Gym in just a few short days.
The annual Ruston High School Cheer Mini-Clinic is set to take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday. A final performance for parents, family and friends will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday. Cost for the camp is $45.
Those interested in attending will have a chance to sign up between 8 and 9 a.m. Monday.
Cheer Sponsor Heather Reeder said attendees should wear comfortable clothing.

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LPNET sting yields results

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As part of Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team’s Operation Summer Heat Ladarius Dehun Winzer was arrested.
Winzer, 32, of 1057 Sage Court, was arrested at 10:21 a.m. Thursday at Ginger Drive.
According to the affidavit, officers were traveling down Cinnamon Lane and noticed the suspect walking on the sidewalk.
On July 25, deputies had conducted a search warrant at Winzer’s residence, the suspect was not home during that time.
Officer’s pulled up alongside the suspect, and called out his name “Ladarius Winzer.”

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