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August 3rd

District 5 team finally falls

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Louisiana team is 5-2 victim of West in BLWS
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EASLEY, S.C. — Louisiana’s District 5 team finally bumped into a road block at the 2010 Big League World Series Monday night.
After cruising through its first three games and eyeing a berth in tonight’s semifinal round of the United States division, the north Louisiana-based squad was a 5-2 victim of the West Regional champions from Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The loss ended the season for Manager Eddie Parkman’s club, which compiled an overall record of 36-6 and going 3-1 in the BLWS.

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Oliveira to guide GSU soccer program

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University has named Marcia Oliveira as the fourth head coach of the Lady Tigers soccer program, announced Athletics Director Lin Dawson.
Oliveira comes to Grambling after most recently serving the University of South Dakota for two years in the same capacity where, in 2008, she guided the Coyotes during their transition into Division I.
Before joining the Coyotes staff, Oliveira served six years as head women’s soccer coach at Sam Houston State, where she was responsible for building the program from the ground up.

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Learning to swim can save lives

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Flipping through television channels as I wound down Monday night, I ran across a “Breaking Local News” bulletin on a Shreveport news station. That caught my attention, so I stopped to see what it was all about it.
Seconds later, I was gasping “No!” … horrified by what I was seeing and hearing unfold on the screen.
Six teenagers in Shreveport … none knowing how to swim … dead after drowning after they accidently walked into a sinkhole while playing in the Red River.

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Parents can play a part in children’s school success

Local schools will be in session once again in just a few short weeks.
Parents who want to increase the chances that their child will have a successful school year might try some of the following strategies:
• Read to children at night — Hearing an adult read aloud helps kids learn word pronunciation and how to use the words in the appropriate context. Using funny or scary voices might help spark or maintain the listener’s interest.

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August 2nd

Buggs

Scotty Buggs, 58, of Ruston, died July 30. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church. A wake will be held from 6 p.m. until on Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hills of St. David in Vienna.

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Cherry

Craig S. Cherry, 63, of Ruston, has died. Services are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Local residents receive help around the house

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More than 250 youth and 75 adults from around the state gathered in Ruston last week to take part in the annual Weekend of the CROSS sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church.
Weekend of the CROSS, which stands for Christians Reaching Out in the Savior’s Service, offers teens from various areas a chance to focus on their faith by serving the community. The students worked during the day, worshiped at night and slept at Louisiana Tech University.
Participants traveled from as far as Morgan City to take part in the event, which featured service projects in Ruston, Grambling, Simsboro, Athens, Downsville, Dubach and Choudrant. Trinity Youth Pastor the Rev. Brian Mercer said most of the projects involved painting and building wheelchair ramps, but there were other projects in homes as well.

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Family Day in Park set for Saturday

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Local students have a chance to have fun and go home with some loot this weekend during the seventh annual Family Day in the park Back-to-School Jamboree sponsored by the Tellis Cooper Foundation.
Joy Tellis Cooper, founder of the organization, is a Ruston native and comes back each year from her home in Atlanta to help children from her old neighborhood by handing out school supplies at the Jamboree.
“I’m giving back to my community,” Tellis Cooper said. “I understand the pressures that can be on parents to get school supplies, especially now that we’re going through an economic hardship. That’s why the foundation is trying to do what it’s doing.”

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RHS preps for first school day

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Ruston High School will hold its 2010-11 Prep Days from 8:30-11 a.m. Aug. 9-12, in the girls’ gym.
Each grade will have a designated Prep Day during this week. On Aug. 9, all seniors should report to the girls’ gym and be prepared to pay the homeroom fee ($15), pay debts from last year and pick up class schedules.  Juniors will report on Aug. 10 and sophomores on Aug. 11. Juniors and sophomores must also be prepared to pay the $15 homeroom fee and any existing debts.
Prep Day for incoming freshmen will be Aug. 12. In addition to paying the $15 homeroom fee and picking up class schedules, freshmen will have their ID picture made, so they will need to wear their RHS school uniform shirt. Any debt from Ruston Junior High School must be paid before a student will be allowed to participate in Prep Week. Any student who does not pay the $15 homeroom fee or pay an existing debt will not be given a class schedule.

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Teen passenger killed in single-vehicle crash

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A 17-year-old passenger was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Union Parish.
The crash occurred at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday. Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers investigated the crash and determined that a 1986 Ford F-150 truck was traveling west on Tiger Bend Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve.
The truck ran off the right side of the road and rotated clockwise, striking several small trees. The truck then rolled over several times before coming to rest on its roof.

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