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Heat prompts change in drills

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Temperatures that have been hovering in furnace-like numbers this month have prompted numerous coaching staffs in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to “burn” their game plans for preseason practice.
Count Ruston High School being among the latest.

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Bulldogs look crisp on first day of camp

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Numbering 100 strong and including the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the Western Athletic Conference, Louisiana Tech University started applying the foundation Monday to its 2011 season.
The Bulldogs went through their first on-the-field practice of fall camp, going for an hour and 45 minutes at the university’s practice field in the midst of — surprise, surprise — temperatures that cracked triple digits for yet another day.

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Fall softball action slated for RPAR

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Softball isn’t just for the summer in Lincoln Parish.
The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is setting up plans for its fall diamond program to be held at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex.
Three different leagues will be featured and action in each of the divisions will get under way during the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

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GSU set for two-a-days

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University will increase its intensity and work load Wednesday when two-a-day fall camp drills begin at the Tigers’ practice field.
The G-Men are set for a morning session that will begin at 8:30 a.m., then come back with an evening session starting at 7 p.m.

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Grambling moves to keep clubs safe

Sometimes you have to go proactive in order to head off future trouble.
That’s the mindset of Grambling’s Town Council after moving this week to begin the process of putting tighter controls on the operation of Bottle/BYOB (Bring You Own Bottle) clubs within town limits.

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4-H offers many opportunities for youth

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“Focus on Photography,” “Bicycle Adventures,” “Lift Off,” “Micro Magicians,” “See Them Sprout,” “Play the Role” … can you believe these are 4-H projects that any 9-19 year-old can participate in when they become a member of the largest youth organization in the world? That’s right, today’s 4-H has a different face than the one of years ago. Yes, if you’re a 4-H’er, you can still raise a goat, rabbit, cow, lamb, horse or pig, but 4-H is much more than just livestock. We offer something for everyone!

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Dad's memories of the atomic bomb

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Writing on the Saturday before column day, I recall that Aug. 6 is an anniversary. It is the 66th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Today, Aug. 9, is also a 66th anniversary. It was on this date that the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. In a sense, being one of the “baby boomers” it seems to me that it was “just yesterday” that people were still talking about the then not-so-distant in the past events that ended World War II.

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Missing girls spotted in Arkansas

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Two local missing children are believed to have been spotted early Monday morning in the town of Palestine, Ark.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services are requesting continued assistance in locating Jazzlynn Deason and Eshli Kunz who are in state custody and were allegedly taken from their foster parents by their biological mothers.

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Frank J. Ensley

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Frank J. Ensley age 84 of Ruston, LA passed away August 5, 2011. He was a lifetime resident of Lincoln Parish born July 16, 1927. He attended school at Grambling College elementary school though college. He began his professional career with the Old Negro League Baseball, Indianapolis Clowns, Edmonton Braves and ended his baseball career with the Kansas City Monarch. Upon returning home he served as dorm counselor and assistant baseball coach with Ralph Waldo “Prez” Jones, for a short period.

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