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April 26th

Simsboro, Choudrant start Class B playoffs

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Simsboro and Choudrant will represent District 1-B when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs begin today.
The Tigers will play host to Rapides High at 5 p.m. and the Aggies will be at home for a 4 p.m. contest against Negreet.
Both Choudrant and Simsboro are ranked in the Top 10 for Class B power ratings, according to the LHSAA.
Simsboro recently won the District 1-B championship with a 13-8 win over defending two-time Class B state title winner Forest High.
The Tigers also own two wins against Choudrant.

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Sondra McCrary Clark

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Funeral services for Sondra McCrary Clark will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 am at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. Officiating will be Reverend David Hastings. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Mary Edna Cole Colvin

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Mary Edna Colvin completed her beautiful, earthly journey and entered her eternal life with Jesus on April 23, 2012 at the age of 86 years. She will be remembered for her sweet, gentle, and loving spirit and her many gestures of unselfish kindness and care. Her family and many others knew God’s love that shown through her smile and tender touch.

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Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT May 24, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

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April 25th

Helping the babies

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March for Babies set for 10 a.m. Saturday

An estimated 250 walkers are expected to participate in the Lincoln Parish March for Babies on Saturday.
Registration for the annual March of Dimes fundraiser begins at 9 a.m., and the approximately one-and- a-half mile walk, escorted by Louisiana Tech University Police Department through Tech campus, begins at 10 a.m.
“We pushed everything an hour later this year to try to get more people to come out and maybe some more children,” March for Babies volunteer and Community Trust Bank team member David Darland said.

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Lessons for life

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Students and parents both received a lesson in healthy habits on Friday at the Lincoln Parish Head Start Center during their 10th annual Health Fair.
Parents joined their children at the school to learn about healthy eating and exercise, while The Health Hut provided a free check-up to the children. Students were even given a chance to learn some fun ways to stay active as volunteers helped them participate in relay races, sack races and other exercise-rich games.

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Students arrested after attack

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Two Grambling State University students are in custody after they allegedly struck, choked and robbed another student while he was visiting them in their dorm.
Patrick Eugene James, 20, 100 S. Main St., and Alonzo Dewayne Johnson, 19, 100 S. Main St., were arrested by GSU police and charged on Tuesday with one count each of second degree robbery and second degree battery. They are currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where they each face a $100,000 bond for the two charges.

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Kiwanis Club of Ruston celebrates 90 years

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It all began with a simple message flashing across the screen at a local motion picture theater, “If you are interested in organizing a service club in Ruston, see J.C. Glasgow.”
Fifty leading business and professional leaders answered the call and on March 9, 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Ruston, a local chapter of Kiwanis International, was chartered.

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Ruston to host Gun, Knife Show

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Whether it’s antique guns, unique knives or collectible coins, area residents will have the opportunity to buy, sell or trade for them on Saturday and Sunday when the 2012 Ruston Gun and Knife Show fills the Civic Center.
Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry said the Civic Center will showcase more than 110 different vendor spaces, with sellers from four different states providing merchandise during the two-day event.

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Extreme bull riding to rock Ruston

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SEBRA Championship Extreme Bull Riding will invade Ruston at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Louisiana Exhibition Center on Louisiana Highway 33.
Produced by Rocking EG Bulls, LLC from Jennings, the event is expected to bring some of the nation’s top bull riders competing in a season filled with more than half a million dollars in cash and prizes from coast to coast.

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