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May 3rd

Creek tracksters set for state meet

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Cedar Creek High recently competed in the Class 1A regional track and field meet hosted by Monroe Ouachita Christian High School.
The Lady Cougars finished as regional runner-ups and the boys were a fourth place finisher.
Girls who qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A state meet that will be held in Baton Rouge at Bernie Moore Stadium (LSU campus) today and their regional places included Rubie Richie, first place, 100-meter dash, 12.53; Alison Knowles, third, 1600-m run, 6:42; Ann Marie Kimble, second, 300-m hurdles, 49.8; Caroline Hill, third, 800-m run, 2:40; Jordan Davis, third, triple jump, 32-6; and the 1,600-m relay team of Jamie Bimle, Jordan Davis, Alison Ewing and Noel Futch, second, 4:24.2.

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Techsters defeat NSU, 4-3

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Erin Kipp and Amanda Krueger recorded back-to-back two out, run-scoring hits in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Louisiana Tech University to a 4-3 extra inning win over Northwestern State Wednesday night in the home finale for the Lady Techster softball team.
Trailing 3-2 with a runner on third and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Kipp registered an infield hit to the hole at shortstop, scoring Kendra Harmon with the tying run. After a wild pitch by Kylie Roos allowed Kipp to advance to second, Krueger followed with a single to right centerfield, scoring the game-winning run.

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Smith, Gillum to unite in matrimony

Jeanni and Scotty Smith, of Homer, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rosilynn Virginia Smith, to Michael Edwin Gillum, of Ruston.

Rosilynn is the granddaughter of Gene Coleman, of Homer, the late Ann Coleman Thomas, the late Alline Smith and the late S.E. Smith, Jr. She is a graduate of Claiborne Academy and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University. She is employed as an occupational medicine coordinator with Quickcare of Ruston.

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Dendy, Johnson plan to wed in an August ceremony

Sarah Paige Dendy, of Bernice, and Michael Andrew Johnson, of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Sarah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Dendy, of Bernice, and the granddaughter of Vi Harlow, of Bernice, Monette Dendy, of Bernice, the late John Harlow and the late Woody Dendy. She is a 2010 graduate of Cedar Creek and is currently pursuing a degree in pre-nursing at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She is employed with Bernice Pharmacy.

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PUBLIC NOTICE FOR CITY OF GRAMBLING

PUBLIC NOTICE FOR
CITY OF GRAMBLING
GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled below:
ORDINANCE NO. 11-0405012
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING ESTABLISHING AN ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE.

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May 2nd

Crash kills woman, 2 children

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Wreck was on La. 33

A two-vehicle crash in Union Parish left one woman and two children dead while a fourth passenger is in critical condition.
At approximately 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Louisiana State Police Troopers investigated a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 33 near milepost 26 after a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier attempted to enter La. 33 south from a private drive. The vehicle, driven by 34-year-old Jamie Hamilton, of Downsville, reportedly drove into the path of a northbound 1988 Mack dump truck.

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DART readies for radiothon

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The DART Radiothon is set from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Super 1 Foods in Ruston with “The Q” providing live broadcast. Bob Day is pictured with Rose Daigle, licensed therapist, at last year’s radiothon. Daigle will speak from 7-7:30 a.m. on “Effects of Domestic Violence on the family.”  The event raises money for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. Call in donations to 243-0415 or 243-5693.

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La. Tech set for move into Conference USA

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So long, WAC.
Hello, C-USA.
Louisiana Tech University is close to ending more than a decade of membership in the Western Athletic Conference with a soon-to-be announced move into Conference USA.
While Tech officials would neither confirm nor deny a new conference affiliation, the Daily Leader has learned that an official announcement could be forthcoming as early as Friday from C-USA officials.

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Actress shared wisdom during NAACP banquet  

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At the Grambling Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Annual Freedom Fund Banquet held this past Saturday night, NAACP members joined together for a night of food, music, door prizes and to listen to a renowned guest speaker.
Tonea Stewart, an actress known for her reoccurring role on the NBC show “In the Heat of the Night,” and also a professor at Alabama State University, shared anecdotes and bits of wisdom with the crowd about contemporary society and the need to remember the past in order to keep going forward with a bright future.

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Raising awareness of the homeless

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Bethel service projects help school, variety of causes
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Standing outside Walmart with a sign that said the words “Homeless” and “Help” in large letters, Bethel Christian School teacher Abbie Cates managed to raise $20 and some change for the school’s fundraiser.
But, that wasn’t exactly the reason she was standing out there. Instead, it was part of a bigger initiative by Bethel sixth through 12th grade students to raise awareness for homeless people in Ruston.

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